Double the Entertainment, Double the Fun in 2019!

This year, our second at the new venue, Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, offers Nottingham CAMRA the chance to bring even more entertainment to the festival, whilst still retaining quieter areas.

We have two stages, both utilising the separate outside areas to create village atmospheres, like those so popular at previous festivals at Nottingham Castle. And we will still be offering plenty of beer, cider and food on new and familiar brewery bars and interesting popup catering stalls.

The Bolero Square Accoustic Stage area will host an acoustic stage featuring unplugged artists and solo entertainers. There will be an eclectic mix covering most musical styles and newcomers will also be enriching the programme.

The Backstage Village Stage, in the backstage village, features various old favourites as well as bands new to the festival.

Sets are designed to fit together so you can catch all the action in both locations and not miss a thing. Music for all tastes, whilst enjoying a beer and, in the designated smoking areas, a cigarette or two.

For more information - contact Alison here

ENTERTAINMENT 2019 - Programme

Date & Time & Venue Performer(s)
Wednesday, 9th October 2019 - 13.00-14.00 - Backstage Village Stage Primal
Wednesday, 9th October 2019 - 15.00-16.00 - Backstage Village Stage Rebel, Rebel
Wednesday, 9th October 2019 - 17.00-18.30 - Backstage Village Stage Cruel Sister
Wednesday, 9th October 2019 - 19.00-20.30 - Backstage Village Stage Dallas Roots Combo
Wednesday, 9th October 2019 - 21.00-22.45 - Backstage Village Stage Egypt
Wednesday, 9th October 2019 - 14.00-15.00 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage Kieran Campbell
Wednesday, 9th October 2019 - 16.00-17.30 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage Lynz Crichton
Wednesday, 9th October 2019 - 18.30-19.30 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage Two Hombres
Wednesday, 9th October 2019 - 20.30-22.00 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage Mollie Ralph
Wednesday, 9th October 2019 - 13.00-22.45 - Wandering/Inside Arena Entertainment Robin Hood (Tim Pollard)
Wednesday, 9th October 2019 - 18.00-21.00 - Wandering/Inside Arena Entertainment Beer Mat Doodles
Thursday, 10th October 2019 - 13.00-14.00 - Backstage Village Stage The Food Doctors
Thursday, 10th October 2019 - 15.00-16.00 - Backstage Village Stage Rise of the Tomahawk
Thursday, 10th October 2019 - 17.00-18.00 - Backstage Village Stage Electrik Vinyl
Thursday, 10th October 2019 - 19.00-20.30 - Backstage Village Stage Crazy Diamond
Thursday, 10th October 2019 - 21.00-22.45 - Backstage Village Stage Melvin Hancox Band
Thursday, 10th October 2019 - 14.00-15.00 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage Ben Haynes
Thursday, 10th October 2019 - 16.00-17.00 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage Tom Swift & his Electric Grandmother
Thursday, 10th October 2019 - 18.30-20.00 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage Matt Turner
Thursday, 10th October 2019 - 20.30-22.00 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage Jack Brett
Thursday, 10th October 2019 - 13.00-18.00 - Wandering/Inside Arena Entertainment Jess Breame
Thursday, 10th October 2019 - 17.30-22.45 - Wandering/Inside Arena Entertainment Two Hombres
Thursday, 10th October 2019 - 18.00-21.00 - Wandering/Inside Arena Entertainment Beer Mat Doodles
Friday. 11th October 2019 - 13.00-14.00 - Backstage Village Stage Backline Blues
Friday, 11th October 2019 - 15.00-16.00 - Backstage Village Stage Mellonie Page Band
Friday. 11th October 2019 - 17.00-18.30 - Backstage Village Stage T-F-I-90s
Friday, 10th October 2019 -19.00-20.30 - Backstage Village Stage Atlantic 54
Friday. 11th October 2019 - 21.00-22.45 - Backstage Village Stage The Swillers
Friday, 11th October 2019 - 14.00-15.00 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage Chromatic
Friday. 11th October 2019 - 16.00-17.00 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage Colton Brothers
Friday, 11th October 2019 - 18.30-22.00 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage Richie Muir Duo
Friday. 11th October 2019 - 20.30-20.00 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage Ashley James Harding
Friday, 11th October 2019 - 13.00-17.30 - Wandering/Inside Arena Entertainment Drag Queen Zandra + Harry Hill
Friday. 11th October 2019 - 17.30-22.45 - Wandering/Inside Arena Entertainment Hot Dogs Brass Band
Friday, 11th October 2019 - 18.00-21.00 - Wandering/Inside Arena Entertainment Beer Mat Doodles
Saturday, 12th October 2019 - 13.00-14.00 - Backstage Village Stage The Lunchbreakers
Saturday, 12th October 2019 - 15.00-16.00 - Backstage Village Stage Highway Junkies
Saturday, 12th October 2019 - 17.00-18.30 - Backstage Village Stage Stagefright
Saturday, 12th October 2019 - 19.00-20.30 -Backstage Village Stage The Uke Box
Saturday, 12th October 2019 - 21.00-22.45 - Backstage Village Stage Bluejaks
Saturday, 12th October 2019 - 14.00-15.00 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage Evie M
Saturday, 12th October 2019 - 16.00-17.00 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage Fun Chorus
Saturday, 12th October 2019 - 18.30-20.00 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage The Frandells
Saturday, 12th October 2019 - 20.30-22.00 - Bolero Square Accoustic Stage Myles Knight
Saturday, 12th October 2019 - 12.00-17.30 - Wandering/Inside Arena Entertainment Morrismen
Saturday, 12th October 2019 - 17.30-22.45 - Wandering/Inside Arena Entertainment Warren Ireland
Saturday, 12th October 2019 - 18.00-21.00 - Wandering/Inside Arena Entertainment Beer Mat Doodles

