Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Toure was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Toure, who died in 2006. His latest album, Mon Pays (‘My Nation’), is devoted to reminding the world about the beauty and culture of his homeland, Mali. Not only has Vieux broken through to contemporary audiences but he simultaneously remains one of the finest performers of desert-blues on the planet.
Credited as pioneers for pop sampling in the ‘80s Coldcut(Matt Black and Jonathan More) are considered the first stars of UK electronic dance music due to their innovative style, which features cut-up samples of hip-hop, breaks, jazz, spoken word and various other types of music, as well as video and multimedia. According to Spin, “in ’87 Coldcut pioneered the British fad for ‘DJ records’”.
There’s gonna be some serious skanking going down at Knockengorroch when party-rockers the Dub Pistols — who mash-up ska, punk, hip-hop, breaks, dub, and drum & bass — come to visit.
Neville's first involvement with (ska-punk powerhouse)The Specials was when they were still called The Coventry Automatics. He initially joined as their roadie but at a gig supporting The Clash, Neville took to the stage and never looked back.
Individually they’re two of the best players around but collectively they create a chemistry which is almost magic. This duo have fast become one of the most talked about combinations on the circuit.
Mercury Prize nominated Folk singer, song collector, promoter (of BBC award winning Nest Collective) radio host, TV personality, teacher and animateur, Sam this June released his debut album “Ground Of Its Own’ comprised of songs learned 1st hand from the Gypsy Traveler community.