Line Up

The Wurzels

Formed in 1966 by Adge Cutler, the Bard of Avonmouth, this bunch of haystack-headed, cider-soaked and dung-booted, not-quite-so-young Avonside lads play good-time traditional Zummerzet Scrumpy ‘n’ Western music.

The band has had considerable commercial success, from their 1967 anthem Drink Up Thy Zider, to the heights of the chart-topping Combine Harvester in 1976. Big in Nempnett Thrubwell, The Wurzels continue to play over 100 shows a year to sell out crowds all over the country, with regular festival appearances at Bestival, Guilfest, Finsbury Park and Glastonbury.

Dev

Dev began his career in TV when he and a childhood friend piloted for a new kids show as a bit of fun. After landing the job, Dev was watched by millions every Sunday morning on BBC2 show ‘Smile’ as a presenter and DJ. His popularity was undeniable and it wasn’t long before he was approached by new BBC digital station 1Xtra, which soon led to him landing his own Saturday show. The station enabled him to share his huge passion for music with his listeners, and the rest is history.

Dev was keen to throw himself in to his new found love for radio and decided to make the tough decision to step away from TV and focus on his radio career. The decision soon paid off and after a short while, he moved to BBC juggernaut station Radio 1. Dev began hosting the Weekend Early Breakfast show but after gaining significant momentum, he was moved to Weekday Early Breakfast. In 2014, he moved back to presenting Weekends, starting with the Weekend Breakfast Show, and can now be heard on weekend afternoons on the ‘Dev and Alice’ show alongside co-host Alice Levine.

As well as his radio career, Dev also managed to complete a music degree and began running his own recording studio in North London. He now produces and remixes for a variety of bands and artists as well as working on his own music, some of which has been played across several National radio stations including Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

DJing is still very much at the heart of his passion. He has performed sets at multiple Radio 1’s Big Weekend’s as well as various venues across the UK and Ibiza.

Wannabe

Spice up your night with hits performed by the cast of the Number 1 UK Tour: WANNABE. WANNABE the live stage show was created to celebrate the career of the world’s biggest girl band, the Spice Girls. Featuring the greatest Spice Girls hits, this musical celebration recreates the era of Girl Power!

From the chart stomping ‘Spice Up Your Life’ through to the hip shaking ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, WANNABE takes you on a Spice World journey through the Spice Girls group and solo careers that will make you Zig-A-Zig-Ahhhh.

Swing it, shake it, move it, make it down however you can. Hi, si, ja, hold tight!

Backstreet’s Back

Backstreet’s Back is a tribute show to Backstreet Boys, performed by Jason Ferreira, Muller Brandt, PJ Pretorius and Abel Knobel. The idea behind this production is to have an international standard of music happening in South Africa and bringing a different meaning to performing on the stage of Atterbury Theatre. The top hit songs of Backstreet Boys like “Larger than life”, “Everybody”, “As long as you love me”, “Incomplete” and many more will be performed like you’re listening to the real deal.
A journey through the 90’s for a special night!

DJ Toby Bacon

Being in love with music his whole life, Toby Bacon joined the music scene in 2012 after scouting out a gap in the market at Young Farmers parties. After realising he wanted to pursue this further, he then went on to study Music Production which got him that foot in the door to headline various gigs up and down the UK such as Harper Adams, keeping his farming roots alive.

In addition to this, he secured a residency in Ibiza where his DJing really flourished after supporting many famous acts including Example and Jaguar Skills. As time went on, Toby landed himself a sponsorship with Apatchy London and a further residency with 1691 playing at their events and presenting the 1691 radio show.

Toby’s passion behind the decks is Future House and EDM and he can’t wait to bring this sound with an Agricultural twist to the Young Farmers Festival.

DJ Will Roderick

Will Roderick is a member of the Gower Young Farmers Club and grew up on a farm in Gower that breeds pedigree herefords. He started DJing at YFC parties when he was 17 and Ross Bevan would have to drive him to gigs. He then had a residency at a local nightclub and organised some of its events.

In 2014, Will helped to start the Gower Music Festival where he DJ’s inbetween the bands sets. In 2018, the Gower Music Festival won Best Welsh Music Festival at the Welsh Hospitality Awards and was highly comended in 2019.

