The Main stage has seen some legends and up and coming artists and this year will be no different. From Buster Bloodvessel and Bad Manners to Bristol Volksfest favorites The Lewis Creaven Band we try to mix things up and keep it as fresh as we can. Below are listed this years acts all hand picked just for you guys.
In the past, whenever you saw your favourite hip hop DJ play, it has only been about what you hear, not what you see. But what if you could see exactly what the DJs could see? What if you could see exactly what the original hip hop pioneers could see back in the day? DJs searched high and low for exclusive breaks that no other DJ had and went to great lengths to cover the label so no one knew were the breaks came from…
Well now you can, with the first EVER interactive, visual, history of hip hop block party, told by the innovator, the pioneer, one of the creators of Hip Hop music…the one and only Grandmaster Flash.
Demonstrating the original breaks, from the original 70s records AND the original records sleeves shown LIVE on screen. Showing you the amazing history of Hip Hop, the places, the people, the breaks and techniques that started it all while cuttin’ and scratchin’ your favourite tunes on the turntables for one huge, live, interactive, visual Hip Hop block party….Hip Hop, People, Places and things with the legendary Grandmaster Flash.
Oh My God! It's The Church
Nominated as ‘Live Act of The Year’ at the AIF Festival Congress Awards, this Leftfield Church service has their audiences rolling in the aisles and dancing on the pews! With Shotgun Weddings, Absinthe baptisms and hymns to set your Soul on fire, it truly is a Church service like no other. After a monumental 2018 which saw this all singing, all dancing, party church service traverse the globe, conducting services to a congregation of over 100,000 gleeful sinners, including festival Main Stage appearances at Bestival, Shambala, Wilderness and many more, Oh My God! It's The Church are now preparing for their busiest and most high profile year to date. Oh my God! It’s The Church consists of 2005 State Preaching Champion- The Right Reverend Michael Alabama Jackson, three sexually adventurous choir girls- The Hail Marys, and one dim-witted organist - Morgan The Organ. Together they combine to create a fresh live act which has taken the UK by storm and is fast becoming the hottest ticket in town whether gracing the Main Stages at major music festivals, hosting one of their infamous underground club nights or thrilling revellers at the most exclusive parties on the planet.
“Cheeba – the new Director General at Flip-Flop-Trip-Hop AV-TV” Hexstatic
“Pioneering in the world of AV” Eclectic Method
“Genius... Great work!!” Z-Trip
DJ Cheeba is hailed as one of the most progressive audio visual artists around today and has found an audience world wide with his unique style of turntablism and video manipulation.
DJ Cheeba will be performing a Back to the Future Audio Visual spectacular. Mashing up songs from the films and Video to create a feast for the senses.
FUTURE DUB ORCHESTRA
Future Dub Orchestra: The musical talent that is the work of songwriter, producer and Musician J.T. Clarke.
Sneaking into the now legendary club the Dug-Out at a very young age, listening to Bristol Music Pioneers Wild Bunch, Smith & Mighty, & many more talented Bristol musicians, was a significant influence, along with the emergence of Hip Hop fresh from the Bronx, & music ranging from Kraftwerk to Roy Ayers, funk & soul & a record collection of American & European Imports.
Future Dub Orchestra is committed to pushing the musical boundaries to take the music into new directions, and cites influences as diverse as Electronica, Dub, D&B Reggae, and Film Music. From the outset the ethos has been that the music should form the center around which a creative collective could grow.
THE LEWIS CREAVEN BAND
Formed in Bristol by Bassist Patrick Farrell and Guitarist/Vocalist Lewis Creaven, the band has clocked up thousands of shows and four albums to date. Using many different drummers from the great wellspring of the Bristol music scene, the Lewis Creaven Band play high energy Rock, Blues and Funk, paying homage to musical heroes such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and many others, along with their own material.
The Kingstons are an exciting 5 piece contemporary band based in West Devon and have a fresh, unique sound incorporating an eclectic blend of influences with a passion for ska, reggae and a sprinkle of dub.
The Kingstons have supported The Wailers, The Beat, The Neville Staple Band, Bad Manners, Laid Blak, Chainska Brassika, Sonic Boom Six and Land of the Giants to date.