The Bands 2018

Bellatones (Mainstage, 14:30)

From folky beginnings as an acoustic duo in 2011, Bellatones have evolved in to a multi-instrumental 5-piece rock behemoth with a reputation for soaring melodies, driving rhythms and dramatic songs, showcased in their energetic live performances.
Their recent evolution has brought a lively fusion of blues, rock and dance influences, which has seen audiences dancing in the aisles and on the tables at recent gigs.

The Lab (Valley Stage, 18:55)
Genre: Alternative RockThe Lab are; Ash Stevenson, Liam Mills, Sarah Gibson, Rich Webb
and Ed Parnell.Formed in 2014 and based in Leicestershire, The Lab are an original band that site a huge range of influences from Electronic music and Classic Rock genres, to modern day sounds from the likes of Alter Bridge,Greenday, Pearl Jam and Royal Blood.Ed’s powerhouse drums drive the band, along with rocking basslines provided by Ash. Liam and Rich provide powerful vocals, with Sarah coming in to complement with unusual guitar hooks. They love a stonking heavy riff and powerful chorus, but can be melodic and
intricate to add interest to their music.The Lab are currently unsigned but gigging regularly on the East Midlands circuit. An EP release is planned for 2018, along with Festival performances and UK wide and European shows.
Twitter Name: @the_lab101
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Jade Winder (Bandstand, 11:20)
Genre: indie pop
 Jade Winder, is a 16 year old self taught musician from Leicestershire. Her musical influences include Ed Sheeran, Bastille, twenty one pilots and Macklemore to name a few. In her spare time, Jade can be found on the skateboard ramps.
instagram: @jadeewinder

 CompreHend (Bandstand, 14:05)

Hendrik “CompreHend” Oldewarris is an Indie MC, Rapper & songwriter from Leicester City in the East Midlands region of the U.K. CompreHend is a highly passionate wordsmith who’s controversial and raw songs vary from factually motivated, anarchistic anthems to honest self-reflective music, which carries a very compelling message teamed with a unique delivery. CompreHend’s debut E.P “Stockholm Syndrome” (released 29.08.2016) had 2 songs (“Stories of Life” & “Superficial”) played on BBC Introducing Lincolnshire, he was then subsequently interviewed by Everton Osbourne on BBC Radio Leicester on the 15/10/2016. CompreHend has since featured on the popular London based Hip-Hop show FUBAR Radio, alongside artists such as Jehst and America’s Passport Rav. CompreHend has also supported the U.K’s Lowkey at the Music Cafe in Leicester on the 21.09.2017 and upcoming grime star Grim Sickers in Leicester on the 21.10.2017, CompreHend then supported People’s Army’s Logic in Corby on the 08.12.2017.CompreHend released his first project of 2018 on New Year’s day in the form of a single called “Stars” featuring Nottingham’s Splinta, which was aired by Dean Jackson on BBC Introducing on the 13.01.2018.


Dust & Debris (Bandstand, 17:55)
Genre: Americana

At the core of “ Dust & Debris “ are Les Eastham (acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, vocals, harmonica), Elaine Carter (fiddle) and Tim Harrison (bass). For the festival line up we add Dawn Beckett and Jade Simmonds both on co-lead and harmony vocals, plus jazz drummer, Michele Witthaus.

D&D are an Americana style band, playing a mix of Les’ original songs and covers, with a blend of country, bluegrass, Cajun, blues and even a slice of swing.

How do we describe this magical mix?

We call it “Rock’a’Bluesy Country-Soul” – simple music that goes straight to the heart!

The Boodons (Valley Stage, 15:20)

Genre: Rock, Pop, Blues & modern

The band:  Marie on Drums, Vocals.
Mark on Rythm/Lead guitar & Vocals.
Steve on Bass guitar.
Gaz on Vocals/Blues harp.

We are based in Desford Leicestershire, available for Pub gigs, partys, Weddings


Elysian (Mainstage, 17:25)

Jazz / Reggae / Ska

Elysian are a Leicester based six piece, consisting of vocals, guitar, bass, drums and 2 saxophones. They are fronted by the power house, vibrato rich, soulful tones of Celia. They play a mix of original tracks and covers, always in their own unique style. Their music combines Soul, Jazz, Reggae and Ska. Elysian are one of the most exciting underground acts in Leicester.