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The Bands Tent at Barefoot Festival 2021

The Bands Tent

This Barefoot Festival™ 2021's line-up is already booked and confirmed, you will find all the band and artist information being updated over the coming weeks on this page.

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Confirmed Acts...

The Social Ignition at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

The Social Ignition - a Ska-fusion band with a melting pot of musical influences, from Folk to Funk, Jazz, Hip Hop, Rock and Punk and E.D.M but always with a main focus on Reggae and Ska. The broad range in musical interests and influences of the band members adds to their interesting, diverse sound; with skank-tastic brass, Dubby Bass lines, to funkadelic guitar licks with danceable beats. All adding up to their unique complexities, there’s a little bit of something for everyone, whilst staying true to their sound.

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The Whiskey Rebellion at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

The Whiskey Rebellion - from the deepest, darkest jungles of Leicestershire, The Whiskey Rebellion are a band like no other. Performing a blend of Balkan, gypsy dance music, Celtic folk tunes and pure unfettered punk, they provide a sweat laden performance that leaves the audience stunned and gasping for breath. Featuring a line-up including accordion, banjo, mandolin and guitar, with a live show renowned for its theatricality, this group of hair-brained harlequins are infamous for whipping any crowd into a frenzy of dance & debauchery.

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Project Blackbird at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

Project Blackbird - Project Blackbird is a collective of UK-based musicians, including multi-instrumentalist Jon Read, a former trumpet player for The Specials who has also toured with The Dandy Warhols.

Their debut album Endurance is a compelling soundscape that defies the constraints of genre or convention. Instrumentals, spoken word, and lyrical eloquence conspire to create a cinematic listening experience – hypnotic songcraft that cuts to the core of contemporary humanity and “connection”. As one fan suggests, “Imagine a party at Ronnie Scott’s where Sade, Björk, Jeff Beck, and David Byrne meet Portishead and then go for a late night curry to exchange ideas…sublime“.

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Elysian Musicians at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

Elysian Musicians - started as an acoustic duo back in 2011, but later expanded to a full band, which further unleashed their potential. They combine the power house, vibrato rich, soulful tones of Celia, all backed by an impressively tight band. They play a mix of covers and a few originals, always in their own unique style.

Their music combines Soul, Jazz, Reggae and Ska. They play the kind of music you can really lose yourself to, whether it's getting up for a dance or listening in awe. Elysian are one of the most exciting underground acts in Leicester and have been playing the festival circuit for the past few years, always with huge amounts of praise. They are one not to be missed!

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Wailing Badger at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

Wailing Badger - Sloping from the depths of rural Leicestershire, the Wailing Badger cometh. Bringing their ragtag mix of naughty power-funk with a retro blues edge and sugary dollops of genuine soul, be prepared for some kick ass rock with a difference.

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One Town Over at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

One Town Over - A five piece tuneful type band having met a wonderful electric guitarist and an amazing drummer a few years ago. Their sound is expanding giving it a new dynamic.

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The Mojo Slide at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

The Mojo Slide - The Mojo Slide is a group of musicians, hailing from Cambridgeshire, united in their passion for blues-inspired alternative music. Formed in 2011, they released their debut album 'Twist Your Bones' in November 2015 on DO IT Records. The album features a contemporary mixture of classic rock 'n' roll, and blues rooted alternative rock. They have had radio play on BBC, Absolute and Planet Rock, amongst others.

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Strizzy Strauss at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

Strizzy Strauss - Strauss aims to provide an alternative to the current hip-hop narrative, in terms of subject matter, sound and presentation. Through his music, Strizzy describes the harsh realities of growing up on a deprived estate and how he has been able to use this experience as a positive to progress in life.

Strizzy Strauss' main aim is to provide the next generation with the motivation and inspiration required to succeed in life.

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Charlie Jones at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

Charlie Jones - formerly of Charlie and the Martyrs is returning to the solo stage after a break focusing on other projects. Charlie (BBC Radio 2 Singer/Songwriter of the Year - Finalist 2008) achieved national success with her previous outfit playing various UK festivals, which included main-stage appearances at ‘Strawberry Fields’ and the venerated ‘Summer Sundae’.

Go! Team, as well as being personally asked to be main support for Paul Heaton (Beautiful South/House Martins) on his UK Tour (Spring 2011). They were handpicked to perform at the prestigious ‘Big Chill’ Festival. From which, set opener ‘Kenny James Tale’ was chosen to feature on the ‘Busking for SolarAid’ album released by the Big Chill Label. Their debonair appearance has also attracted the sponsorship of Vandini Shoes, who personally picked ‘7 Shades’ as the song for their advert campaign and captured the bands ‘live essence’ in a video advertisement.

They received regular airplay on radio across the country, and have performed tracks on Dean Jackson’s esteemed show ‘The Beat’ and ‘live’ sets on BBC WM Introducing (Brett Birks/Louise Brierley), on more than one occasion, aired on all of the BBC Midlands stations. They’ve also won national accolade by appearing on BBC Radio 6, including ‘Guy Garvey’s finest hour’ show and Janice Long’s show on BBC Radio 2.

