FRIDAY NIGHT 6-11PM
Gates open on Friday 28th July for Camping Ticket holders at 4pm. There will be some great entertainment from 6-11pm.
Story Telling in the barns
This year we welcome Tilly the Talespinner who will be telling stories from the sublime to the ridiculous and all things in between, Tilly the Talespinner weaves a web of story magic to fire the imagination and warm the heart. Tilly says, Stories are wonder-full. Using a language that reaches beyond our everyday words they speak directly to our heart and soul. It is a language of signs and symbols and of reassuringly familiar characters. As a child Tilly grew up in the West Country and has always been delighted in the thrill of visiting far and distant lands, meeting magical creatures and embarking on perilous journeys and all within the comfort of her own bedroom due to the magic of stories. Whether they were cherished tales from my bookshelf or the local library or flights of her own fancy from her vivid young imagination, stories were a pleasure that she is happy to say she never grew out of. We are very excited to have her at southburgh festival this year.
Open Mic session in the bar
If last year's open mic session is anything to go by then you are in for a real laugh! We had everything from the young to the old and anything in between including first timers taking part.
Open mic will run from 8.30pm-11pm. Campers are encouraged to bring their own instruments and take to the performance area and share their talent. Thanks to local musician Smithy who has kindly donated the PA and will share the first couple of songs!
MAIN STAGE - 4pm-11.30pm
This year is as magical as our previous years with our two stages offering music from around the world – be amazed by the sound of Opera, Indian, Chinese, British rock, Ska/Funk and African music in the barns.
Zong Zing Allstars are a 9-piece band playing infectiously euphoric ‘Cavacha’ dance music from Central Africa. Driving percussion forms an irresistible core rhythm, combined with vocal harmonies and intricate guitar work. They deliver a joyful, uplifting and engaging performance combined with acrobatic dancers who are sure to get any crowd moving! Zong Zings music is steeped in folkloric heritage, combining ‘Cavacha’ dance rhythms with ‘Soukous’ from the Democratic Republic of Congo and other root beats like ‘Mutuashi’, the raw origin of reggae brought to Jamaica by enslaved Africans. Be sure not to miss what is without doubt one of the most infectiously danceable forms of music in the world!
Killamonjambo “England's leading barnyard funk ska reggae intergalactic dance band.” Killamonjambo's mission is to bring their flavour of Prog, Ska, Funk and Reggae to new audiences within a lust fuelled aura of their live energy. Intimacy between band and crowd is guaranteed as well as a sweaty exchange of energy guarantees the air will be hung thick with passionate music.
Hemingways will be performing original British Rock, fronted by the distinctive, raspy and soulful vocal of James Burrage (Open Mic winner 2014) adding to the great vibes Southburgh Festival is known for.
Samia Malik will be bringing her new work to Southburgh Festival entitled Azaadi: Freedom. Touring nationally this year with songs in Urdu she will be drawing widely on her multiple heritages by extending and subverting traditional forms. She is joined on stage by Baluji Shrivastav OBE, Sianed Jones and Sukhdeep Singh. Azaadi: Freedom charts a compelling narrative journey towards liberation through art asking challenging and important questions about our common humanity and has enthralled audiences from the UK to India.
Duan Zhen Zhen: It’s a real honour to have this charismatic woman come and sing Chinese Classical Music at the festival; prepare to be mesmerised by her powerful voice and great stage presence. Trained in China as a classical singer for two years before joining the Chinese army with her main role as a singer. She moved to the UK 12 years ago and 2 years ago rediscovered her passion for singing.
Flaming June: is the performance name of singer/songwriter Louise Eatock. Louise has been performing since 1995 and her 2011 EP Nerves of Steel won FATEA magazine’s EP of the year. Rumplelstiltskin has been played on BBC 6 Music and Louise’s 8th EP was released last year.
Emma Nuule: is a passionate award winning crossover soprano singer who is known recently for her classical work. She was mentored by David and Carrie Grant from the BBC. Emma will be bringing her beautiful voice to Southburgh Festival this year.
Here is what our audience liked at the festival last year:
"Everything was family oriented, lovely sitting picnic area"- Shila
"Space easy for parking and great selection of activities" - Liz
"I felt the grandchildren were safe, loved the Zulu dancing" - Sheila
"Community feel, fun activities, good bands and great cocktails" - Vicki
"Loved the location and atmosphere" - Andrew
"Everyone was really friendly, good local spirit"- Lucy
FRINGE STAGE - 12pm-7pm
Since we added the Fringe Stage three years ago it has really grown in popularity offering a mellow selection of music from emerging and established artists. This year we have a fantastic line up for you, we welcome Zaramo with their medley of energetic fiery rhythms and songs from the Balkans and South East Europe.
Doohickies Unplugged, Mahatmas, The Old Stuff band playing Latin, Bossa Nova, 3.44. They will be joined by a couple of DJ sets. Our Latino music funs will enjoy a set by DJ John Solomon and for our young audience a young DJ by the name of Jay Hrtn debutes at the festival.