DISCOVER THE ARTISTS
In November 2003, at the age of nineteen, Melua released her first album, Call Off the Search, which reached the top of the United Kingdom album charts and sold 1.8 million copies in its first five months of release. Her latest album 'Live In Concert Feat Gori Women's Choir' is out now.
King Charles started writing songs aged 17 and become the first UK winner of the International Songwriting Competition. He has since toured with Laura Marling, Noah & The Whale and Mumford & Sons. His new album 'Out Of My Mind' is out now
Solo set from NIck Milwright. Forming in Melbourne in the mid 2000's, Blackchords quickly made a name for themselves when the chilling yet beautiful music video for their debut single ‘Broken Bones’ Their music has since featured in TV shows including Orange Is The New Black, Underbelly & Shameless. After a hiatus they are back with new material on the way.
Her highly praised debut album 'Marching to Another Beat' received steady support at 6music from the likes of Lauren Laverne and Steve Lamacq and syncs on both MTV and Netflix.
Natalie Shay is a 20 year old multi award-winning, indie pop/rock artist from North London. Deemed as one of London’s hottest emerging talents. New single 'Yesterday' premiered on Billboard magazine
HELEN McCOOKERY BOOK
Helen McCookerybook was founder member of The Chefs and Helen and the Horns, both recorded sessions for John Peel. Now a solo artist, she gigs in the UK, Europe and beyond and features regularly on BBC6 music.
Hailing from Camden, Lili Caseley is a singer and songwriter who creates soulful pop about love, experiences past and present. Her songs are influenced by her Portuguese and French heritage and take influence from her favourite poets and pop stars.
Garnering instant validation from Gen-Z internet, her debut single “BTEC Lily Allen” immediately went viral across TikTok to rack up over 360K views and 90K likes, thanks to the track’s universally relatable message.
Sophie Penman is a 20 year old singer-songwriter based in Edinburgh. She was a top 10 finalist out of 2,800 entrants across the UK and Australia in the Listen Up Music Songwriter’s competition and was a highly commended entrant in the Song Academy UK Young Songwriters Competition.
Alysha Ramos, known as “Alysha” is a British singer-songwriter of Indian and Cuban descent. In September 2019, she released her debut single “David Attenborough” which later followed up with a debut EP, “Midnight Rendezvous” in January 2020 in which she worked with producers such as AKA Block and David Tickle. At the moment she is continuing to work with many more established producers and is working on a sophomore EP. Alysha has also appeared in countless magazines, from Lewis magazine to Wonderland and has been the cover girl for both Rollacoaster and Galore magazine.
Her debut single 'Do You Notice Me' is about to drop which makes Regan Riley the freshest new artist on the bill. Do U Notice Me? is an indie-pop record that discusses the pitfalls of relationships, made up with guitar and grooving percussion with sporadic synth lines. The track has a 90s feel, with the vocal production being reminiscent to that of The Cardigan’s Nina Persson.
BADLY DRAWN BOY
We're delighted to welcome Mercury Music Prize winner Badly Drawn Boy to our virtual stage as our Saturday headliner. Q Magazine named Badly Drawn Boy in their list of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die" so if you haven't already seen him, this is your chance! New single 'I Just Wanna Wish You Happiness' is out now
Jazz Morley is fast-rising singer-songwriter whose beautiful, emotive songwriting has earned
comparisons to established stars like Jessie Ware and Alicia Keys.
Last year saw Jazz Morley shine at BST Hyde Park, support Tom Jones at Live At Chelsea, Lisa
Stansfield on her UK tour, including the Royal Albert Hall in London, and George Benson at L’Olympia
in Paris, as well as two dates at the Eventim Apollo in London.
Musician, entrepreneur and film maker A former freestyle rap battle champion, and radio presenter on BBC Asian Network, his music has landed him on MTV, Kiss FM, BBC Radio and XFM. Mic Assassin is a force of nature.
As 1/2 of the Hip-Hop Duo Streetz-n-Young, Deuces opened for Lupe Fiasco, now as a solo artist his 2nd solo album "Son of a Soldier" was inspired by his father's old rap book.
Monad is the Dream Pop project of Tel-Aviv based artist and producer Eshchar Nachmany. Monad combines pulsing synth textures with woozy vocals, compressed hip-hop drum patterns and fuzzy shoegaze melodies. Support has come from from Clash, Line of Best Fit, EARMILK, Indie Shuffle, NTS Radio, and Spotify's freshest editorial playlists to name a few.
With influences from Rachmaninoff to Radiohead and Mendelssohn to Massive Attack, Zaritza fuses styles and cultures to create sophisticated, relatable, contemporary electro pop.
