Team Altitude are massively passionate about live music and that why we curate the line up the bring you the best quality eclectic music spanning across all genres and from all corners of the globe. check out the treats we have in store for 2023.
Not many acts stay together for a quarter of a century and still remain firing on all cylinders. But the Dub Pistols juggernaut rolls on, exploring fresh sonic pastures and accelerating into 2022 — their 25th anniversary, their Silver Jubilee — like there’s no tomorrow.
Throughout an eight-album career and literally thousands of shows, the band has rolled with the punches — enduring setbacks before piecing themselves back together and morphing into one of the most loved and enduring festival bands on the circuit
3 Daft Monkeys
With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions, and will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated.
“The Highlight of Glastonbury”
(Mark Radcliffe BBC2)
BEST ALBUM- Spiral Earth Readers poll
BEST LIVE ACT- Spiral Earth Readers poll
BEST LIVE ACT- Hancock Awards
Too Many T’s
Too Many T’s – the award-winning, fun-loving, head-nodding, laugh-giving duo; inspired by a love for old school party hip hop.
Equally at home making truly innovative music videos or turning the dancefloor into a mosh-pit; the T’s have toured the world performing at festivals and clubs with their high-energy performances and unique brand of feel-good hip hop. The past two years have seen them tour Australia, India, South Korea, Czech Republic, Greece, Germany, The Netherlands and almost every corner of the UK & France – leaving behind ear-to-ear smiles and infectious energy everywhere they go.
After the stellar headline Saturday night show at Shambala in 2022, Too Many T’s bring their & Friends show to Altitude Festival for a performance filled with special guests and high energy.
Mista Trick (Live)
Swing n Bass DJ and Producer Mista Trick is in a league of his own. Mixing vintage, vaudeville vibes with distinctly down and dirty drum n bass, Mista Trick sounds like the love-child of a wartime knees-up and a 90s rave. He’s fresh, he’s fun, he’s all about the boogie. Bring your flat caps and suspenders and throw some swinging shapes! He will be bringing his epic live show to Altitude this year !
VC Pines is a London born artist, fluttering on the lines between alternative and soul music. He released his 1st EP ‘Indigo’ in 2019 which received praise and plays from Steve Lamacq (6music Playlist), Jack Saunders (Radio 1 Future Artists + Next Wave), Lauren Laverne, Chris Hawkins, Jess Iszatt and more. VC then hit the BBC Intro stage at Reading And Leeds along with a headline at The Lexington. His 2nd Ep ‘ Skully ‘ Came out at the birth of lockdown in 2020. VC Pines was regularly live streaming during lockdowns, along with writing and producing prolifically. 2021 saw the release of his lockdown work in the form of the ‘Concrete’ EP, + two more stand alone singles, all of which culminated in a sell out headline at the Jazz Cafe 2022.
Malavita! are an 8 piece latin funk powerhouse from Devon. Bursting with fun and fresh genre-defying grooves, Malavita!’s mission is dancefloor fission !
Dr Meaker (Live)
Dr Meaker started their journey as a Bristol-based sound system comprising of electronic and acoustic musicians. The band soon built up a strong following and quickly gained the attention of the BBC Radio 1, who gave their track ‘Rubber Gloves’ it’s debut.
The band have been touring extensively and recently saw their international debuts in The Netherlands, Switzerland, Los Angeles & Ghana. The band have clearly stated that their mission is “to take Live Drum & Bass across the World, Bristol Style!”
Mark Morriss is a singer songwriter who famously made his name fronting English indie outfit The Bluetones. Mark fronted the four piece over a successful and fruitful 15 year period, scoring 14 top ten singles and 3 top ten albums, whilst touring the UK, Europe and Japan
Gasper Nali is a roots one-man-band from the small town of Nkhata Bay on the shores of Lake Malawi. He plays a one-string home-made 3-metre long Babatoni bass guitar with a stick and an empty beer bottle, and together with a cow skin kick drum and catchy melodies, he creates the most amazing and danceable original Afro Beats possible!
His debut album, Abale Ndikuwuzeni, roughly translates to ‘People, I want to tell you’. It is a fitting title as Gasper’s songs, all sung in the Malawi national language of Chichewa, talk about life and strife in the country, often including social issues such as the rich and the poor, child marriages etc.
After the successful Euro/UK tours in 2018 and 2019 Gasper has been biding his time in Malawi, writing new music and playing locally around Nkhata Bay the way he always has – but now he is very ready to re-conquer the world in 2023!
Eskimo Nebula, production duo based in the dub haven that is Bristol have firm roots in dub reggae and the UK soundsystem scene. Front man and woman for 8 piece reggae band Backbeat Soundsystem on New York label Easy Star Records, have joined forces to pursue a passion for digital dub, producing heavy weight tracks built for the rig. With a combination of big sub bass, dubstep influenced riddims, vintage analog effects and killer vocals, the power couple prove their talents lay far beyond singing. With the debut single ‘Phase Shifter‘ released earlier this year, bass enthusiasts are advised to have these guys on their radar, as this exciting project will not be slowing down for the foreseeable future.
Nierra Creek‘s music has been influenced by indie folk artists, including Bon Iver and LOW, and production-heavy artists like Jim-E Stack and Oneohtrix Point Never.