All participating sets shown above are subject to contract

Backstage Village Artists

Wednesday 9th October 2019

13.00 – 14.00 – PRIMAL - Nottingham based power trio playing soulful blues rock with howling vocals groovy riffs and pounding drums. Likened to: Led Zep, Rival Sons, Black Keys, Sabbath & Audioslave.

15.00 – 16.00 - 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.

17.00 – 18.30 – 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!

19.00 – 20.30 – DALLAS ROOTS COMBO - An authentic, 4 piece rockin’ combo influenced by rockabilly, blues, rock and roll, rhythm and blues and country creating their own exciting and unique, vintage inspired sound, including many of their own original songs. – miss them at your peril.

21.00 – 22.45 – EGYPT - UK blues rock three piece band, formed in 1987. All three are former members of legendary progressive blues outfit The Groundhogs. The bass player Alan Fish’s credentials alone include playing with members of Welsh heavy rock pioneers Budgie in the band Tredegar, two albums for ex-Bo Diddley harp player Billy Boy Arnold, and a European tour for Chuck Berry.

Thursday 10th October 2019

13.00 – 14.00 – THE FOOD DOCTORS - The Food Doctors are a popular Nottingham based band playing an always interesting mix of oldies and current covers with the emphasis on getting everyone up and dancing. Their sets range from Cee Lo Green to The Beatles, Bruno Mars to the Killers, Van Morrison to Maroon 5, and back again. The Food Doctors are Garry Perkins guitar and vocals Simon Gee - drums Pete Cash - bass Pete Lacey (Trombone) and Gerald Douglas (Trumpet) - horn section.

15.00 – 16.00 – RISE OF THE TOMAHAWK – Nottingham’s premiere originals mod band - playing their unique brand of 60s inspired songs which take you back to a sunny bank holiday weekend, sat astride your vintage scooter behind a spread of chrome mirrors , surrounded by a swarm of fishtail parkas. If you could bottle a summers day it would come in a Rise of the Tomahawk shaped bottle.

