Bandstand

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Standing proud at the hilltop of the Dingle is the Bandstand. Hosting a variety of eclectic sounds, its philosophy is to bring diverse, unsigned and experimental acts to the stage.

This stage is perfect for those of you looking for a comfy sofa to chill with a beer, hoping to source new music. Tucked into its own area on the far side of the Dingle, the Bandstand creates an atmosphere all of its own. Just ask Phill Jupitus – he couldn’t be prised from his choice armchair…


2018 line up includes..

FRAUDS
Formed in late 2012 in a dingy rehearsal room in West Croydon, Frauds are an energetic, over-the-top duo comprised of Chris Francombe (drum/vocals) and Mikey Alvarez (guitar/vocals). The band combines thick jagged riffs and beats with a mixture of humour and anger in equal measure. They have supported Future of The Left and Jamie Lenman across the UK and continue to put on shows in Croydon under the moniker of ‘To Hell With Good Intentions’. Over the last few years Frauds have shared a stage with Idles, Demob Happy, Kagoule and many more.
HEAVY LUNGS
Born from friendship, punky, noise-rock outfit Heavy Lungs formed in the Spring of 2017 and are already known for their loud, agile performances. With influences ranging from Gøggs to Iceage, Iggy Pop to Tyler The Creator, the band like to translate the chaos in their heads into music that has heart and heat. The Bristol-based four-piece may have only played a handful of shows, but they have already opened for the likes of METZ, and were hand picked to support Idles.
AVERAGE SEX
2017 was a fantastic break through year for London band Average Sex. They played sold out shows for the likes of Fortuna Pop and Art Is Hard, released their debut single on limited edition pink cassette (which sold out almost straight away) and finished the year with the release of their debut EP ‘Ice Cream’ through Tim Burgess’ O Genesis Recordings, not ot metion joining The Charlatans on a 9 date U.K tour. How did they catch Tim’s ear? Well, after being sent a link to the band’s work from drummer Finnigan Kidd, Burgess just couldn’t get enough. “They have the pop sensibilities and the hooks and melodies that never leave your head” he says.
JEREMY HUGGET'S SWING ZING
SwingZing captures the jump, jive & swing sounds of the 40s & 50s including Fats Domino & Nina Simone. The band features the vocal talents of one of the U.K’s rising stars, Sinead McCabe, and some of the U.K’s top musicians – Jeremy Huggett on tenor & baritone saxes/vocals, Gethin Liddington on trumpet/vocals, John Martin on piano/organ, Federico Leonori on bass and Eddie John on drums. The exciting, lively sound and the versatility of the band is appealing to audiences of all ages making SwingZing one of the most popular bands in the U.K and ideal for dancing.

 

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Previous acts who’ve graced this stage include: The Computers, Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, Remi Harris Trio, Kagoule and House of Lions