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THE LINE-Up
So far

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ben waters

friday headliner

"Key shattering Boogie Woogie" is how the Guardian newspaper described Ben Waters after a concert at Ronnie Scott's—known for energetic performances and powerful renditions of early boogie-woogie and Rock n' Roll. Waters always plays music that he loves, the music of his heroes Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Amos Milburn, Little Richard, Ian Stewart and a host of other piano players. This is the music that makes him happy.

This is why he has devoted 35 years to touring the world, a devotion that's not about fame, money or popularity, just about a love of music!

 

Funnily enough, this nonchalance to fame and focusing on the music he loves has led Waters to work with some of the biggest names in the world: Jools Holland, Cher, The Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis,  Imelda May, Mick Hucknall and many more.

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BASKERY

saturday headliner

The queens of banjopunk, three Swedish sisters by the name of Baskery, who’ve played music since they were old enough to hold an instrument. Baskery play a combination of classic ‘roots music and Americana’ with a twist of rule breaking punk turn this much loved style of music on its head. Their sound oozes style and playfulness.

They have toured with Robbie Williams and played Glastonbury.

MILIA MAYA

Milia Maya is a 22 year old R&B/Soul artist based in Bristol with a culturally diverse heritage and deep-rooted musical upbringing. She discovered her passion for music at a young age, becoming a classically trained instrumentalist initially, she transitioned into singing and later realised a natural ability for songwriting. She recently featured as a Showcase Track on BBC Introducing in the West, with her debut song “4AM” on BBC Radio Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset, going on to sell out her first headline show at Crofters Rights in Bristol. 

A love for Jazz and Soul, including pioneers: Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder , has influenced Milia Maya's original music style, as well as R&B icons: thuy , SZA and Tamia to name but a few. Milia‘s recognisable and unique sound is elevated through her use of romantic strings, interweaving harmonies and complex beats, glued together with heartfelt vocals and raw lyrics, touching on themes such as love and grief. She reveals her authentic self and aims to create a space for her listeners to feel understood and heard.

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RIVER ROOTS

Free spirited singer-songwriters River Roots are a good-vibe, acoustic folk-roots duo from the UK. A powerful symbiosis of soulful male/female harmonies that will take you out of your head and straight into your heart.
 

River Roots have a playful uplifting vibe that will nourish your soul as they seamlessly weave between soothing melodies to funky upbeat feel-good songs. Their music is majorly influenced by a nomadic lifestyle and the profound experiences and connections made on their travels.
 

“It’s infectious, it’s raw and just effortlessly cool” – Sarah Gosling, BBC Introducing

RUBBER BUS

Rubber Bus began life circa 1994 in Brighton. Quickly finding favour with the festival crowd due to a combination of their upbeat reggae-influenced songs and sometimes lengthy, dubbed-out improvisations, Rubber Bus performed at many festivals in the UK and Europe. They planned a UK tour and have been rehearsing new material, but since the Covid-19 Lockdown in spring of 2020, have instead been preparing material for a new album in their own respective studios.

We're thrilled to see them live and back on stage here in Semley.

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emily burridge

with BJ Cole

Virtuoso cellist Emily Burridge will open with some of her solo programme of mellow cello music in which she utilises sampling and looping technology enabling her to multi track harmonies and rhythms resulting in an exciting and innovative programme of new music for the cello. A reviewer wrote ‘Emily Burridge lifts the subtle art of cello to new dimensions with her inspirational, moody, soulful and joyous musicianship.'

She will then be joined by her long standing colleague BJ Cole, pedal steel guitarist of famed repute. His uniquely eclectic style of playing first made an impact on the British music scene in the early 1970's. His iconic performance on Elton John's classic 'Tiny Dancer' put him in place as the go-to pedal steel player for numerous major artists and bands

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Kima is a Welsh-Nigerian Pop/R&B artist. Her musical journey, which began at the Welsh National Youth Opera at age 14, has matured into a multi-instrumental talent with a sound enriched by classical and gospel influences. In 2023 she headlined Budweiser’s BRIT Awards showcase and performed at BAFTA.

Her live sets on prominent platforms like BBC Radio and appearances at venues like the VIP Stage at Wembley Stadium and The Ballroom at The O2 Arena, have fortified her reputation as a captivating live performer.

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Who's on & when

Acoustic stage

12.00 - 12.45pm

TBC

Main stage

1.00 - 2.00pm

TBC

Acoustic stage

2.15 - 3.15pm

TBC

Main stage

3.30 - 4.00pm

TBC

Acoustic stage

4.15 - 5.00pm

TBC

Main stage

5.15 - 6.30pm

TBC

Acoustic stage

6.45 - 7.30pm

TBC

Main stage

7.45 - 9.00pm

TBC

Main stage

9.30 - 11.00pm

TBC

Acoustic stage

11.00 - midnight

unplugged session

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