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Spilt Milk Society

Spilt Milk Society are a 5-piece band, originally from Birmingham and now based in Liverpool, making indie/rock music. Starting out at house parties, building up an online presence of over 350,000 monthly listeners. They have been described by the likes of Fred Perry Subculture and BBC Introducing as one of Birmingham;s brightest future bands. The Spilt Milk boys have done live sessions for Pirate Studioes, BBC Introducing West Midlands and BBC Introducing Shropshire.

Indie Shuffle described them as “mesmerising” and Alternative Tracks said that “with their genuinely funky rhythm that’s utterly infectious, and their winning blend of indie-pop, guitar-rock and catchy, danceable grooves, Spilt Milk Society are definitely a band to listen out for.”

Shai Brides

Shai Brides are a band from Birmingham, who write hectic pop music. They draw comparisons to post-punk and the experimental indie groups of the 1980s such as New Order and Talking Heads, as well as new alternative acts such as Everything Everything and St Vincent, they bring together whirling psychedelic guitars with glittering synths and blistering drumbeats.

Their debut single ‘Joie de Vivre’ was named BBC Introducing West Midlands ‘Track of the Month’ for September 2019 with Alex Noble labelling it “an exception… one of the strongest debuts I’ve heard in my time on this programme.”

Methods

Hailing from the Midlands, 5-piece melancholic synth-rockers Methods burst onto the scene in 2015 and now they’re about to embark on their biggest journey to date. Methods’ trademark inimitable sound has won over fans all over the UK, they’ve toured heavily around the country to showcase their music and as a result has been nominated for a Birmingham Music Award and a Black Country Music Award.

The Good Water

The Good Water’s fuzz fuelled guitar riffs, smooth vintage organs and hypnotic drum beats, lay the foundations for their own unique style of psychedelic, indie, pop.

The bands singles have been strongly supported by Steve Lamacq and his 6 Music team. The tracks also secured plays from Radcliffe & Maconie, Tom Robinsons on 6 Music, and Janice Long on BBC Radio 2.

Jessie Reid

Jessie Reid is a 25 year old singer-songwriter from Shropshire. She combines finger style and percussive guitar techniques with emotive, fragile and soulful vocal melodies to create a unique style of playing.

Her innovative, folk-influenced songwriting has been said to enchant audiences, drawing comparisons with the likes of Ben Howard, Lucy Rose and guitarist Andy McKee. Jess has featured regularly at Sofar Sounds sessions in the UK and South America and is currently working on the release of her debut EP, set to be released in the Autumn of 2017.

DJ Pasty

DJ Pasty is a dairy farmer and DJ from Lands End, Cornwall who plays at local YFC clubs.

DJ James Bramhall

James Bramhall has been DJing for 15 years, 5 of which in Glam Nightclub Cardiff playing commercial, dance, house, chart, EDM, R&B, Indie and Cheese.

James has had other DJing work in Revolution Cardiff and has worked alongside big acts in the music industry such as: Zane Lowe, Jaguar Skills, Laidback Luke, Danny Howard, Pete Tong and others to name a few.

Dame

DAME are an indie electronic-pop band from Birmingham. Formed in 2016, their self-titled debut EP has racked up 35,000 streams on Spotify, with lead single Runaway gaining multiple plays on BBC West Midlands.

Two years later, and with a new revamped line up, DAME have released their new single Habit, described by Redbrick Music as ‘superb songwriting marrying glitzy production in a wonderful, confetti-filled ceremony.’

And Sons

And Sons are a house producing duo based in the Northeast/London. The brothers are from a rural background and grew up listening to disco & soul which influences them greatly.

Supporting the likes of Blonde, Bondax, Friend Within and Shadow Child at venue’s across the North East. The daring duo quickly gained a reputation for the underground/feel good feeling they bring.

Alex Ohm

Midlands based songsmith, Alex Ohm has become a renowned name on the local music scene and is currently writing and recording new material to release later this year. Alex’s alternative, cinematic symphonies reflect the wide range of influences that inspire his work and come together to create his unique sound.

