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The Adelaides

The Adelaides are a British country-pop trio from Birmingham, England, formed of Paris Georgia, Alicia Alba and Abi Phillips. In February 2018, they played the entrance stage for the Script in Birmingham, and in March performed at the C2C Festival at the London O2 – supporting Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Emmylou Harris and a plethora of other country Legends.
We are honoured that they will be our UK headliners this weekend.

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Static Alice

Static Alice have already been dubbed one of the hardest working bands out there.
Having supported for acts such as ‘Brother and Bones’ and ‘Evarane’ Static Alice are making their mark with their debut album ‘The Ghost of Common Sense’. The album has received high acclaim having had ‘Southern Star’ played on BBC Radio 1 and the album featured on various radio stations in the south of the UK.

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The PIRATES

The Pirates are a six piece band from Jersey, playing a unique brand of ska, rock and gypsy folk all rolled into one. Formed in 2011, the band have been creating a buzz in Jersey and beyond, having headlined the second stage tent at Penn Festival (UK) 2013 and 2014. 2015 saw the re-release of the bands first EP ‘Loose Cannon’ and the release of their debut album ‘Filthy Bilge’. Undeniably cheeky, perhaps a little vulgar, The Pirates come with a superb party spirit and are quintessentially the perfect band for our summer festival.


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The RECKS

The Recks are an alternative five piece band hailing from Sark, whose genre-bending repertoire includes gypsy jazz, folk, reggae, indie, hip-hop and rock. The band set out to write contemporary multi-genre music with a roots-based foundation and quickly amassed a full set of lively, infectious songs that began to set crowds alight at packed out Festival tents around the UK and France. Positive reviews followed from MTV News, Q Magazine and Drowned in Sound, with the latter declaring them “the new kings of schizophrenic folk.”


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Wondergeist

Wondergeist formed at the tail end of 2014, conceived by Peter Gilliver and Steve Wickins. Leisurely acoustic sessions soon blossomed into a full album recorded at the end of 2015. The indie-folk collective have taken on a shoegaze hue since Pete moved to London – with a second album in progress, expect new songs as they look forward to playing in Sark again. Influences include The Cribs, Radiohead and Ane Brun.

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The Space Pirates of Rocquaine

Born from an unplugged night in a storm-battered public bar on Guernsey’s west coast, The Space Pirates of Rocquaine have been a constant on the island’s live scene since 2008. Their songwriting draws heavily on Guernsey’s heritage and mostly finds influence in local lore and folktales. 

They come with a sound that blends their folk and roots stylings with a rock/pop undertone, this upbeat six piece is best enjoyed with your your dancing boots on.

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Tom O'Reilly & the Swaggers

An award winning band from Cornwall playing a rich mixture of original Cornish green-grass, folk and country songs. They weave memories and lore; striking colourful impressions of the verdant Cornish landscape, its surrounding sea and the haunts of both its living and dead. This is fresh and heartfelt music, guaranteed to take you on a magical journey. 

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TANTALE

A tantalising formation of feisty rock, sublime melody and infectious groove, Tantale are difficult to categorise due to their capricious desires toward serene and the psychotropic sonic. Their first two albums ‘The Known Elements’ and ‘Just Add Vice’ are soon to be joined by ‘Tightrope’, due for release in 2018.

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WILL WILDE BAND

Will Wilde has taken the harmonica way beyond its blues roots since he first emerged on the music scene in 2010, always evolving and redefining his sound. On his latest album, ‘Bring it on Home’, Wilde’s hard-edged harmonica steals the spotlight from the traditional rock guitar, with a sound that owes as much to Jimmy Page or Ritchie Blackmore as it does to Sonny Boy Williamson or Little Walter.

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The Honest Crooks

Have you got your skanking shoes on? The Honest Crooks hit the Guernsey music scene in 2015 playing a mixture of ska, punk and reggae music designed to make you to dance like an idiot. Over the last three years the ‘Crooks’ have played countless shows across the Channel Islands and have had the pleasure of supporting punk legends Sham 69 and UK Reggae stalwarts The Skints amongst many others. Picking up Naomi Burton on Sax and Keys on the way, The Honest Crooks are sure to get the party going!

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PARISH 13

All the way from Jersey, Parish 13 incorporate traditional gypsy, shanty, folk and storytelling influences with an up to date feel. The line up of mandolin, mandocello, violin and bass produce an unusual interpretation with a leaning towards the more melodic.


