We are pleased to announce our next nine bands for this years festival.

STEVE KNIGHTLEY

Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. With More than two decades on the road. 25 album releases. 2 Honorary Doctorates, 3 BBC Folk Awards, 4 Royal Albert Hall sell-outs. Tours in 14 countries from America to Australia.

 

TANKUS THE HENGE

Tankus the Henge is the London based, five wheeled, funk fuelled, open top, custom paint job, rock ‘n’ roll jalopy that comes careering round the corner on a tranquil summer’s day. Ruining the silence and disturbing the bats.

Having played over 1000 shows all over the world the Tankus the Henge live experience is something to behold. Combining wild showmanship and musical dexterity their sound incorporates rock, funk, blues, ska, roots and gypsy rhythms and their songs tell stories of wonder and woe,

SOUND OF THE SIRENS

Exeter-based Sound of the Sirens are a foot-stomping, crowd-engaging female folk/rock duo whose strengths lie in their passion and chemistry. Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood are an enigmatic and tangible act who write, perform, record and evolve with a truly genuine attitude to an industry they love. Individually, their voices tell their own tale but when blended together their harmonies leave the listener wanting more, compelled by its magic. Their debut album will be out in early 2017 and the girls are currently in the studio finishing recording and mixing the new songs.

”…they are as tight as a drum, it doesn’t get much better than this” Chris Evans, BBC Radio

 

SHELBY’S ELBOWS

Once again another year of many requests we are pleased to welcome back by popular demand, festival favourites Shelby’s Elbows. After packing the Bigtop in 2016 we are pleased to announce they we will playing the main stage on Friday night as main support to the Stereoironics!

Shelby’s Elbows are an acoustic duo, made up of Dorset musicians Martin P. Davies and Phil Jeffs. Formed after meeting in various Open Mic nights in 2008, Shelby’s Elbows have developed into a locally well known entertainment duo, playing a variety of instruments and producing an instantly recognisable sound that surprises people when they discover that there’s only two people making it. Starting out as a covers band, they are now writing and recording their own original music from a wide variety of influences gained from their covers set – from Nirvana to Neil Young, Seal to Skynyrd, Dire Straits to Turin Brakes and anything in between.

Shelby’s Elbows are an exciting, dynamic duo, delivering a deep filled sound that punches well above the level which their numeric deficiency should allow. Inspirational lyrics and catchy conundrums for those who like to rock their fun but socially-aware world with guitars, exuberance and honesty, along with the misuse of inappropriate and inaccurate presidential quotes.

 

WREN!

Wren’s music is a mash up of acoustic guitars, hypnotic pulses, electronic ambience fused with heavy Lo Fi beats beautifully intoxicated by her velvet vocals that take you on a journey between her own Heaven and Hell.

 

TALK IN CODE

Anthemic indie pop band TALK IN CODE return to Jurassic Fields this year with their shimmering soundscapes and infectious ‘punch the air’ choruses. The lads have been well supported by BBC Introducing and Q Music among many other press and radio networks. Some names the band have played with include Catfish & The Bottlemen, My Life Story and Delays all the way through to Go West and Marc Almond….it’s fair to say their vibe spans across several decades!

 

KATY HOOPER
Katy is a UK/Australian singer-songwriter. Her ‘intricate guitar’ and ‘sensitive writing’ of travel and love currently come to you from Gran Canaria.
DAISY WARDLE

Daisy is a young folk-pop singer/songwriter from Bridport and currently studying at Leeds College of Music. She is influenced by various styles of music from Jazz to traditional folk which can be seen in her performances. Daisy plays regular gigs both around Leeds and Dorset, either as a solo act or with her band and is excited to return to play for the 3rd time at Jurassic Fields.

THE PHOENIX
The Beaminster Youth Club has had a band for young people in different formats for past 8+ years. It offers young people from 10 years old and up the opportunity to learn to play instruments, to read music, to play in a band or to help with the setting up of equipment etc. We have played at many local festivals and events and have evolved to become a band that is recognised locally and well supported by the community.  Our band has retained its integrity to remain free to join and to be a part of and open to anyone who has a passion for music and creativity regardless of ability.