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Jose Gonzalez

Jose Gonzalez

1The spell-binding Argentinian-Swedish singer-songwriter José González is an experience not to be missed.  The beguiling troubadour is sure to be a...

DJ Yoda

DJ Yoda

A stone cold original, multi-award winning hip-hop DJ and producer has a truly unique style that has given him international...

Goan Dogs

Goan Dogs

BBC Introducing favourite Goan Dogs describe themselves as ‘five human being musicians from Bristol, supplying skin-tight crafted grooves, carried away...

The Eskies

The Eskies

The Eskies have brought their unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze...

This Is The Kit

This Is The Kit

Bristol’s own Kate Stables’ star keeps on rising. A 6Music favourite, the silver voiced banjo player’s self-penned songs hit you...

Smerins Anti-Social Club

Smerins Anti-Social Club

Smerin’s Anti-Social Club have been firing up festival crowds and gig-goers across the land for the past 15 years with...

Eva Lazarus

Eva Lazarus

7Busting up some genre-spanning grooves from Reggae to DnB, Jungle to Hip Hop, Soul and beyond, Eva Lazarus serves up...

Elder Island

Elder Island

Bristol based trio Elder Island deliver an intoxicating and unique sound, creating an intricate tapestry of sound mixing neo soul...

The Phoenix Rose

The Phoenix Rose

Fronted by composer and singer Jarvis Smith, The Phoenix Rose is a band that celebrates the power of music to...

Meadowlark

Meadowlark

Meadlowlark are dynamic duo Kate McGill and Dan Broadley who deftly switch between instruments, exploring the space where folk and...

Afon Sistema

Afon Sistema

Bristol-based Carnival group Afon Sistema went down a storm leading the Sunday parade at Valley Fest last year and we’re...

Chainska Brassika

Chainska Brassika

This mischievous rabble from Lewisham have been causing mischief since school, spreading their contagious horn driven ska anthems across the...

Fitty Gomash (Barn Dance)

Fitty Gomash (Barn Dance)

Get your jig on with this troupe of Bristol barn-stormers, they will be leading the Saturday Barn Dance as part...

Feelgood Experiment

Feelgood Experiment

Six-piece soul-hop collective Feelgood Experiment are one of Bristol’s most exciting new musical exports. They combine a love of jazz,...

The Fantasy Orchestra

The Fantasy Orchestra

A community project based in Bristol and led by Jesse D Vernon (husband of This Is The Kit’s Kate Stables)....

The Langan Band

The Langan Band

Fast-paced and boundlessly inventive, Glasgow power trio The Langan Band will rouse you with their tempestuous sound, drawing on Baltic...

White Wedding

White Wedding

Back for one night only! The legendary London and festival clubnight – White Wedding! Born out of the unholy union of three...

Tipi Valley

Rachael Dadd

Rachael Dadd

Experimental folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is a truly unique artist. Her latest album pulses with poly-rhythms on prepared-piano, homemade xylophone,...

DJ Ru Robinson

DJ Ru Robinson

Ru is recognized for smiley, exciting and original DJ sets satisfying a wide range of parties across the UK and...

Fat Suit

Fat Suit

Described as a ‘sonic-surge’, Scotland’s Fat Suit are a multi-genre collective with deep roots in Jazz, Funk and Soul, fused...

Boudica Boogaloo

Boudica Boogaloo

The mighty Nuala Honan, songstress extraordinaire and lover of old-time Americana, sure knows how to kick up the dust with...

ICHI

ICHI

Bristol-based Japanese experimental singer-songwriter, instrument-maker and performance artist ICHI offers an experience rather than just a performance. He takes inspiration for his...

Manu Delago & Pete Josef

Manu Delago & Pete Josef

Manu Delago is a “virtuoso on the Hang” – a UFO-like hand-played sound sculpture and truly beautiful to hear. It’s...

