Music line-up for Top of the Gorge
Once you're worn out from a day of adventure, cool down with live music that really rocks. We're adding to our lineup all the time, so keep checking back to discover more.
Live bands are playing across the weekend in the National Trust outdoor arena. The music line-up will include local artists and those from across the UK, covering a range of genres. There will be something for everybody to rock out to on top of Cheddar Gorge.
Barbarella’s Bang Bang
Famous for energetic and theatrical live sets, the gypsy-punk and folk band. It is fronted by enigmatic Barbara Pugliese, and they have become a favourite for festival goers in the UK and beyond. With members originating from Italy, Latvia and London, it is no surprise Barbarella’s Bang Bang have such a diverse and multicultural group of influences from the South and East European folk to classic punk rock. The evolution of the band’s effervescent, quirky and completely unique style and sound was well demonstrated by the release of new singles ‘Cowboy Job’ and ‘Surgery’ in 2018, which thrilled fans at festivals around the UK.
Website - www.barbarellasbangbang.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BarbarellasBB
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/barbarellasbangbang
An award-winning, young and lively folk duo from Priddy in Somerset, playing violin, guitar and whistle. They have made a big splash since they have formed in July 2011. They play a mix of their own tunes and arrangements of folk tunes given drive, beat and energy. They have played festivals all over the country. They winners of the 2015 Larmer Tree Breakthrough Music Award and were asked by Michael Eavis to play 2015 Glastonbury Extravaganza when Joan Armatrading had to cancel. Their third CD is a songlines “Top of the World” album. For just two people they make a lot of sound, you will not be bored..
One of Devon’s most talented and inspiring young artists. Sadie Horler is building the foundations of her musical journey by busking on the streets of Exeter at the age of 14. Sadie’s hard work and dedication to music paid off, and four years later she has established herself as a firm favourite on the South West music scene. With her effortless and haunting vocals, Sadie performs with warmth and authenticity, captivating her audience with her engaging but unaffected presence. Her heartfelt lyrics are inspiring by events and people around her with every song telling a compelling story you do not walk to miss.
Is a six-piece Somerset ensemble playing alternative rock original and the occasional cover with their unique flair. Their music is described as Folk/Rock with a country twang and they always mix in a few covers too to get people moving. Their last releases have been streamed in 26 countries.
Grizzly and the Grasshoppers
Roots and blues tunes played at their boot-stomping best with a touch of folk thrown in by a 3-piece fronted by the slide-guitar playing 'Grizzly Rhys' Morgan. Look out for them on the main stage on Sunday afternoon at the festival.
A funky four-piece band from Somerset, playing original tunes that fuse catchy guitar riffs and haunting vocals with deep drum and bass. The band was formed in early 2018 by Missy Edwards and Jools Bath who previously performed in Somerset's alternative rock band 'Missart' and Bristol based alternative rockers 'Treacle Eater'. Their first gig was supporting the Ched Ex Band and this led to performances in venues and festivals across the South West.
A West-country collective established in 2013, with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. The Leylines are veterans of Glastonbury and Beautiful Days festival and have a well-earned reputation as festival favourites.