SATURDAY 22nd JULY
Pandemonium is a 10-piece steel drum band based in Coleford, Gloucestershire and made up of players of all ages. Some are already musicians; for others the band is their first experience of an instrument.
1.45pm Pipe Band
2.15pm Berry Hill Brass Band
3pm Ragtime Jug Orchestra
The Ragtime Jug Orchestra are the authentic roots string-band sound of early 20th century America, playing a good-time mix of ragtime, country blues, hokum, skiffle and jug band music.
4pm The Don Fox Scandal
The Don Fox Scandal from Chepstow and Monmouth is a four man band of the most upbeat gypsy-swing lovin’ young gentlemen you’ve set your eyes upon. Always sighted in their dapper attire, never do they fail to get the crowds jumping to the thumping beats of their tunes – made up of the wondrous concoction of Ska, Gypsy-Swing, and Funk.
5pm Shootin’ The Crow
Old Timey meets Country Rock meets Rock n Roll and we play our own way.
Don’t try putting a label on it..…we are what we are ……G
uitar, mandolin, banjo/guitar-jo and vocals…and there is nothing we can get away with…..
….three chords, three mates….our truth ….the Crow way….
Mates doing what we love doing……..
…..gathered round a single mic (if we can) doing what we do our way of doin it………
6pm Folk Law
Welcome to the world of FolkLaw! Exhilarating new-age folk music that will get your feet tapping and your mind thinking! Inspired by 10 years on the road in Europe and North America, FolkLaws songs are a raw social commentary driven by the chaos of the lives we all lead. Inspirational songs and melodies cover subjects from politics and the environment, to relationships and love.
Edgy lyrics and vocals are accompanied by intricate Irish and American fiddle and interwoven with wonderfully distinctive vocal harmonies and the bodhran drum. In the words of one of the UKs top folk-clubs “Simply magical!”.
7pm Bare Knuckle Parade
Born on the cobbled streets of Bath, Bare Knuckle Parade brings together five musicians who share a love of ‘sing until your jaw is broken’ drinking songs.
8.15pm Hickory Stick Boys
From The Clash to Johnny Cash, Springsteen to the New Seekers!! You need The Hickory Stick Boys if you want to be entertained.
9.30pm Legend Live
LEGEND are seven great musicians and singers dedicated to the life and music of the late, great Bob Marley. This dynamic band, led by the charismatic Michael Anton Phillips (Cheesy) has a pedigree second to none, whose members have worked with many reggae greats. The musicianship is flawless, with that irresistable reggae groove compelling you to move and the presence of Bob Marley himself invoked in the skilled and respectful portrayal by Michael.
SUNDAY 23rd JULY
1pm Coleford Community Choir
Coleford Community Choir is an exciting and thriving choir in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. 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.
1.45pm Forest Youth Theatre
2.30pm Ruzz Guitar Blues Revue
‘Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue’ – A new powerful, Soul injected Blues/R’n’B/Rock’n’Roll band hailing from Bristol UK and lead by Gretsch endorsed guitarist Ruzz Guitar.
After taking inspiration from many great guitarists such as Wilko Johnson, Brian Setzer, Jim Heath and Jimmie Vaughan, Ruzz has developed what he has learnt into his own style which is quickly becoming recognized around the globe.After a few years of playing with multiple Blues and Rockabilly band’s from Bristol and Bath and playing all over the UK and Europe, Ruzz has decided to put together this Blues/R’n’B/Rock’n’Roll band to showcase his unique, multi-genre guitar playing and song writing. Joining forces with drummer Zachary Evans and upright bassist Joe Allen from Bristol, they come together to create the unique sound that is “Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue”.
Djabot is a community group based in The Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire. We perform traditional African rhythms as a group through the use of African drums, traditional percussion and singing (in the native tongue, of course!) We practise from 7:30 until 9:00pm at Laker’s Secondary School, Five Acres- be sure to check out our videos and our schedule of upcoming shows!
4.45pm Billy Whizz
The fact that Billy Whizz have shared stages with Buzzcocks, Wilko Johnson, Neville Staple, Alabama 3 and The Rutles demonstrates that they are not to be pigeon-holed.
With dry wit packed lyrics, a driving rhythm section and choppy distorted guitars, the delivery is relentless high energy.
Despite being together for over 20 years, Billy Whizz have failed to slow down or grow up. They have just got tighter.
They are geared up for a series of festivals over the summer so now is the time to catch them on top form
Afro Cluster are a Cardiff based band citing Fela Kuti, Snarky Puppy, Ozomatli, The Roots & Talking Heads amongst their influences. Together with front man MC Skunkadelic, they meld authentic sounds and rhythms of afro-funk and hip-hop with impassioned, politically conscious lyrics atop bold melodies, afro-beat aural acrobatics, rich harmonies and complex rhythms.
7pm Graveyard Johnnys
One of the most frantic and energetic live bands around today, Graveyard Johnnys mix the primitive rhythms and animal-instinct of 1950’s rockabilly with the aggression and passion of punk rock from back when it was dangerous.
8.15pm Mad Dog Mcrea
Mad Dog Mcrea raise hands, lift feet and start parties wherever they play with their dance-demanding recipe of folk, pop, rock, jazz and bluegrass. Whisking up whistles, fiddles and mandolins to spectacular and infectious effect, these musical magicians are synonymous not only with a damn good party but also with quality musicianship and the odd surprise.
9.30pm Maroon Town
This nine-piece explosion of ska, rap and brassy dub is tearing up audiences around the world. Tens of thousands of people from Brazil to Jamaica, India to Canada, from Tajikistan to here in the UK will vouch for that.
Number one tracks and extensive radio play around the globe, with songs like Pound to the Dollar, Cumbia, Infernal, Ya Ya Lemme Tell Dem.
Live TV performances to audiences in their millions and glowing press coverage of both the music and the band’s attitude.
Soundtrack Hits on two major Hollywood releases and four acclaimed albums – and a new release this summer!
Maroon Town formed in Brixton, London, by two childhood pals, fusing the spirituality, and cinematic sound of classic ska with contemporary street rap and a cheeky slice of Latin funk. The band takes its inspiration from the original rebels of Maroon Town in Jamaica who fought off the colonial invaders and set up their own independent community.
Members past and present have also played with Groove Armada, Moroheeba, The Streets, Dub Pistols, Freestylers, The Heatwave, Mika, and also with numerous reggae artists out of Jamaica … the list is endless…
Maroon Town have never failed to deliver and this year the band is intent on moving it up to another level. Join us on an exhilarating ride…