Frocester Festival... Music, Drinks, Food, Cricket, Fun!
The perfect 'Festival in a Day' – Saturday 26th August 2023
It wouldn’t be Frocester Festival without a fantastic line up of brilliant live music!
Please see below for details of the superb local acts who will be entertaining us this year.
Live Entertainment provided in 2022
1.30pm / The JP AllStars Brass Band
The JP AllStars are a group of fantastic local Gloucestershire musicians who come together to play great music, led by Musical Director Paul McLaughlin.
They’re a traditional brass band playing very non-traditional brass band music. Rock covers, pop songs, show tunes... you name it.
Forget marches and hymns (although they're pretty good at them too!). If you've never heard a brass band before, you'll love them. And if you've been brought up in the brass band tradition, you'll still love them.
It's the perfect way to kick-off your Saturday afternoon at the festival!
3pm / The Hush
The Hush have a huge following throughout the South West. Over the past 10 years the line-up has changed occasionally, but the quality of the music has always remained, thanks to the talent and professionalism of everyone involved.
The Hush perform covers from The Stones, Dire Straits, Cream and many more... in fact, any good solid rock and blues.
The important thing is to have fun and leave the crowd shouting for more!
4.30pm / The Swing Rioters Band
The Swing Rioters call themselves a Cotswold Punk Folk band - whatever that means!
They comprise Lizzie Jones (Fiddle), John Meadows (Guitar), Gerd Busker (Bass, Vocals), John Madge (Drums), Richard Whittern (Whistles, Accordion, Vocals), Russel Ward (Concertina, Harmonica), Robin Lewis (Banjo, Harmonica, Vocals) & Robin Burton (Melodeon & Vocals).
However, how many of them actually turn up depends on the space available and how many of them can make it! Occasional guest musicians include Graham Clark (Concertina, Melodeon, Guitar, Fiddle), Aly Rainey (Fiddle), Gwilym Davies (Melodeon, Banjo) & Danny Hammond (Guitar), so they can number up to 12 musicians!!
The Rioters take classic, mainly English, traditional folk songs and "punk them up". They also take more modern songs and "folk them up". They aim to give everyone something that they will recognise... and they are loud. But don't take our word for it... come and see for yourself!
6pm / Onyx Vocal Harmony Band
Onyx Vocal Harmony Band are from Cheltenham and comprise four talented, enigmatic, cheesecake-loving musicians!
They are Robyn James (guitars, vocals), Sue Dove (keyboards, vocals), Vicky Edwards (bass, vocals) and Elle Philips (drums).
As their name suggests, Onyx's distinctive sound is based around the close harmonies they deliver on the wide range of pop classics they perform from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, right up to the present day.
7.30pm / Wildcard
WildCard are a Bristol band that play a wide selection of Rock, Indie and Pop covers and original songs.
Their set list includes the likes of The Killers, Fleetwood Mac, REM, Queen, ABBA, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, Green Day, A-Ha and much, much more!!
Wildcard are comin' ta getcha!!
9.30pm / Easy Sundays
Our headliners this year are popular local Frocester band, the Easy Sundays - an energetic, entertaining band, who perform brilliant versions of all your favourite pop and classic anthems.
Easy Sundays are Tom Pinker (vocals), Harry Ball (guitar), Grant Beswick (bass) and Tom Hall (drums). They always go down a storm with their high energy takes of popular songs from the 60s right through to the modern day.
We guarantee you'll be hoarse from singing at the top of your voices!!
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