Bands confirmed - in alphabetical order:-
Formed in Gloucester in 2019, 14 Units play turbocharged rock’n’roll with tunes you can dance to and words you’ll remember. Nothing fancy, no covers, just catchy songs played with passion, attitude and tongues firmly in cheeks.
We formed in late 2016 as a group of school friends who were all into rock and indie music and got into playing instruments just for a bit of fun. We were influenced by bands like Rage against the Machine, Metallica and Arctic Monkeys who were some of our favourite bands at the time. We try to carry as much passion in our performances as we can, mainly because we are having fun but also to be able to bring other people in who can enjoy music and our performance as much as we do
Blue Carpet Band (The)
Blue Carpet Band come on like Little Richard fronting The Stooges. It's The Cramps playing with Knives. It's frenzied, electrifying rock'n'roll, it's primordial punk. This is the type of savage rock'n'roll you need in your life.
Blue Carpet is a 5 piece Garage/Dirty Rock'n'Roll band based in & around London, On a mission to bring back good real music to the boring mainstream.
The Cyclepaths are a 4 piece from Derbyshire and South Yorkshire who bring a modern take on a classic 60’s garage, mod & r&b sound. By drawing on influences as diverse as post punk, indie, rock and soul, adding clever lyrics and their own brand of humour, their sound is excitingly difficult to pin down.
Shropshire-based five-piece folk rock band with an Irish twist -The Endings. Up Tempo, Good Time Music, playing originals and covers.
Fine Art Society (The) - TFAS
The Fine Art Society are a Derbyshire based Indie Rock band consisting of three mates Matt Turner, Ben Marshall and drummer Max Chambers.
Expect straight to the point no nonsense Indie Rock, songs bodged together with catchy guitar riffs, solid bass and powerful yet complex drums that blow your face off. All accompanied with lyrics that shine a light on the simple and somewhat ungracious moments in life, like consuming half your bodyweight in alcohol, getting shot down by girls you don't even want to sleep with and ending the night by falling over face first into your Doner Kebab.
Gaz Brookfield is a solo acoustic musician based in Bristol.
Since winning Acoustic magazine's 2010 Singer Songwriter of the year, he has spent his time on the road, touring the UK and Europe. In this time he has shared the stage with the likes of Levellers, Seth Lakeman, Frank Turner, New Model Army, Nick Harper, Newton Faulkner, Miles Hunt, and many more, racking up over 1000 gigs to date.
The last few years have seen Brookfield play at over 100 UK festivals, including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory, and many more, firmly cementing him as a festival favourite for the future."
Ghosts Of Men
Nicely heavy, dancey, two piece rock from Essex.
The last 4 years have seen Ghosts Of Men play over 150 festival dates and countless UK venues, sign a record deal, release an EP and an Album and then another EP, all in their third pressings, getting airtime on the BBC and Planet Rock, as well as creating 3 cutting edge music videos, and organising their own successful European tour.
Constantly building their fanbase, Adam and Clegg set out to tear into every show they play, and take their beloved audience with them.
Sometimes described as a pair of idiots with the combined mental age of 7, sometimes hailed as geniuses of the genre, it’s fair to say these two leave a lasting impression wherever they go.
Formed in 2012 Headsticks have developed their own brand of Revolutionary Punk Roots Rock'n'Roll, through constant gigging which has seen their profile continually rise alongside the growth of a fanatical fan base.
Hard hitting, emotive, yet infectious songs and melodies a-plenty have seen the band grow from being an afternoon band to a headliner at many grass roots festivals, and sub headliner at larger events too, as well as playing endless benefits, events, line ups and headline shows of their own....
Hummer are a 3-piece melodic Punk Rock band from Warrington in North West England. Inspired by such bands as Alkaline Trio, Bad Religion, Leatherface, Hot Water Music and Stiff Little Fingers, they write songs with plenty of riffs, harmonies and gritty lyrics about real life and the stuff it throws at you.
Jess Silk is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from the Black Country. Her shouty but melodic brand of folk/punk music often has her being likened to a female Frank Turner or Billy Bragg, and it gets people sitting up and listening. Armed only with an increasingly sticker-covered acoustic guitar and a distinctive, gravelly voice that many don’t expect, Jess plays to audiences up and down the UK.
Based in and around Coalville, Leicestershire. Kid Klumsy have been together a little while but are now heading further afield with their own headline shows around the UK alongside some fantastic festival slots, all day slots and support slots at larger shows.
The bands fun presence on stage and off will take songs about Pukka Pies, Dyslexic Monkeys and more to hopefully put a smile on your face, whether on stage in front of you or via your speakers.
Millie Manders and The Shutup
Millie Manders and The Shutup create cross-genre punk that is hard to ignore. With lyricism that pokes fun, draws you in or leaves you questioning social norms teamed with incredible vocal dexterity, grinding guitars, irresistible horn hooks and a pumping rhythm section, the Millie Manders Music Machine churns out more raw punk fusion than you can shake a stick at, with a huge amount of pop appeal.
“Watch this space” is a term very much worth its salt when considering the hype around Millie Manders. Her live shows electric and her songs infectious.
If you haven’t listened to her yet, you need to ……….
The Natterjacks, an indie folk trio hailing from the historic market town of Chesterfield in Derbyshire. Armed with a banjo, kick drum, harmonious melodies and ambient guitars to create an energetic live atmosphere with sing-along choruses and foot stomping banjo filled breakdowns.
"The Natterjacks" have influences from Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard, The Avett Brothers, Bombay Bicycle Club and many more.
Three piece three chord skate punk straight outta South Wales, influenced by Black Flag, Beer, Pizza and Drugs
We have played some gigs. We have recorded some discs you can buy. We drink too much. We like rollies. And pizza. We will play anywhere for any amount of money. The more you pay us, the less effort we put in and more alcohol we will drink.
Greatest Punk Band In Caldicot (and only one)
Rats from a sinking ship
"Rats from a sinking ship” have a ferocious, raw metal signature sound crying out to disaffected youth everywhere to stand against the breaking down of modern society cultures in favour of the accepted mainstream.
The driving force of this skirmishing band is to alert listeners to observe the world in a different light, calling into question the intolerable barrage of negative facts and hatred we are expected to accept via modern media and the propaganda of finance-driven elite societies.
The Silk Road
The Silk Road play Celtic Folk Punk Rock with high energy guitar, fast fiddling and driving, infectious bass and drums. Topped off with Tich Vango's cutting, gritty lyrics and acoustic guitar.
Working in the past with such acts as Ferocious Dog, The Mahones, and most recently with The Rumjacks.
The Silk Road are definitely worth checking out!
Sinful Maggie formed in 2014 and set out to show people you can have a punk band with an accordion and not play Folk, Gypsy or Celtic Punk. Based in Dorset, England they have shared bills with the likes of Buzzcocks and Slaves.
The band makes no bones about wearing their influences on their sleeves; from The Clash and Stiff Little Fingers to Dead Kennedys, The Distillers and NOFX, but they aim to bring something different to the table
Smiley & The Underclass
Smiley & The Underclass are a punky reggae noise from London via. Japan, the Uk and the Caribbean. Formed in a caravan below a motorway in 2014, they quickly captured the hearts of the underground scene with their chaotic and incendiary live shows put together in squats and disused venues across the capital.
Mind-melting guitars collide with razor-sharp lyrics and crushing baselines to move your mind, body and soul till they're lying knackered on the roadside. The Underclass energy carries a new sound to unite all punk rockers and roots rebels of the modern era.
The urgency is real. With planetary chaos on the cards and social unrest all-over, Smiley & The Underclass are the perfect soundtrack for these times. All you have to do is tune in..
In ya face cheese Disco Glam punk. Glunk with added Bisto. Actually we ran out of Bisto so we are running on high octane rocket fuel.
What we do is take mostly 1970s pop songs and do our own very striped down and garagy primitive take on them. Much the same way that the Cramps would take 50s and 60s songs and do their thing to them. Most people don’t see us as a cover band and most gigs we get asked to play are strictly originals nights ! but the sight of a venue full of metal heads or Punks or whoever singing and moshing to Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep is bizarre. and somewhere over the rainbow in the style of the Ramones!
Static Kill started off in 2012 doing acoustic covers but quickly moved on to writing their own material. An acoustic mini album, "We All Bleed The Same" was released in 2015; after which they decided to give playing full electric a go in 2018 and haven't looked back, though they still do the odd acoustic show. A new full length electric album, "Stand Well Back" is due late 2019. The band have played over 200 shows with many high level support slots and are Rebellion favourites
THIS IS NOT A DRILL
Fast political 3 piece punk band from South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire formed in late 2016 featuring former members of Chewed Up, Trioxin Cherry and Brainfreeze.
They have just released their second album ‘Fight Like A Girl’ on Will Be Betrayed and Hooligan Media records.
The ever-entertaining Verbal Warning are a Nottingham punk rock institution, having played their first gig back in 1980.
The current incarnation has been gigging for 15 years and have released three well-received albums.
They have shared stages with many of the biggest names from punk rock's heyday, are a favourite at festivals all over the country, and still provide an energetic live show with their mixture of politics, comedy and duck throwing!
Pounding Drums, driving Bass and screeching Guitar flit hand in hand with melodic Mandolin, partial nudity and attitude filled lyrics.
When The Whipjacks hit the stage, it's time to raise your drink and try not to spill it on your mates, which is easier said than done.
The Five piece band hail from the lazy little city of Worcester and over the last few years they have worked hard to earn their place in the world of live music.
The Whipjacks bring a foot-stomping, rampage of energy to the stage and the emphasis of their brand of 'Speed folk' is entertainment, not self indulgence.
15 year old modern-ish folk singer/songwriter from Clowne, Derbyshire. Grew up listening to folk music and rock and has grown a love for it from there. Mainly originals with a few covers thrown in here and there. And new on the music scene only playing his first gig in June 2019. As a musician once said, with an old guitar and croaky voice, he's had comments like "a festival favourite in the making" should be good. And local too, only 7 minutes down the road from here, should be a fun time.