THREE stages at the Fayre, you can find music to enjoy whatever your tastes
1. MAIN STAGE - Market Square - centre of town
2. STAGE 2 - High Street side of Newent Park
3. ACOUSTIC STAGE - In the Food Village
Main Stage Bands for 2018
Who’s Next are the #1 live tribute to The Who. They capture a magical point in time when many believe that The Who were the greatest rock and roll band on earth. Who’s Next’s aims to recreate this period in the 1970’s with the aid of authentic stage wear and instruments. The result is a time machine ride back to the days of Live at Leeds, The Isle of Wight Festival, Tanglewood and the Fillmore shows.
The Greatest Hits set includes all of Pete Townshend’s classic pop songs from adrenaline-fuelled Mod classics such as I can’t explain, Substitute and Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere to the psychedelic imagery of Tommy’s – Pinball Wizard, Sparks and Amazing Journey, not forgetting rock anthems like My Generation, Baba O’Riley and a show-stopping version of Won’t Get Fooled Again.
The Hawthornes are a lively indie folk band from Cheltenham. Combining beautiful female vocals, tight three part harmonies, driving trumpet, guitar, bass, and cajon, The Hawthornes play an eclectic set covering a wide variety of styles and genres. With a strong back catalogue of original songs and a sprinkling of excellent covers, The Hawthornes have gained a reputation for delivering a powerful live show, combining thoughtful soft melodies with upbeat powerful anthems that stay with their audience for weeks.
The Filthy Casuals
Winners of Live@thelake 2017 Newent Band Concert. - A showcase of young and local musical talent organized by Soundscape Community Music Association Production
Band Members are Sam (Guitar/Vocals), Harry (Guitar/Vocals) Max (Drums), Scott (Bass)
Opening the fayre this year are PUFFER an acoustic duo - Samantha Huffer and Alex Powell. They have perforned at many festivals and their own gigs, as well as open mic nights. Appearing on Stage 2 at the Onion Fayre previously we are very pleased to have them open it this year.
The ROVING CROWS
Powerful Celtic undertones and intoxicating tribal rhythms
After winning International Artist of the Year at the Australian Celtic Music Awards in 2017 the band completed a 3 week tour in Australia this May supported by the UK Arts Council.
Roving Crows push the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre and play with genuine passion, energy and soul – a must see live act.
A vibrant mix of Celtic-inspired fiddle alongside original and intelligent lyrics backed by pounding, tribal and electronica infused dance grooves; the band comprises fiddle, electric and acoustic guitar, electric 5 and 6 string bass, pumping bongo percussion rhythms and vocals.
As well as almost constant national touring, the band has released 3 albums and 2 EPs since their launch in 2009. The most recent album ‘Bury Me Naked’ was released in April 2017 at the Gloucester Guildhall and has received some fantastic reviews:
"An adventurous and inspired heady cocktail of Celtic and World music with a social conscience and a beating heart." - Mike Davies - Folking.com - April 2017 "they’re a band capable of delivering a uniquely inspiring style." - Duncan Haskell - Songwritng Magazine - April 2017 “...epic treatment of Ride On...” "They will do well on the festival circuit." - Robin Denselow - The Guardian - April 2017
FolkWords Album Of The Month March 2017 “...innovative, vivacious, pulsating Celtic folk rock” - Tim Carroll - FolkWords - March 2017
Nominated for Best Album – FolkWords Album Awards 2018.
Look out for other great BANDS and solo acts on Stage 2 and the Food Village Stage including:-
The Vaults and Flatworld