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Another great acoustic act added to the line-up

Hannah Brown is a 16-year-old singer songwriter born in London on January 12th, 2000. Her musical genre is contemporary folk.

Hannah Brown

In addition to singing, Hannah plays guitar, piano, ukulele and harmonica. When she was two years old her parents temporarily moved to the Maltese island of Gozo, where they ended up staying for 14 years. The family will be moving back to the UK in 2016 where Hannah will be studying music at a Brighton college.

She grew up listening to the likes of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, John Martyn and Tracy Chapman being played at home; not only has she been influenced by these musicians but also has favourites of her own including Laura Marling, Ben Howard, Paolo Nutini and Damien Rice.

Hannah began performing at the age of ten in school concerts,...

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Punchy vocals and infectious riffs

Alt Rock artist Raya Rose is the latest songwriter to watch from the Brighton Music scene. Taking influence from bands such as Arctic Monkeys, The Pretty Reckless and Halestorm her punchy vocals and infectious riffs will leave you begging for more. With the debut E.P “X’s with A Kiss” out later this year, and a live show that makes the ground tremble. She’s on stage on Saturday, you’ll be sorry if you missed her.

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Rip-roaring Alt-Folk band on Friday

Noble Jacks are a rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof raising energy and whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together with a mixture of upbeat folky footstompin’ rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet uptempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines. Noble Jacks have a relentless gigging schedule, stompin’ their way round the south of England, and recently released their debut EP, Gun Hill.


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Check out Jesse Walton

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Imagine sitting in the sun, beer in hand and listening to great music…

With his diverse and creative blend of ambient folk and country, Jesse Walton is emerging as a leading talent in musical composition and performance. His wide-­ranging portfolio illustrates his wealth of musical know-how and ability to develop bespoke composition.

With a unique and innovative style, this dynamic, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter is sure to ignite the music scene in 2016.

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Gypsy Jazz, Rockabilly and swinging Country on a Saturday afternoon

Led by singer-song-writer Gabriella Romano, Ella and The Blisters are fast emerging as one of the most exciting new bands on the thriving London roots scene. Fusing Gypsy Jazz, Rockabilly, and swinging Country into a fantastically catchy whole, the band combine vocals, guitar, bass, drums, fiddle, accordion, trumpet and trombone to make for a  wonderfully original, almost orchestral joyous roots stew. A triumphant festival act, guaranteed to warm your heart, move your feet and engage you in their performance from beginning to end.


They were recently nominated as one of London’s best  bands of 2015 with London Unsigned and rapidly creeping into the UK festival scene having performed at Secret Garden Party, Red Rooster, Greenbelt Festival and London Folk Festival, among other...

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Scallywags on Saturday

Playing a melodic, infectious array of tantalising aural delights Duncan Disorderly and the Scallywags live performances are not to be missed. Powerfully spouting a colourful blend of reggae, rumba and gypsy swing with spicy latin roots and a shiny African soul their live performances are a genuine ray of sunshine, instantly transporting your thoughts to a brighter place with feel good vibrations and catchy melodies the Scallywags are sure to keep you dancing.

Duncan Disorderly & The Scallywags

If you’ve been to any festival over the past three years, chances are you’ll have at least heard talk of The Scallywags legendary live sets yes, they have previously performed in little more than their birthday suits.

They contrast high energy, upbeat skank-your-socks-off solos with the chilled, relaxed vibe th...

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INSTILL, the band that doesn’t fit…

Once described by KERRANG as a band with no genre, pretty much sums INSTILL up. A band that don’t fit into any Rock, Metal or Alternative bracket, and never will. Have you ever heard a band write a song about a Chainsaw Accident or riding Pedalos and make it work with the whole crowd singing?

Since their early formation in 2005 rehearing relentlessly in an Army Barracks and since touring all over the UK several times with the like of Thunder, Skindred, Hayseed Dixie and (Hed)pe, even as support to Radio 1’s Huw Stephens! INSTILL continue to define themselves as one of the strongest and fun live acts around.

After some time out 2016 sees the band back on stage, fresh from the release of ‘Live at SW19’...

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Skaciety booked to play Friday Night



Skaciety (pronounced the way you’d pronounce society) are a Ska-Punk band formed three years ago when Aiden Lamb (Bass/Lead Vocals), Benjamin Davison (Trombone/Backing Vocals), Harry Whatrup (Trumpet/Backing Vocals) Logan Haddrell (Guitar) and Will Freed (Drums) met at school in Sittingbourne, Kent.

Despite the fact the band are all still at school and college, they have played numerous gigs and festivals across the UK including appearances for the last two years at Blackpool’s Rebellion Festival where songwriter and lead vocalist Aiden celebrated both his sixteenth and seventeenth birthdays.

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Ferocious Dog confirmed to headline 2016

Ferocious Dog

Ferocious Dog offer a full-on six-piece sound that encompasses folk infused with rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations. The combination of instruments creates a palette of sound that offers infinite variations: going in hard to get people up and moving, or slipping into melodic passages and dub-like fusions.

With their unique, aggressive yet feel-good music they tear up venues across the country often bringing their faithful Hell Hounds along for the ride.

Having played on the same billing as the Levellers, Oysterband and Wonderstuff, Ferocious Dog are carrying on the tradition of folk rock the way it was meant to be done.

For many years Ferocious Dog have appeared at small venues and pubs, until in 2009 where the band were given the opportunity to play at Bearded Theory Festival, they w...

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