With a number of sold out shows already under his belt, Alex has also opened shows for the likes of Ian Brown, The Charlatans, Ocean Colour Scene and Peter Doherty to name a few as well as touring worldwide.

Alex and the Wonderland

In 2017 a small plant sprung to life from the bud of Alex Wonderland’s imagination, aspirations, and melodic dreams. Leaves started to appear and grow on this plant, which soon waved in harmony, once fed rhythm. Since then, Alex and the Wonderland have hopped along through the rural lanes of England during summer festival seasons, and into the urbanised purple haze of London’s best loved small music venues.

They’ve shared cable adorned stages with the likes of Alabama 3, Ian Dury’s Blockheads, and Toploader. The current lineup reveals Alex on guitar/piano and vocals, Pablo (Italy) on drums, Maria (Bulgaria) on violin and Singe (Moon) on bass… + special guests joining in on the act include brass sections, Jamaican MCs, and West African percussionists; to Spinney Lainey (flute), Ese & Sheena of The Vooduu People/Alabama 3 (vocals), Dana Immanuel (banjo) and Nuala (vocals).

The Singing Farmer

John Hughes farms cattle and sheep at Trefnannery in Powys and has diversified into music. He performs under the name of ‘The Singing Farmer’ which combines his repertoire of songs with tales of life on the farm.

Newkona

Former Harper Adams resident DJ. Promising producing potential. With looking to get his music heard and make people happy with it, NewKona is ready to take a stance on the dance music scene and get his sounds heard.

Esther Turner

Birmingham born and bred artist Esther Turner was exposed to music from a young age with influences of Joni Mitchell, Craig David, Avril Lavigne, Michael Jackson, which later encouraged her to seek her own musical preferences. She has supported a number of high profile acts including Ed Sheeran, Boyzlife and The Jacksons.

Esther is as much at home on the big stage as busking on the high street but can usually be found playing local live music venues. Keen to further develop her sound, a recent evolution of her acoustic style has seen her experimenting with a growing number of electronic effects units to produce a complex and engaging live performance.

Esther is working hard on her original records (plus accompanying music videos on YouTube). 2019 BBC Introducing West Midlands made her single ‘The Great Escape’ February track of the month and have previously describer her as a ‘grafter’ and ‘busking legend’.

Paper Buoys

The award-winning Indie/Punk quartet, who’s debut album featured the politically charged ‘Sharp as Razors’ and anthemic fan favourite, ‘Wasted’, have spent the past twelve months crafting what promises to be a worthy follow up.

The band has already offered a taste of what’s to come on their latest singles ‘Chasing Ghosts’ and ‘Time Won’t Wait’, which both inject a whole new sense of maturity to the bands sound.

Outside of the studio, Paper Buoys have been playing shows across the UK, including recently supporting Egyptian Blue and The C33s. They have also featured on the Brum Radio A-list and been supported by BBC Introducing in the West Midlands.

Alex Lleo

There’s a mellowness and warmth to Alex Lleo’s debut recordings that feels both timeless and fresh. Recorded live with his six-piece band at Park Studios in Birmingham, his debut EP is a masterclass in soulful, addictive songwriting.

Spending time in nature – in Worcestershire’s Licky Hills where Alex lives and grew up, the awe-inspiring Scandinavian mountains, and surfing the various coastlines of the British Isles – has shaped Alex’s creative outlook. You can hear his attraction to the natural world, its peace and its drama, in his music, which is exquisitely-paced, laid-back and rich in melody.

DJ Paul O’Brien

Paul O’Brien is a club and party DJ based in Blackpool. He has DJ’d for 20 years and in over 20 countries including Mexico, America, Canada, Europe and Australia.

He was a guest DJ at SnowFest in the Italian Alps, supporting Judge Jules and has been the DJ in Blackpool for the YFC AGM for the last 10 years at Winter Gardens, Yates, Revolution and Walkabout supporting Radio 1 presenters.

Paul has won the Blackpool DJ of the Year 2018, played at the BEDA Awards after party supporting Vernon Kay and DJ’d on 10 cruise ships worldwide.

