New bands, artists and audio adventures.
Join Sohan Kailey as he takes you dancing around the world with songs from his debut album Let's Naach (Let's Dance). Bhangra Pop Music for children and families. Get ready to sing and dance along to Bhangra Rave, Bhangra Pirates, Dinosaur Rock, Shake It Like (Bollywood style), party on the beach. Fun songs for all to enjoy. Audience participation a must!
It is 50 years since Joni Mitchell published her album 'Blue' and the Peri and Neil Quartet will be playing the album through on the lake stage. A delicious audio adventure from ALSO Festival.
Find your inner spirit animal in an unashamed mash-up of party beats and singalong classics set with DJ Ferdie, down at the water's edge at our legendary Rum Shack. Make mine a Dark and Stormy.
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 in April 21.
The international psych explorers, Flamingods - a four-piece, multi-instrumental band from Bahrain & London - take to the main stage on Saturday night. Using a vast selection of instruments from the Middle East and Asia, the band marries this with western instrumentations of synthesisers, guitars and drums to create a potent sound all of its own that they call ‘Exotic Psychedelia’. What is not to love?
Let's get this party started. Our big band sound will come from Tarsus (Eloise Macdonald - Violin, Yusuf Narçin - Tuba, Joe Hardy - Accordion and Cabbar Boziye - Percussion) 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.
Learn fun Bhangra dance moves with Sohan Kailey. Bhangra is an agricultural farming dance from the Punjab region of India. Dance to vibrant music. Suitable for all ages.
ALSO-favourites London International Gospel Choir start your Sunday 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.
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’.
Our resident DJ returns to ALSO 21 with house classics, funky grooves and cheeky samples to help you unleash your inner animal. Grrrr!
The multi talented artist and musician Seramic has eclectically performed with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show, had his sculptures exhibited at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery and a music video nominated for an award at the Raindance Film Festival. This rising star of modern soul will bring his fantastic performance to your Saturday night at ALSO, one guaranteed to stop you in your tracks and demand your attention. Don't miss it.
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. His debut EP 'Futureproofing', was released on Moshi Moshi Records on 9 October and features guest appearances from Alxndr London, Andrew Ashong, Alex White (Fat White Family) & Charles Prest (Flamingods). Hard to pin down, Mera Bhai is centred on a musical balance, between eastern and western traditions, the new and the old.
Don’t miss Oxford quartet, Low Island - Carlos Posada (vocals/multi-instrumentalist), Jamie Jay (Backing vocals / multi-instrumentalist / producer,) Jacob Lively (Bassist) and Felix Higginbottom (Percussion/Drums) - 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, it's a sophisticated record that takes stock of a twenties filled with false starts, heartbreak and cyclical conflict, and carves a path towards a better decade to come. Replete with future indie dance-floor hits and softer, more introspective gems, the quartet meld pristine electronics with erudite art-rock sensibilities.
Grab a hot drink and reset your Circadian rhythms with The Real String Quartet on Saturday morning. Every animal has them and they are essential to be in good working order for our health and happiness so let us and The Real String Orchestra help you to reset yours. Bring a blanket.