Altitude Festival Line up 2021

 FULL LINE UP FOR ALTITUDE FESTIVAL 2021

 


 CUT CAPERS

HIP HOP/SWING 

CUT CAPERS are a 9-piece Bristol band whose energetic live performance and infectious sound have won them a cult following on the British festival scene. Mixing a swinging vintage-style brass section (think Caro Emerald) with funk, soul and hip-hop.

“Inspirational” – Jimmy Cliff ”

“Come on! That puts a wiggle in your walk!” – Craig Charles, BBC Radio 6


HONEYFEET

Were really excited to be welcoming Honeyfeet back the Altitude after a triumphant set in 2019.

Established in 2008, Honeyfeet are Manchester’s best ethio-trad, barrel-house pop, cowpunk and folk-hop band. The group’s brass heavy sound spans from the soulful to the subtle, with everything from big-band swing to folk touches, all held together by the powerful vocals of Rioghnach Connolly.  In May this year they re-opened Manchester’s Albert Hall, taking the place by storm with a long-awaited return to the stage.

Over the past nine years they have never stopped, performing at festivals theatres, clubs and fields, melting down blues and pop, jazz and disco, pushing air molecules around with instruments and making friends in the process. During lockdown they used the time to write new material and explore different genres of music.

“Brilliant Band” — Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music

“A righteous blast of working class energy” — ClashMusic.com

“I’m in love with Honeyfeet” — Benjamin Zephani

THE DATURA ROOTS COLLECTIVE 

ROOTS REGGAE AND DUB

This Teignmouth born Roots fusion five piece  have been busy tearing up the UK, making waves and quickly becoming renowned for their vibrant sounds, stage energy and crowd engagement.

Expect a deliciously delirious cocktail of soulful vocals, mad bars and hype, blistering sax, raw and swirling dub/slide guitar , allied together with an irresistible groove guaranteed to make you lose your mind.

 


TRY ME 

BRISTOL BASED DISCO PUNK DUO WITH A JIG IN THIER STEP 

Try Me are Hector Boogieman and Bendy Wendy , who champion standing out from the crowd and flying your freak flag. Try me are the embodiment of a good time. 

 

MORIATY 

ALTERNATIVE BLUES ROCK  

”Playing live they have such an impressive wall of sound that hits you like a rampaging herd of wildbeest. Its dirty, fuzzed to the eyeballs with romping ball breakingly handsome blues rifts a plenty, tied down with genius percussion, slick vocals and snazzy suits”’ – cleanslatemusic

 

CLARA BOND

COUNTRY/POP 

Clara began her career as a songwriter and session singer, collaborating with countless chart topping writers on projects for other artists and commercials. She started writing music for herself when she was 18, and was invited to give an exclusive performance for The Telegraph after a journalist heard her music being featured in work displayed at the Cannes Film Festival. 2017 saw Clara added to the long list for the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Artist Competition, with the judges describing her music as “classic, perfectly honed songwriting”. Although Clara’s sound can be interpreted in many different ways, her songs retain a wide appeal that can be enjoyed by music lovers across the board.

 

 

CABLE STREET COLLECTIVE 

IDIOSYNCRATIC ALT-POP

London-based seven-piece Cable Street Collective initially broke through onto the festival circuit with the release of their first EP, The Best of Times, in 2014, and have since built up a stellar reputation as a live band. Their latest recordings are songs that have been road-tested extensively, with back-to-back summers tearing up the likes of Boomtown, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, The Isle of Wight Festival, and the Lake of Stars Festival (Malawi), as well as those mentioned below.

In 2019, building on the critical hype and radio play (on the likes of BBC Radio 6Music, Radio X and Amazing Radio, among others) generated by their second EP, they toured extensively – playing at Glastonbury, and Shambala as well as a whole host of smaller festivals and venues up and down the country.

Their sound mixes African-influenced guitars and beats with soulful female vocals, socially conscious lyrics and western melodies, creating an idiosyncratic alt-pop sound that’s all their own. Their sets are guaranteed to get everyone to their feet.

HAYTOR

GUITAR DRIVEN INDIE POP 

HAYTOR are a young energetic 5 piece pop band based in South West England, with eccentric and lively performances, and catchy pop hooks.

