Three new scorchers coming your way!

Three new scorchers coming your way!

It’s been a glorious weekend, yet sadly here at festival HQ we’ve been indoors revelling in the glow of our laptops! Not to worry however, it just means we’ve been working hard confirming new acts for the line-up so prepare for three new scorchers coming your way!

Trans-Siberian March Band

Trans-Siberian March Band

Balkan brass party-starters. The Trans-Siberian March Band are a colourful explosion of flamboyant, high-octane performances and musical miscellany. A fearsome blend of brass, reeds, percussion, guitar and vocals.We play riotous Balkan, Gypsy and Turkish tunes, up-tempo Russian drinking songs and even upper-tempo Klezmer. With a hint of hiphop and Latin for good measure. Sometimes we write originals about cheese pies.Highlights from the band’s strange and wonderful history include shows at Glastonbury, Bestival and WOMAD. Also? the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, HMV Forum and The Roundhouse, as well as recording at Abbey Road and Air Studios.
Always open to adventure, TSMB put together a truly unique collaboration project with hiphop scratch turntablist DJ Yoda. Which, ran for four years and proved a firm festival favourite (main stages at Camp Bestival, Shambala and more). Tour destinations have included Austria, Hungary, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy and Georgia. The band also curated a series of events from 2014-2016. Holding a monthly residency at Shoreditch arts hub Rich Mix which included guest bands and workshops.

Greenman Rising

Greenman Rising

Greenman Rising, is  a six piece foot stomping, sing along, barn storming Midlands based folk band. No strangers to festival stages throughout the land playing their high energy take on traditional songs and tunes. Driving twin fiddles, heavy earth resonating bodhran.  This group of multi instrumentalists from bagpipes to bouzouki will not disappoint!
“Greenman Rising definitely delivered the goods for the Beautiful Days bandstand. Small outdoor stages are always at the mercy of the weather, but despite the poor conditions we saw a better-than-average crowd clustered close to the band as the rain came down. And there was dancing too. Lots of it in fact – which is always the best sign when it comes to marking out a great festival band from an also-ran.” – John Bownas

LightGarden

LightGarden

The unique LightGarden instrumental complement provides an unusually varied and mesmerising sound, balancing David’s singing, overtone chanting, fiddle, bouzouki and mandolin with Masha’s harmonium, singing and overtones, Dave’s clarinets, sax, whistles and pipes, and Rob’s acoustic guitars.

Superb performance quality, stage presence, and highly engaging original material resonating through the cracks between genres.

“An enticing kaleidoscope of delights. LightGarden be pure magic”fRoots 2019

“…the versatility of LightGarden’s unique sound is nothing short of astounding. And we haven’t even mentioned the heavenly harmonies yet!” – Musicport Festival 2017

“Pan-European folk and acoustic…inner space and outer. Fiercely original but very friendly.” – The Bell, Bath 2017

“A mega-freaky trip.” – Johnny Black, HiFi News 2018

“Love your contemporary use of overtone chanting”.

“My festival discovery of the year” – Audience

We’re getting closer! With just under three months to go, we’re getting really excited for this year’s festival. Tickets are still available but they’re selling out fast. Don’t miss out!