13:15 - Red Kite
Once so common that Shakespeare described London as "a city of Red Kites and Crows", the Red Kite (Milvus milvus) was persecuted and hunted to extinction throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Its reintroduction, initiated in 1989 by the RSPB and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, is now the most successful reintroduction of any bird species in Europe. In 2006 The Independent newspaper reported the first sighting of a Red Kite over London for 150 years.
Red Kite's debut album is out now.
14:15 - Mirror Signal
Mirror Signal is a 19 year old Steven Barker from Suffolk, England. Turning to Electronic influences in 2012, Steven bought a Macbook and used his skills he picked up at college to start work on a solo EP, taking soul, jazz and electronic influences into consideration.
Since the "Broken Soldier" EP release in April 2013, Steven has been picked up by management, had support slots with the likes of Jamie Cullum, Andreya Triana and Young Kato among others, Festival slots at Wilderness, drawn attention from blogs such as Stupid Dope, The Fly, and Blah Blah Blah Science, and had airplay from Radio 1, Radio 2 and XFM, as well as other regional stations.
Mirror Signal is playing a host of major festivals this summer and we are thrilled his festival journey begin with us.
15:15 - Saltwater Sun
Saltwater Sun are an Acidpop 5 piece from the south east with psychedelic groove driven beats, boy/girl Vocals, floaty riffs, energetic chords and funky bass lines.
16:00 - Komodo Krimes
Komodo Krimes are a five piece band that add neo funk/ alt pop and heavy disco to create their own genre 'Makeyouwannadance'. This provides especially entertaining show for any audience and for themselves.
17:00 - Columbia
A new three piece indie guitar band from Reading.
18:00 - Young Aviators
Glasgow based Irish trio Young Aviators introduce to the world their fast paced, perfect three-part harmonies via their debut album ‘Self Help’ out on Electric Honey (Biffy Clyro, Snow Patrol, Belle & Sebastian).
Having already toured with Reef and The Subways last year, the band supported Travis for a run of dates to end 2013, and to kick off 2014. The band are touring the UK now including as special guests with Reverend & The Makers.
“Perfecting a sharp, trashy take on garage-pop the band live by an all-killer, no-filler ethos which finds each track whizzing along with a motorcycle rush……sharp, sweet thrills!” Clash, Track of the Day.
19:00 - Jimi Raine
Solo artist Jimi Raine is on a mission to put British Rock n Roll back on the map . . .
A natural front man with an explosive vocal, Jimi plays guitar and writes all of his own material, "Some people do therapy, I make rock music".
The antithesis of manufactured groups assembled on talent shows with overnight media hype, Jimi and his band are making their mark the old way, under the radar, one venue and one town at a time.
19:45 - Talulah Kills
Infectious indie noise pop outfit Talulah Kills formed on the cusp of 2012 and have been steadily building up a solid fan base ever since. Following on from their hugely popular “Cry the Dead Artists” demo and headline UK tour that year, they released their debut EP – Pareidolia – through Ubiquity Project Records in December 2013.
“Punchy intelligent indie with a dark brooding shimmer. Each track is anthemic and with a British honesty. Great band, cracking songs, armed and ready to take on the world.” - Linda Serck, BBC Berkshire Introducing