SATURDAY 14th JULY 2018
1pm Pillowell Silver Band
A traditional village brass band based in the Forest of Dean, Pillowell Silver Band has been around for well over 100 years and is still thriving. With a strong contingent of players from Pillowell and surrounding areas the future of brass in this corner of the Forest of Dean looks bright indeed. Affectionately known as The Stompers in the early days, due to the popular nature of the music played the band still enjoys a reputation for entertainment and can often be heard playing locally in the Pillowell area and the wider Forest of Dean.
1.45pm Found in the Forest Youth Theatre
Forest of Dean young people have created a new performance piece for the festival.
Pandemonium is a steel drum band from Five Acres High School, based in Coleford, Gloucestershire and made up of year 10 & 11 pupils.
3.30pm Forest of Dean Wind Band
The Forest of Dean Area Wind Band caters for all brass,woodwind and percussion players aged 7 and over. Playersof all ages standards are welcome – it doesn’t matter if youonly know a few notes or if you are playing at Grade 8standard as we have a range of Wind Bands playing at varying levels from our Starter Band to our award-winning Area Wind Band. Adults welcome! .
A group of dedicated semi professional dancers. Our style is varied and we enjoy Egyptian baladi, ghawazee, saidi, as well as flamenco fusion and our latest venture, medieval fusion dancing under the name of Merrie Morgana. Jane Claridge teaches workshops and lessons in and around the area. Aziza! are available for fetes, haflas, shows, restaurants, family parties and charity events.
BXLY showcase raw hair raising vocals, melodic guitar hooks and a driving rhythm section that is sure to get your heart pumping. Influenced by the likes of The Strokes,Catfish and The Bottlemen and Two Door Cinema Club this four piece alternative band are a new force to be reckoned with. Their live performance is oozing with finesse, style and attitude.
5.45pm Del Cats
Classic Rock N Roll/Rockabilly family band from the Forest of Dean.
7pm San Blas
Transforming the traditional tones of the ukulele and infusing it with the energy of British rock…having released their debut EP ‘Draw, Win, or Lose’, this eclectic group attempts to bring something new to the world of alternative rock.
8.15pm Forest Warriors
We bring you four heavyweights of the FOD music scene, coming together to bring you raggatistic chilled vibes, bouncy reggae Rhythms and positive lyrical rhymes. With a stomps undertone these boys are bringing you a big sound from the woods !!
Oysterband, the award-winning band who bring passion, power and not a little poetry to folk and roots music. They make modern, folk rock & folk punk based British music, acoustic at heart, sometimes intense, sometimes rocking. Since 1978 they’ve toured in 35 countries – festivals, concerts, bars, rallies, jails, bring ’em on! – won 5 BBC Folk Awards and made 13 studio albums and one DVD.
Music for the head, the heart & the trousers.
And still improving in the bottle.
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SUNDAY 15th JULY
Djabot is a community group based in The Forest Of Dean. They perform traditional African rhythms as a group through the use of African drums, traditional percussion & singing (in the native tongue, of course!).
1.30pm Coleford Community Choir
Coleford Community Choir is an exciting and thriving choir in the Forest of Dean. Formed in 2011 the Choir has gone from 12 members to almost 50. The Choir rehearses on a Wednesday at Coleford Baptist Church and spend a lot of their time laughing and having fun whilst making a fantastic sound.
2.15pm The Earl Band
Singer/songwriter Stuart Earl started writing songs in 2001. He formed ‘EARL’ & they play acoustic, electric and slide guitars and a mixture of original songs covering Americana, country and blues. Albums have been released including ‘Peanuts & Monkeys’ in which they were joined by Michael Messer, slide guitar master and album co- producer along with Richard Causon (Tom Jones, Ryan Adams). It features pedal steel legend BJ Cole on three of the songs. Two further albums are currently in production. ‘Jesse James: theme from a non-existent movie’ is approaching completion and album’4′ (title TBA) comprising mainly band oriented songs is work in progress.
3.30pm Soul Strutters
A collective of professional musicians who love nothing better than performing specially handpicked songs from the era of Funk, Soul, Disco & Rare Groove.
4.45pm The Delray Rockets
Don’t be fooled by the onstage setup of a double bass, Gretsch guitar and stripped down drum kit, looks can be deceiving. Once the amps are flicked on and the first beat is struck, hold onto your hats cos’ you’re in for a hell of a ride.
Skaciety were formed in 2012 and play fast, energetic Ska/Punk music. In the last 6 years they played 200 gigs the length and breadth of the country from Penzance in Cornwall, to Inverness in Scotland, as well as continental Europe and were voted Musically Fresh’s Live Act and Band of the year 2015.
7pm The WooTown Hillbillies
Fun, energy and hoe-downs…all plentiful when you see The Woo Town Hillbillies. This collective of musicians who really love what they do and it shows! You can expect high-flying bluegrass with tumbling banjo, mandolin and harmonica breaks, all mixed with a smattering of beautiful heartfelt tunes, accompanied by harmonies.
So – “grab a pal, kick off your shoes and dance along to the Woo Town blues!”
8.15pm Crystal Balloon
An alternative rock band from Bristol & Chepstow, drawing on a range of influences, the resulting sound is a 21st century take on great Americana rock and roll combined with anthemic Brit Rock/Pop and heartfelt singer songwriter story telling.
9.30pm THE JIVE ACES
The UK’s No. 1 Jive Swing Band.
Renowned worldwide for their high-energy spectacular showmanship, their viral video “Bring Me Sunshine” and for being the first live band to reach the final rounds of “Britain’s Got Talent”, The Jive Aces have firmly established themselves the UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing band. The live show includes classics like “When You’re Smiling”, “Mack The Knife” and “Sing, Sing, Sing”, plus originals such as “La Dolce Vita” taken from their various albums.
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