Our new venue at Trent Bridge offers Nottingham CAMRA the chance to bring quality entertainment to the festival, whilst still retaining quieter areas for those who prefer to chat to friends.

Details of the entertainment to be featured will appear here as it is finalised.

Artists interested in performing at the Festival should contact Alison here

ENTERTAINMENT 2021 - Programme

Date & Time Performer(s)
Wednesday, 13th October 2021 - throughout the session Robin Hood (Tim Pollard)
Wednesday 13th October 2021 - 17.00 – 18.30 Ant MacAndrew
Wednesday 13th October 2021 - 19.00 – 20.30 T.F.I. 90s
Wednesday 13th October 2021 - 21.15 – 22.45 Dawson & the Dissenters
Thursday 14th October 2021 - collecting for charity throughout the day Drag Queen Zanda & Harry Hill
Thursday 14th October 2021 - 15.00 – 16.30 Carlton Male Voice Choir
Thursday 14th October 2021 - 17.00 – 18.30 Change of Plan
Thursday 14th October 2021 - 19.00 – 20.30 The Frandells
Thursday 14th October 2021 - 21.15 – 22.45 Bluejaks
Friday 15th October 2021 - 18.30 to 21.00 be around to get “ya mugs sketched”!!! Beer Mat Doodles
Friday 15th October 2021 - 15.00 – 16.30 Jess Bream
Friday 15th October 2021 - 17.00 – 18.30 Highway Junkies
Friday 15th October 2021 - 19.00 – 20.30 Cranberry Flick
Friday 15th October 2021 - 21.15 – 22.45 Verbal Warning
Saturday 16th October 2021 - attending during the day Foresters Morris Men
Saturday 16th October 2021 - 18.30 to 21.00 be around to get "ya mugs sketched"!!! Beer Mat Doodles
Saturday 16th October 2021 - 15.00 – 16.30 Tom Swift & his Electric Grandmother
Saturday 16th October 2021 - 17.00 – 18.30 Cruel Sister
Saturday 16th October 2021 - 19.00 - 20.30 Electrik Vinyl
Saturday 16th October 2021 - 21.15 – 22.45 Rebel, Rebel

All participating sets which will be shown above are subject to contract

More about our Entertainers

TIM POLLARD - our unique and inimitable performer breathes life into the 'Son of Sherwood' the legendary Robin Hood!

ANT MACANDREW - Ant MacAndrew is a Singer / Songwriter who specializes in Folk / Pop! His original songs are often compared to the likes of Mumford & sons, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, The Fray, Scouting for girls. Working as a full-time musician over the last 5 years he has made his way through around 300 gigs per year, playing various venues throughout the UK and also venues in Belgium/Cyprus and Barcelona. As well as a big collection of original songs, Ant often covers various songs from well known artists. From The Drifters to Ed Sheeran!

T.F.I. 90s - TFI 90's are the definitive 90's tribute act from Nottingham. Playing classics with a few unforgotten 90's songs from a unforgettable era for music. From Britpop leaders Oasis and Blur through to chart topping pop acts of the 90's.

DAWSON & THE DISSENTERS - Based in Leicester, UK for over thirty years, Dawson Smith is originally from Abertillery, South Wales and has a well-earned reputation for fronting great bands and rocking venues all over the UK and beyond. Dawson first made his name as the frontman / songwriter of blues rockers The Healers ('90s). Following The Healers split, Dawson recorded two successful solo albums. Valley Boy (2002) and The River Road (2005). Loads of gigging followed, playing with a flexible band line up. In 2005 Dawson put together THE DISSENTERS with the intention of forming his dream 'road band' able to deliver the type of driving swamp blues and rootsy Americana bar room rock & roll that has always been the backdrop to Dawson's distinctive songs.

DRAG QUEEN ZANDA will be accompanied by her beau "Harry Hill" during the day collecting for charity, posing for photos, introducing acts and being generally FABULOUS!!

CARLTON MALE VOICE CHOIR – The highly renowned choir grace us with their spectacular sound, what will they perform, classics, pop, show songs? Who knows your guess is as good as mine, you'll have to watch and see.

CHANGE OF PLAN - Change of Plan are a new band from Nottingham that are ready and raring to start making some noise. The 4 piece are an indie – alternative rock group who play a mix of covers and originals which will have you hooked from the get go. Formed by Nottingham's own Warren Ireland, Change of Plan are hotly tipped for big things as they start performing shows around the country"

THE FRANDELLS - Are a 4 piece band that consists of vocals, acoustic guitar, double bass and percussion. They play pop songs with a twist and cover everything from Stevie Wonder to Little Mix.

BLUEJAKS - an eight piece soul band based in Nottingham and playing venues in and around the East Midlands. They play classics that will get everyone on their feet and are the perfect band for your wedding, party or corporate event. Don't take our word for it though. Listen to the tracks here and decide for yourself!

BEER MAT DOODLES will be around between 18.30 and 21.00 to "sketch ya mugs"!!!

JESS BREAM - Singer songwriter taking inspiration from artists like The Beatles and Stereophonics to Zac Brown Band, Sinead Burgess and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Jess has just released her first album and is getting amazing feedback.

HIGHWAY JUNKIES - Americana/Country/Southern Rock Band. Hold on to your hats! Highway Junkies deliver boot-stomping music. Come see us! A good time guaranteed y'all!!

CRANBERRY FLICK - a 7 piece swing, jive and rhythm & blues band, playing music from across the decades in our retro style. Not only playing great music to listen and dance to, Cranberry Flick also provide a visual show, incorporating vintage style music stands and props, with vintage costume changes. We pride ourselves in providing a unique and classic experience.

VERBAL WARNING - Rising like a phoenix from the ashes of the early eighties band, the new-look Verbal Warning spluttered into life in 2005. Trying to keep the spirit of old school punk rock alive, the band retained some of the old songs as well as writing some new ones, as the new line-up took the band, having actually learnt how to play with their instruments, off into a slightly more melodic direction, making sure to retain the energy of Punk Rock - the comment at practices often being "Are we sure that's fast enough?" A mix of politics and humour rub shoulders, and the band always try to make live shows as entertaining as possible, doing sets with new songs mixing with the old plus a selection of crowd-pleasing covers.

FORESTERS MORRIS MEN – Will be waving their hankies around (don't worry we made them wash them first!!) during the day.

TOM SWIFT & HIS ELECTRIC GRANDMOTHER – An upbeat acoustic duo, that takes great pride in producing their own cover versions of popular forgotten sing a long songs from all the eras. They are very experienced, having been in the industry for over 20 years. They pride themselves on producing great Live sounds/ feelings 100% of the time, without any tricks.

CRUEL SISTER - The Celtic/traditional folk band, CRUEL SISTER, are rapidly being hailed as one of the finest, and most talented bands to emerge from the east midlands, playing a wide variety of venues from small pub gigs to weddings, barn dances and open-air festivals. Referring to how different the band was to the 'usual' bands that they saw, the landlady of the Stamford Arms, Groby, described them as 'A breath of fresh air'. Indeed, it is a fact that wherever they play they are always guaranteed a return visit. Playing live is what they do best and enjoys the most, and they are looking forward with eager anticipation to taking their unique sound out to their ever-increasing fans!

ELECTRIK VINYL - are a fun, vibrant 80s themed show band that can be booked as a trio, duo or solo. Electrik Vinyl boast talented lead vocals and fantastic vocal harmonies along with amazing choreographed dance routines and authentic 80's costume changes throughout the show.

REBEL, REBEL - Performing the classic songs from David Bowie's golden years. This six piece band captures all of the energy and brilliance of the Bowie legend and his many alter egos'. From Ashes to Ashes to Ziggy Stardust, calling at many stations in-between, the band lovingly recreate Bowie's unique catalogue of masterworks. A fusion of Sound and Vision incorporating dance, mime, costumes and props ensures that Rebel Rebel provides a thrilling Bowie experience.

The Entertainment schedule in Word format for the 2021 Festival is available here

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