LINE UP FOR ALTITUDE FESTIVAL 2022
We have an eclectic mix of live music and DJ’s from across the country to make 2022’s event as special and unique as possible. We pride ourselves on bringing you the best original independent established and emerging artists to our little field in Devon.
More announcements coming soon !!
DUTTY MOONSHINE BIG BAND
Fusing live brass, keys, drums, digital hardware and vocalists, Dutty Moonshine Big Band promise explosive bass music inspired by the big bands of days gone by.
Have you ever heard Duke Ellington’s “Caravan” performed as a huge Garage banger? Or a 12 bar Blues manipulated into a Half time DnB/Carnival anthem? Or maybe even a New Orleans funeral song turned into a whisky soaked mid tempo Breaks dancefloor destroyer? Not unless you’ve seen Dutty Moonshine Big Band in action, because there’s no band in the entire world quite like these guys!
Formed in 2000, London based ALTSKA band Imperial Leisure have been bracing the festival and gig circuit for over two decades now. With high intensity performances and alcohol fuelled party vibes now what is expected from the band that originally started off as a college band.
supporting many bigger bands such as Roots Manuva, Less Than Jake and Young Blood Brass Band. With numerous festival appearances under their belt, the band have been wowing crowds all over the UK from the super-sized Glastonbury and Bestival to the more modest scaled affairs such as the family friendly Blissfields and the jewel of alternativeness that is 2000 Trees Festival.
Talisman were one of the UK’s top Roots Reggae bands in the later 70’s and early 80’s. The band’s prowess earned them support slots with acts as diverse as Burning Spear, The Clash and The Rolling Stones. They reformed in 2011 with two of the original line up, after 30 years apart; to support the re-release of their classic roots single ‘Dole Age’ on the brand new compilation album ‘Dole Age – The 1981 Reggae Collection’. One of Bristol’s and the UK’s finest live acts were back and ready to party once again
THE AGE OF GLASS
Three piece electronic psychedelic blues folk from Manchester. The powerful, compelling vocals of Rory Charles sit atop his driving guitar sound, rooted in a plethora of varying stylistic playing. Underpinning this is a banging medley of beats supplied by Nick Froud, energetically thrashing at the Zendrum like a psychotic Octopus. Pounding intermittent throngs of throbbing bass guitar are shovelled into your ears by Bass Man Stan, a man straight from the tundra and Vodka soaked wildernesses of the former U.S.S.R.
The UK’s Number 1 Beatbox Group Three guys, three mics, no instruments
Energetic retro-pop three piece Pattern Pusher are on a mission to uplift and inspire with feel-good music that is hitting all the right notes in a world crying out for positivity.
Fronted by Alex Johnstone on the keys, whose soaring soulful vocals are evocative of Donny Hathaway and Ray Charles, Benny G gives his wild energy to the bass and Benny C’s grooving drum rhythms underpin an unconventional line up with a classic sound. Their crusade of happiness has earned them a loyal fan base, accolades from BBC Radio 6, continued support from BBC Introducing, and a string of festival shows.
With the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms, which have taken crowds by storm across the UK.
With their second album, Stay Awake, released Spring 2019, the Jacks went straight into the top 10 Official UK Americana Album Charts
Hailed as the finest purveyors of folk-influenced Americana, the band were invited to showcase at Americana Fest in Nashville, USA where they went down a storm!
Hailing from St Ives, Cornwall, Singer songwriter Bailey is part of the ‘Kernowfornia’ music scene. SHE made national headlines first when as an unsigned, unmanaged artist, she reached number one in the iTunes Video charts. And then again when The Times showcased her song ‘Bright Red’ as a rallying cry for sustainability and social justice ahead of the 2021 G7 Summit in her home town.
Described by the Daily Mail, Mariella Frostrup and Country Music legend Brad Paisley as “Britain’s Answer to Taylor Swift”, she fuses surf rock, americana and pop to create an authentic, hooky sound that’s seen her emerge as one of the UK’s most promising acts.
