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The spectacular new single, “HUH,” from Grace Gillespie. This London-based artist and producer released her debut EP, “Pretending”, in June 2019 via Kaleidoscope and it was met with tons of praise across the music blog-o-sphere, including right here where it made my top albums/EPs of 2019 list. Her ability to blend multiple genres and styles to create her own musical identity grows by leaps and bounds with each new release.

The latest single questions why we allow ourselves to lose childhood wonder as we become adults and deal with the slog of 9-5 to life. On the song she says: “We become increasingly affected by external factors as we grow older and it becomes increasingly difficult to think like a child again. That innocence and curiosity is lost forever. But it’s still fun to think about, to try and look at things in different ways, as if through the eyes of someone else.”

Her sound takes influences from the folk, psych and dream-pop traditions, providing a backdrop to her intriguing vocal melodies, shifting harmonies and introspective lyricism.

“I grew up in Devon not far from the sea. Music was a big part of my life from very early on – I was lucky enough to attend a primary school where music was high on the agenda. I started studying piano very early, then sax and then drums for a year or so – but abandoned that pretty quickly.. too noisy for a tiny village. I’m a huge fan and you should be too! If you haven’t yet pick up her debut EP and get to know all about your new favourite musician.

Kaleidoscope Records Released on: 2020-05-29 Grace Gillespie

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Beautiful Days 2018 line-up includes Manic Street Preachers, Shed Seven, Levellers, Suzanne Vega, Calexico, Vintage Trouble, Richard Thompson, Gogol Bordello, Feeder, The Wildhearts, Jazzie B and loads more!
Theme is ‘A Riot of Colour’

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BEAUTIFUL DAYS 2016

MAIN STAGE – LEFTFIELD * JAMES * LEVELLERS * AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM * THE CORAL * THE PROCLAIMERS * MARIACHI EL BRONX * GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB * REEF  * SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS * EZRA FURMAN * DREADZONE * THE DAMNED * THE SELECTER * TERRORVISION * HOLLIE COOK * LANTERNS ON THE LAKE * UK FEDS * FLIGHT BRIGADE * THE CHURCH

THE BIG TOP – BILLY BRAGG * BAABA MAAL* TREACHEROUS ORCHESTRA * SETH LAKEMAN * THE DAMNED PLAYING DAMNED, DAMNED, DAMNED * FOTHERINGAY * THE UNTHANKS * LE VENT DU NORD * ETHAN JOHNS & THE BLACK EYED DOGS * MARTIN CARTHY * SHOW OF HANDS * WILDFLOWERS * FOY VANCE * STICK IN THE WHEEL * SOUND OF THE SIRENS * MAD DOG MCREA * THE LOUNGE KITTENS * LEVELLERS ACOUSTIC

THE LITTLE BIG TOP – TODDLA T * DJ HYPE * THE HARRY SHOTTA SHOW * MUNGO’S HI-FI FEAT SOLO BANTON * MAX PASHM SOUNDSYSTEM * DELE SOSIMI * NORTH BASE * TOO MANY T’S * MR NICE * PHANTASY * SUBGIANT * SKATA TONES * INVISIBLE OPERA COMPANY OF TIBET * RAPHA GHETTI * AAA BADBOY * REEPS ONE * SILENT DISCO * BIG FISH LITTLE FISH

Headlining Beautiful Days 2016 on the Friday night are Leftfield – one of Britain’s most influential electronic dance acts. Their debut Leftism, remains one of the defining statements of 90s dance music. Headlining on Saturday night we welcome back Manchester legends James who release their fourteenth new studio album ‘Girl at the End of the World’ this month. Sunday night headliners are festival founders Levellers who will close the weekend with a spectacular show including a firework finale.

Joining them on the Main Stage bill are Simon Emmerson’s Afro Celt Sound System who release their first album in 10 years ‘The Source’ in April, plus Mercury Prize nominated folk-rock band The Coral, Charlie & Craig Reid aka The Proclaimers, plus Mariachi El Bronx – the mariachi side project of Los Angeles hardcore punk band The Bronx, dub/ska band Gentleman’s Dub Club and West Country rockers Reef. We also welcome very special guests, American Grammy nominated funk/soul band Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, plus the brilliant and exciting solo artist Ezra Furman, festival favourites Dreadzone, rock band Terrorvision, punk legends The Damned and The Selecter led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black. The Main Stage bill also features Hollie Cook, Lanterns on the Lake, UK Feds, Flight Brigade and The Church.

Headlining on the festival’s Big Top stage are singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg,  Senegalese singer and guitarist Baaba Maal – one of Africa’s best known musicians with a career spanning over 25 years and Scottish folk big band Treacherous Orchestra. Joining them on the bill are West Country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman, The Damned playing a second set, this time playing Damned, Damned, Damned in its entirety, plus Fotheringay featuring original members Jerry Donahue, Gerry Conway and Pat Donaldson plus special guests, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees The Unthanks, Canadian folk music group Le Vent Du Nord and country rock act Ethan Johns & The Black Eyed Dogs.

The Big Top will also play host to folk legend Martin Carthy, award-winning acoustic folk act Show of Hands, melodic, semi-acoustic band Wildflowers,  critically acclaimed singer and songwriter Foy Vance, London based high energy folk trio Stick in the Wheel, Exeter singing duo Sound of the Sirens plus Mag Dog McRea and The Lounge Kittens.

The Little Big Top will play host to headliners Toddla T, DJ Hype and Dele Sosimi plus sets from Mungo’s Hi-Fi featuring Solo Banton, The Harry Shotta Show, Max Pashm Soundsystem, North Base, Too Many T’s, Mr Nice, Phantasy, Subgiant, Skata Tones, Invisible Opera Company of Tibet, Rapha Ghetti, AAA Badboy and Reeps One. The Little Big Top also hosts The Silent Disco for two nights and family rave Big Fish Little Fish on Friday afternoon.

The THEME FOR 2016 IS STARS……..sparkling cosmic related attire or simply star-shaped accessories. The focus of the day on the Sunday will be stars, with site art and other elements of the festival reflecting the theme.

The final acts and line-ups for the other three stages – The Theatre Tent, The Bimble Inn and The Band Stand – will be announced in the coming months.