Kitten & the Hip - Take a beautiful and fantastic singer, add a world class horn section and some pumping backing tracks. Throw in some electro swing, some R & B, a bit of camp disco, a dollop of drum and bass a smidge of dubstep, add some brilliant hooky pop songs and there you have Kitten and The Hip.
Live, they are a three piece, with a drummer, Kitten singing and Ashley playing brass and on vocals too. Kitten is a natural onstage, at once mesmerising and seductive! It’s a party with class, so don’t forget your ass!
The Destroyers - Bulcan beat, mega-folk mentalism from Birmingham UK.
We have thrown out the rule book out and rebooked our favourite band. The Destroyers haven’t been with Rock Oyster since 2011, so we thought it was time to drag them down to Cornwall once again.
Freshly Squeezed - Hailing from the South West, Freshly Squeezed are an 8-piece funk fuelled barnstorming behemoth. Always guaranteed to fill dancefloors and whip up a frenzy whenever they take to the stage.
For over five years they have built up a reputation for outstanding musicianship, infectious and irrepressible energetic performances and blowing the socks off everyone on the dancefloor!
8-piece UK outfit Backbeat Sound System are a band laden with groove, their uptempo songcraft drawing from funk, ska, reggae, pop, and dub. These combine in creation of a tight, uplifting, sun-clasped sound- seemingly designed for festival fields and hazy, elated dancing.
Polly Money is 19 and Cornish through and through. Her voice is sun-kissed and melodious, her music upbeat – pop with a capital P. Considerable skills on both acoustic guitar and piano, and capture the essence of her engaging live performances which have already won much support nationally.
With performances at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, London’s KOKO and 11 festivals, Polly was spotted by Muse frontman Matt Bellamy at Marylebone Summer Fayre in June. She was then asked to support Muse at The Stade de France in front of an audience of 80,000 the very next weekend along with Dizzee Rascal and Biffy Clyro. In April (2014) she supported Martha Reeves and the Vandellas at Princess Pavilion in her hometown, Falmouth.
Most of the songs come when their local bookshop in Bath hosts an author evening. The band read the book, and write two songs inspired by it, to be performed at the start of the evening, with the author in the audience. So it is hardly surprising that they have an almost inexhaustible stock of great original material.
The Bookshop Band have been featured on 6Music / The Today Program / Front Row / BBC 1 News / The Guardian..................... among others.
The Boscastle Buoys - In true Celtic tradition the Boscastle Buoys began their melodious journey in the local pub. Singing was their passion and donations were passed to a charity of their choice.
The Buoys sing because they love to sing: it is their pleasure and their passion. Their audiences love them for their vocal ability and their unbounded energy, which keeps the age-old tradition of shanty singing alive and flourishing.
John Thorpe is a solo didgeridoo artist whose lively and eclectic sound reflects his interest in traditional Australian music and western contemporary dance music.
Performing solo, John is a first rate player and offers something different – armed with a complete sound of Stomp, Drums, Shakers, Clapsticks, Mouth Harp and Didge, his music is original and entertaining. He is like a one man band.
Rick Borrie"Actually, rather nice guitar looping, overlaid with obtuse and surreal verbal interludes, original, borrowed and blue! If it's not for you,you won't find out till later, so come along!
Lost in Space
Hosted by DJ Sam Nation, who we love. Lost in Space, our very own secret house party, kicks off at 6pm and runs through to the earliest hours. Showcasing percussionist La Casa Martin, the best local DJ talent and headlined by Iconic Soundsystem.
Back due to poplular request, our friends the venue within a venue return - The Famous Igloo. The tiniest chillout, mini club and all round festival favourite, all you've got to do is find them!