Bunty

Bunty

Bunty is indefinable. She creates truly original and ground-breaking music which crosses genres and artforms, possibly dimensions and probably even...

Camo Clave

Camo Clave

Camo Clave describe themselves as ‘electro tropical’. They mix traditional Latin American rhythms with modern beats, electronics and processors to...

No Go Stop

No Go Stop

No Go Stop are an awe-inspiring 12-piece who pack a heavy punch delivering the evocation of pure Afrobeat.

The Destroyers

The Destroyers

Described as ‘blow your mind original’, The Destroyers have a legendary live show. BBC 6music’s Steve Lamacq describes them as...

The Breath

The Breath

The Breath is Stuart McCallum (The Cinematic Orchestra), Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly and McCallum’s fellow Cinematic alumni, pianist John Ellis...

Afriquoi

Afriquoi

Afriquoi are an underground sensation, bringing an uplifting fusion of African music and live electronics. The live show combines Gambian...

Tankus the Henge

Tankus the Henge

Wild and unruly, Tankus the Henge play with musical styles like a toddler in a sandpit, mixing together rock ‘n...

Sam Brookes

Sam Brookes

A true gem and one of the UK alt-folk’s best kept secrets, Sam Brookes has seen support from Radio 2...

Lau

Lau

Claiming Best Band in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards not once but four times since 2008, Lau are fearless...

Me & My Friends

Me & My Friends

There is an enchanting delicacy to the sound produced by Me and My Friends that you wouldn’t perhaps expect from...

We Like To Party

We Like To Party

The house party in a pub comes to the Valley playing everything from Disco to Turbo Skiffle Funk. The team...

Hands of the Heron

Hands of the Heron

Hands of the Heron is a fledgling folk collective from Bristol who draw influence from diverse sources such as Fleet...

Ezra Collective

Ezra Collective

Think you know jazz? Think again. Born out of Tomorrow’s Warriors, the Ezra Collective passionately bring cultural pluralism to their...

Junior Jungle

Junior Jungle

We say that Valley Fest is the place to let the kids run wild and what better place for wildness...

Jacob & Drinkwater

Jacob & Drinkwater

Devon based alt -folk duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called ‘stand out new Folk’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive...

William The Conqueror

William The Conqueror

Americana and blues guitar belted out with accompanying gritty and vibrant voice. You could be forgiven for thinking this lot...

The Yard

We Like To Party

We Like To Party

The house party in a pub comes to the Valley playing everything from Disco to Turbo Skiffle Funk. The team...

DJ Boycey

DJ Boycey

Like being gifted gold bullion to the back of the head. Boycey gonna make your head spin and your ears...

MoSelecta

MoSelecta

MoSelecta – spinning tunes that your grandmother used to get jiggy to!  

Moleman

Moleman

The sun is out the rum is out the Mole is in!  

Jean-Jacques Groovecake

Jean-Jacques Groovecake

Drawn to us by mystic lay-lines, his cosmic rocket crash landed into Valley Fest. Interstellar DJ and space man of...

DJ Bristol Jim

DJ Bristol Jim

A local lad who has been DJ-ing for 25 years, mixing and scratching funky vocal house and dance floor classic...

DJ Flamingo

DJ Flamingo

DJ Flamingo will be taking you back to the era of big hair, shoulder pads and dodgy moustaches with a tropical...

Vibe Roulette

Vibe Roulette

The VIBE ROULETTE wheel is waiting and a thrilling compendium of musical interactivities await behind every spin… and what dance-floor...

Ms Merlin

Ms Merlin

Ms Merlin, jaded aging raver, finally too old to dance all night but can stand still just about long enough...

Ab Fab Djs

Ab Fab Djs

With one foot firmly in their Louboutins, and the other on the dance floor, this dynamic duo bring a touch...

Miles Metric

Miles Metric

Miles is a DJing unicorn who loves to smother his audiences in audio butter – gaining the nickname ‘cheesecake’, he...

