Hello there, this is a little note to tell you a bit more about the music lineup for this year’s festival. We like to think we punch well above our weight programming wise, aiming to cater for all tastes and  give you a taste of something you may not have heard before.

We’ll focus on all the different parts of our new expanded 2018 lineup in due course. But we start with the main stage aka the lambing shed.

We are kicking off Friday off with a punky barn dance, led by festival maestro’s “Cut A Shine”. This will loosen you up, shake off that car journey and catapult you into the festival. We will also welcome the full TANTZ band for their balkan / klezmer stomping sound – Friday night as always will be BIG.

On Saturday night we will welcome two real superstars. The richness of talent within the UK music scene always astonishes me. It’s bizarre that Dizraeli and Eva Lazarus are not household names all over the world.

Dizraeli is a rapper, multi-instrumentalist and sometime singer taking hiphop to new terrains. He has been wowing festival stages for years with his band ‘Dizraeli & The Small Gods,’ and partner in crime DJ Downlow (who he will be performing with at C&B). He is also a freestyle MC, spoken word poet, singer songwriter and much more. Some people stand still, Dizraeli is most definitely on a journey. He has recently been shining a light on men’s mental health issues. One feels like he could do anything he puts his mind to. He will be performing twice at this year’s festival. Here’s a little clip of him in Senegal recently, that sums up his energy perfectly:

 

 

Eva Lazarus is another artist who has been delivering tune after tune for years now. Like Dizraeli, she spans genres as an MC and singer. She has recently had big successes guesting with reggae soundsystem Mungo’s Hi-Fi. Her positive energy shines through in all the work she does and we have given her the prime time Saturday night headline slot.

 

 

We have a very special Sunday session in store for you. We hope you spend the whole day with us and stay in the C&B bubble as long as possible. Personally, Sunday is always my favourite day at the festival.

To spin through it: Firstly we have  ‘The Bikini Beach band’… then django reinhardt style gypsy jazz from ‘Hot Club de Wiltshire’ … followed by traditional ska and rocksteady from ‘Count Bobo …  proper rhythm and blues from the ‘Black Kat Boppers and …. lastly, … highlife and soukous from Congolese superstars Kasai Masai. Ka-Pow!

Bring on the summer! And don’t forget to get your festival tickets here.

All the best,
Henry & C&B team