Eclectic pop rock – complete with angelic piano licks, crisp guitar tone, solid thumping bass and a wide open drums to give it that driving sound Haytor has so elegantly mastered. Once you add in Austin’s dynamically diverse vocals the whole band ties together creating one big sound lifting the spirits of every tired soul in the room. ON THE HOUSE MUSIC


SHAKE THE GEEK 

ROCK FROM NORTH DEVON 

Female fronted exciting young rock band, Shake the Geek  pride themselves on their influences, fusing stadium rock with beach bum mentality.

SLEEPY FOLK

ALTERNATIVE FOLK

Why, hello there, weary scrolling soul. Take a lazy mo’ in the land of the Sleepy Folk. Where there’s fizzy lemon drinks and silly giggles in the wind and if bubbles ever burst with troubles that’s when the folks begin to sing.

 


MAMA JERK AND THE LADYFINGERS

MAMA JERK DELIVERS FRENCH INFUSED STOMPING EARWORMS TO THE FESTIVE MASSES ON AN ALMOST DAILY BASIS. 

With fat dub bass lines, gypsy undertones, deep rumbling vocals, psychedelic guitar landscaping, a fairly attractive horn section and a fearless approach to genre hopping, Mama Jerk has made a name for itself as being one of the most original bands to step onto Bristol’s Party scene

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SAMANTICS

MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST,NERDY HIP HOP

Samantics is a next generation one man band. Using a loop-station and a sh*t load of instruments he creates live, multi-instrumental spoken word. He’s not a stereotypical rapper, he’s not into maiming and murking Gs but he does like gaming a slurping tea.

 

  ALMA TWIST 

SOUL/JAZZ

 

Fusing soul, jazz , funk and hip hop, Alma Twist are continually exploring and discovering their sound.  They have played sold out gigs in Brighton, London and parts of Europe and their latest releases have attracted the support of BBC introducing Solent. 

 

BEN MORGAN-BROWN

Ben Morgan-Brown is an English pastoral folk & blues guitarist, whose instrumental compositions draw inspiration from nature, nostalgia, and the antics of his three-year-old Border Collie (and other creatures)

 

DROP IN THE OCEAN

SKA/REGGAE/DUB AND INDIE 

Returning to Altitude to bring some serious summer vibes, Drop in the Ocean (DITO) are a collective of 5 energetic performers from Mid Devon.Taking heavy influence from Ska/Reggae/Dub and Indie. DITO describe themselves as ‘Festival Fusion’ who can’t wait for anther skank around he the field !


LOUIS J WALKER

HIP HOP/SPOKEN WORD 

‘Recognised as one of the UK’s brightest young music talents with an approach that sets him apart’ – Huw Edwards, BBC News.

Louis J Walker is a hip hop/spoken word artist based in Exeter, Devon. He has performed at multiple festivals and has supported artists including Aitch, Krept and Konan, Shy FX and many more.

 

KING FISHER 

5 piece shoegaze psychedelia

Introducing emerging talent from, Exeter, were excited to have this upcoming indie band on our outdoor Horizon stage. 


SCULPTURE MUSIC

JAZZ, FOLKTRONICA AND AMBIENT

“This is a great noise – fantastic playing” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6
 
“Mood and melody in glorious abundance, genuinely unique” – Listen with Monger
“Harmonic Rich, intricate, compelling music” – BBC Introducing
 
​Occupying the ground between Jazz, Folktronica and Ambient, Matt centres his music around the unique sonics and atmosphere of the Handpan / Hang, with Kora, acoustic guitars and subtle electronica.
 
 

OLLIE DIXON

ALTERNATIVE/INDIE FOLK

Listen with Mongers ‘Best Male Solo Artist 2020’

‘Dixons superb voice and atmospheric dark folk was made for the windswept vistas of the south west but, more importantly, is perfect for cinematic soundtracking, and that potential just put him ahead of a strong pack’ – Listen with Monger.

 

MAX TYLER

ELECTRONIC MUSIC 

Max Tyler is a lively solo artist creating a euphoric emotional experience through eye-opening electronic music.

His thought-provoking lyrics create bliss atmospheres allowing listeners to envision scenes and surroundings. 

As well as delivering a powerful high-energy live performance Max Tyler also writes, records, produces and provides all the vocals/instrumentation on his songs.