After our Avant-Garden Bank Holiday Daytime Disco with BBQ, Mojito deals and Kaptin, Saul + Jaffa spinning Disco and Boogie Classics from 6pm…
We can’t help feel that the Royal Wedding Party would be much more fun if it was the future King and Queen of the Gypsies getting married. We’ve decided to throw that party anyway (kind of), we have a rather raucous wedding band in the shape of festival favourites Los Albertos, Gypsy Dubstep …crew Innamorati and DJs spinning Balkan Beats, Ska / Reggae and Party Classics (but not a Robbie Williams or Celine Dion tune in sight).
One of our favourite festival bands and undoubtedly one of the liveliest, no holds barred up for it bunch of party folk on the circuit. Since their formation in late 2002, Los Albertos have been creating a frenzy upon the dance floors and grassy fields of Europe with their inimitable foot-stompin, brass-blaring high energy blend of ska, punk, funk, dub and original beats. Its dance music, Jim, but not as we know it. Drawing upon a peculiarly twisted English humour (where The Comic Strip meets League of Gentlemen) this six-piece throw in some dynamite horn, guitar and drum action and invariably you end with something very naughty, but very nice.
“A band to make you smile and keep you bouncing all night long, this is original happy ska with a sound something akin to The Specials, with a modern-day flavour ” BBC
Innamorati: Italian term to refer to the state of being ‘in love’. It speaks of love not necessarily in the romantic sense, but in a more universal and profound way – the feeling of viewing a sunset from a lonely hill while the cold white snow glistens in the valleys below, the sight of stags fighting amongst the craggy mountain rocks, the feeling of satisfaction you experience when you see a really, really annoying person tripping upon the banana skin of their failed lives. All these feelings, and more, are manifest in the music of ‘Innamorati’. Described as Gypsy Dub-Step by some, Eastern European Acoustic Electronic Glitch-Core Break-Beat post Drum and Bass Mania by others, and ‘that loud and trashy rubbish’ by
slightly less forward-thinking people.
“Innamorati sound like Bjork, Gogol Bordello and a Ukrainian wedding band partying on way too much acid.”
In an age that’s saturated with manufactured acts, Lucius Brave provides the ultimate middle finger salute to the squeaky-clean poster people of today’s music charts. Building experience fronting indie punk bands twinned with a passion for mixing music, he is known for terrorizing dancefloors and stages as part of the electro duo L’Amour La Morgue’s live show.
Now flying solo, his unapologetic mix of electro and breaks, with an added dose of hip-hop and dubstep, has seen this contagious, high-energy act share the stage with the likes of Deadmau5, Faithless, Calvin Harris, Erol alkan, Utah Saints and 3OH!3 aswell as tearing the roof off the dance tent at Leeds Festival 2010.