Roni Size, A.Skillz, The Nextmen, Monki and Marshall Jefferson added to Leopallooza line up

Roni Size, A.Skillz, The Nextmen, Monki and Marshall Jefferson added to Leopallooza line up








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Roni Size, A.Skillz, The Nextmen, Monki and Marshall Jefferson will join the incredible 2018 Leopallooza line-up alongside Kelis, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Ratboy and The Go! Team, Tom Grennan and Idles. Dominating the two main dance areas, The Treeline and The Hong Kong Ping Pong Club, the newly confirmed acts will bring thumping bass and electric beats to the rolling green hills of The Wyldes site on Friday 27th July – Sunday 29th July 2018. Tickets for Leopallooza 2018 are on sale now via the website.


Billing itself as ‘The Greatest House Party… in a field’, Leopallooza is a three-day festival fusing music, comedy, theatre, street food, beer and cider. With an eclectic music offering, extended comedy programme, wild storytelling and the introduction of the late night silent disco, karaoke bar and tiny nightclub, Leopallooza XII is set to be the biggest to date. 


Winning a Mercury Music Prize for his ‘New Forms’ album back in 1997, Roni Size brought D ’n’ B to the very forefront of dance music. Born and raised in Bristol, Roni started on the path of production at the age of 16 and his whole life has been about building something new from whatever was around him. Throughout his musical career, he has at each stage, created, completely afresh, not just a sound or style but an entire methodology of how music can be made and he continues to do so today. Showing no signs of slowing down, Roni is once again in high demand with the world’s best festivals and events.


A true party rocker behind the turntables, A.Skillz captivates crowds with his ability to embrace all aspects of music that he takes inspiration from, and mash them up into a unique cocktail, infused with his own signature flavour of funk. Having clocked up over six million plays on his Soundcloud page, his records have gained support from the biggest names in the industry including Jazzy Jeff, Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Zane Lowe.


From the biggest festivals to the biggest clubs, as well as being the go-to party people for the likes of MTV, Cannes Film Festival and even Sir Richard Branson, The Nextmen (aka Brad Baloo and Dom Search) offer a nutriblend of musical abandon –  dancehall, drum’n’bass, reggae, roots, instrumental and actual hip hop, soul and soulful low-end boomp, funk & uk funky, indie, leftfield, ambient, pop and straight-up jars-up pleasers. Producing releases for the likes of Sam Smith, Maverick Sabre, Paulo Nutini and Leona Lewis, as well as working with names such as Rizzle Kicks, Plan B, Public Enemy, Fat Freddy’s Drop and The Pharcyde, and with a No1 podcast on the iTunes chart, they’re an extremely busy duo.


With a BBC Radio 1 show, her own party brand and a record label, Monki presides over a mini empire, and she has appeared at many of the UK’s most iconic venues as well as commanding the biggest festival stages on a regular basis. A consistent force within the electronic music scene, as well as being a true, passionate music aficionado with seemingly unlimited amounts of natural talent, Monki operates in a class of her own, and has earned her place as of the UK’s most respected selectors.


He’s one of the founding fathers of house music as it is known today. Born in Chicago in 1959, Marshall Jefferson was a central figure in the development of the Chicago house scene and produced seminal house anthems including ‘Move Your Body’, ‘7 Ways To Jack’ and ‘Open Our Eyes’. He has worked with the very best in the business, from fellow founding father Frankie Knuckles to Roy Davis Jr., Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, Felix Da Housecat and Lil Louis. Heading to Bude on Saturday 28th July, the Leopallooza team are very excited to have such a legend in presence this July.


Event co-founder, Sam Dunnett commented: “The Treeline is a mainstay here at Leopallooza, a big crowd favourite, and more recently so is The Hong Kong Ping Pong Club, which was formerly the Temple of Boom yet promises to be even more awesome this year. Both these areas attract big crowds who love nothing more than getting a sweat on to some exceptional dance music. So to have established legends such as Roni Size and Marshall Jefferson, as well as up and coming legends like A.Skillz, The Nextmen and Radio 1 DJ Monki all heading down to play this year is honestly mind-blowing. I’m not a big dancer but even I might get amongst it this year! It builds on a line up that for us just gets more and more exciting plus there are still lots of announcements yet to come. 2018 could be a vintage year for Leopallooza.”


Joining this year’s dance acts is main stage headliner Kelis as well as Alabama’s six-piece soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Chelmsford’s Jordan Cardy AKA Rat Boy, Bedford born singer-songwriter Tom Grennan, Bristol formed Idles, The Go! Team and Oh My God! It’s The Church with full live band.



