About Jam Ward

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The Rosianna Ceilidh Band

Originally formed from members of The Bootleggers Band who played for the Scunthorpe based Appalachian Dance display team, "The Bootleggers". Rosianna was formed in 1992 after being inspired by our good friends The Stubblejumpers. The current Bootleggers band, “The Lootbeggers” is a different lineup but does have some members in common with the old band and Rosianna. The band name is a mix up of the christian names of the daughters of two other founding members, Julia Pollock and Michele Roulson, they being, Rosie Pollock and Hannah Roulson. So, “Rosie-Hannah”, became, “Rosianna”. The line-up has changed over the years,

By | 2017-06-11T20:43:42+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Categories: Festival 8 2017, Music|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Society Of Strange Living

The society have been steaming along for over a year and a half now, honing our live show - last year we gained our first festival badges with Landed Festival, Mudfest, Shanti Fest, Harmfest and our own Strange Living Festival. We're currently finishing our debut E.P. in between touring commitments, which will be out and bubbling by the time the festival comes around. This year we want to be back knee deep in mud doing what we love! We're a tight-knit, friendly, crowd-pleasing music machine, and we want to spend our summer in wellies doing what we do best.

By | 2017-06-07T22:06:59+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Festival 8 2017, Music|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Ginger Boatman

Come aboard a vibrational voyage Through conscious lyrical light, Where positivity faces the storm And beyond our wake, we break from form, Where the Boatman sings for souls to unite, Where the weary rest, the wise surrender, And with the flow, there is no fight... Singer-songwriter The Ginger Boatman brings contemporary folk and reggae together with a rhythmical acoustic display creating a unique and uplifting sound.   Find more out on the official Facebook page at: facebook.com/thegingerboatman

By | 2017-06-07T21:49:51+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Festival 8 2017, Music|Tags: , , |0 Comments


‘Chimes’ is a four piece live electro-pop/glitch house band from Southampton. Former ‘The Other Tribe’ member (Sony publishing/Relentless/ Black Butter) Charlie Brown, created this project to fill a culturally grey void within a city that oozes talent but lacks funding and support to develop its own grass root identity. Chimes want you to laugh, smile, dance, jump around; this is music that is designed to make you feel GOOD!   Find more out on their Facebook page at faecbook.com/chimesbanduk

By | 2017-06-07T21:34:21+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Festival 8 2017, Music|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Off The Grid Kids

Off the Grid Kids Back for a 3rd year Off The Grid Kids take kids back to nature.  They can be found in the woodland and run some great family activities. Learn the art of spinning, Feltmaking and dyeing using plant based dyes. We will be using natural local wool from our Shetland sheep. Try your hand at willow craft and make a dragonfly or magic wand out of local green willow! On Friday night there will be storytelling. Enjoy the gentle stories of Aesop's fables around the fire. We will be making shadow puppets of the characters in

By | 2017-07-09T14:31:18+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Categories: Festival 8 2017, workshop|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Buffos Wake

Eastern European Carnival Punks, with influences from Abba to Zappa, Buffo's Wake are guaranteed to leave you dancing like a man possessed! Musical schizophrenics, drawing from their diverse backgrounds ranging from Drum n Bass DJ's to classically trained string players, punks to funk, poets to showmen, you're never quite sure what to expect next from Buffo's Wake. In their short 4 years together, they have toured all over the world, finding an inspired, confused, sweaty, and often very drunk reception everywhere they go. 2014 saw the release of their debut album, Carniphobia, followed by a non-stop tour schedule and

By | 2017-06-04T01:44:40+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Festival 8 2017, Music|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Nat and the Noise Brigade

Activist and frontman Nat Harding assembles Nat and the Noise Brigade, an 8 piece band flavoured with weird chord changes, brass, grooves, politics, flute, normal chord changes, Irving Porter-style lyrics, anger, foot-stomping rhythms, synth, existentialism and merriment. Nobody knows the precise genre, but nobody cares when you can get down to a set ranging from clashy anthems on injustice to fast pop mathematical love songs.   Find out more by visiting facebook.com/NatandtheNoiseBrigade or twitter.com/NatNoiseBrigade.

By | 2017-06-04T01:44:40+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Festival 8 2017, Music|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Familia Roots

Familia Roots are a grassroots reggae band hailing from the sunny hills of Derbyshire the ragtag collective bring together a cosmic cocktail of rubba dub reggae, drum and bass and gypsy ska for your sonic enjoyment. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes 'cuz you’re gonna need Them. (Also a big bottle of rum doesn't go amiss with these guys either.) Influences include alborosie, the skints, sublime, dub pistols, jr murvin and many many more!! find out more about them via their Facebook Page.

By | 2017-06-04T01:44:40+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Festival 8 2017, Music|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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