Laid Blak + support

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Ska, Reggae &  Street Soul

Sunshine dance music from Bristol


The Laid Blak sound takes massive inspiration from ska and reggae, but has often been described as ‘street soul’. Their influences are broad and represent sounds that define the eclecticness of Bristol music; reggae, dancehall, soul, hip hop, funk and jazz, whilst of course never forgetting their jungle heritage. It’s all in the blend and the result is a fun-filled sunshine dance music that keeps your feet moving and your face smiling.

Laid Blak have supported many heavyweights from the world of reggae and beyond, including Toots and the Maytals, Desmond Dekker, Nitin Sawhney, Julian Marley, John Legend, Luciano and even pop acts like McFly.

They have also performed alongside Tricky in Paris, and have supported the likes of The Wailers, The Easy Allstars and Lee Scratch Perry.

Laid Blak have regularly rocked the crowd at festivals around the UK including; Glastonbury Festival, Boomtown, Shambala, Love Saves the Day, St Pauls Carnival, Bristol Harbourside Festival, and many more.   
Winning over even the most cynical of punter and making them shock-out on the dancefloor.

Their eagerly anticipated album ‘About Time’ dropped in early 2018 followed by a 12 date UK tour.  

Tickets £8 in advance available here / £10 OTD • 18’s and over only

Pixels x Styles Of Somerset - Motu / Boa Kusasa / Sonni


Pixels returns to Glastonbury in collaboration with Styles of Somerset - to give you the official 2019 Styles of Somerset after party.

We're inviting three of the key players at the forefront of the recent UK Funky resurgence, for a night of high energy percussion driven madness, with support from resident Pixels players.

DJ Motu // Roska Kicks & Snares

DJ Motu is a local legend hailing from Yeovil, who's unique productions have seen him capture the attention of many figureheads in the scene, being regularly played on BBC 1xtra and supporting top tier names such as Roska and Conducta.
If you haven't seen him play for us, expect an onslaught of bass driven stompers from start to finish.

Boa Kusasa // Babylon Uprising Market Soundsystem - Durkle Disco

This fiery duo are no joke. They are known for bringing the party wherever they set down, drawing influences from all over the world from intricate tribal rhythms to powerful horn sections. It's difficult to know where they'll take us - but you can count on being out of breath by the end.

Namaste & Sonni // Pixels

Two hardhitters from the Pixels camp will be providing a touch of Grime & Dubstep on the night, Namaste supplying the beats and Sonni bringing the bars.

Support - Pixels DJs

£3 advance tickets available online:
£5 OTD

Carrie Tree: Album Launch + support Stevie P


An intimate solo gig with singer songwriter Carrie Tree, as part of her tour to launch her sublime new album, ‘The Canoe’


Carrie Tree has been a known name in the UK’s alternative scene for several years. She has toured throughout Europe and played regularly at UK festivals such as Glastonbury, Secret Garden and Cambridge Folk Festival. She has collaborated live and in the studio with the likes of Damien RiceFinkAlbert Mazibuko (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), Carly SimonRumerMartha Tilston and Andy Barlow of Lamb.

In true nomadic style, Carrie has spent her entire adult life travelling the world with her music, stirring and softening hearts along the way. With an uncanny ability to reach into the traditions of the lands she visits, she touches a place deep inside the hearts of her listeners wherever she performs.

“It’s worth giving this your proper, undivided attention. It’s not the devil you’ll find in the details, but a real slice of the divine” – Folk Radio UK

Playing support for Carrie will be Glastonbury singer and guitarist/bouzouki player Stevie P(formerly of Heathens All and Green Angels) whose songs, like Carrie’s, touch the transcendent and the mystical, with influences from Americana to English eco-folk.

Tickets £8 in advance, available here / £10 OTD • 18’s and over only

The Baghdaddies Plus support

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An exhilarating cocktail of Balkan melodies, ska and latin grooves and sizzling brass


The Baghdaddies’ exuberant and rampant brand of world music is an exhilarating cocktail of Balkan melodies, ska and latin grooves, and sizzling brass played with furious energy and theatrical humour, making them as unforgettable on stage as they are when performing as wandering brass troubadours. They take themselves incredibly seriously, so you don’t have to…

Tickets £8 in advance, available here / £10 on the door • 18’s and over only

Swingrowers + DJ Amaqueen

Jazz, Swing, Pop and Electro


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Swingrowers are a young, dynamic Italian 4-piece Band from Palermo in Sicily, playing a unique vintage-inspired electro swing.

They have extensively toured Europe and North America, opening sell-out shows for Parov StelarChinese Man and Caravan Palace. On top of delivering official remixes for Caro Emerald and Swing Republic, Swingrowers also boast musical collaborations with The Lost FingersGypsy HillDJ Pony Montana and have had their own songs remixed by Bart&Baker and Jamie Berry.

Tickets: £8 advance, available here / £10 on the door

18’s and over only


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The first of the outdoor terrace events with the finest Jazz Funk and Soul Grooves • 6-10pm • free

Then the main room from 10pm until close with uplifting Soulful House and Nu Disco • £5.00 on the door on the night