As always, the main stage will be bought to you by the fabulous SOUNDS UNREAL ROADSHOW
Fresh with a capital PH, Crinkle Cuts deliver you a blasting of tantric funk, smooth reggae and new-wave latin ska woven together with good vibes for an eccentric, exotic and eargasmic live performance.
It would be no exaggeration to say that their music never fails to get a crowd dancing as Eden Festival recounts the Crinkle Cuts as ‘One of the most electric sets of the weekend’’.
As well as their incredible live performances, Crinkle Cuts music has been well received with the BBC describing the Crinkle Cuts as “Amazing!” Bigger than Patrick, their new LP is out right now to stream on Soundcloud or to purchase on Bandcamp, iTunes and other major online stores.
Known for their tracks ‘Two Shoes’ and ‘Dan’s Song’, their debut album is underway, which includes the new hit ‘Slipped on a Banana' and is not one to be missed!
Based in Exeter, Dakar Audio Club are an original Afrofusion band formed by husband and wife songwriters Nick and Fatou. The band is an expression of their love of African Soukous , Mbalax , Reggae and Desert blues.
They are also influenced by British 60's and 70's Psychedelic rock , folk and Jazz , Afrocuban styles and ensembles like the Rail Band de Bamako and Orchestra Baobab.
Dakar Audio Club has evolved to its current 6 piece line up featuring Si Egan adding electronica and samples , Mick Voo (Spin2 , Nightbird,Mr.Voo and the chairs) on bass ,Tim Finch on Drums , Allan Kerr (Ombiviolum) on percussion , Dave Wood (Rifiki) on Guitar –
Live performances also feature occasional special guests and old friends. To date they have received great audience responses at their dancefloor filling live shows and are currently embarking on recording and touring projects for 2019.
Having spent four years touring with Sam Green and the Midnight Heist and having founded their own Smokin’ Juke Joint venue at Fieldview Festival, the boys are no strangers to bringing a room full of people into a Friday night frenzy.
Whether leading festival line-dances or sparking late night revelry, the True Strays bring 21st Century Rhythm and Blues with anthemic choruses and a healthy measure of the heat of the swamp.
Their energetic and joyous live shows have already made them a must-see headline act in Bristol. In only 11 months since their inception, True Strays have released two singles, completed an independent UK tour and played 10 UK festivals last summer. The standout performances were playing at Boomtown, in the main arena at Shambala after 65 Days of Static and playing to a packed tent at Greenman with the Chai Wallahs.
Tobias Ben Jacob
Devon based singer songwriter Tobias ben Jacob has been called ‘stand out new Folk’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive and thrilling’ by R2 Magazine. BBC Introducing in Devon have called him 'one of our best artists' making him upload of the week four times. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment.
Tobias is one half of the original alt-folk duo and acclaimed live act ‘Jacob & Drinkwater’
Tobias started his career as part of The Roots Union with BBC Folk Award winners Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin. Their tenure included playing live at Maida Vale Studios for 'Late Junction' and recording in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 2014 he formed a duo with Lukas Drinkwater and recorded 'The Burning Low EP' garnering airplay and kudos from Fresh On Net, BBC6, Radio 2, Amazing Radio, Louder Than War and BBC Introducing. The 2017 full band album 'A Polyphonic Life' featured an all star line up with John Elliott & Tim Heymerdinger of the Little Unsaid, Emily Barker, Phillip Henry (Edgelarks) & Lukas Drinkwater. Two songs from the album will feature in the UK indie film 'Tomorrow' directed by Martha Pinson with Martin Scorsese as Executive Producer.
In 2018 Jacob & Drinkwater embarked on their 'Waters Of England Tour' combining live touring with wild swimming across the UK. Their debut album 'This Old River' is due for release in 2019 with a UK Tour
Five Finger Discount
Five Finger Discount formed in late 2014 following a chance encounter at a one-day music festival.
Featuring Matt Lumsdaine on guitar/vocals, Demelza Jennings on bass/vocals and Matt Jackson on drums/vocals, this upbeat three-piece combine their many shared and varied influences, including hip-hop, ska, drum ‘n’ bass, folk and reggae, to create their own harmonious blend of lyrical Hip-Pop.
After releasing their debut ep ‘Today’ in 2015, they have spent 2016 touring the South West and recently completed their latest single ‘None Of That Matters’ whilst writing new material and filling up the diary for 2017.
Their energetic live performances are gaining five-star reviews and fuelling a rapidly growing reputation.
“Great live sound, great live performance, they rocked the place....love 'em!” Chagstock Festival
Mixing a combination of funky and afro style club beats, DJ Funky Gordano will be entertaining the crowd in-between sets on the Brewery Stage
Hailing from the South Hams, Honey Rider have played the Brewery Stage most years at Castlewood Wine Festival. Flo and the band play an array of well-known covers with a mixture of their own compositions. Ranging from George Ezra to George Harrison, they’ll be sure to have you entertained.
A West Country duo performing an infusion of acoustic rock funk & blues - Originals and covers from the present day, right back to the 60's.
Marnie bring another dimension to their raw, pure, heartfelt music with spine tingling vocals, driving guitars, mandolin, foot stomper and an adept use of 'live' loops.
There is something for everyone in their set of engaging & uplifting original songs filled with energy and soul, combined with impressive covers by Florence & the Machine, Stevie Wonder, Caro Emerald, Nancy Sinatra, Massive Attack, Guns & Roses, K.T. Tunstall, The Prodigy, Seal, Ray Charles and more...
“Marnie owned the stage from the onset providing first class entertainment which was original and unique. They blew the audience away with an array of covers and original songs that had everybody’s feet tapping and heads nodding. Highly recommended.” Sidmouth Herald.