The Andrews Bandstand Stage
Our natural auditorium and the Festival focus for acoustic, folk, and world music – but there’s always some blues and jazz too – local and international. This is listening class – relax on the grass overlooking the action.
With so many anniversaries about and so much local history we thought it right to share this picture – Keynsham Brass Band circa? Anyone know? But they may have played at The Festival 22 years ago! Or even sometime around the great Flood?
Three voices: If you saw them in The Space on tuesday evening you’ll want to see them again:
Three Rivers is a close harmony trio based in Bristol and formed in 2016. Lauren Holloway, Emily Willmott and Lucy Gilbert aim to captivate their audiences with perfectly blended three-part harmonies. Their beautiful cover versions and original songs encompass a variety of genres including jazz, soul, folk and pop mixed with their own elegant and unique style.
A regular face at Keynsham Music Festival, Bashema is just one lady and her piano with the presence of a four-piece rock band! Having been playing music from a very young age she has gone from strength to strength within the Bristol music community. Providing a flair of passion from each of her performances and vocals that can swoop from all levels, Bashema is going to provide an epic performance on The Stop Stage at this years Keynsham Music Festival!
Jelli Records present:
Isabella Alford still only 16 has a musical maturity way beyond her years Her songwriting is impressive for one so young and her take on covers is very impressive. In 2017 she released her debut EP ‘Home’ through Jelli Records and is defiantly one to watch out for in the future.
Once again the Festival hosts the Keynsham and Saltford Lion’s Club fundraising Duck Race in the River Chew. Another partnership with KMF which is as old as the Festival itself! In fact the Duck Race is a year older!
The Race commences in the River close to the Bandstand Stage …… and ducks can be obtained for just £1 from the Lion’s stall at The Festival
Money raised by The Lions from this event will all be distributed to deserving causes in the local community.
Bristol’s Danny McMahon has written commercially for Paramount Songwriting and commercially in the UK country Music scene for a number of years but had never previously seen himself on the front line, as an artist. However, this all changed upon attending Country2Country Festival, London in March 2017 where his experience saw him begin to write lyrics that he felt he could only communicate due to the honest and personal nature of his new works.
2018 – Year of the Woman, 50th anniversary of The Flood, AND the 10th anniversary of Bristol’s Jelli Records, who have organised the Festival’s Bandstand Stage for most of those!
So very fitting to conclude the evening by the river with Jelli’s The Funkinsteins – no strangers to the festival, very talented of course, and something to groove to as the sun disappears behind the Civic centre – if it appeared at all!