Artists/Line-up

Artists/Line-up

A brilliant day out. I'll be recommending it to everyone next year

Marc

Saturday Performances by:

JuJu

The Main Stage

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Winners of the Mojo Magazine, World Music album of the year in 2011, Juju are Juldeh Camara (Gambia) & Justin Adams (UK). Adams is a renowned musician, writer and producer having worked with Tinawiren, Robert Plant, Brian Eno and Sinead O’Connor.

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Jassi Sidhu

The Main Stage

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Jassi Sidhu has been at the forefront of the UK Bhangra scene over the last decade, and was always destined for international success.  At 17 he was lead singer of the world renowned band B21 who became one of the biggest phenomena in bhangra music, their songs include ‘Darshan’ which featured in the hit film ‘Bend it like Beckham’.

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The Damned

The Nettlebed Stage

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35 years on and the rush of witnessing a Damned live show is still comparable to that first buzz of energy released as some long forgotten sweat box of youth. A series of inspired, ambitious albums and amazing live shows combining full on rock energy, stylish sense of performance and humorous deadpan cool, make them as vibrant today as they were when they first began.

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Young Knives

BBC Introducing Stage

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Having made their mark with Mercury nominated debut album “Voices of Animals and Men” , Young Knives already posses critical and commercial success as well as a deserved reputation for jaw dropping live shows. With a string of hit singles and indie anthems, they promise a blistering set to round off Saturday night on the BBC Introducing Stage.

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The Boxettes

The Main Stage

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This all female quintet create their art simply by using their voices, however you’d never imagine the sounds coming out of the mouths of this vocally ambidextrous crew, a senses baffling combination of harmonies, effects and include a bona fide world champion, Bellatrix the global queen of beat boxing.

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Eastside Jimmy

The Nettlebed Stage

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This popular four piece bring their Clash and Green Day-style energy and sound back to Rhythms after a triumphant warm-up slot for ex-Stranglers front man Hugh Cornwell in 2010. Hendon-based drummer Jay Dimoff Zhelezov has joined the core trio of Stuart Dinsey, John Moran and Jon Thurlow for this summer's return.

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Edgar Broughton

Arcadeclectic Stage

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Edgar Broughton is an original – a singer/songwriter and guitarist who was a founder member of the Edgar Broughton Band in the 60s, and known for his incredible voice and his political conscience. He has seven studio albums, two live albums and many compilations under his belt and has toured extensively since 1968.

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Soumik Datta and Bernhard Schimpelsberger present Circle of Sound

St Mary's Stage

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Sarod maestro, composer and artist in residence at Southbank Centre Soumik Datta is fast being recognized as "one of the biggest new music talents in Britain" (Vogue). For Circle of Sound he collaborates with virtuoso Austrian drummer Bernhard Schimpelsberger, taking you on a breathtaking audio-visual journey through India and Europe.

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Keith Waithe

The Nettlebed Stage

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Award-winning Guyanan flautist Keith Waithe produces and promotes an international musical style, exploring an original fusion of jazz, classical, African, Caribbean, Asian and Western influences.

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Sunday Performances by:

Junior Murvin

The Main Stage

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Best known for his all-time reggae classic "Police and Thieves", Junior Murvin is gifted with a unique, feather-light falsetto that inspired some of Lee "Scratch" Perry's most unearthly productions. Murvin wasn't exactly the most prolific reggae star of the late '70s, yet such is the stature of "Police and Thieves" and its accompanying album of the same name that Murvin would still be a legend even if he'd never recorded another note.

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Speech Debelle

The Main Stage

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Soulful and raw, Speech Debelle blew up seemingly out of nowhere and delivered one of the most critically-acclaimed debut albums of the last few years, the 2009 Mercury Music Prize-winning “Speech Therapy”.

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Molotov Jukebox

The Main Stage

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Fronted in stunningly flamboyant style by the multi talented actress, musician and fashion icon, Natalia Tena, best known for her work on the Harry Potter films, Molotov Jukebox have become internationally renowned for their unique style ranging from Gypsy to Swing through Latin Soul, Calypso and Disco.

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My Passion

BBC Introducing Stage

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Local heroes My Passion mix Rock, Post Punk, Electro, Metal and Pop to create a very special show to leave audiences breathless. They have hundreds of live dates behind them across the UK and Europe as well as a Kerrang tour. Their set at this year’s festival promises to be something very special.

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Blair Dunlop

St Mary's Stage

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Young folk singer and actor Blair, the son of Fairport Conventions Ashley Hutchings, is a rising star of the British Folk scene, recently nominated in the BBC Folk awards. He played young Willy Wonka in the blockbuster movie of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” with Johnny Depp starring as the grown-up Willy.

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Don Broco

BBC Introducing Stage

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Don Broco are a Bedford based, four piece post-hardcore/pop band. They have appeared at many UK festivals including Camden Crawl, Download, Sonisphere and Reading and Leeds. They released their debut mini-album, ‘Big Fat Smile’ in 2011 and received numerous excellent reviews including Kerrang! and Rock Sound, radio play includes Radio 1, Xfm and Q Radio. Summer 2012 sees the release of their full length debut album.

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Little Roy

The Main Stage

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Little Roy grew up in Kingston, Jamiaca surrounded by many of Jamaican music's biggest hitters - Prince Buster, Lee Perry, Bunny Wailer & Peter Tosh and cut his first single at the legendary Studio One in 1965, followed by classics such as 'Prophesy', 'Christopher Columbus', and 'Tribal War'.

Fast forward to 2011 which saw the release of his album, Battle For Seattle, a collection of 10 songs recorded by Nirvana in a reggae style. The album received rave reviews and was followed by an appearance on Later with Jools Holland as well as festivals slots at Reading & Leeds.

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Village Well

St Mary's Stage

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Village Well is a trio of Indian, Kurd and West Indian influence playing an intriguing and lively blend of musical styles on steel pan, violin and tabla. Rhythms from different continents combine with a contemporary British sensibility to produce a fresh and entertaining show.

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