DJ Groomie

DJ Groomie had his first DJ residency almost 20 years ago now! Playing in Tenerife and Kavos along the way, he now plays to the crowd a minimum of five times a week. Able to play almost any genre, Groomie is as happy playing drum & base as he is 80’s classics. A lover of the microphone, Groomie is always hyping the crowd up, hosting the night as well as playing the tunes. Holding down residencies at many universities providing a feel-good night is his forte. Groomie also hosts a weekly internet radio show, achieving all this while working on the 400 acre family farm.

Sleuth

A Group of Bears is called a Sleuth. This was the title of the last EP released by Sleuth to great reviews. ‘Post-it-not prophecies’ was played by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing has also played a couple of tracks and Ryan’s Gig Guide awarded Group of Bears EP of the month.

Sleuth has also aired on Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music & Mixtape, played shows with Gaz Coombes, Mark Morriss and John Bramwell and appeared at the International Pop Overthrow Festival at the Cavern in Liverpool three consecutive years.

Sleuth has been described by reviewers as ‘tryly remarkable’, ‘excellent songwriting’, ‘wonderfully passionate, beautifully structured’, ‘lyrically thoughtful and muscially enticing’ and ‘like a consoling chat with a reassuring friend’.

The Shadow Monkeys

The Shadow Monkeys are one of the UK’s most highly demanded party bands; Based in the Cotswolds, the band travels the length and breadth of the country to deliver a truly live performance of the biggest Pop, Rock, Funk chart hits.

Since the bands formation in 2013 they have built a huge wealth of experience in performing at weddings, parties, dinner balls and festivals all over the UK.

Expect to hear big hits from Chic, Bruno Mars, David Bowie, The Killers, Stevie Wonder, George Ezra, Chaka Khan, Prince, Calvin Harris, Queen and many more.

The Macarnos

Formed in the Spring of 2012, The Macarnos have recently released their newest single “Good Times”, a follow up to their debut EP “Right Way UP”. Performing upbeat acoustic tracks, the guys play all of the instruments, swapping around guitars, bass, cajon and lead vocals with harmonies.

WOUNDEDSPiRiT

WOUNDEDSPiRiT hail from West Bromwich, UK and became the first ever winners of Album of the Year at the 2019 BCMAwards.

The band were born out of the ’80s stadium rock era that gave us U2, The Alarm, Big Country, Something Happens and their heroes Simple Minds. WOUNDEDSPiRiT are shouting it out from the rooftops. The band, all in their 40s, are carrying the torch for all the lost bands of the ’80s and ’90s who disbanded and never got their music out to the masses. “Spotify, iTunes was not around back when we started, it’s the lost tapes era, dust off those guitars and let the world hear your voices” is the message from the band’s drummer Elton McTaggart.

WOUNDEDSPiRiT still keep the SPiRiT alive with big choruses, catchy hooks and old school songwriting. The band are receiving critical acclaim in the UK.

Now with an album behind them, WOUNDEDSPiRiT are heading into a new era with their latest single. ‘Taking Back Control’ is an ’80s alternative retro upbeat journey into all things great with music, already receiving a Reverbnation Artist Spotlight.

WOUNDEDSPiRiT are currently recording their new album due for May 2020 release ‘Entitled Diversity’ and with UK tours planned for 2020, who’s to say WOUNDEDSPiRiT won’t be the voice of the new generation.

DJ James Bowers

Playing everything from the deep and dirty to the fabulously trashy, James Bowers is the larger-than-life International DJ, Producer & Radio Presenter everyone’s talking about. Having spent the past decade ricocheting between the UK’s Gay & Student scenes, he’s entertained the likes of Pride queens, BBC Radio 1 nutcases and club kids with his distinctive mix of Chart Pop, Dance, House, and Club Classics. Avoiding half-measures at all costs, James Bowers has rocked crowds in excess of 1,500 clubbers at his Main Room residencies at Gatecrasher and O2 Academy venues – often sharing the stage with the likes of Scott Mills, Zane Lowe, Sara Cox, Gregg James, Tim Westwood, and Ms Dynamite.

