GREENHILL FIELDS

JULY 26TH - 28TH 2024

More exciting artists join this year’s line up!

Where has April gone with its trail of lineup reveals? There’s just a brief window left to snag your weekend tickets at Tier 1 prices before they ascend on May 1st. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to secure your spot at the best value possible! We’ve already spoiled you with an incredible line up of artists for our special 50th anniversary, but wait, there’s more! Feast your eyes on the following additions to this summers event. A collection of incredible Trowbridge Festival stalwarts and amazing newcomers.

RSVP Bhangra

Get ready to experience the electrifying revival of live Bhangra in the UK with RSVP leading the charge. As pioneers of the genre, RSVP introduces Bhangra to mainstream audiences, captivating them with their innovative fusion of Punjabi Indian music with dance beats, rap, reggae, folk, and mainstream pop.

RSVP Bhangra’s distinctive sound has taken the music scene by storm, earning them a dedicated following that keeps coming back for more. From the pulsating rhythms of Punjabi beats to the infectious energy of dance floors, their music resonates with audiences worldwide.

With a storied history of performances at iconic festivals like Glastonbury (12 years) and WOMAD (4 years), as well as countless others across the UK and internationally, RSVP has solidified their status as trailblazers in the Bhangra scene. Their tours across Europe have garnered acclaim, earning them numerous Best Bhangra Band awards along the way.

Join RSVP on a musical journey that transcends borders and celebrates the vibrant spirit of Bhangra like never before.

Mustard Allegro

Prepare to be swept away by the infectious energy of Mustard Allegro, a musical powerhouse born from the fusion of former members of The Model Folk. With a fresh take on traditional pieces and original material, Mustard Allegro offers a captivating blend of influences spanning from reggae to klezmer, Balkan to ska, and Afrobeat to surf.

Their music is a celebration of diversity, aimed at bringing joy and laughter to all who listen. Whether you’re tapping your feet to the rhythm or fully immersed in the dance floor frenzy, Mustard Allegro guarantees a dynamic experience that will leave you grinning from ear to ear.

Join them on a musical odyssey that transcends boundaries and ignites the spirit of laughter and dance in equal measure.

Gilmore & Roberts

Prepare to be spellbound by the contemporary acoustic magic of Gilmore & Roberts, a duo renowned for their award-winning songwriting and extraordinary musicianship. With Katriona Gilmore on fiddle and mandolin, and Jamie Roberts on guitar, their seamless harmonies forge a deep connection with every listener.

Having earned three nominations at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Gilmore & Roberts continue to push musical boundaries with their latest album, “Documenting Snapshots” (released 29.9.23). This collection of emotionally charged songs draws inspiration from captivating stories, both personal and historical, and showcases the duo’s ability to traverse genres—from rock to Americana—with ease.

Experience their captivating live performance, where every song has the power to make you dance, cry, and ponder. With their relaxed stage presence and engaging banter, Gilmore & Roberts create an unforgettable musical journey that lingers in your heart long after the final note fades.

Keith Christmas

Embark on a musical journey spanning over five decades with the legendary Keith, whose illustrious career has left an indelible mark on the music scene. From recording multiple albums to gracing the acoustic guitar on Bowie’s iconic “Space Oddity” album, Keith’s influence knows no bounds.

Having performed at the inaugural Glastonbury Festival in 1970 and shared stages with luminaries such as The Who, King Crimson, and Frank Zappa, Keith’s live performances are the stuff of legend. His resurgence in popularity with the release of “Crazy Dancing Days” in late December 2016 and the critically acclaimed “Life, Life” in 2019, recorded and mastered at Sambourne House, has solidified his status as a musical force to be reckoned with.

Now, as he delves into the creation of his next album, Keith continues to push the boundaries of his craft, captivating audiences with his unparalleled talent and timeless melodies.

Djammy Dodgers

Indulge in the enchanting sounds of Bristol-based band Djammy Dodgers, where luscious gypsy jazz meets a refreshing flutey twist!

Stonegallows

Established in 1969 and named after the renowned Taunton pub, The Stonegallows kicked off as a trio consisting of Alan Briars, Pat Drinkwater, and John Alderslade. The band’s origin story is as charming as their music—sparked by a passing glance at the Stonegallows pub during a return trip from a Devon folk club gig. “That’s a good name for a band,” they mused, and thus began their journey.

Over the years, The Stonegallows has seen a revolving door of members, including Alan Briars, Tony Batten, Ruthie Behan, John Neil, Joffre White, Richard (Will) Whitemarsh, Richard Williams, and Bertie Wright, with John Alderslade remaining a steadfast presence.

Their breakthrough moment arrived at the inaugural Lacock Festival in 1972, catapulting them to greater heights with standout performances in Rotherham and at the Sidmouth Festival later that same year. From humble beginnings to festival stages, The Stonegallows’ legacy is one of camaraderie and musical excellence.

The Ciderhouse Rebellion

We are thrilled to unveil an addition to our lineup, The Ciderhouse Rebellion. Prepare to be swept away by their profound, eloquent, and hauntingly dramatic performances. Masters of improvisation, virtuoso musicians Adam Summerhayes and Murray Grainger come together to craft mesmerizing tapestries of sound in real-time. Their expertise lies in conjuring music spontaneously, drawing inspiration from traditional tunes or their own compositions, often stemming from a single note, key, time signature, or emotion. This singular focus on improvisation imbues their music with a uniquely magical quality, as they seek to create sonic narratives without conscious thought, always exploring the realms of the unexpected. Join us as we embark on a journey of musical discovery with The Ciderhouse Rebellion.

Spill the Whisky

Get ready to kick up your heels with Spill The Whisky ceilidh band—an ensemble of talented instrumentalists led by caller Debra Webb and guitarist Tim Webb (also known as Phil Cleverly of The Cleverly Brothers). Joining them in the Trowbridge Festival lineup are David Moss from Light Garden and melodeon virtuoso Bertie Wright.

Whether you’re a seasoned ceilidh dancer or someone with “2 left feet,” Spill The Whisky invites you to join in the fun. With their infectious energy and lively tunes, they’ve brought joy to countless parties, weddings, and festivals. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the magic firsthand!

From beginners to festival regulars, everyone is guaranteed to have a blast on the dance floor with Spill The Whisky. So grab your dancing shoes and get ready for an unforgettable ceilidh experience!


We’re now on the countdown to this year’s festival, have you got your ticket yet?

 

 

GREENHILL FIELDS

JULY 26TH - 28TH 2024

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