The Bands 2019

Bellatones (Mainstage, 15:50)

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.

 CompreHend (Bandstand, 16:20)

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 (Valley Stage, 15:15)
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!