17.00 – 18.30 – ELECTRIK VINYL - 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.

19.00 – 20.30 – CRAZY DIAMOND - Formed in early 2010, Crazy Diamond embody the spirit of good time rock 'n' roll. The band have over 75 years of gigging experience, a flamethrower set and a passion that is self evident when you see this band rock. Get some down ya its good for your mojo.

21.00 – 22.45 – MELVIN HANCOX BAND - “The word genius is often over used but what else could the man whose show stopping performance at Abertillary Blues Festival on his ’57 custom three pick-upped black beauty Les Paul be coined”, “Flights and notations of mystery and imagination crashed to Earth like space shrapnel” and a more to the point quote “Why isn’t this man a star?”. Just a few of the many positive media quotations Melvin Hancox has experienced of late. Needless to say if you like your blues/rock played with more psychedelic experience and imagination than most “The Melvin Hancox Band” is a show that really should not be missed!!, why even Chrissie Hynde says she digs the band!!! Ya dig?

Friday 11th October 2019

13.00 – 14.00 – BACKLINE BLUES - High Octane Blues from Beer Town Burton on Trent.
Backline Blues, are a regular gigging Blues band, with a rocky/funky twist. featuring covers by the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Santana, Cream, Matt Schofield, Eric Clapton and loads more.

15.00 – 16.00 – MELLONIE PAGE BAND - Mellonie Page is a versatile mezzo soprano singer/ songwriter. Her roots are in RnB Gospel and 80's Soul music, although other influences include Roots Rock Reggae, Lovers Rock, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rap and Jazz. So she can be a bit dramatic, even when singing some vintage Bob Marley. She has many years of experience as a lead and backing vocalist, in studio and live settings. Mellonie is currently writing new music with husband and Co-Producer Winnie Williams from the 90's dance band KWS. They both perform regularly in Nottingham and the surrounding areas.

17.00 – 18.30 – T-F-I-90s - T-F-I 90's are the definitive 90's Britpop tribute act. Playing songs from Oasis, Blur, Pulp, The Charlatans and so many more.

19.00 – 20.30 – ATLANTIC 54 - providing an eclectic mix of disco-infused soul and funk, blended with smooth city vibes and retro dance hall fever. Covering all the favourite discotheque nite club classics such as Chic, Rose Royce, Randy Crawford, Womack & Womack, Jocelyn Brown, Shalamar, Sister Sledge, Jamiroquai, Incognito...Tune in, soothe out and head down to Atlantic 54's dance-til-you drop funk, soul and glitter-ball inferno!

21.00 – 22.45 – THE SWILLERS - The Swillers are based in North Wales, the land of the free, from where regular forays are made into Englandcestishire to terrorise the natives. The Swillers are a live band, first, last and only, their sound rooted in AC/DC, Thin Lizzy and Quo.
Bringing back the Glory Days of hard rock is their mission and having a good time is the chosen route. Partying, that's The Swillers favourite activity, apart from playing very loudly,if you've been near them for any length of time you'll know it! They want to have a good time and require everybody and anybody around them to do the same.

Saturday 12th October 2019

13.00 – 14.00 – THE LUNCHBREAKERS - The Lunchbreakers are a Nottingham based band which play 50s-00s covers of rock/pop for party's, events, festivals, weddings and pubs.

15.00 – 16.00 – 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!!

17.00 – 18.30 – STAGEFRIGHT - Stagefright are a rock covers band, who were formed in 2009. Our first gig was for Help the Heroes at the Red Lion pub in Hucknall supporting Gatecrasher. We didn't have a band name and whilst we were waiting Eddy said he had stagefright, so we thought this would be a good name for the band and the name has stuck ever since.
They now play pubs, clubs, rallies and festivals up and down the country, with a variety of music from soft rock, through to heavy metal , punk and everything in-between.