With new material in tow, Charlie plans to melodically weave her way back into the eyes, ears and hearts of the land.

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Lydia Lutudi at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

The Lydia Lutudi Band - Lydia Lutudi is a funk and rock singer/songwriter, artist and founder of 'The I Love Me Project' which supports, educates and empowers primarily young people aged 13-25 that struggle with confidence, self esteem and self worth through workshops and events.

She says "I want to touch souls; if I can achieve this through my voice, then I have accomplished my dream."

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The 40 Hertz at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

The 40 Hertz - Acoustic mashup meets mid-life crisis. Leicester based musos who should know better.

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Blue Skies In June at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

Blue Skies In June - Perfect for getting festival crowds up and dancing, Blue Skies in June will lift spirits and raise the roof with their performances of edgy covers combining current, alternative pop songs with classics from the 90’s in an indie/rock style as a sassy female fronted five piece band. Add in four part harmonies, driving guitar and a bucket load of energy and you get something along the lines of Fleetwood Mac singing The Hills by The Weeknd.

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Out of Karma at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

Out of Karma - A soulful blend of Rock and Funk grooves. Voice and Skin. String and Reed. Deep Bass. India and Africa, Europe and The South.

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Jesse Wright Band at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

Jesse Wright Band - Born in Leicester but raised in Spain, Jesse moved back to her home town after 20 years to pursue a life in music. She has brought her Mediterranean infused soul to venues across Leicester and the UK, as well as events such as Riverside Festival and Summer Sundae. In July 2016 she performed with her band for the first time at Leicester's Cosmopolitan Festival, and now in 2017 looks to cement her reputation as a powerful singer and vibrant performer.

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Dedbeats at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

Dedbeats - Playing rock n' roll blues and punk rock grooves'... coming to a dive near you!

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Bellatones at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

Bellatones - from folky beginnings as an acoustic duo in 2011, Bellatones have evolved in to a multi-instrumental 5-piece rock behemoth with a reputation for soaring melodies, driving rhythms and dramatic songs, showcased in their energetic live performances.

Their recent evolution has brought a lively fusion of blues, rock and dance influences, which has seen audiences dancing in the aisles and on the tables at recent gigs.

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The Millmen at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

The Millmen - The grizzled remnants of some old faces from the Leicester ska / punk scene have been chewed up and spat out to form The Millmen. These days their tone is focused on dance grooves, mainly soul, ska and reggae. There is a fair amount of grit thrown in for good measure. Soaring rocky guitar solos, punky vocals, and a massive 4 piece brass section. To top it all off, expect to be barked at with passionate left wing lyrics and surprised by harsh push-pull progressions. Overall, very groovy, danceable and enjoyable

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Ninja Bob at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

Ninja Bob - Ninja Bob is a multi-genre dj, specializing in Hiphop, Funk, World Beats, and Electronica. Having spent 15 years honing his turntablism skills he is renowned for his alternative, up-beat and technically proficient sets, spanning pretty much every genre of music.

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notWill iPod at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

notWill - has been DJing in around the Midlands for the last 20 years, cutting his teeth with MWD40 sound system, guesting on the Leicester based Babble rig and popping up at many bars, outdoor parties and clubs along the way. Expect an eclectic mix of deep house funk grooves and some special Barefoot tunage.

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Dj Captain iPod at Barefoot Festival™ 2021

Dj Captain iPod - popular Leicester Dj Captain iPod Playing an eclectic mix of Hip-Hop, Reggae, Indie and Funky Groves. A resident at the Basement in Leicester and has supported some big names over the years including Grandmaster Flash, Craig Charles and The Sugar Hill Gang... Will be sure to Keep you dancing late into the night .

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Jimmy Thunder - Jimmy Thunder is an up-and-coming Herts, UK based DJ / Producer, playing high-energy, uplifting Drum & Bass, Jungle & Reggae. Jimmy continues to bring the masses to their feet with his internationally renowned monstrously high energy appearances, eclectic style, taking elements of Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall, Breakbeat and Oldskool, entwining them into an adrenaline-fueled mash-up that has gone on to become his signature style.

With a passion for creating a great atmosphere and an endless flow of energy Jimmy Thunder is one of the new emerging DJs to watch.

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Big Fish Little Fish Barefoot Festival™ 2021

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave - Since 2013 Big Fish Little Fish have brought raving to the family massive. An independent, grassroots music and events crew of seasoned ravers and parents that put on family raves with all the freedom and excitement of a mini-festival, right in the heart of cities and towns across the UK.

Drawing on their experience as ravers and parents the BFLF crew create anarchic, social, daft fun for all ages. Inspired by Hannah’s (the founder) lifelong love of clubbing and her family’s enjoyment of festivals.

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