Live music

 

Discover the best of British Unsigned Music on the Live Music Stage this Summer. We continue to support emerging talent, exciting new bands and solo artists, so come to the festival and find your new favourite artist on the main stage or at the brand new acoustic stage in the Vip tent.

 

Brighton

Axel Jansson

The sounds of the 60’s and 70’s influence the gritty, husky, heartfelt tone that you’ll find in Axel Jansson’s music, infusing lush melodies with alternative rock and a big dose of bold pop. “It’s exactly the sort of well-crafted acoustic-driven pop that deserves to find a large and welcoming audience here in the UK and beyond.” – Record Of The Day July 2016.

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Saturday 29th April - 17.00

Ennor

Taking their name from the sunken kingdom that formed the Isles of Scilly, ENNOR came together after writer-singer Tom Elliott left the far coast of Penzance for London with a suitcase full of songs.

The bands’ infectious sound of folk tinged rock combined with alternative, driving drums and guitars established itself in the capital but the songs tell a story of journeys across the South West and a longing for the Cornish sea.

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Sunday 30th April - 16.00

Fifth Floor

Fifth Floor is a Swedish duo with modern country, pop and rock influences. Two lead vocalists, strong harmonies and a knack for writing songs that stay in your head is what makes Fifth Floor a breath of fresh air on the London music scene and are on a mission to further push country music and strong female fronted acts into the spotlight.

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Saturday 29th April - 14.00

Frankie Furlow

From modern social commentary to alternative insight into emotional situations, Frankie Furlow deliver beautiful songs via stellar performances you can’t take your eyes off. Merging genres to create an innovative yet accessible sound, Frankie Furlow move you from thought provoking to heart wrenching lyrics with ease, with unforgettable hooks and a mind blowing ability to make you feel.

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Saturday 29th April - 15.00 & 18.00

Monday 1st May - 16.00

Half Crown

Brighton Based Half Crown are one of the most exciting new live bands around. A very cool and original mis of Alternative Rock: "Funk-fused Blues, Rock & Roll, with a French kiss of Hip-Hop" gives a clue to their unique style. their stunning and exhilarating performances and catchy songs have built them a loyal following in Brighton. The band have recently returned from a tour of the West Coast of America and have an exciting 2017 ahead.

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Catch Half Crown:

Saturday 29th April - 13.00 & 16.00

Sunday 30th April - 14.00

Monday 1st May - 13.00 & 17.00

Hannah Dorman

British singer songwriter Hannah Dorman brings her unique style to the genre. With the emphasis on Pop/Pock, there’s a dusting of Country to be heard in all her songs. Lyrically mature, honest and relatable, Hannah delivers her songs with her distinct raw vocal power and a personable presence. This dedicated singer will draw you in with catchy melodies and a driven rhythm section.

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Catch Hannah Dorman:

Monday 1st May - 14.00

Hot House

Kent based band Hot House have exploded onto the London live scene in the last few months with a fresh take on jazz funk with an indie twist. Clever songwriting, infectious melodies, and a stunning live set underpin their very current feel. Hot House were picked out to headline at London's Indpendent Music Day festival and more festivals

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Sunday 30th April - 17.00

Michael Baker

Michael Baker is a Brighton based singer songwriter who pours his heart and soul into his music with beautiful honesty.

"Gorgeous soothing singer songwriter that would give Ben Howard a run for his money". Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6, Fresh On The Net
" A raw honesty that captivates you?" - Mahogany Blog

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Catch Michael Baker:

Sunday 30th April - 11.00

Rich Somers

Rich Somers is a British born acoustic blues singer songwriter.
With the release of two previous albums “Terracotta skies” (2008) and “Back on Bourbon street” (2013) , A new album is currently being worked on.
Inspired by musicians in the mould of Ray Charles and Eric Bibb, Rich’s distinctive soulful voice sits comfortably amongst some exquisite acoustic blues licks, and a groove to seduce.Rich Somers, has teamed up with The Brighton School of singing and formed a big and fresh sounding Gospel Blues band.
The Voodoo girls could easily transport you to America’s deepest South ,with their stunning harmonies and gospel style support for the whisky soaked voice of Somers.
Rich Somers is a Brighton born acoustic blues singer songwriter.

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Saturday 29th April - 11.00

Monday 1st May - 11.00

Ruby Confue

Swindon born and London based singer, artist and rapper Ruby Confue blends a hotpot of different genres . Jazz, Hip Hop, Blue Eyed Soul, Neo Soul, Psychedelic Rock, RnB, Floetry, Spoken Word and alternative into a winning live performance that is both old skool and very urban.

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Sunday 30th April - 13.00

Sean Jackson Band

Hailing from LIncolnshire and London based, The Sean Jackson Band describe themselves as "Non pretentious DIY Country Blues Rock". Expect to hear smoky vocals, exhilarating guitar playing and song very catchy songs from one of London's most popular bands.

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Monday 1st May - 15.00

Si Connelly

Brighton based Singer-Songwriter Si Connelly released his debut album Youth / War / Joy via West One Music. Produced by Chris Potter (The Verve, Blur) and Dom Morley (Amy Winehouse, Adele). The featured track "Hurt You" attained sync rotation with ITV and Fox. Since then Si's self-released track Lion House has had an exceptional response with many releases lined up for this new phase as a solo artist in 2017.

"Destined for great things" - The Observer
"Very fine track" - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6, Fresh On The Net
"Captivating and Intimate" - Richer Unsigned

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Catch Si Connelly:

Saturday 29th April - 12.00

Sunday 30th April - 12.00

Monday 1st May - 12.00

Tenth Electric

London based Tenth Electric deliver powerful and lush electro pop rock which combines a retro feel in a current way. Sincerely crafted lyrics, gorgeous harmonies and some very heartfelt songs have seen them become festival favourites around the UK and headline for Independent Music Day, The Roof Gardens and more in the Capital.

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Catch Tenth Electric:

Sunday 30th April - 15.00 & 18.00