19.00 – 20.30 – THE UKE BOX - Ukulele Jukebox are from Nottingham England. They play cheeky mash up covers on Ukulele, Fiddle with occasional melody horn for good measure.

21.00 – 22.45 – BLUEJAKS - Bluejaks are 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. Soul and old-style R'n'B music primarily, all classics from Motown, Stax, Atlantic era: the music revived by the Commitments and Blues Brothers movies and some more modern material. The vibe is to fill the dance floor with music which has a timeless appeal.

Bolero Square Artists

Wednesday 9th October 2019

14.00 – 15.00 – Kieran Campbell - Kieran Campbell is a musician based in Louth, Lincolnshire. Kieran is an experienced performer, through his solo work and with previous band, The Stallers, which he co-formed in 2012. Whilst The Stallers were specifically a Punk band, Kieran's solo work is inspired by protest artists, such as Bob Dylan and Billy Bragg.

16.00 – 17.30 – Lynz Crichton - A feisty singer songwriter from the UK. If Ed Sheeran and KT Tunstall came round for Sunday Lunch and they shared recipes, it would sound like Lynz. Sprinkle on some Lily Allen style cheeky lyrics and harmonies, and layer it all up with a looper pedal. Boom - you got Lynz Crichton Music. Lynz's songwriting abilities recently won her a national UK songwriting competition and she spent a weekend writing songs with songwriter-to-the-stars Jin Jin in Metropolis studios in London. Her song entry was hand selected by the board at the MOBO Awards and First Direct. Lynz's songs have also aired on international radio, and were chosen to kick of a 'Women of Substance' Podcast, which has been featured as No. 1 in iTunes New-and-Noteworthy. Lynz's most recent EP has also had tracks featured on BBC Introducing, as well as many other stations....

18.30 – 19.30 – Two Hombres - We are a percussional guitar duo currently covering the works of Rodrigo y Gabriela and will soon be moving their style of playing to other genres of music.

20.30 – 22.00 – Mollie Ralph – A voice to silence the liveliest of crowds, Mollie Ralph mesmerises and draws in her audience at every gig with her soulful tone, dynamic range & subtle guitar work. The phrase "One to watch" gets thrown around quite often, yet is undoubtedly apt when it comes to Mollie and her rapidly growing hype in the local music scene. Stand out performances at venues such as Rescue Rooms, the Bodega, to playing Dot to Dot festival & Hockley Hustle have put Mollie on every musicians and music lover's radar, building a very strong following in the local area. Inspired by such classic performers as Etta James & Norah Jones, Mollie has managed to reinvigorate this soulful sound with her own style and introduce it to a new audience.

Thursday 10th October 2019

14.00 – 15.00 – Ben Haynes – "This Ollerton drummer turned solo singer/songwriter has recently been wowing crowds with his beautifully crafted music. Ben has a hauntingly brilliant high pitched quality to his vocals that can be a genuinely moving experience when heard for the first time – think Thom Yorkes's voice on Karma Police and you aren't a million miles away/ but Ben can't really be compared to anyone you've heard before because he truly is one of a kind. His Paralympic inspired song Do You Think I'm Able? Is a song delivered from the soul, encompassing the crippling feeling of self doubt while also expressing gratitude to those who have injected belief along the way."

16.00 – 17.00 – 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.

18.30 – 20.00 – Matt Turner - A solo acoustic artist who specialises in Soul, Rock and Popular covers from the 50's to the modern day. At 25 years of age he is already a seasoned performer with 9 years worth of experience and a highly diverse repertoire.

20.30 – 22.00 – Jack Brett – Jack Brett is a Nottinghamshire based Country Music Artist. With a specific love for Outlaw Country, Jack draws inspiration from artists such as Sturgill Simpson and Johnny Cash. With original material building up, an EP is just over the horizon.