This four-piece started making music together after they connected at university. They formed a songwriting team to write and produce music for other artists, racking up credits with their unique, powerfully emotive style; most notably ‘All Night Long’ by Jonas Blue & Retrovision, which hit top spots in streaming charts around the world and the No.1 spot in the Japanese iTunes Dance Chart.
AXI [ak-see] is the solo recording project of Australian-born multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Adrien Nookadu. With an accumulative play count of over 30 million across his Youtube & Facebook channels, as well as writing credits on platinum selling records for various artists in the United Kingdom, the 23-year old's soul-led brand of pop/r&b fusion has already began to resonate with audiences around the globe.
A unique voice emerging from Soho’s bohemian arts scene, experimental songwriter Brudini has attracted praise from NYC punk manager legend Danny Fields (Iggy Pop, The Ramones, The Doors) for his erudite approach to music and lyricism.
Janet Devlin was the first X-Factor contestant it was ok to love. Her new confessional folk-pop song 'Away With The Fairies' follows three dark, defiant releases leading up to her eagerly-anticipated studio album Confessional which is set for release on May 1st 2020 a week before she hits our virtual stage as our festival opener.
With Influences ranging from Dua Lipa to Karen Carpenter, Lexie is an exciting artist with a sound thats firmly of the present but shaped by the past. Leicester born 'Lexie', is a UK based Pop-Soul Artist, and has been Touring worldwide, in support of her infectious new single 'Can't Keep His Jeans On' Discover below
Best known for an unpredictable blend of pop-rock songs that have made her a festival staple and a favourite on Radio 2 and seen her guest on multiple TV programmes and host her own Americana radio show, the straight-talking Scot has also opened for Coldplay, collaborated with Embrace, had a chart-topping dance hit and starred alongside Marti Pellow in a musical.
MARK KING (LEVEL 42) & MARLEE
Formed on the Isle of Wight in 1979 Level 42 had a string of hits in the 80s and 90s including Lessons In Love & Something About You. We are excited to welcome Mark King & his daughter Marlee to close our festival on Sunday night.
THE DAYDREAM CLUB
The Daydream Club are a multi-genre, award winning husband and wife duo comprising of Adam and Paula Pickering, with over 100 Million Streams and one goal - to make music they’re proud of. The duo have built up support from the BBC, Burberry, Acoustic Magazine, Rolling Stone, Level Films, Channel 4, the Hype Machine’s most influential music blogs, Spotify and Apple.
Born in East London and spending his young years writing music in Sydney, Australia, Harry Heart received Triple J (AU) radio rotation and toured Australia before he had finished high school.
Featuring an Aussie frontman, a badass female drummer and soulful guitar, WD-HAN is bringing the blues back.
“If you aren’t listening close enough, it’s easy to mistake them for a triple-A radio staple . . . Retitled Remastered could be the first of several signs that The Solars would, and then did, make it big.” DigBoston’s 15 Best EPs of 2017.
Hazey Jane are an Indie-Folk quartet based in Hackney, London. Their mesmerising songs combine traditional folk storytelling with arena sized pop hooks, swooning four part vocal harmonies with fingerpicked acoustic motifs and delicate electric guitar lines.
Emerging from the dust-filled, DOLBY stereo enhanced Hi-Fi's of Birmingham's concrete encased inner-city comes T8PES. Bringing his brand of audio-form marmite to an already deeply divided nation, Alternative Electronic Hip Hop never sounded so 'subject to opinion'.
A devastating songwriting talent this ‘rising singer-songwriter had the crowd eating out of her hands’ (The Independent) and is simply ‘not to be missed’ (Time Out). The ‘powerful’ (Evening Standard) songstress defies easy classification, with a sound blending folk, soul, blues and country.
A Chicago transplant, currently based out of New York City, KiTTN is a rapper who prides herself on unique lyricism and wordplay. She has been musically inclined since her teenage years as a contrabass player in high school. Transforming her poetry and short stories into songs over the years, KiTTN continues to redefine her music through dynamic studio recordings encapsulated by jive, funk, hip-hop and edm.
Discover SEIL LIEN a Scottish singer singer with Chinese heritage and a wow voice. If you like your music dark, intense and stormy, SEIL LIEN could just be your favourite new artist. Check out her debut album Shatter below.
Asthmatic Harp is the musical moniker of Danish born, Glasgow based songwriter and composer Hannah Fredsgaard-Jones. Through the ethereal autoharp, gentle guitar strumming hushed and tumbling melodies , Asthmatic Harp is synonymous with a sound that manages to be comforting, folksy, eerie and personal, all at once.
The Doctors of Madness are “the missing link between David Bowie and The Sex Pistols” (The Guardian). We're delighted to welcome Richard 'Kid' Strange to our virtual stage.
Forty years after they imploded, they are back, with 'Dark Times' an album seething with lyrical anger and passion. It is the most potent and incisive musical dissection of modern life and contemporary politics released this decade.