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  6th/7th/8th September 2024  

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Whitwell Festival

whitwell festival of music 2024

FRIDAY

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Eddie & The Wolves hail from Derby, UK, channeling the spirits of rock legends like Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac. Their stage presence is a modern twist on the classic genre, with lead vocalists Char & Eddie exuding a potent chemistry that electrifies audiences. BBC Radio Derby's Martyn Williams has hailed Eddie's "rocking stage presence," igniting crowds with their energy.

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Common Culture are a rousing alternative folk band, fusing traditional and contemporary elements into an upbeat and energetic sound. They are sure to get you in the festival spirit

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Scorching desert crossroad, vultures circling high above three heat shimmering ratrods, windows down in the haze.

Winding around the sound of roaring engines, hard hitting rock riffs and filthy blues grooves, wrapped in a gauze of pyschedelic soulfullness.

A squeal of acceleration breaks free from a blast of streaking colour and scorching tyres, exploding into one huge melting pot of highly tuned, well oiled musical mastery.

That is the sound of Blackballed

Herds. The Nottingham and Chesterfield based prog/ psyche band Herds. Playing for 10 years and supported bands including The Waterboys, Echo and the Bunnymen and Hawkwind at venues including Rock City and The Borderline and festivals including HRH Prog and High Voltage.

The band have just released their second album, Falling Wide Awake, to great critical acclaim.

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Wilswoodbuoys are an acoustic duo, specialising in a modern take on Alternative Folk. They will be bringing their unique sounds and energetic performance to our stage.

Ratatouille’s Revenge , a Leeds-based band, channelling the sonic spirit of Pink Floyd’s innovation, Nirvana’s raw intensity, and The Clash’s rebellion. They fuse a psychedelic journey with punk grit to take listeners on an auditory exploration of the cosmos and beyond.

Viva la rat

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Cinematics are an atmospheric alternative rock band with a sound that seamlessly blends gritty alternative rock with introspective lyricism. Cinematics have delivered electrifying live performances at iconic venues such as the Leadmill and are making waves in the scene. Their debut single, ‘Own Me’ was featured on BBC Introducing and they're set to release an EP this summer alongside playing some big festival slots

Death Of The High Street (DOTHS) are an energetic wall of noise who’ve spent years developing

their unique sound, style and artistic performance. Post-punk, indie, rock, pop - it’s all in there…

Influences are wide and although artists such as Bob Dylan, Sleaford Mods, Viagra Boys, Carter

USM are noted as favourites, DOTHS sound nothing like any of them, and yet, weirdly, they sound a

little like them all... It definitely makes for an interesting sound and live show

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Funke and the Two Tone Baby , a one-man mechanical alt-blues band. Previous Whitwell Festival reviews say “the STAR of the day in my view was FUNKE AND THE TWO TONE BABY. What a fantastic talent and great guy he is”. Not seen him before? Here’s your chance.

SATURDAY OUTDOORS

Basket Case GB, the perfect remedy for anyone wishing to see, pint glass held aloft to the sky, some old school classic punk….

The Crooked Crows exploded onto the local music scene last year and have really made a name for themselves! Performing foot stomping Southern and country rock covers and starting to put their own original material into their sets they never disappoint! This five piece band are one’s certainly not to miss at this year’s festival!

Solar Love Society are a hippie super-group formed by members of some of Sheffield’s most beloved festival bands. Combining an eclectic mix of up-tempo reggae, euphoric dub, riotous funk, latin, ska, DnB and more, with a positive message of human solidarity and unity, Solar Love Society have quickly gained a reputation as one of Sheffield’s hottest live acts, guaranteed to get people moving.

Pat Fulgoni Blues Experience featuring talented musicians from the Leeds scene including Jacob Beckwith on guitar, Rory Wells on bass, Sam Bolt on keys and Zebedee Sylvester on drums.The Pat Fulgoni Blues Experience set includes original compositions alongside glorious renditions of Ray Charles, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson and more. You won’t want to miss them.

The Social Ignition a 7-piece-Ska-Fusion band with skanktastic brass and dubby basslines, they're sure to get you all up dancing.

The Endings - Telford A Shropshire based five piece band playing energetic Celtic/Folk/Punk original music. This band is sure to get even the non dancers dancing

Featuring former Saxon guitarist Graham Oliver, Graham Oliver's Army. Dig out that 'Denim and Leather' and rock the night away to their heavy metal sounds.

Fantastic festival favourites Jungle Lion. Delivering a huge collection of well known ska and reggae classics, there won't be a moment where you're not moving. We can't wait to get our boogie on.

SUNDAY

Leftychris Band’s emphasis is the live performance of the songs with the band applying a more ‘in the moment’ style to the structure of the songs. The interplay of instrumentation and genuine listening jammy feel make every gig different and every version of the same song variable.

Canadians In Space are from Barnsley, South Yorkshire and have never been to Canada. They are a songwriting duo (trio when live) and perform mildly hilarious pop songs so colloquial or irrelevant that the comedic interjections are often unintentional but necessary.

Ed Tudor Pole with an intimate seated show with an interval - songs and stories followed by questions and answers from a punk rock icon.

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