Main Stage

saturday Headliner

Ministry of Sound Disco

A brand-new live show celebrating the very best in disco & house, performed by the sensational 15-piece Ministry of Sound Soul & Funk Band with some surprise guests yet to be announced.

Expect to dance the night away to some of the greatest music ever recorded including “Aint’ Nobody”, “Music Sounds Better With You”, “Le Freak”, “I Feel Love”, “One More Time”, “Boogie Wonderland”, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”.

Beans on Toast

Essex born folk songwriter ‘Beans on Toast’ is an extremely unique performer. Twisting an age-old genre with a D.I.Y. approach and contemporary concerns has earned him the title of a cult figure who tells it like it is. A festival favourite (he’s played Glastonbury every year since 2005) and a prolific writer and performer. He’s written and recorded 14 albums and he’s played every bar, club, venue, pub, festival, party and honky-tonk you can think of.

He’s a hippy, a punk, a poet, a drunk, a die-hard romantic and an eternal optimist. Singing simple songs that tackle big issues. Political protest songs for the modern-day, honest and open Love songs. Songs that will make you laugh, but also make you think with no holds barred honesty and quick wit.

He’s constantly writing, recording and releasing music and puts out a new album each year on 1st December, which happens to be his birthday. Each album recorded with a different producer and musicians, over the years he’s worked with the likes of Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons), Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets), Frank Turner, Kitty and Lewis Durham (Kitty, Daisy & Lewis).

On top of making music, Beans has released two highly acclaimed books, Drunk Folks Stories (2018) and Foolhardy Folk Tales (2021); both collections of tour stories, festival high jinx and insights into the life of the musician. He also often directs his own music videos and along with his wife and muse, Lizzy Bee, they run Beans’ own record label, carving his own path to be a one-man band of the modern age.

He tours constantly and has gigged and played festivals all over the world. The Beans on Toast live show is both an unpredictable and memorable experience. A singer, songwriter and storyteller his self-deprecating quality is not something you often see, but it breaks down the barrier between musician and audience, creating a sense of equality.

“Protest songs peppered with optimism” The Guardian
“At times like this we need more people like Beans on Toast” The Skinny
“brimming with energy and infectious charm” Clash
“Cult legend and all round hero” Louder than War

The Smokin Jeffreys

Funk/Soul/Blues/Ska/Indie band

Sax, Dance & Funky Soul.

The Smokin Jeffreys are an Edinburgh based band, delivering an energetic ‘feel good’ set consisting of an electric range of re-worked covers and originals that we guarantee will make you move your feet.

Boogie Bugs

Boogie Bugs Betty is bringing the Boogie Bugs love train packed with disco fever to town all the way from the west coast of Scotland. Boogie Bugs is an interactive live music session that uses movement, sensory activities and most importantly, interactive disco routines that are guaranteed to have the whole family dancing the day away! Boogie Bugs explores all sorts of music from classic nursery rhymes to 60s disco tracks and back again. We run various different types of sessions, from weekly classes, to live events online and our famous ‘Lock Down Live Boogie in The Park’ sessions that seen hundreds of parents and little ones in all sorts of weather gather in the local parks for a Boogie! The sessions are led with a mixture of Betty singing and playing the guitar live and an array of upbeat fun movement tracks that are sure to have everyone on their feet. Come join us in Boogie Wonderland for the disco of the year! Wear the brightest festival colours that you have and let’s BOOGIE ON DOWN. The perfect session for everyone in the family to enjoy! 

Ladies of Midnight Blue

Ladies of Midnight Blue are an Afro-Latin percussion & brass duet comprised of Hannabiell Sanders and Yilis del Carmen Suriel. They create a powerful and upbeat fusion of rhythms, weaving combinations of melodic percussion, brass, vocal chants, and mbira. Ladies of Midnight Blue have performed and facilitated workshops and residencies all over the world. They believe in everyday activism, which they see as a commitment to work towards equality and justice in all aspects of their lives and for their communities.

True Colours

A group of 30 children from True Colours will take to the stage. True Colours is a Charity from Gateshead that deliver fully inclusive classes which help build confidence through the medium of Performing Arts.