Rock, Pop & Soul with a twist! Tenfoot Ukes bring a different flavour to our four stringed friend. Instead of the usual Formby, you’re more likely to find them playing arrangements of The Flaming Lips, MGMT, The Waterboys, Supergrass, The Stranglers, and many more. “Thankyou for helping make last night’s UkeOff so good. It was fantastic to have you there last night.” “Thought you were brilliant last night, hope to see you play again soon” “Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy it, audience and artists alike, hope we see you again in Goole sometime” “A fine body of people” – Mark
Festival 8 feel very lucky that we are working with vibrant music collective and events organisers from Hull The Speak Easy. They will be running our woodland stage on Friday and Saturday and providing an interesting and entertaining line up of performers; primarily acoustic and ranging from solo artist to bands. "People of all cultures, creeds, hopes & dreams. Shapes, sizes, wants & needs. Welcome to our very own Greenwich Village style musical mash up. A wonderful variety of talent that will appeal to all your eclectic needs........ COMPLETELY UNPLUGGED. There's a new voice of a generation and we Speak Easy. Gone are the
Sunday in the big top and you will find some of the crew getting down to a bit of Drum and Bass and some literally groovy music. Melos has been a long standing resident DJ of Lincolnshire for many years now, throwing parties and putting on events for well over 20 years. A true vinyl junkie at heart, he has also been hard at work in the studio churning out over 200 releases over the last 8 years to various labels worldwide. Melos is all about good music, no matter the style. Plain & simple! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/49007063" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450"
The woodland stage will play host to RoomTwo on the Sunday who will be offering a wide range of quality sounds and entertainment. Starting with an early morning Yoga class, with a RoomTwo twist, which leads onto a host of other acts including some acoustic performances, a bit of comedy, dj workshop for the kids and a very special Vinyl Saturday except this time its on a Sunday. The special Festival 8 Vinyl Sunday invites you all to come along and get involved. We want your Vinyl! The more diverse the better. Its not about the mixing or the DJ’ing
A late addition to the line up we were pleased to add another international act with a great sound..... Yes they have a Vibraphone! We don’t want people to dance, we want them to trance“ - YENGA analogue trip-rock/nu-jazz from the Netherlands, Germany and Catalunya YENGA are: Stella Polaris vocals/vibraphone Sietse Iedema guitar/synths Niko Dolle bass/synths Marc Laguna drums With its roots from all over Europe, the sound of YENGA is shaped by the long and cold winters of the north, as well as the hot summers of the south. In 2013, at about the same time Marc decided to leave Barcelona to move to Enschede, Niko and
Under a Banner were an enthusiastic addition to the program last year. Their high energy performance and behind the scene support for a fledgling festival meant we are really keen to bring them to you again.... this time in the Big Top! Under A Banner, recently signed to Bad Elephant Music, have been making high energy folk(ish) hard rock for around 5 years. They've supported big names such as New Model Army and played many high profile festivals including BeautifulDays, Festival 8 and Livestock. Their recent Victory Time EP was given five stars and awarded the accolade 'EP of the
Returning to Festival 8 we welcome them back........they are kicking things off for us on the big top main stage, Friday just after 7pm. Drawing on influences from across the decades, metal to jazz, funk to folk and anywhere in between, Dukes de Luda came together as a group of friends who wanted to make music just over three years ago. With no pre-conceived ideas of what they wanted other than a desire to play music, unfettered as a flow from like minds. The mix of acoustic guitar and cajon with story led lyrics, coupled with electric bass and
Just a quick edit to this page to say they are back! We loved them in 2016, we hope you do in 2018. When Smiley got in touch with us we were impressed by their 'revolution sounds' a great fusion of genres and a passion that made us want to get them for your to enjoy. We are sure they will be a hit. Smiley and The Underclass emerged two years ago from the melting pot of West London’s Ladbroke Grove as the sound of 21st Century multicultural London. Echoing the rebellious call to arms of The Clash and Dylan,