In 2021, the duo released their eponymous debut EP Nierra Creek, completed a 10-date UK tour supporting MarthaGunn, and were featured on BBC Introducing in the south west as Sarah Gosling’s ‘fave find’.
Millie Manders and the shut up
Millie Manders and The Shutup create cross-genre punk that is hard to ignore. With lyricism that pokes fun, draws you in or leaves you questioning social norms teamed with incredible vocal dexterity, grinding guitars, irresistible horn hooks and a pumping rhythm section, the Millie Manders Music Machine churns out more raw punk fusion than you can shake a stick at, with a huge amount of Pop appeal.
Roll up. Roll up. The Cabarats are in town! An unorthodox quintet on a mission to enchant the world
The Cabarats bring a new musical experience to the global underground. Using a collection of intriguing instruments, the group concoct a spell-binding musical potion designed to thrill and entertain audiences far and wide.
Foreign Affairs is the musical collaboration of brothers Adam and Lawrence Purnell, who began writing together in their early teens before Adam relocated to Brussels to study guitar. The move did not halt their progress, with writing sessions over Skype maintaining their productivity and the long-distance partnership providing the inspiration for their name. The duo signed their first publishing deal to Peer Music in October 2019 and have released a host of new music which has garnered support and national radio play from BBC Radio 2 (Dermot O’Leary and Bob Harris) and BBC Introducing. Foreign Affairs have also been working with acclaimed producer / songwriter Julian Emery (Nothing but Thieves, McFly) on sync / commercial side projects, as they were scouted for their songwriting and lyrical talent.
Mr Tea and the Minions
United by a love of tea, energetic dancing, cheeky riffs, silly hats, and cake, Mr Tea and the Minions have been unleashing their colourful explosion of musical mayhem on unsuspecting audiences since 2013.
Their raucous Ska Folk blended with full-fat Balkan beats and a squeeze of tangy Dub has made them party-starting festival favourites – and has inspired frenzied dancing all over the UK (and on a number of forays into continental Europe), with almost 100 festival appearances including Glastonbury, Boomtown, WOMAD, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Belladrum, Wilderness, Nozstock, and Goulash Disko, to name just a few.
Unsigned, Independent, Bristol-based Artist. Indie-Rock. Anthemic, Raw & Unapologetic.
Dr Splink are from Somerset and Devon. Playing an original blend of ska, reggae,funk and punk. They have been compared with The Blockheads, Madness and The Stranglers. They are musicians who specialise in having lots of fun, getting crowds smiling, laughing and dancing!
The Scribes are a multi-award winning hip hop three piece based in Bristol consisting of lyricist/multi instrumentalist Ill Literate, rapper Jonny Steele and beatbox maestro Lacey.
Revelation roots is a collective of reggae musicians from across the South West of England showcasing the talents of earlier trailblazers in the local reggae scene. The band have played along such heavyweights as Zion Train, Aswad, The Beat and Toots and the Maytals as well as recent festival appearances at Boardmasters, Beautiful; days and Tropical pressure.
Razzomo are a full power, Gypsy Folk duo ! Balkan/Klezmer and Irish fiddle with booming guitar beats !
Sugarmoon’s delicious brew of blues, rock, folk and pop has cemented their status as an exciting player in Bristol’s buzzing music scene.
For fans of The Doors, Drugdealer and Mamas & Papas, Sugarmoon has enjoyed support from BBC Radio Bristol, Clunk magazine, For The Rabbits, Tap The Feed and more.
“Bristol’s leading folk-pop force” – Tap The Feed
“Extraordinary” – Bristol Gig Guide
ANDY ‘THE CROONER’ MARSHALL
Cornish-born Andy Marshall learned the fundamentals of Swing music from his father, a professional drummer. His influence gave Andy a lifelong passion for the Big Band sound.
After playing drums for various dance bands and military bands, Andy teamed up with Jerri Hart and Andy Brodie to become part of internationally renowned show band The Rhythm Doctors, which toured the world in the 1990s.
The Rhythm Doctors finally went their separate ways in 2003 and Andy turned his attentions towards a solo career, mastering an authentic crooning style and discovering an ability to transport his listeners back to an age of dance halls and Vegas lounges. Now gigging all over the UK, he captivates audiences with his renditions of such timeless classics as ‘Come Fly with Me’, ‘Night and Day’ and ‘Unforgettable
Lottie Hartnack is a songwriter and performer from Leeds. Lottie’s music lies at a crossroad between indie and folk music with her story-based songs taking inspiration from artists such as Holly Humberstone, Lizzy McAlpine and Noah Cyrus. Her songs range from the intensely personal through to broader comments on society and politics as heard in her debut single “Golden Chains”.
5 piece heavy funk/Jazz band from the UK consisting of Felix Martin, Zac Ward, Josh Cade, Alfie Wright & Tom Brown
Devons best kept secret ‘The Kabins’ are an indie influenced rock band formed by school mates. Drawing inspiration from The Fratellis, Arctic Monkeys and Oasis they create a unique and exciting sound – As if the Stone Roses and the Libertines had an only child and a messy divorce.
Harry Tabb is a 16 year old singer songwriter from Ashill in Devon.
He writes his own acoustic music, for which he won the Taunton Music Festival Songwriting Prize, as well as winning the regional final of Open Mic UK. Both of his singles have been played on BBC radio and are on spotify and apple music.