Matt Bonneville and the Cage Shakers

Jive away to classic 50s (with a bit of poetic licence of course) rock & roll, rhythm & blues, skiffle, rockabilly, country, doo-wop and beat music, by bands/singers such as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, The Stray Cats, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Cash and many more!


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Shades of Blue

Formed in March 2017, Shades of Blue are influenced by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Eric Clapton, early Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonamassa and King King, to name a few.


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ReNTOCLEAN

How about this for a musical genre... Guernseypunkyreggaefunkyhiphoprockblues?!

A drinking group with a music problem, Rentoclean from Guernsey specialise in ska/reggae but also play jazz, blues and punk.

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BEANJAM

BeanJam are a three piece semi acoustic band, joined by several other musicians. They play many original tracks and loads of re-worked tracks. “We’re kinda modern folk, but not tied to any style – funk, rock & soul also features!”

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BOONDOGGLE

Boondoggle is a jazz/folk band based in Guernsey, made up of three members from Leeds, Oxford and Toulouse. Carrie (vocals) and Rod (guitar), started playing and writing together a few years ago, inspired by quirky lyrics and lively sounds. Dennis on saxophone, clarinet and harmonica brings a jazz influence to the three piece. Boondoggle has played its way around Guernsey, Sark and Alderney for the last two years and hopes to one day even make it all the way to Herm!

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TEC GGB

This Guernsey incarnation of ‘Pete Frampton’s Escape Committee’ known as ‘TEC GBG’ has been going for about 20 years. Pete Frampton... & Chums...
& Friends... & The Incinerators... & The Raviators... & some blokes he met in a pub. You guessed it. Pete is the leader and, although he has been based in UK since 70s, his Guernsey Chums have joined him for many Cobo Balcony and Castle Cornet nights. Expect some great interpretations of classic songs.

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THE WAR POETS

The War Poets are one of the top Americana bands in the Channel Islands, performing their own idiosyncratic mix of country, western swing, blues and original material. Fronted by Song Writing Academy national semi-finalist Jim Delbridge, and featuring some Guernsey’s best known musicians, they appear in a number of different line-ups. Look out for musicianship of the highest standard and songs to match.

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TUMBLEWEED

Vocal harmony, melodic, foot stomping nonsense, or if you prefer: “Tumbleweed are a blend of country, folk and easy rock backed by thick vocal harmonies and melodic slide guitar”.


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SEIGNEUR HEDGE VEG

Seigneur Hedge Veg’s original, “beautifully crafted, brilliantly humorous folk songs” (Guernsey Press, June 2017) tell the hair-raising stories of rural backwaters, covering everything from a sexy scarecrow to a haunted tractor. Fresh from recording their debut album, Dave Herschel (guitars, vocals); Derek Beatty (mandolin, vocals) and Andy Mason (harmonica, percussion, vocals) create a heart-warming, toe-tapping, belly-laughing, thigh-slapping hybrid of folk and blues, poking fun at island life using a sharp and pointy stick.

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Daryl James

Hailing from Snowdonia on the dramatic North Wales coast, gritty rock/blues/raw acoustic roots musician Daryl James was playing guitar and drums as far back as he can remember. Having toured UK and Europe with many top bands including Buffo’s Wake and The Junk, in 2012 he hit the road with just a ruc-sac and guitar, to pursue an exciting new solo career.

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Jim Delbridge

A Guernsey musician and songwriter who has spent most of his life performing live on stage in various bands across the whole of Europe. He has always written songs, carrying around a notebook to write down ideas. Rock Paper Scissors is his first solo album, just a small sample of more than one hundred songs written during the past 35 years.

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SCOTT & MARIA

Scott and Maria are an eclectic acoustic singer songwriter duo. In their ‘Bright Star’ album release you’ll hear many influences from folk, soul, rock, indie and feel good acoustic melodies. Scott has Celtic roots but grew up in the heart of Wessex. Maria also has Celtic Irish and Greek roots. The combination of their fiery strong voices and worldly influences has created a unique sound and medicine for our times.

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Ellis Freijser

The roots of singer songwriter Ellis Freijser lie in the region of Zaanstreek in the Netherlands. She started playing guitar about 6 years ago. She writes her own songs about various aspects of life in the genre of singer-songwriter.

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HOOLIO

Hoolio is a singer/songwriter based in Jersey, Channel Islands. Hoolio is currently working on new releases for 2018 with Right There Records.

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