Future stars come out first at Ravenstonedale …
NEXT month’s Ravenstonedale festival, which takes place near Kirkby Stephen, has always proved a fertile breeding ground for new talent and this year the band to pay very close attention to could be The Feud, from Kendal.
A forward-looking rock dance trio who are on tour in Europe kicking up a storm in the Czech Republic at the moment, The Feud have a new single out called This is Love and look all set for the big time.
Now based in Lancaster, The Feud are looking to expand their reach intocountries around the Czech Republic, including Slovakia and Germany.
Speaking on BBC Introducing Lancashire, bassist Stephen Mildwater said they had been playing to some “crazy” audiences in Europe. He said thateveryone was into having a good time and enjoying themselves which is exactly what they like to do, as well!
Also on the Ravenstonedale bill at High Greenside Farm from 20th to 22nd June, revellers can expect quality live music from Colt 45, The Fire Beneath the Sea, Run Out The Guns, The Feud, Pikey Beats, The Rough Neck Riot, The User Friendly, Carpe, Chuck Fish, Laura Kelly, Talk Like Tigers, Gilded Thieves, PDR Warped, The Alleys, Chanel Samson and the Space Horses, Thirteen Stars, Glass Ankle, The Convulsions, Parastatic, Mini King and Paper Cranes.
Festival organiser Suzie Metcalfe said: “There is so much to get excited about this year, with an all new and improved dance tent known as MODAFIl with independent hosts running shows from Friday night through to the small hours of Mondaymorning.
“Ravenstonedale 2014 is a festival that encourages fresh, unsigned talent from the homelands of the North West to far flung regions of England, Scotland and Wales. It’s all about giving new bands, DJs musicians and spoken word artists a stage, a voice and a receptive audience.”
As part of the fun, there will be a Lancaster Speakeasy take-over presenting electro swing DJs including Jamie Berry (FLAK Records), Alex Cardwell, Roc Vicar, Odylic Force, and Dubbers and Clan dextine who will be offering a stellar mix ofunderground, jungle, dnb, sexy groove and house.
Kicking the dance party tent off on the Friday night will be Jackin The Attic Cumbria’s biggest genre house and UK bass night featuring resident DJs, Nathan Sutherland (Darth Audio) and Zom-B (Adifia Production). Whereas “Cosmic Sunday” will be all about home-grown talent and Ravenstonedale festival favourites including Gemma Furbank and Ben Thomlinson.
Back by popular demand, the acoustic and spoken word space will be back thissummer with a brand new café space, workshopentertainment.
A full line-up of acoustic and spoken word performances will also provide a feast for the senses. This is a family-friendly space which will offer workshops for youngsters at breakfast time before a full menu featuring the likes of Paper Cranes, a folk duo from south of the Lake District; the Coulton Brothers, aka Paul and Kris; Delusi, a North West multi-instrumentalist; Brendan Lewes; Freshman, an acoustic duo featuring Jordan Gaffney and his cousin Jamie Muncaster; Steve Pottinger, a spoken word artist; Irishman Collie Stewart; singer-songwriter Anna MacDonald; guitarist Jamie Brewer; popular duo KinDred; South Cumbrian singer-songwriter Jamie Bosanko; James Holt, a 20-year-old singer songwriter from Manchester who plays piano; Miniking; Nathan Loopz; George Harris and the Memory Makers; and Eleanor Bennett.
l For ticket information visit the website http://ravenstonedalefestival.co.uk.