Sashay on over to the Gay Scene, and James Bowers can usually be found taking his captive queens to church – having performed at national Pride events and special occasions for Gay Royalty venues, Manchester’s Cruz 101, Eagle & Via Fossa, and London’s Ku Klub. On-Air, James Bowers can be heard presenting his syndicated radio show, Hot Right Now, with extra-special mixes from HRN Residents: Dave Audé, Stonebridge, and Paul Morrell. As heard on This Is Electric & Gaydio (UK), and Nexus Radio (US), Hot Right Now has a total global reach of over 1.5 million listeners, and is also available for streaming on iTunes and Mixcloud.

DJ Tom Bowers

21-year-old  young farmer from Stafford. Bass house / Drum & Bass / Mainstream Dance / Commercial Remix DJ. A former Harper Adams University resident DJ for 2017/18, now DJ for Staffordshire YFC balls and other events. Keen and enthusiastic in his sets with a strong passion for great music.

Tom Jenkins

Tom Jenkins hails from the Hills of the South Wales Valleys. The son of a sheep farmer who made his own path into his musical journey and took all the experiences of living in the ex-coal mining communities and beautiful carved out landscapes of home with him into his songs. 

He cut his teeth as the frontman of Straight Lines, a group of school friends that would go onto play shows round the world, release two albums and tour with the likes of Motörhead and The Presidents of the USA to name a few. After a few years on the road, Jenkins returned to his hill farming roots and worked as a traveling shepherd, ending up in New Zealand. He claims the isolation of the outback lead him to write his debut album. 

Mixing his unique experiences and unique voice into beautifully, crafted, melodic songs inspired by Country, Folk, Indie-Pop and Emo, it wasn’t long before he caught the attention of American producer Elijah Ford and they set about tracking his debut album in Fort Worth, Texas in November 2018. 

The debut album ‘Misery In Comfort’ was released in September 2019, followed by a UK tour in November. Jenkins starts 2020 by being invited by Oscar & Grammy winning singer songwriter Ryan Bingham to join him on his Ireland dates.

Boz

“Raw, Direct, Mellow” 

Gigging regularly for the last couple of years, Boz has really gotten into the groove of what he does, throwing everything at a gig. He is pretty direct with his writing, every word is painting the story of the song. We can’t wait for his gig! 

DJ Lee Ralphy

Lee Ralphy is a DJ from Stoke-On-Trent, who has done various events from Weddings to Young Farmers events. He has been a DJ for many years, dropping sounds from Old Skool R&B and Dance to Cheesy Pop. He has also presented on the radio for True Gold Radio and recently 6 Towns Radio. He has a cheeky side when DJing so enjoys the banter with the crowd and enjoying their involvement.

DJ Cable

As a 3x UK DJ Champion (placing 3rd in the world twice), and with numerous other DJ titles under his belt, DJ Cable’s ability as a turntablist and a selector make him a cut above the rest, bringing a breath of fresh air to UK radio and the European club circuit.

Having been a part of Mistajam’s “Sixty Minutes” lineup on BBC 1Xtra for almost 2 years, and also a regular feature on Nick Bright, Charlie Sloth & DJ Target’s shows, he has worked with some of the biggest names in UK Urban music & Grime, bringing his signature mix of Hip Hop, Grime, and Bass music to the nation every fortnight.

Be it corporate gigs for Harrods, Orange, Selfridges, MTV, NFL, Nike, New Era, or Beats By Dre, a residency at Niketown in London, hipster parties for Vice Magazine, Boiler Room sets, trendy London clubs such as Libertine, Hip Hop parties such as “Livin Proof”, or even the grimiest of underground warehouse parties in East London, Cable’s much sought-after skills and versatility as a DJ proves he is a cut above the rest; so much so, that on many an occasion he has become the ‘go to guy’ for a number of artists when it comes to live shows, having worked alongside the likes of Nas, YG, The Weeknd, Snoop Dogg, House Of Pain, Tyga, P Money, Jammer, Skepta, Krept & Konan, Section Boyz, Grandmaster Flash & more.

As a producer, he has worked with the likes of Mez, Shystie and Ghostly, and remixed the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Flowdan & Big Narstie, notching up releases on Island, Four40, US label Slit Jockey, Speakerbox, and his own label Triangulum, which is putting out some of the most exciting new Grime music around.