Friday 11th October 2019

14.00 – 15.00 – Chromatic – Bringing you a fresh unique sound, performing all your favourite songs with an acoustic twist! Having unexpectedly met at a public Gig, Ben and Dan have been working together to form a unique, flawless and sensational acoustic due. Playing all your favourite songs with a modern, unique and powerful acoustic twist… Both with a friendly and quirky personality.

16.00 – 17.00 – Coulton Brothers - 'The Coulton Brothers originate from the Industrial town of Barrow-In-Furness. Emerging as ambitious teenagers. There, they honed their musical nouse for a decade, firstly as part of the band Atlas, and created a set of shoe gazing to sky glazing original songs. Topical and socially aware lyrics with melodic guitar work is a feature of their sound. Notable home shows supporting Scottish rockers Idlewild and indie act The Pigeon Detectives led to festival appearances at Kendal Calling, and headline shows at venues including Manchester Academy, The Cavern in Liverpool and in 2016 The acoustic duo broke from the small town firmament and landed in Manchester where they are now based As well as a large selection of choice covers in their interchangeable set. their focus remains on writing, recording and releasing new material.

18.30 – 20.00 – Richie Muir Duo - Richie's music career has spanned over a decade. His love of music drove him after school to pursue music, the success of those gigs saw him performing at larger and larger venues in his home town of Edinburgh. After moving to Nottingham in 1995 he pursued a solo career and after making many connections and gigging throughout Nottinghamshire a fantastic following was acquired.
His musical career has taken him all over the world playing at private functions, and has performed, in his unplugged style, in places like The USA, Greece, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, Scotland and Ireland.

20.30 – 22.00 – Ashley James Harding – Ash is a former member of York band, Likely Lads, he has been plying his trade in the York area as a solo singer/songwriter releasing eps and recently a single that has received press for being about his long battle with depression. Ash is now back and fighting, once again taking pleasure in playing and showing his craft. He plans to release an EP later this year. You can listen to the song on Itunes, Spotify or by visiting his Instagram at @ashleyjamesmusic

Saturday 12th October 2019

14.00 – 15.00 – Evie M – is a professional singer, songwriter, and musician from Nottingham. She has a huge passion for music and performing it in all styles including rock, pop, musical theatre, and opera. She regularly plays sets in local venues.

16.00 – 17.00 – Fun Chorus - Is the ultimate feel good singing experience! Whether you think you can or can't sing, have sang in the past or just love to sing in the shower! Fun Chorus welcome everyone! They'll have fun, sing, wiggle and giggle to well known songs mostly requested by the Fun Choristers themselves, whilst you watch!

18.30 – 20.00 – The Frandells – Formerly known as The Four, 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.

20.30 – 22.00 – Myles Knight - Myles Knight is a Nottingham born Singer/Songwriter, who has been described as a 'Quick Witted' and a 'Stellar' Songwriter with a 'Distinctive Tone'. Myles Knight provides a fusion of Indie Rock vibes with Blues undertones. With hundreds of gigs under his belt Myles is no stranger to the world of Music. With personal lyrics accompanied by catchy melodies, his song's hit the hearts of many.

Other Entertainment

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Robin Hood (Tim Pollard) will be in attendance during the session.

Beer Mat Doodles will be around between 18.00 and 21.00 to "sketch ya mugs"!!!

Thursday 10th October 2019

Jess Breame (day) and Two Hombres (evening) – will be "busking" in the main Arena.

Beer Mat Doodles will be around between 18.00 and 21.00 to "sketch ya mugs"!!!

Friday 11th October 2019

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!!

Hot Dogs Brass Band will be leading everyone on a merry dance around the Arena in the evening.

Beer Mat Doodles will be around between 18.00 and 21.00 to "sketch ya mugs"!!!

Saturday 12th October 2019

Foresters Morris Men – Will be waving their hankies around (don't worry we made them wash them first!!) during the day.

Warren Ireland will be "busking" in the evening inside the Arena.

Beer Mat Doodles will be around between 18.00 and 21.00 to "sketch ya mugs"!!!

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