Jurassic Fields prides it’s self on giving young musicians the chance to perform on the big stage.
This year we have two great acts from local organisation ‘In The Band’ opening the festival on the Friday and Saturday.
DREAM PHASER we be opening the Main Stage on Friday 13th July.
Dream Phaser sounds like some kind of psychedelic guitar effect pedal but it is in fact a 7 piece band of teenagers whose love of groove and rock has brought them together to craft a banging set of covers from across 4 decades.
Their previous incarnation Joe and The Juice wowed the audience at Jurassic Fields last year on an early Saturday slot in The Big Top. The JF organisers were so impressed with their performance that they have given them a slot on the main stage this year.
A couple of original band members have now gone to the cities to pursue new lives so the remaining musicians have regrouped with new additions and with them a new name.
Under the guidance of their musical director; professional musician Pete Wild, Dream Phaser are exploring and expanding their set. The group are part of the In The Band roster of young musicians and artists and are looking forward to another year of gigs, festivals and event performances.
Their set includes songs by The Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones , Red Hot Chilli Peppers , Jamiroquai, Lenny Kravitz and many more classic artists who all have a groove in their move.
If a Dream Phaser effect is ever invented it will probably have 3 dials labelled Funk , Rock and Groove : all turned up pretty much to the max.
VELVETEEN VIGILANTES will be opening the Big Top on Saturday 14th July.
Velveteen Vigilantes are a new young band from West Dorset.
Coming together through ‘In The Band’, the local organisation helping young people and children form bands, these feisty teenagers have crafted a set for all ages. The six members all come from Charmouth and Lyme Regis but their influences are from far andwide. Blending rock , reggae and funk, Velveteen Vigilantes will have you in no doubt that the future of music is safe in the hands of the next generation!
PHOTO’S : Si Emmett
PETE WILD // COMPERE // Founder of In The Band
Pete Wild is compere on the main stage again this year.
Pete has spent his life working in the music and hospitality industries so this role is just perfect for him!
He played in bands for many years, but mostly with the Bristol band Alpha who were supported by and then toured with Massive Attack. His musical highlights with them were recording at Abbey Road with guest vocalist Jarvis Cocker and performing at The AlbertHall.
When his first child was born Pete decided to stop touring and spend more in West Dorset with his family so went back to hospitality, notably in the early days of River Cottage, helping Hugh and the team establish the event centre and cookery school.Highlights there were having a sweary lunch with Gordon Ramsay and working alongside the amazing local chef Gill Meller.
Pete goes to Glastonbury every year and is the keyboard player in The Vodka Jellies Live Karaoke Band whose first song at the festival is always sung by Glastonbury organiser and farmer Michael Eavis. Other guest vocalists have included Billy Bragg, Lily Allen and Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
Pete has a passion for sharing music with children and young people. He set up ‘In The Band’ two years ago which helps local youngsters form bands and play gigs and festivals as well as teaching piano to over 35 peopleeach week.
As a passionate supporter of Jurassic Fields and a lover of dressing for the occasion, Pete can’t wait to introduce the artists on the main stage this year.
A GREAT LOCAL ACT HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE BIG TOP SATURDAY 14TH JULY LINE UP.
Formed in 2015, SINFUL MAGGIE set out to show people that you could have a punk band with an accordion and not play Folk, Gypsy or Celtic Punk. Brothers Charlie and Russ Draper had been writing together for years, but without a band the songs remained unheard. With the addition of Briony Ireland, a rose between two thorns, and Ollie Beaton, the bloke who holds two sticks, the band was ready to take their fast and furious punk rock on the road.
Based in Dorset, the band built their fan base in the Bournemouth punk scene, playing along side bands like The Mistakes and Self Abuse , but have since shared bills with Maid of Ace, The Real McKenzies, The Rumjacks, Buzzcocks and Slaves .
The band makes no bones about wearing their influences on their sleeves, often being likened to early Rancid with a bit of The Clash and some Dropkick Murphys to boot, but that doesn’t mean they don’t bring something fresh to the scene.
The band’s self-titled debut album is out now on all major digital platforms and available on CD.
“Very promising…a great Dorset-based rock and punk band” – Alan Dorey, Forest FM
“Fast and furious punk rock but with the superb addition of the accordion… Absolutely superb… Sinful Maggie manage to do it all without aping anyone else or harking back to the past.” – London Celtic Punks Web Zine
TWO MORE ACTS TO BE ADDED TO THE TINY TOP LINE UP ON SATURDAY 14TH JULY.
ROSIE SMITH & TORI REED
These two local singer/ songwriter has joined forces and have been added to the Tiny Top line up on Saturday 14th July.
Local singer/ songwriter Merry Chamen
JURASSIC FIELDS 2018 LINE UP
MAIN STAGE HEADLINERS
DUB PISTOLS (Fri) ~ THE DAULERS (Sat)
BIG TOP HEADLINERS
RUSTY SHACKLE (Fri) ~ TANKUS THE HENGE (Sat)
TINY TOP HEADLINERS
STILL MOVING DJ’s (Fri) ~ THE LEYLINES (Sat)
ALSO PLAYING OVER THE WEEKEND
3 DAFT MONKEYS ~ DOCTOR AND THE MEDICS ~ REWS ~ FLIGHT BRIGADE ~ NOBLE JACKS ~ BARE JAMS ~ BLACK WATER COUNTY ~ THE LEGGOMEN
SHOOT THE MOON ~ SKATA TONES ~ BLUE NATION ~ COCKNEY NUTJOB AND THE KURNEL Mc
WREN ~ ARCADE HEARTS ~ SHELBY’S ELBOWS ~ MIRANDA SYKES ~ EDGELARKS ~ GEORGE MONTAGUE
STEVIE AND THE MASQUERADES ~ FOOLS FOR THOUGHT ~ SLINKY MACHINE ~ KIRSTY MERRYN ~ ROSIE SMITH & TORI REED ~ MERRY CHAMEN
VICTOR VECTOR ~ THE PETTY THEIVES ~ THE TINY FACE EXPERIENCE ~ BEHIND CLOSED DOORS ~ NC4OM ~ SINFUL MAGGIE ~ DREAM PHASER ~ VELVERTEEN VIGILANTES
TOM GLOVER ~ LUKE HONNARTY ~ MIKE COX
COMPERE – PETE WILD
TIER 2 TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE, JUST FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW.