The Taylor Wimpey Abbey Stage
In place of the much loved TimeOut tent shall now stand the all new and exciting Abbey Stage! With a new look and a touch back to Keynsham’s historic past the Abbey Stage is set to boast so some of the finest performers at this years event.
After performing at Keynsham Music Festival in 2018 under their old name of AS FEAR FADES, the band decided to rebrand & are returning to the festival as HIGHTAIL. The pop punks are making their debut under their new alias as a 5 piece. Playing songs that have been described as having “Emotional hard hitting lyrics, catchy & addictive melodies & heavy drums.”
Hoggs Bison are an instrumental rock band from Keynsham. Having had a quieter year in 2018 – mostly due to broken bones and the addition of a synth player – they are back and ready to hit the stage again. Previously toured their debut album ‘Aeons’ around the UK and Europe and describes by Peter Gabriel as ”with a name like that they’d be better off in a zoo.”
Described as an assault of fuzz driven guitar grooves and hard hitting drums, Raptor have been stunning the UK with a barnstorming wash of heavy psychedelia from the moment they hit the scene in 2015.
Comprising of brothers Kurt Fletcher, Adam Fletcher & Nick Osborne, the trio’s mind-bending stage performance has seen them open for artists including Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Mick Ralphs (Bad Company/Mott The Hoople), The Groundhogs, Dr Feelgood and John Bonham’s Sister, Deborah.
Having signed with Brighton-based Don’t Tell Anyone Records in 2018 (who released King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s Polygondwanaland), Raptor have just finished a UK tour and are preparing to release their debut album this May.
Alternative Rock, Folk Rock | Sunday 7th July | 2:45pm | | The Taylor Wimpey Abbey Stage
Bath based three-piece fusing post-rock and traditional folk music into a unique ambient sound. Showcasing instrumental abilities on fiddle, guitar and drums, The Big Massive Orchestra captivate audiences with their atmospheric sound.
Alternative Rock, Electro-Pop | Sunday 7th July | 3:35pm | | The Taylor Wimpey Abbey Stage
Pyramid Park is the artist name for song writer Pete McAllen, who creates alt pop songs from Cambridge, UK. In 2017 Pyramid Park released the debut album Vulnerability, seeing the album reach number 1 in a genre iTunes chart. The album has since been named album of the week on Life FM, Switzerland and UCB Radio, UK, with plenty of airplay across the UK and beyond including BBC6 Music. Spotify have picked up songs adding to numerous official Spotify playlists, with Free CCM choosing another track Born To Be Brave to be their free download of the month.
During 2018 Pyramid Park played over 15 festivals as far as New Zealand, and European dates including Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and the UK. Following this they organised and headlined a seven date UK tour in November 2018. During 2019 Pyramid Park has been song writing, speaking at song writing/ creative team retreats (as far as New Zealand, and Germany), plus preparing for a second album. Thissummer Pyramid Park will be appearing at ten festivals in Germany, Netherlands, Slovakia and the UK. Pyramid Park are endorsed by Vocalzone (the vocal throat pastels), are ambassadors for the charity Compassion UK.
This Bristolian Singer-Songwriter fills your heart with words and melodies that nourish both body and soul. Within a minute of hearing Lady Nade’s voice, this alternative rootsy pop balladeer will make you feel as if she’s an old friend. You’ll find yourself transported to places you have never been to, and you will feel nostalgic for times you have never had. Her performances are like a reunion. Share a room with her, and she’ll give you her story. All of it. The joys and sorrows. You will love her for it, and she will love you back.
Be ready. Be prepared. Her tender soulful voice will draw you in. Sing to your very bones. Strip you down then build you up to be more than you were.
Hip-Hop | Sunday 7th July | 5:15pm | | The Taylor Wimpey Abbey Stage
The cooler younger brother of Bristol Drum and Bass label AFT Records, Raps focuses on 100% Hip-Hop, vocal led productions and banging instrumentals. Their takeover at the festival this year is to be lead by Hip-Hop main player, Blacksmith, and resident DJ, Frenic.
Having performed throughout the country & Europe supporting artists such as Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples, Common, Mos Def, Brother Ali, Plan B, and various others. Blacksmith is a staple in UK Hip-Hop. As a Producer he’s has worked with many strong names including Bristol’s MC Carasel, Knytro, Marc 7 (Jurassic 5), MC Supernatural, Stamina MC, Kners, Dynamite MC and many more.
Frenic’s music production reflects his influences and a love of old retro sounds creating deep emotional music.”Essentially Im a hip-hop DJ but I don’t just play Hip-Hop Records”. His tunes touch on Hip-Hop, Breaks, Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Funk, Soul, Rock and anything that bounces!
“I have always had a love of Hip Hop and any music that makes me feel some emotion”
David 9 Lunas has been honing his craft, writing and performing extensively throughout the UK/ Europe
This years Abbey Stage headliners, Zelah, are an atmospheric, alt-pop trio based in London. Encapsulating a blend of dark, raw and electronic soundscapes with soulful vocals that take influence from the likes of BANKS, London Grammar and Lorde.