Live music will be playing across the weekend. Please see below for artist and band profiles.
A South West-based band, comprised of free-spirited brothers Ric and Rob Harrison, Echo Town are loudly lauded locally and nationally for their vibrant and energetic performances, contemporary freedom songs and multi-instrumental style (using lap-slide guitar, djembe, didgeridoo and harmonica). Hot on the heels of the release of their fourth album, produced by John Cornfield (Muse, Supergrass, The Stone Roses) and a tour of Europe, catch Echo Town on the main stage on Saturday 28 September at the South West Outdoor Festival for an evening full of wild tunes and good times.
Hedluv + Passman
Cornwall's premier Casio-keyboard wielding, golden codpiece-wearing rap duo, Hedluv + Passman will be hitting the main stage at the South West Outdoor Festival on Saturday 28 September. With songs about pasties, jam, nature documentaries and the difficulties of swimming in the sea, combined with Passman’s energetic dance moves and extreme microphone technique, they are the surprise package that consistently get the crowds laughing, dancing and singing. The pair have brought their 'brazen otherness' (The Guardian) to audiences in New Zealand, Australia, Brazil and the US. They performed for three successive years at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, selling out shows and earning high profile fans like BBC QI's Alan Davies who in an interview told The Times, ‘I was never as funny as they are’. Flight of the Conchords' very own Rhys Darby took them on tour with him in 2014 and describes them as, ‘The most fantastic rap band that’s ever been from Cornwall’ BBC 6Music’s Shaun Keaveny said that they ‘Blew us away!’ when they performed at his Musical Comedy event in Edinburgh.
Cornwall-based surfer band Saltwater Cure bring the upbeat summer vibes with their feel-good music. A full five-piece band with two guitars, piano, bass and drums, their music is rich in melody and captures their love of the sea. These lively lads will kick the festival off on Friday night.
With hypnotic vocals accompanied by classic folk instruments, Brother Sea are a five-piece from the South West, who create a sense of awe and intrigue with songs like campfire stories exploring heritage and folklore as they gently flicker through captivating soundscapes. The band brings together the acclaimed duo, Harbottle & Jonas, with award winning songwriters Kris Lannen and Richard Trethewey formerly of The Grenaways. They will be playing the South West Outdoor Festival on the evening of Friday 27 September.
This exciting three-piece Cornish band mixes pop, rock and folk influences with electric and acoustic sounds from across the UK, to make multilayered melodic magic. The trio blend their voices together to create three-part harmonies, which add oceans of depth and interest to their songs. Don’t miss the Boundless Brothers on Sunday afternoon, on the main stage at the South West Outdoor Festival.