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This festival highlight is back for a LIVE socially distanced version. Bring your own hairbrush! Got the moves? Got the lyrics down? Got the backing track? The heat is on! We’re looking for kids and adults who can style it out for the Lip Sync Champion crown. Last year we had dance routines, cool accessories, serious attitude and, of course, fantastic performances. Mic drop. Judged by our incredible expert panel,
We're recreating our famed bunker sessions - the late-night action taking place behind 4ft think straw walls capped by a beautiful corrugated iron roof - for COVID-19 lockdown. Home to experiments in sensory deprivation and social elevation, the Bunker exists for those who aren't yet ready for bed: DJ Steve Vertigo leads the way for all you deep-down dirty dancers.
Feeling Groovy? Come to our gorgeously glittery - under our PPE - disco set. Yes, bedroom DJs 'Bubbles and Sprinkles' are at the shack in full PPE with their pop-up set to socially distance along to....wigs welcome - wigging out expected.
Described as "the perfect jazzy vocal" by DJ magazine, Juliet has created two tracks for DigitALSO fusing her love of electronica, club music and wonky pop.
Kids get down by the lake stage, accompanied by a banging soundtrack of the freshest party tunes from our friends at Grand Union Sound, who have brought their diddyest sound system to Also Festival this year - a small, but perfectly formed, battery powered, off-grid rig . Eco-friendly & kid friendly - what more could we ask for?
Learn the tricks of the song writing trade with creative tour de force Sophie Garner. Explore this art form within a group through exploring theme, structure, imagiunation, lyric wrtining and composing. Song writing as a powerful tool for building confidence and creative expression. Sophie is an established singer songwriter who has released 3 studio albums, toured internationally and was the very first artist to perform on the main stage at London's O2 Arena! This session is open to everyone.Info & Booking
Creating a virtual orchestra experience and delivering a powerful performance of string classics, The Real String Orchestra is an ensemble of local Warwickshire musicians with a shared passion for classical music and amazing composers. Let them bewitch, beguile and entertain you with an eclectic blend of the emotive and dramatic, skilfully directed by the baton of the professional home-grown musician Tori Rushton.
Jill on Top blazed a trail as half of the DJ/Production duo Girls on Top, immediately becoming part of the Mixmag reviews team, topping the bill at DJ gigs all over the UK and featured in iD, DJ Mag, The Face, & TV shows BPM, Hypnosis and Rapture. And they still found time to remix legends like Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk, Loletta Holloway, Byron Stingily and Gizelle Jackson. Exhausted, Jill finally hung up her headphones to start her own DJ agency in 2003, only coming out of retirement these days for special one-offs like ALSO Social!
Grand Union Sound will be bringing their diddyest sound system to Also Festival this year - a small, but perfectly formed, battery powered, off-grid rig to be found on the lake stage. With years of small festivals and parties under their belt, Grand Union Sound plays a fusion of reggae and tropical gems to help ease you through the day and get you up on your feet when the need arises.
Andrew Yeadon is a musician, writer, producer and teacher from Barnard Castle in North East England. As an original artist he has produced nine albums and performed at festivals and venues in the UK, Europe, Asia and America. His current core music project is 'About the Humans...' He regularly performs with other groups, including as the front man in the Wild Irish Trad/Punk group 'The Watty Boys'
Playing music for the enjoyment of others has propelled Ferdie since he saved up for his first boombox. From rocking university halls with his Maxell C90 mixtapes to graduating with DJ honours onto festival stages. Barrio boss man Ferdie can now be found at the helm of his DJ bars across London, feeding the masses with his own colourful take on music, accompanied by a few choice cocktails along the way. A keen collector of remixes and re-edits, expect an excursion on well-loved versions. With no genres left unturned and no songs out of bounds, Ferdie’s unashamed mash-up of party-beats and singalong classics will get you all in a funk-frenzy!
Krystal Roxx is an international DJ, producer and entrepreneur. Her glittering DJ career has seen her perform worldwide for major recording artists, record labels, renowned club nights and festivals. She has supported the likes of Fatboy Slim, Annie-Mac, Anne Marie, Basement Jaxx and Groove Armada. As one of the hardest working artists in the industry Krystal started female-led clubbing brand Superfoxx, which has been firing on all cylinders since its inception in 2016. Dedicated to throwing health and fitness-conscious parties, the exclusively female-led brand strives to ‘bring conscious clubbing to the masses’.
As part of the legendary DJ team, Digs and Woosh, Pete Woosh cut his teeth at the legendary DiY free parties and club nights and their weekly Serve Chilled pirate radio show. As DiY established an international reputation, Digs and Woosh guested at many iconic nightspots and helped to shape the identifiable DiY sound. Producing a bewildering number of tunes and remixes, they kept in true to their roots by playing at a vast range of free parties and festivals, always promoting the unspoken DiY ideology of liberation through music. Diagnosed with cancer in 2015, he decided to ‘kill off’ his long term alter ego Pete Woosh and become The Peaceful Ones. Taking a natural and holistic approach to his illness he is currently working on his Spirit Wrestlers project, a not for profit label designed to raise awareness and funds for natural healing networks supporting people living with cancer.
