As we confirm our acts, we’ll add them here and announce on our festival Facebook page.
FRIDAY 6th JULY
Static Alice have already been dubbed on 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.
The Pirates are a 6 piece band from Jersey, playing a unique brand of Ska, Rock and Gypsy Folk all rolled into one. Formed in 2011, with their punchy and abrupt songs the band have been creating a buzz in Jersey and abroad, having been asked to headline 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’. They have also played Chaos Festival as well as Sark Roots Festival in 2017. Undeniably cheeky, perhaps a little vulgar, The Pirates come with a superb party spirit and are quintessentially the perfect band for our summer festival.
SATURDAY 7th JULY
Wondergeist formed at the tail end of 2014, conceived by Peter Gilliver and Steve Wickins, following some common interests and acoustic sessions. What started as a leisurely exercise blossomed into a full album being recorded at the end of 2015. With Support from various local artistes, including Greg Harrison, Jo Lamb, Stu Ogier, Tim Adkins, Jo Rathband, Mikey Ferbrache and Peter Mitchell, the self-titled debut received much positive feedback. The Indie-folk collective have taken on a shoegaze hue since Pete Gilliver moved to London in 2016. 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.
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. With a sound that blends their Folk and Roots stylings with a Rock/Pop undertone, this upbeat six-piece is best enjoyed with your dancing boots on.
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 the listener on a magical journey.
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 February 2018.
Will Wilde has taken the harmonica way beyond its blues roots since he first emerged on the music scene in 2010. Always pushing forward, 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.
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 the night 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!
Shades of Blue
Shades of Blue are Phil de Garis (guitar) Richard (Doc) de la Moitié (drums) Geoff Davison (bass) Andy Mason (harp and percussion) and Shaun Broughton (vocals). Formed in March 2017, Shades of Blue have gigged steadily through the year playing their take on songs based mainly in the traditions of Blues and Americana with a few band favourites from other genres thrown in for good measure. Influenced by the likes of Howlin Wolf, Clapton, early Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonamassa, King King, to name a few.