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Main Stage - Daytime
A host of talented musicians entertaining our crowd during Saturday and Sunday between 12-5pm
Sponsored by Yaoh
12.00 Ian Haywood
1.00 Jen Jen
4.00 Fifi Rong
5.00 Ellie Jacobs
1.00 King Lear
3.00 Robin Mitchell
4.00 Mitchell and Vincent
12.00 - Ian Haywood
Ian is a vegan composer and pianist. His music is inspired by the natural world in which we live and by the animals that we share it with. His passion is to use his music to help promote veganism and respect for nature. He will share this inspiration with us so that together we can make the world a better place.
Singer/songwriter JENJEN's debut album ENTER, a blend of lazy guitars, Native percussion, haunting strings and whalesong was reviewed in Acoustic magazine (Sept 2012) as 'Eerily reminiscent of the late Sandy Denny.. with songs that just ooze chill out..perfect for those long hot summer festival days'
Infamous DJ of the 90's, JENJEN was resident at top clubs across the UK and Amsterdam. Her last band, Snipe were quoted as being 'the next best thing to come out of Bristol after Portishead and Massive Attack' (Logo mag).
Jen is currently working on her second album, a blend of funky beats, ethnic percussion, guitars and crystal singing bowls
'Something a little fresh and different'
Cheshire-Based, "The Robin Pierce Band" are going from strength to strength pushing their unique brand of Folk/Rock upon audiences across the country, with their debut record 'Old Friend' gaining extensive radio play on BBC Manchester, BBC Stoke & BBC Three Counties to name but a few. Now gigging up & down the country with recent shows in London, Liverpool, Manchester, York and Leeds. Sharing the Stage with Ed Sheeran, The Futureheads, The Levellers & Ocean Colour Scene. The "RPB" are said to be a "refreshing new take on the typical acoustic pop sound" with influences from the likes of Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Dallas Green and Mumford & Sons.
Originating from Beijing, Fifi Rong is a unique singer, songwriter and producer currently living in London. Subtly nuancing her vocal delivery with a traditional Chinese flair, Fifi constantly experiments across Alternative Rock, Ambient Electronica, Future Garage and Post-Dubstep in her production.
Recent collaborations with Tricky, Q3000, Orlogin, Whitesqaure and many more inspiring artists around the world, have broadened Fifi's audience and made her one to keep a close watch on. Fifi's own releases include 'Over You' and remixes, and , album 'Wrong', a collection of her personally work fully written, produced and mixed by herself.
My name is Ellie Jacobs, from Exmouth Devon. I write and perform all my own music and have just recorded my third album called 'Written in the Rubble'. My music is an acoustic/folk style. I believe every song should have a meaning, I am inspired by current events in the world as well as my own experiences in life. I share my music with the hope that to someone somewhere it will mean something.
Rainy and The Dust is the live project of Bristol-based singer/songwriter Rainy, who's currently performing solo while he records his next album. Rainy brings to the stage beautiful rootsy-acoustic world grooves, infused with the positivity of his lyrics and tied together by an eclectic and laid-back musical style.
A favourite on BBC Radio Bristol, Radio Cardiff and Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Music show among others, Rainy has played at the likes of Glastonbury, Beachbreak, Lakefest (supporting Reef alongside Toploader), Goldcoast Oceanfest (supporting Ash Grunwald, Ben Howard and Ed Sheeran) and many other festivals and venues across the UK. Often compared to the likes of Dave Matthews, G-Love and Paul Simon…. in truth, his music has nuances of all of the above... and something else entirely!
“Is this the new west coast sound? Like Bill Withers on a surf board or a slacker generation Paul Simon. Rainy’s laid-back grooves get under your skin" - Justin Adams (Robert Plant and the Strange Sensations & Tinariwen producer, BBC3 world music award winner '08).
"Soundtrack to the summer!" - Sophie Oliver (BBC Radio Bristol)
King Lear is the stage name for Australian indie-folk singer songwriter, Lear Hodgkins.
Growing up in a musical family of eight children, Lear developed a palate for a wide range of musical styles. From his experience with jug band, blues, jazz and bluegrass to country, rock, pop and folk, Lear has forged himself a sound uniquely his own.
Lear’s distinct voice is both sweeping and captivating, commanding attention through his lyrical storytelling. At times as rough as the ocean and others as smooth as the sea, it’s hard not to be swept up in the timelessness and authenticity of this dynamic performer.
In the decade that Lear has been performing with his family band the Perch Creek Family Jugband, he has played the Sydney Opera House, has guested with Gotye, toured Europe and the UK twice and played countless venues and festivals across Australia.
Robin grew up in Bristol, and the variety of his musical influences reflects the city's own bustling multiculturalism. His ever-changing band plays guerrilla gigs around Bristol and further afield, and between shows he scurries down to his basement studio to continue to generate a prolific musical outpouring. Robin's poetic lyrics, soft vocal and fumbling guitar style lend a melancholic, folky undertone to an otherwise expansive and boldy diverse catalogue of songs. Robin has a growing fanbase thanks to fun and creative live performances in his home town, and he has connected with a global audience by featuring on internet compilations such as the Mercedes-Benz Mixtape.
David Mitchell and Graham Vincent are an acoustic duo based in Dorset and Somerset who play lively traditional music from the British Isles on Fiddle and Guitar. Much of their set is instrumental but this is mixed in with a few broadly traditional songs.
Playing at festivals, concerts and events all over the South West and beyond, they have been described as performing, "Distinctive yet fresh traditional folk," and musicians who "tell stories with their melodies".
Not every unsigned artist can count Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey amongst their fans but singer/songwriter D'lys can do just that. Described by BBC Radio as "simply superb", D'lys was requested to perform at the star's Celebrity Gala in November last year. Her hauntingly beautiful voice, catchy melodies and poignant lyrics have also led her to open concerts for many household names such as Joss Stone's band "Yes Sir Bos" and multi-platinum selling ‘The Streets' vocalist Leo. Performing today accompanied by just acoustic guitar, D'lys will be captivating festival goers with songs from her indie/soul debut album "Find Me An Angel".