The Waah-Kin Tribe
3 Piece Alt/Indie from Scunthorpe
They’re jolly good lads, with sensible haircuts. I believe they help their mothers around the house although can be found with unkempt bedrooms in the morning. Yes, there’s the occasional profanity and whoopee cushion pranks but nothing the choir hasn’t experienced before. Salt of the earth these lads.
The Reverend Mike Oxlong.
Psychadelephant are an intoxicating and explosive funk/rock/soul 4 piece based in the south west UK. Their debut EP “Dirty Tactics” is mainly inspired by front woman Grace’s first hand experiences as an environmental activist.
Tsungai Tsikirai is a world music artist currently based in the U.K. She fell in love with singing and dancing at a very young age and started performing in Zimbabwe through the school drama club and some singing competition activities. Her first job was as a backing vocalist and dancer in Bulawayo and Harare where she worked with different bands and organisations. Now based in the U.K, Tsungai has kept her identity, culture and values through sharing her music and dances with various audiences in her local community and beyond.
Tsungai continues to work towards bringing diversity, authenticity and culture into her performances for her audiences to enjoy and reminisce about Africa. Her 2022 vision is based on collaborative efforts and breaking boundaries to promote diversity and represent her culture and heritage.
Longy and the Gospel Trash
From the shores of a seaside town in England, singer-songwriter LONGY is up there with the best when it comes to carefully crafted storytelling lyrics. With a self-proclaimed genre of music called ‘Gospel Trash’, LONGY believes a truth has been lost in a phone-handcuffed culture and is back to remind you of the human aspect of actually being alive and the need to be genuine when connecting with each other. Be it live, via Alexa, or through the iPhone whites, there is no disputing LONGY’s lyrical genius or the sound of Gospel Trash.
“Demo of the Year” – XFM
“This may be the ‘I saw him before he was famous’ gig I’ll be bragging to my friends about in a year’s time.” – LOOSE LIPS
Emily Magpie is a dream pop artist and producer from Bristol with a unique ability to create glittering spacial soundscapes that shimmer endlessly as brooding swirls of electronics and effervescent melodies intertwine with songwriting delving into different dimensions.
Spending the last few years playing solo as a support act for artists such as This Is The Kit and Let’s Eat Grandma, and everywhere from Green Man Festival and Boomtown Festival in the UK she returns in 2021 with a dynamic + exciting full band experience which has already played several sold out headline shows including Sebright Arms this year.
Theo Mizú & Banda
With a mix of eastern and western musical references (Gypsy, Balkan, Arab, Brazilian), Theo Mizú features an original repertoire that is danceable and universal, promising the public a whole journey around the world through music. The project has been elected as the Best Street Band in São Paulo, and has performed in festivals and venues around Brazil, Southeast Asia and the UK
International London Based Ninja Rock Duo 🤘🤘🤘
“Infectious music, spellbinding musicianship…a great night out” MNPR Magazine “A soul punch of indie roots n blues. Exceptional pedigree! 10/10” Ireland’s Unsigned & Independent
Andy is an eclectic songwriter and laid back storyteller who has played countless festivals nationally and internationally with his projects Land Of The Giants (mashed up ska/rock/reggae) and The Andy Quick Band (retro alt funk/blues) As a solo performer Andy hits the stage with a soaring voice, shimmering guitar, a thumping foot stomper and a lively bunch of anthems hand picked from 12 years of inspired songwriting with his festival bands.
Thickets are a London-based alt-folk band who weave dark tales of murder, regret and revenge with autoharp, cello, drums and lots of ethereal vocal harmonies.
Their Four Last Words EP, released in autumn 2018, has been described as ‘fascinatingly original‘ and ‘beautifully disconcerting’ and was featured on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.
Devon-based, indie psych-rock band King Fisher formed from frontman Patrick Ardill’s solo project. The group have already headlined gigs at the Old Firehouse and performed a massive support slot for King Nun on their February tour.
