Friday and Saturday Main Stage Lineup
Friday 31 August
Dman & Friends 6.15-655pm
Playing good vibez pieces from hip hop to disco and world music
'Jabbawoki are a lovechild of Ratboy and Arctic Monkeys, with funk undertones.' - 'Sounds of an Eccentric.' The group is a four piece that draw ideas from all corners of music and consists of two guitars, Finlay Vallance and Tom Cranston - on vocals, boomin bass, Matthew Edmunds and the undisputed king of rhythm Max Lord.
Through playing together, Jabbawoki have developed a unique sound which encompass' elements of rap, indie and jazz. After all how many guitar bands incorporate West coast hip hop into their sets?
Sifaka is a 7-piece band from Leeds, setting stages alight with their fusion of Soul, Rock and African Blues. Growing up with an obsession for the 60s and the music of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, Sifaka’s sound unleashes powerful riffs, seething solos and soaring vocals. Now, in 2017, they believe the spirit and sound of the blues is to be found in the continent it first came from - Africa. Fusing elements of African blues with their beloved rock music, Sifaka has developed their own unique sound, taking them to the frontier of the blues!
King Zepha 9.15-10pm
King Zepha presents a timeless blend of ska, rocksteady and jump blues for good lads. The revival is coming. If you're ready for thumping double bass, raucous four-part harmony and honking horns then it's time to dust off your boots and your sharpest gear and join us on the dance floor!
Saturday 1 September
Little Mistakes 12.45-1.30pm
More details to follow
Foxwood Panyard Steel Band 2-2.45pm
High quality traditional sixteen-piece steelband, originally formed in 1980s at Foxwood School, regularly play the northern carnivals and Leeds local events.
Chapel Allerton Festival Community Choir 3.15-4pm
For 5 weeks over the summer this choir rehearses weekly to perform at the Chapel Allerton Festival
Leeds Samba Unidos do Ritmo 4.15-5pm
Unidos do Ritmo – Leeds Samba is a drumming and dance group open to samba enthusiasts of all ages and origins. Unidos em Ritmo (United in Rhythm) formed in 2016, to be an authentic and regular ‘samba club’ or escola de samba for West Yorkshire and beyond. Our style is the traditional/contemporary urban samba of Brazil, and we enjoy friendship with sambistas all over the UK and the world including close links to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, Brighton and London.
Roundhay Ukelele Group 6-6.40pm
Roundhay Ukulele Group came into existence in early 2013, when a small bunch of friends began playing the Ukulele together in a kitchen. At the core of the R.U.G. is the belief that music should be accessible, inclusive and fun. Come along to one of our sessions to find out for yourself how awesome your favourite songs are on the ukulele!
playing weird and wonderful pieces from a variety of different electronic music genres , predominantly hailing from other areas of the country they have become veterans in the Leeds scene and are respected by many
Instrumental in getting people dancing 🙂 featuring clever medleys of the most danceable Chart hits, 90's dance and disco classics , an instrument-based dance band with no need for effects or backing track . we do everything 100% live for a truly exciting live-music experience
Chunky Butt Funky 9-10pm
Cleve Freckleton is better known to Leeds music fans as Chunky Butt Funky, the soul and funk band he has led since 1999. Chunky Butt Funky have been festival regulars over the years presiding over some of the most memorable crowds of dancing on Regent Street! A local legend Cleve is no doubt set to ensure we finish the night on an absolute Funk high!