New Headliner Roots Manuva confirmed for Farmfest 2017
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ROOTS MANUVA joins previously announced headliners Shobaleader One, Squarepusher’s Live band performing Jazz Funk versions of Squarepusher Classics, plus This Is The Kit, Nightmares on Wax, Greg Wilson, Actress (DJ Set) and more…
Roots Manuva has been described as one of the most influential artists in British musical history and that’s a fair reflection of a man that’s remains at the pinnacle of the UK hip hop scene some 18 years after debut album Brand New Second Hand.
Farmfest is delighted to have secured such a vital talisman and the headline slot will see a full band performing tracks from classic albums such as Run Come Save Me and Slime & Reason, and will no doubt include dance floor smash Witness (1 Hope) – a track that’s likely to send the crowd into a grime-groove frenzy. The show will also feature plenty from latest album, 2015’s Bleeds – a darker, more brooding affair that’s been beautifully arranged and produced.
Due to an unforeseen European booking error – a circumstance that’s out of the festival’s hands – Farmfest is disappointed to have to announce that Tony Allen will no longer be performing at this year’s festival. But we are thrilled to welcome Roots Manuva instead for what promises to be both a powerful and memorable show, and one befitting of a headline slot under the stars on the farm.
28-29 JULY // GILCOMBE FARM, BRUTON, SOMERSET