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)
Soul Of The City Gospel Choir
Soul of the City Gospel Choir was born in April 2019 and THEY are passionate about Gospel, Soul, Motown, Funk and Pop. guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart.
Jacob Dersley is an upcoming singer songwriter from Exeter, with over 18,000 followers across media platforms and 500,000 views on TikTok. We love supporting new talent and Jacob is one to look out for !
Edd Donovan And The Wandering Moles
EDD DONOVAN is a highly distinctive, indie folk singer and songwriter with a rare, original talent. He is “a natural storyteller and reflective lyricist”, (Maverick) with a collective of remarkable musicians around him called The Wandering Moles.
They are ‘a wonderful example of what modern folk music can be…gloriously different”. Folk All.
The sound they create is both familiar and fresh. A sound that is political, poignant and powerful. The Guardian’s article on the “singing social worker” has gained Edd’s songwriting international attention and his debut album garnered incredible reviews and national and international radio play
LINE UP FOR SOUNDCHECK 28TH JULY 2022
Get to the festival a day early and get warmed up for the weekend !!
THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY
Billy Salisbury aka The Undercover Hippy has been performing at festivals since 2008, working his way up from being a solo singer-songwriter playing in small marquee stages, to now having a full band of incredible musicians and playing main-stages at some of the UK’s best independent festivals. The band have been regulars at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Electric Picnic, Eden Festival in Scotland and Beautiful Days, plus many more around the UK and Europe.
The music is best described as politically driven acoustic roots reggae folk-hop, with feel good vibes and a sly sense of humour. The live show is high energy, interactive, and always leaves the crowd begging for more. Devoted fans travel the length of the UK for shows, audibly singing along with every chorus.
Electric Spank are 6-piece band who combine quirky funk and smooth soul with swing jazz, bebop and afro-beat.
Fresh and funky drum grooves are served with a side order of jazz guitar, topped with soulful vocals and trumpet – all nestling on a bed of excellent rocksteady bass lines. Electric Spank are making waves on the local scene and have already supported The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, Lack of Afro, Basement Jaxx and the legendary Martha Reeves & The Vandellas.
Few artists can pinpoint an emotion as clearly and honestly as Hunny Buzz’s Lydia Read. On Short Black Skirt, the excellent debut single from Lydia’s songwriting project and four-piece band, it’s as if she’s singing about things everyone has felt before but never dared to put in words themselves. It’s the stunning culmination of her evolution as a songwriter and artist, which she has been developing for as long as she can remember as a bedroom pop solo project. Recorded at the BIMM Studios with producer Elina Bali, Short Black Skirt is just a drop in the ocean for what Hunny Buzz have patiently been keeping in store. Their songs are for anyone whose felt uncertain and doubtful about their future and had the courage to dive in and choose optimism and love
Melissa Bel possesses a voice that transcends eras – timeless and soulful yet distinctly fresh. The Toronto-bred, UK-based singer/songwriter grew up in a musical household listening to soul, classic rock and blues music, and draws inspiration from the likes of THE BEATLES, Aretha Franklin , John Mayer and Taylor Swift.
‘Better In the Morning’, the first single form her forthcoming EP, dropped in July 2021 and has garnered support from the likes of Apple Music and BBC Introducing In The South. The follow-up single, a poignant ballad titled ‘People That I Love’, came out in Oct. 2021 and received praise from Songwriting Magazine and was supported by Amazon Music Canada. Melissa moved to the UK in 2016, less than four months after meeting her now-fiancé on a fateful night in Las Vegas (the details of which can be heard in her song “Real Tonight” from her 2016 EP “In the Light”). Since then, Melissa has achieved a Top 10 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts and performed across the UK including at London landmarks The Shard, The Gherkin and Tower Bridge as well as opening for Maverick Sabre and Joey Landreth. She’s also graced the stages of festivals such as Big Feastival, Hampton Court Palace Festival, Cornbury Festival, and Dart Fest.