New additions to Leopallooza XII include The Funny Side – an improved area with a strict focus, gags and giggles. Hosting Russell Kane and Josh Widdicombe this year’s comedy offering is bigger and better than ever; Rogue Wood – new for 2018, Rogue Theatre will transform the woodland of Leopallooza for three days of immersive storytelling; Shi Shi Za Karaoke Bar – a twist on Japanese karaoke that gives partygoers the chance to exercise the vocal chords and unleash the inner diva; Dinkies – Leopallooza’s tiny nightclub that holds just a handful of dancers; and The Quiet Riot – giving festival guests the chance to control the dancefloor, DJs will battle it out through glowing wireless headphones for an ‘everyone’s’ style, high-energy dance party.



In addition to The Treeline and The Hong Kong Ping Pong Club returning favourites include The MONO Stage – the southwest’s greatest pop-up alternative music venue; and Palloozaville – the onsite feast area serving delicious street food throughout the weekend.



Kelis, St. Paul and The Broken Bones


Joined by:

Rat Boy, The Go! Team, Tom Grennan, Idles, Laurel, Electric Swing Circus, King No-One, Dead!, Kiko Bun, Her’s, Trudy and the Romance, Estrons, Bryde, Husky Loops, Oh My God! It’s The Church, Swedish Death Candy, Keir, Bad Nerves, Park Hotel, Gris de Lin, LIFE  



Roni Size, A.Skillz, The Nextmen, Monki and Marshall Jefferson


Joined by:

WBBL, Lickweed, TWOGOOD, C@ In The H@, Sara Fry, Crawford, Mr Stabalina, Aurbs, Aldo Vanucci, Cockney Nutjob & The Kurnel MC, Waggles, Extra Medium, Crash Party, Cakeboy, The Fritz, Norty Morty, Skank Spinatra, DJ Andy Baker, takeovers from the B-Side Social Collective and Durty Disco, and Le SoSo (curator of The Treeline) and The Hong Kong Ping Pong Club themselves



Russell Kane, Josh Widdicombe


More incredible music & comedy to be announced!


Regular Weekend Tickets are currently on sale priced from £105.00 (plus booking fee). As with every year at Leopallooza, camping is included in the ticket price and this year’s area comes complete with a fully stocked tuck shop offering an assortment of tent worthy essentials including toothpaste, tissues, cold cans of drinks, gum, fizzy sherbets and chocolate.

VIP Golden Squirrel Tickets are priced at £178.50 (plus booking fee). VIP ticketholders can enjoy live performances from a handpicked selection of artists at The VIP Golden Hollow Stage, gourmet food options, luxury shower facilities and a separate camping area with luxury toilet facilities. Sunday Tickets and campervan passes are also available. Please note Leopallooza operates a tiered ticket system with prices changing over time. An allocation of tickets is reserved for each tier, this will close when the allocation of tickets is sold out. For further information and to purchase tickets please visit the website.


With more afternoon performances, early evening sets and late night acts yet to be revealed, Leopallooza 2018 is the perfect place to get that much needed festival fix.


Leopallooza is an independent, three-day music festival taking place over the weekend of the 27th – 29th July at The Wyldes site near Bude. Since its inception 12 years ago, Leopallooza has played host to hundreds of bands, DJs and artists, thousands of partygoers, countless barrels of cider and the occasional bemused squirrel. Welcoming the likes of Bastille, Stanton Warriors, Gabrielle Aplin, Thom Yorke, Kodaline, Seasick Steve, Crystal Fighters, The Cribs, Maxïmo Park, Coasts, Eliza Doolittle, Little Dragon, Jamie Lawson, Becky Hill, Public Service Broadcasting and Izzy Bizu to the hallowed fields, Leopallooza is renowned for showcasing world-class bands and musicians, as well as regional emerging talent.


What started as a small gathering for a bunch of music-loving friends who had the idea that they could take all the qualities of a good house party and plant them in a field in Cornwall, has become a multi-award winning music festival, growing from one stage and 250 guests in 2006, to its current capacity of 10,000. Since those humble beginnings, the same small team work year-round to create a festival that continues to encapsulate the initial spirit of the first event. Helped out by a ‘can-do’ collective of helpers and handypeople, Leopallooza retains the house party atmosphere and rootsy fundamentals of a homemade event. 

Festival founders Lee Ellis, Sam Dunnett, Cai Waggett and Matt Daniel have strived to maintain Leopallooza’s independence by keeping ticket prices low, bar prices sensible and onsite camping free. As a result, the festival has gained a dedicated fan base and won the Grass Roots Festival Award at the 2014 UK Festival Awards. Few things embody the spirit of the festival more than its rustic edges, diverse and contemporary music offering and the symbolic burning of a car.


As with the first Leopallooza in 2006, with every Leopallooza since, and with every Leopallooza that is yet to come, the mission remains the same. To create and throw The Greatest House Party… in a field. For further information visit

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