New bands, up-and-coming acts and audio adventures - music on ALSO’s main stage is all about discovery.
For those here to party, the Rum Shack DJs spin afternoon into evening, with dancing and cocktails by the lake then on to the Bunker till the early hours.
Away from the madness, the lake stage plays host to the spiritual and the sublime...
International psych explorers, Flamingods - a four-piece band from Bahrain & London - take to the main stage on Saturday night. Using instruments from the Middle East and Asia married with western instrumentations of synthesisers, guitars and drums, the band creates a potent sound they describe as ‘Exotic Psychedelia’.
Don’t miss Oxford quartet, Low Island at ALSO with their highly anticipated debut album 'If You Could Have It All Again’. Taking cues from Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Caribou or Glass Animals, they take stock of a twenties filled with false starts, heartbreak and cyclical conflict, and carve a path towards a better decade to come.
Let's get this party started. Our big band sound will come from Tarsus who will get us moving to a collection of songs curated especially for ALSO - featuring Klezmer, French Waltzes, Bulgarian dances, folk music from Macedonia, Brazillian Bossa, Russian drinking songs, Irish jigs and Turkish pop odysseys.
WHITE TAIL FALLS
We are so thrilled to have White Tail Falls joinng us live at ALSO21. The gorgeous tracks are based on some time he spent in New York and tell the story of how our lives can become brighter.
Mera Bhai (meaning 'My Brother' in Hindi) is the brainchild of Karthik Poduval. A multi-instrumentalist, DJ & producer, best known as a founding member of Tropical-Psychedelia band Flamingods. Hard to pin down, Mera Bhai is centred on a musical balance, between eastern and western traditions, the new and the old.
PERRI AND NEIL QUARTET- 'BLUE'
It is 50 years since Joni Mitchell published her album 'Blue' and the Perri and Neil Quartet will be playing the album through on the lake stage. A delicious audio adventure from ALSO Festival.
LONDON INTERNATIONAL GOSPEL CHOIR
ALSO-favourites London International Gospel Choir will take you to church with gospel, pop, jazz, funk, soul, and the root of it all, African song. Take your blanket and breakfast to the stage and start your Sunday with a spiritual vibe.
ALSO ALL STARS
The ALSO All Stars invites everyone to get involved on the main stage on Saturday evening. Go on, everyone has a wild side, and this is your chance to unleash yours in front of an audience on the main stage. Start working with your choreographer, vocal coach, backing singers and musical director NOW. Booking opens end April 21.
THE REAL STRING ORCHESTRA
Grab a hot drink and reset your Circadian rhythms on Saturday morning with The Real String Orchestra. Every animal has them and they are essential to our health and happiness so let us help you to reset yours. Bring a blanket.
RUM SHACK DJS
Find your inner spirit animal by the water's edge with our DJs Krystal Roxx, Mera Bhai, Ferdie Ahmed and Steve Vertigo. Don't miss!