13.10 - 13.45
CHARLIE DON'T SURF
Rutland's 2008 Battle of the Bands winners, this Uppingham 4-piece play innovative, progressive alt-rock with nods to Franz Ferdinand. www.thewednesdays.com
14.05 - 14.40
Dazzling exposition of world music on a vast range of instruments like fiddle, keyboard, sax, flute mandola, guitar, percussion & spare parts from the kitchen sink! Veterans of Glastonbury - Riverside Stage debut.
14.55 - 15.30
One of the best rockabilly bands in the UK, with a reputation for their exhilarating live performances including members of the band jumping off the drum kit, standing on the double bass and even setting fire to the cymbals!
2007's Peterborough Brewery Tap Battle of the Bands winners, full-on indie rock assault influenced by Biffy Clyro, QOTSA, Foo Fighters and Led Zep and Aerosmith. www.myspace.com/acerworld
Infectious pop-rock with catchy melodies, lush vocal harmonies and high-energy live performances. In the last year: played at Glastonbury, toured the world, won best Pop/Rock act in 2007 INDY Awards, were live on national US radio and began recording with producer Hugh Padgham (Sting/The Police, Genesis, McCartney, Bowie) www.thelightyears.com
The region's finest funk soul collective. This 7-piece lay down cool funk vibes - the perfect sound of the summer. Hammond organ skanking guitar, sax, percussion & drums, and the exceptional vocal talents of Martin Smith www.myspace.com/groovecartel
Grantham 5-piece the Jivecats begin the evening session with a new age of indie/pop ska, influenced by Squarepusher and Incubus plus traditional skank. Strong melodies and distinctive trumpet
One of the region's finest ska/reggae acts are back - having played alongside Bad Manners, The Selecter, Hepcat, and Mr Laurel Aitken and the Brighton Fringe Festival and the Bob Marley Festival for Amnesty International.
THE UNDERCOVER POLICE
The Police were massively influenced by Jamaican music - the Undercover Police from the West Midlands are one of the UK's top Police tribute acts. They receate the The Police sound with stunning musicianship on a journey from Roxanne to Message In A Bottle.
10-piece roots reggae, rock, ska and jazz fusion band - brainchild of Basil Gabbidon, founding member of Steel Pulse. Led by Basil on guitar, with his brother Colin on drums, performances include many of Basil's Steel Pulse compositions & a selection of Bob Marley, Third World, Burning Spear, John Holt and Dennis Brown songs. Thanks to Adrien Cook for facilitating this performance.