Alex is a BBC Introducing artist and the principal lutenist for La Nuova Musica, The Irish Baroque Orchestra and Poeticall Musicke. He specialises in chamber music. His continuo playing has been described as 'sinewy and sensuous, ornaments rarely exaggerated' - Observer and he 'virtually shreds his accompaniments with fervent plucking and percussive strumming.' — The New Yorker. In his spare time he enjoys making lutes and managing the Veterum Musica micro record label.
Karin Fransson, a “sultry Swedish-born pop starlet” was born in Göteborg but grew up on a small Island in the middle of Sweden where she roamed freely during her formative years. A well-turned out first class singer songwriter and creative artiste who blends together jazz, folk, soul and pop into her own variety of compositions. New EP "Commuter Diaries, Vol.1" out now - acoustic with a twist in its honest, beautiful and raw format.
Playing a mix of 60s Soul, Funk, Dirty Grooves, Hot Rockin' Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Ska, Rock'n'Roll, New Orleans, Gospel, Blues & Boogaloo - all on vinyl 45s
Indotranceltic perform Chattering Waters - a vibrant fusion of Indian and Celtic rhythms and melodies, wrapped in an electronic, psychedelic soundscape. Check out their album Stone Horse on Six Degrees records.
After having a musical break from Mercury Award nominated band Jungle, The Liverpool born, London based singer / songwriter Andro - whose identity and aesthetic exude in the 7-piece - turns his attention to his solo material, with the releases of GYMH and LOST CAUSE.
This Is A Recording are usually a live improvised electronic duo performing on analog synths mangled up through FX pedals and tripped out guitar, layered over slo-mo pulsating beats. Their music ranges from ambient, Balearic grooves to psychedelic walls of sound. Think stratospheric harmonics, cosmic melodies, and conscious vibes!
Miss Baby Sol is simply a legendary vocalist and perfomer. Oozing star quality, individuality and personality, her last Also appearance was the festival highlight. In this special set created just with us in mind, Baby Sol combines soul, jazz and the best of cabaret, peppering her own stunning songs with contemporary takes on timeless classics. Miss her once, regret it eternally!
10:32 is the new project from London-based artist, Bridget Walsh, with Lyle Barton on keys, Radovan Brtko on drums and Digby Lovatt on bass and are performing this weekend as a stripped-back duo,For fans of artists including Hiatus Kaiyote, Kimbra, Erykah Badu, Moonchild and more, 10:32’s booty-shaking soul-pop explores elements of hiphop, jazz, breakbeat, drum & bass, r&b and neo-soul, and isn’t afraid of a good old fashioned breakdown, or an epic synth solo. The band debuted at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2018, followed by a headline tour of New Zealand, along with studio sessions in the UK, NZ and the USA. 2019 was spent gigging and writing, with 10:32 set to start releasing tunes from their new EP in late 2020, recorded in January at London’s Total Refreshment Centre.
Liam Walker lives a beautiful double-life - a woodsman / tree surgeon by day and a singer-songwriter / performer by night. Inspired by folk-influenced greats such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Liam’s sublime guitar playing and atmospheric vocals make him the perfect soundtrack to our digital summer meadow-vibe.
Local artist, Taylor-Louise Thomas is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and performer who goes by the stage name of TAY. Her music is defined by the strong emotional lyrics content. She began writing at the age of 12 and has successfully released 4 EPs, headlined festivals such as Godiva acoustic stage and been awarded BBC Introducing artist of the month.
Hailing from Brazil, the charistmatic Marcos Santana and his amazing bubble of 6 Tribo samba drummers will be bringing the carnival vibes to Also 2020. Mixing Brazilian samba, with African rhythms and South American groove, this is high energy music played by exhuberant performers bringing pulsating rhythms and melodic vocal hooks. We defy you not to dance!!!
Think you can't dance, but want to give it a go? Love dancing, but fed up doing it in your kitchen on your own? Confused by months of not being allowed to touch or go near people? Come along to untangle your body and have fun reconnecting with the world and people around you in an inclusive dance workshop with the award-winning professional dance artist, Jemima Hoadley who has 23 years of practice working with people of all abilities and at all levels of experience. We will be maintaining safe social distancing whilst enjoying moving with and around one another. Absolutely no previous dance experience necessary and all abilities and bodies are welcome.
Combining complex guitar picking and intricate vocals, Jasmine's solo show features songs from her album Blood Red Sun, released last summer. Her mixed parentage has nurtured a deep love of many different genres and she distills these into a folk style that understands tradition, while offering something altogether more contemporary and relevant. “A wonderful, evocative piece of songwriting” Clash magazine “Music pours out of Jasmine Rodgers” For Folk’s Sake “Fantastic Music” Edi Stark, BBC Scotland
Enjoy the beautiful sounds of flamenco guitar, spilling out across the lake and providing the perect soundtrck to the Getaira picnic as we ease into the Also evening.
Closing the main stage on Saturday night, Richard Norris presents Music for Healing - warm and hypnotic deep listening electronics, alongside live motion graphic visuals from Bill Borez AKA Blue Carbon. Dubbed "the electronic musician's electronic musician" by Electronic Sound magazine and "an unhinged sonic magician" by Time Out New York, Richard has carved his own wonky path from early Acid House through his current fascination with electronica and healing. After appearing at Nile Rodgers' Meltdown last year, this is a welcome return for this audiovisual show. His new album 'Elements', a mix of ambience, sequencers and electronics, is released on Group Mind on September 4th.