Line Up for 2018

Our live performances run from 2pm to 11pm (doors open at 1pm)

9.30pm – Kingsley Salmon

Former frontman of reggae band King Solomon, Kingsley embarks on his solo adventure armed to the teeth with exciting new material and backed by a powerhouse of a new band. Blending his passion for reggae with inspiration from blues, jazz and world music, Kingsley pushes the musical envelope while his voice is described as an ‘instantly addictive roots-reggae drawl’. His latest release ‘Down the River’ featuring the Algerian Oud player Yazid Fentazi sets the scene for the upcoming EP ‘The Occupation’ and serves as a ‘mouth-watering appetiser’ for what is to come in his forthcoming tour of festival in the UK, Europe and West Africa. www.kingsleysalmon.com

 

7.45pm – Troyka

Troyka play Balkan and Klezmer music with hints from the Middle East – a stormy mixture of traditional and original songs and rhythms from the Balkans. With soaring clarinet, rich violin, and rhythm-hopping guitar all held together by infectious double bass and percussion. http://www.facebook.com/bristol.troyka

6.00pm – Stone Mountain Sinners

Country Rock specialists Stone Mountain Sinners are described as “One minute summoning the ghost of Janis Joplin, the next channelling Paul Rodgers and the dusty Americana of Jason Isbell.” And “worth hitching on to it for the inevitable scorching ride,” Neil Iveson, Sarah Warren, Nick Lyndon and the crew bring Americana with new oomph. “Stone Mountain Sinners took London’s Borderline by storm, Ivison and Warren held nothing back, the chemistry between them is electric!!” Building Our Own Nashville www.stonemountainsinners.co.uk

 4.15pm – Folly Brothers

Going down a storm on the festival circuit, and having amassed BBC Introducing success, the trio delves into a gritty and rootsy mélange full of sweeping licks, pumping bass lines and melodious harmonies. They successfully blend a modern country twang with rollicking bluegrass which has stirred up the UK roots circuit. A recent cover of Hank Snow’s I’ve Been Everywhere – filmed from the back of a van during a warm-up session – went viral on Facebook, reaching over half a million people. “The trio delves into a gritty, rootsy mélange full of sweeping licks, pumping bass lines and tasty harmonies, successfully blending a modern country twang with rollicking bluegrass.” Acoustic Magazine. www.follybrothers.com

2.45pm – Mumbo-Jumbo

Close-harmony, eclectic, semi-acoustic piano-led wonder, Mumbo-Jumbo produce an ‘English Eclectic Acoustic’ sound that is all their own at festivals, theatres and village halls across the country. Twice British Blues Awards nominees, Oliver, Phil & Chris play nine instruments and combine to produce strong harmonies, interweaving the songs with stories and a self-deprecating humour. “Combine excellent musicianship with lively banter and a connection with their audience that is second to none.” Folk Monthly magazine www.mumbo-jumbo.biz

2.00pm – Awantika

Awantika sings Classical Indian Ragas, Semi-Classical and Bundeli folk songs of which she has collected some 2000 from around her home town of Khajuraho. She is an exceptional Kathak dancer and has regularly sung on all India radio and won the University Youth Festival of Indian Classical Vocal competition. She is one of a rare breed of artists who can sensitively combine song and dance. www.awantikaarts.in