Dutty Moonshine

Dutty Moonshine

He may be armed with a set of decks but this is no regular DJ. Mike aka Dutty Moonshine was...

Ian Lathaby

Ian Lathaby

West country funk Bomb, Ian is Resident at the awesome Sheppey Soul Shack. Ian rocks venues throughout the west including...

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond

Did you ever hear about a frog who dreamed of being a king and then became one? Well except for...

Audiomission

Audiomission

Shane Hope AKA ‘Audiomission’ has been one of the shining stars in the contemporary underground Jungle and Drum & Bass...

Worm Disco Club

Worm Disco Club

Worm Disco Club are a Bristol-based crew of Musicians, Promoters and Diggers dedicated to scouring the furthest corners of the...

Tommy Popcorn

Tommy Popcorn

Tommy Popcorn is a vinyl DJ playing Disco, Funk, Soul and Rap. After a ten year residency every Saturday night...

Miss Radida

Miss Radida

Miss Radida is a multi-skilled circus artist and DJ. Dubbed “The Queen of the Skies” for her aerial prowess, she...

Nick Terrific

Nick Terrific

Curator and Resident DJ of Hurtle the Fire Truck, Nick Terrific has been djing bars, clubs, festivals and parties all...

Bed Talks

Ilana Winterstein

Ilana Winterstein

Ilana Winterstein is a writer on attachment with the Bristol Old Vic, a writer on Creative England & BFI’s South...

Imogen Downes

Imogen Downes

Imogen is an 18 year old poet, theatre maker, and writer for Rife Magazine. Pink haired, energetic, and brimming with...

J Fergus Evans

J Fergus Evans

J. Fergus Evans is a yarn-spinnin’, boy-kissin’ spoken word & performance artist. His work focuses on restaging spoken word using...

Megan Brooks

Megan Brooks

Megan is a Bristol based performer who has worked as an actor/musician and clown with numerous companies including Theatr Iolo,...

Polly Denny

Polly Denny

Polly is an 18 year old poet currently working as Bath Young Poet Laureate. She has worked with the BBC...

Sam Grudgings

Sam Grudgings

Sometimes called the human hurricane of poetry, Sam is a poet and storyteller from Bristol. With a frenetic delivery and...

Tom Denbigh

Tom Denbigh

Tom is a Bristol-based poet who uses heartfelt honesty and twisting images to create spinning, energetic bursts of words. He...

Yvonne Cuneo

Yvonne Cuneo

The Findhorn Foundation: Living a new story for humanity Dedicated to nothing less than personal and planetary transformation. For 17...

Helen Browning (Soil Association)

Helen Browning (Soil Association)

Helen Browning runs a tenanted 1,350 acre organic livestock and arable farm in Wiltshire, which supplies branded pork products to...

Tom Dewey

Tom Dewey

Tom Dewey is a 21 year old poet who has been writing for a little under two years. In that time...

Adam Kammerling

Adam Kammerling

Adam Kammerling is the Hammer And Tongue UK Slam Champion 2012. He is a member of Chill Pill, South East...

Clare Muireann Murphy

Clare Muireann Murphy

Internationally renowned storyteller, Clare Murphy, who has worked with the National Theatre, the RSC and the Globe Theatre, performs, teaches,...

Craft-D

Craft-D

Craft-D is a spoken word poet, writer, musician, rapper and battle MC from London. His spoken word and rap performances...

Christopher Beale

Christopher Beale

Chris is a half English, half Kiwi composer, singer/songwriter and music workshop leader based in Bristol. He writes music for...

Beth Calverley

Beth Calverley

Beth cut her first rhymes in the hilltop village of East Harptree, reciting shy poems to disinterested cows. Still grounded...

Stephanie Kempson

Stephanie Kempson

Stephanie Kempson is co-hosting the Bed Talks with Beth Caverley. She is a storyteller, writer, director and workshop leader and...