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World class music and performers graced our stage in 2017, we will be again filling our musical line-up with some of the best local and national acts
- KILLER QUEEN -
We are very proud to announce the booking of Killer Queen, For the last 25 years they have been selling out the same venues as their legendary counterparts have. Touring their show all over the world from India to Indianapolis.
Killer Queen have headlined stadiums across Europe, Asia and America including the awe inspiring Red Rocks Arena in Colorado – one of the most prestigious venues in the world. The Beatles, Springsteen, U2 have all played there and the band are delighted it's become a regular fixture on Killer Queen's tour sheet.
BATCH GUEYE BAND
Batch is a West-African Griot, a storyteller through his music and dance. His mother, grandmother, and those before them had been singers.
Batch's energy as a dancer is as vibrant and colourful as the patchwork clothes of his BayeFall people. Like his music, his dance style is a collection of both traditional and modern African cultures, and his combination of strong and fast movement promises to be a striking display.
he 45s are a Bristol based rock band playing the best in motown, soul, rock and blues with an edge. Playing from a repertoire including the likes of Elvis, Otis Redding and James Brown the band will play songs you know with a raw sound you won't associate with these acts.
THE LEWIS CREAVEN BAND
Formed in Bristol with some of the best musical talent around, the Lewis Creaven band have gained a reputation as one of the hardest working bands on the scene, thanks to their non-stop gigging schedule and widespread popularity. The live show features classics from artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder,
The Scribes are an alternative hip hop three piece based in the UK consisting of lyricist/multi instrumentalist Ill Literate, rapper Jonny Steele and beatbox maestro Lacey, whose unique talents have combined to make a much heralded sound quite unlike any other on the scene today and deliver breath taking performances full of energy and off the cuff freestyling guaranteed to move any crowd
A sharp-dressed, high-octane experience, that has to be seen to be believed: Skata Tones’ fusion of ska, reggae, rock and good times has been lighting up stages all over the South West in 2016/17. A well-received debut appearance at Beautiful Days Festival confirms that this is a band with serious momentum.
TROY ELLIS AND HIS HAIL JAMAICA BAND
Troy is one of the sons of the legendary Alton Ellis OD. He was born in Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica. He used to perform on the streets from a young age when he realised what he wanted to achieve in life. Troy was inspired to form the band after the release of an album his dad made called Hail Jamaica which was a family vibes album containing songs from some of Troy's brothers, sisters and his aunty.
The True Strays. Rhythm and blues fuelled, good time vintage roots rock and roll.
Taking influences from Chess Records’ Muddy Waters and Little Walter, British Invasion R&B, Grunge and modern day blues artists; all levelled out with a serious dedication to writing a great song.
RED RAY AND THE REPROBATES
This isn't American music by Brits. It's good, honest, drink-fuelled fun; country music, but not as you know it.
Self-described “dirty, working-class mother*******,” the Reprobates are a microcosm of the times – angry young men whose new album – Red Ray and the Reprobates – perfectly encapsulates a state-of-being felt by anyone struggling to get-by in uncertain times.
New for this year, our biggest build to date. Inside the doors of this service station you will be entertained to the wee hours. A beer garden and an outdoor performance area will also be running throughout the day.
A versatile, party rocking DJ, expect to hear anything from straight up funk, beats, boogaloo, soul & hip-hop, through to more uptempo breaks & ghetto style Miami bass.
After setting up the infamous brand in 2005, Lingo & FFTT moved to the forefront of Bristol's funk-influenced music scene in 2008 and has not looked back.
SIMON KAYE - EATS PIZZA - MIXMASTER MCMANUS - BVF CREW PARTY - AINSLE ROCKWELL
Simon was formerly a member of the world reknown Dance Group the Guru Project who had numerous global hits from "I need a miracle 2012" feat Coco Star, "This is the night" and "We love".
Simon Kaye plays music from Deep & Jackin House through to Balearic and Tech House which was heavily influenced by his time dj ing in Ibiza as a resident for 3 years.
show and shine
26 years of Bristol Volksfest and counting, this is purely down to the support of our 'show and shine' participants. Trophies and a cash prize are up for grabs in this pestigious event. This really is the Jewel of the weekend and runs all day on Sunday. Click here for more info
After Last years amazing display of free kids entertainment, bigtop mania are back with a bang, Big Balloons, Clown shows, Trapeze performances, crazy bikes and a relaxed atmosphere. Don't take yourself to seriously around here or you may get a cream pie in your face. Free kids entertainment all weekend. Does it get better than that?
ken fox wall of death
Back with us after a 1 year absense Ken Fox's crew will amaze you you on a primal level. Feel the fear as you watch bikes and car hurtle towards you on a vertical wall, the award winning team has featured on TV specials and toured the world with their amazing show.
celestine dog agility
Back for the 6th year Celestine Dog Agility will be putting there competition winning dogs through there paces, the organisers of Bristol Volksfest are all dog owners and lovers and we love these special canines. There will also be an opportunity for your little Rex to test his skills and go around the specially designed dog course. On Saturday all day.
Bristol Sport are joining us from their HQ just 2 miles away at Ashton Gate. There will be training sessions for our younger vee-dubbers and players from Bristol City, Bristol Rugby and the Bristol Flyers may well be making an appearance over the weekend.
Walk around the main arena and you will find many wonderful and unique Cars and Vans on display. Many of our clubs have supported us from the first ever Bristol Volksfest and have been major contributors to the show scene around the UK, this your chance to talk to them and get advice and inspiration from the 'hardcore' VW folk.