Who played at South West Outdoor Festival 2017?
The acoustic adventure kicked off with Adam Scriven and Rodney Branigan on the Friday night, and continued through Saturday evening, with Tamsin Quin and Sam Dowden getting things started, before boisterous Bristol band Crinkle Cuts took to the stage to bring it home with their unique ska/reggae/funk fusion sound. Tamsin Quin was back on Sunday, followed by Kid Conventional, delivering an afternoon of chilled tunes to finish the festival.
A seven-piece Bristol-based outfit with a full-gas, foot-stomping approach to live performance, Crinkle Cuts will be tearing up the main stage with songs from their new album, Bigger Than Patrick, peppered with classics from the earlier EP Bandits of Skrunk. Backed by a hopping horn section, the septuplet’s sound is best described as an irresistible tapestry of tantric funk, smooth reggae and new-wave Latin ska. No matter what adventures you’ve been involved in during the day, we defy you to keep your legs still during their set, which starts at 9.30pm on Saturday 9 September. Grab a drink and get ready to spill it.
US-born, Bristol-based Rodney Branigan has toured the world, stunning audiences with his jaw-dropping guitar skills (including an astonishing ability to play two guitars at once) and repertoire of original songs. He has supported super-respected performers such as Jack Johnson, Billy Bragg, G-Love and Show of Hands, and was recently described by Crossroads Magazine in France as ’the discovery of the year, or even the decade’. His new album is just out, and you can check him out on the SWOF main stage at 9.30pm on Friday 8 September.
An acoustic songwriter and musician from the South West, Tamsin’s tunes tiptoe delicately between the genres of folk, blues and pop, with the occasional country accent coming into play, and echoes of Laura Marling and Seth Lakeman often audible in the background. She will be gracing the main stage at 6pm on Saturday 9 September, and again at 1.30pm on Sunday 10 September.
Although a son of Somerset, Adam Scriven has spent much of his musical career in Queensland, Australia, and he promises to sprinkle soundgrains of sun, sand and surf across SWOF, as he returns home to play the festival in September. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Adam electrifies audiences with performances blending guitar, lap steel, stomp-box, didgeridoo and harmonica, combined with superb vocals. Adam will be on stage at 8.15pm on Friday 8 September.
A talented singer-songwriter from Devon, Sam Dowden typically performs a mixture of original guitar-based songs and covers, including a brilliant acoustic reinterpretation of the Daft Punk electronic anthem Get Lucky. Sam will be styling it on the main stage at 7pm on Saturday 9 September.
Sheffield-based singer-songwriter Jack Weston, aka Kid Conventional, has been thrilling audiences all summer at festivals such as Tramlines. A recent winner of Yorkshire Unplugged, his new EP I Will Never Be An Astronaut, was released in May. Jack will take to the stage at 3pm on Sunday 10 September.