SQUAREPUSHER’S SHOBALEADER ONE + TONY ALLEN TO HEADLINE,
AS FARMFEST ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF ACTS
Listen to Farmfest’s 2017 Acts Playlist here
THIS IS THE KIT, MELT YOURSELF DOWN, BC CAMPLIGHT AND DELE SOSIMI FEATURE AMID WEALTH OF LIVE ACTS, WITH GREG WILSON, DJ YODA, ACTRESS, MAX GRAEF AND SESSION VICTIM LIVE AMONG THE MANY CONFIRMED DJS AND ELECTRONIC ACTS.
Tom Jenkinson, or Squarepusher as he’s better known, has been shifting musical frontiers for well over a decade and a half and is, simply, a musical vanguard. Farmfest welcomes his latest project, Shobaleader One, to the main stage for a phenomenal full band portrayal of Squarepusher classics from new album Elektrac (WARP Records). With a mesmerising light show adding to what promises to be an otherworldly and unrelenting exploration of playfully warped electronic melodies and funky bass lines.
Bringing the pace down a notch is one of the most influential drummers ever to have lived (and perhaps the greatest, according to Brian Eno). Tony Allen was as essential to the creation of the Afrobeat genre as Fela Kuti and this is a rare chance to witness his jazz infused tribute to the great bebop drummer Art Blakley. Meanwhile, Tony‘s former band mate Dele Sosimi and his full Afrobeat Orchestra are preparing a mammoth two-hour set of complex, danceable funk grooves.
Following selection for Guy Garvey’s 6 Music album of the year, This is the Kit bring their distinctive brand of folk to our Big Blue Tent, while at the opposite end of the sonic spectrum Melt Yourself Down return to the farm for what is sure to be another raucous melee of beats and brass. Other highlights of the craftily curated line-up are the sublimely talented multi-instrumentalist BC Camplight, urban brass ambassadors Broken Brass Ensemble, hip-hop heavyweight DJ Yoda and homegrown talent Dizraeli.
Among those hopping into our combine harvester DJ booth this year is electro funk pioneer Greg Wilson; one of the best re-mixers around and a key figure in breaking the post-disco records of 70s New York. Bristol tastemakers Shapes have co-curated a stage headlined by Ninja Tune’s avant-garde UK producer Darren Cunningham, a.k.a Actress. He’s joined by label-mate Max Graef, the Berlin born champion of disco-tinged house bangers and dusty down-tempo excursions, as well as Hot Flush’s OR:LA and Bristol’s rising star, Ishmael.
German duo Session Victim will be bringing their high octane live show of house and funk to the farm, joining Bill Brewster in a Late Night Tales takeover, while there is also a rare UK DJ set from Parisian hip-hop maestro, GUTS.
Over the coming months, further acts will continue to be announced, in addition to a full line-up of the comedy, theatrics and other creative crafts taking place in the ever-evolving arts & entertainment area, plus all manner of other playful activities for folk young and old. 2017 will also see a vast addition of food stalls and variety of all kinds, to serve all tastes.
28-29 JULY // GILCOMBE FARM, BRUTON, SOMERSET
LATEST LINE-UP: LIVE
SQUAREPUSHER’S SHOBALEADER ONE // TONY ALLEN (TRIBUTE TO ART BLACKEY) // THIS IS THE KIT // DELE SOSIMI AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA // BC CAMPLIGHT // MELT YOURSELF DOWN // BROKEN BRASS ENSEMBLE // DIZRAELI // ISHMAEL ENSEMBLE // GOAN DOGS // FEBUEDER // LOW ISLAND // LUO // CALICO // ELDER ISLAND // BITE THE BUFFALO // EYRE LLEW // COUSIN KULA // PORT ERIN // IZO RITZOY // PLUME // MATT WOOSEY // WASUREMONO // JAMIE CRUICKSHANK
LATEST LINE-UP: DJS
GREG WILSON // ACTRESS // SESSION VICTIM (LIVE) // MAX GRAEF // DJ YODA (HIP-HOP SET) // GUTS (DJ SET) //
BILL BREWSTER // BOCA 45 // OR:LA // ISHMAEL // LATE NIGHT TALES TAKEOVER // ISHMAEL // THE POOL DJS // SHAPES TAKEOVER // CRUCIAL & FRESH // UNWANTED FAMILY // CHRISTIAN KING // YUKI AME // ANTWERP // EQUALS // BODYWORK // BOOD’NBONE // JACQUES ADDA // GALLEGOS // JOE MOSS // DROPOUT DISCO //
PLU // SLEAZY SESSIONS // SIANDI // LATE NIGHT LOVE AFFAIR // MUSU // THE BIG DOMINGO SHOW //
THE CIVILISATION OF THE ROUGH // VINTAGE MOBILE DISCO // THE VINYL SOCIAL // DJ RETRO
Preferred Headliner Media Links:
Squarepusher’s Shobaleader One:
Tony Allen + Damon Albarn: