Lisbon Kid

We are happy to announce Lisbon Kid to the Kelvedon Bash Lineup!

Lisbon Kid is a London-based alternative acoustic electronica duo, comprised of Portuguese musician producers Rui da Silva and Danny de Matos. Rui da Silva is best known for his multi-million selling worldwide dance-floor smash and UK number one ‘Touch Me’ and for many other EDM collaborations he has produced adding to his work as a cutting-edge and pioneering world club DJ. Danny de Matos is an award-nominated indie/alternative TV ad music composer and songwriter producer, scoring for global brands such as Apple, BBC, Coke, Suzuki, amongst others, and working with alternative pop artists such as Republica and more recently, Sony Columbia’s newest female alternative pop indie starlet Chloe Howl.


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Loretta Heywood

Loretta Heywood

Taking you on a Musical Journey through


Loretta Heywood is a soulful songstress, best known for her ethereal vocals and writing skills with 90’s electronic band Bomb the Bass where she wrote the Top 5 hit Winter in July TOTP video She has worked with various underground Producers ,and released two albums an Acoustic Album featured by Robert Elms and 5 Shades of Blue with “Skip Little Axe Macdonald “featured by  Don Letts and Huey Morgan on 6 Music



For Kelvedon in Basils  Bar Loretta Heywood teams up with with Hamid Mantu who is part of the World dance fusion group, Trans Global Underground since 1991 and played drums /percussion with many worldwide artists Together they take you on a  Musical Journey through FIVESHADES of music interpreting classic covers from a vast catalogue of Soul ,R n B, Reggae/Ska Jazz and Blues The songs are cleverly mixed with dance grooves, samples and beats, to create hypnotic and uplifting shows with their own unique style and sound. Loretta and her band FIVESHADES play nationwide and for private parties/events and are currently holding a residency at Westbank London on Alternate Wednesday’s in Ladbroke Grove


5 shades of summer

Balearic Brothers

The Brighton based Balearic Brothers, and their Balearic Jukebox brand have been turning
heads and making people smile on the South Coast’s sunshine worshiping music scene as
a DJ collective since 2007.
These champions of the most joyous and delirious musical selections possible, sourced
from a lifetime love of eclectic musical masterpieces, are shaking things up with their
interpretation of the classic Balearic Beat. At last there is a music scene developing for
people who want to hear a broad range of genre defying quality music played impeccably
to create a magical mystery tour through the night.

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Finley Quaye

Reputation established by Maverick A Strike and adventurous but accessible album released in 1997. Two more albums were released on Epic records; Vanguard and Much More Than Much Love. In 2004 the song Dice was a minor hit, helped in part by it’s inclusion on the OC sound track. Performed at SOB’s in NYC and The Roxy in Los Angeles. Performed at Slaine Castle, Glastonbury, WOMAD, V Festival, Roskilde, T in The Park, Vancouver Folk Festival, Star Belly Jam, Garance Music Festival, EXIT Festival, Rockit Festival, Rio Free Jazz Festival, Oppikoppi, Kaya Festival, Glade Festival and Africa Oye.

Performed at Le Bataclan, Elyse Montmartre, Le Cigale, Paradiso, Columbia Halle, Zenith, Music Box, Manchester Academy, Rock City, Malcolm X Centre, Brixton Academy, Shepherds Bush Empire, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre and Earls Court Exhibition Centre. Supported Julian Marley, James Brown, Ken Boothe, Lee Scratch Perry, Luciano, Paul Weller, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Stereo MCs, The Verve and Ben Harper. Recorded with Thandiswa Mazwai, The Stereo MC’s, BLKJKS, Balkan Beat Box, Chubb Rock, Carlos Bess, Lady Miss Kier, Cathy Claret, Marlon Bois, Danny Sabre, Adrian Sherwood, Skip McDonald, Beth Orton, William Orbit, John Leckie, Ernest Ranglin, Little Roy, Norman Grant, Sly & Robbie, Monty Alexander, Primal Scream. Vanguard was released in 2000 and Much More Than Much Love in 2004.

In 2008 The Best Of The Epic Years was released on Epic Records. The last live band performance in the UK was at Jazz Cafe in 2014 and the last live band performances in France were 2009 and 2011; both in Paris. Toured South Africa twice as a live band and toured again as a live band in France, Canada, Dubai and Portugal in 2010. Played acoustic shows in Eire, in Galway, Limerick, Cork and Dublin in 2007 the tour also included dates in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Glencoe, Inverness, Orkney and Ayr. Recently performed acoustically and semi- acoustically in Scotland, England, Eire, Israel, Bulgaria, Romania, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria and Italy.

Femi Fem

Femi Williams (aka Femi Fem) kicked off his career running the Family Funktion/ Shake & Fingerpop warehouse parties in the 1980’s with Norman Jay & Judge Jules. This collective of djs, artists musicians & film makers initiated the rare groove & acid jazz genre with Soul2Soul & Jamiroquai both hailing from the same club scene.


In 1990, he set up the groundbreaking Young Disciples with Marco Nelson featuring Carleen Anderson . This is the band which set the tone for the acid jazz movement in London, incorporating funk, soul, hip hop and breakbeats into their soundscape and placing integrity at the heart of their sound. After chart success including the single Apparently Nothin’ which came from their Mercury Award-nominated Road To Freedom album on Talkin’ Loud Records.


Responding to the demand Femi began writing, producing and re-mixing for a wide range of artists such as Ultra Naté Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, Des’ree, D’Influence, The Pasadenas and Beyoncé. Alongside this work, his public profile as a headline DJ and promoter made his face well known at Cream in Liverpool, Ministry of Sound in London and at London’s Jazz Café playing at events for Prince, Janet Jackson, Stella McCartney, Jade Jagger, Gucci and the Russian Embassy to name but a few. Femi has also produced catwalk show music for fashion designers such as Ozwald Boateng, Katherine Hamnett, Julien MacDonald and Bella Freud.


The best known of Femi’s DJ appearances however, was the regular Friday night slots at his own club nights, MOBO Award-winning, Rotation at London’s Subterranea and Saturday nights at Camouflage, his longstanding 4 floor club in Islington, London. When in town, artists such Goldie, Tricky, Spike Lee, Laurence Fishbourne, Wesley Snipes, Jay Z and Bjork would slip in unannounced to hear the sets and be part of a crowd whose distinction was their diversity and conviviality.


Femi’s DJin’ has also seen him open up to audiences around the world through tours and appearances playing in Australia, Japan, Germany,

Switzerland, Dubai, Hong Kong (where he supported the late Gil Scott Heron), Austria, France, Spain, Ibiza, Ireland, the Czech Republic, New York, and Detroit. A true born collaborator, as musical director & resident for Supperclub in London’s Notting Hill from 2009- 2013, Femi hosted nights and introduced audiences to up and coming DJs and artists, something that he is passionate about and pursues through his mentoring of numerous emerging artists and performers.


Normski is not a nickname, it’s a brand. Né Norman Anderson is the living impersonation of London’s urban and contemporary culture, and has had a prolific career in the field of music, television, photography, fashion and journalism.

He hosted several youth targeted TV shows for ITV1, Channel 4 (“Celebrity Detox”, “Raw Brittania”, “Board Stupid”), BBC2 (“Dance Energy”), had his slots on BBC Radio One (“Dance Energy Radio Show”), Kiss FM (“Rap Academy”) and BBC Radio 5 (“VIBE”) and stages his urban street culture photography at renowned galleries and exhibitions.

With this high-profile activity he soon became the spokesperson not only of a social fringe group but for a whole generation. Still after all this years on the circuit the phenomenon Normski is one of the key players on the hardest playgrounds in the world, London’s East End, presenting two weekly shows on Hoxton FM.

A father figure to some, a source of inspiration to many, his pre-eminent attitude makes Norman more of a real human being than a self-imposed character. To make a long story short: There are only a few people on this planet as universally gifted as Normski. And this makes it even more exciting for us to have him since 2010, from the very beginning of the IRF, as one of our anchor men and main speakers on our team.

After a one year hiatus the golden cockney tonsils return to our studio and will bless the world with his gospel. All hail Normski!


Shhhhhh… First rule about Kelvedon Bash secret performer…

..sorry, its a secret

A super secret Headliner will be picking up the mic on the mainstage Saturday.

Unfortunately we have to keep the the artist under wraps  for now and hope people don’t figure out who they are.
We cant wait to finally announce and witness them live!

Keep checking Facebook and other social outlets for more information.


The Scribes

The Scribes are sponsored by independent, ethical and fair trade clothing company THTC ( alongside artist’s such as Ed Sheeran and Foreign Beggars and are signed with American record label “Kamikazi Airlines”, based in LA and co-founded by Dizzy Dustin of legendary hip hop act Ugly Duckling.

They have consistently proven to be an impressive and engaging live act with mainstage festival appearances at Electric Beach, Boomtown Fair, Leopalooza, Lemonfest, Gottwood, Brisfest and Glastonbury Festival to name but a few, as well as being covered in the NME guide to Glastonbury and having their performance at the festival picked as one of the top 30 live shows by Venue Magazine.

The group have toured extensively across the UK and onto Europe, including slots at prestigious venues such as Camden’s Jazz Cafe, Cargo, Bristol’s O2 Academy, Ibiza’s Atzaro Urban Event and Italy’s Metaponto Beach Festival and are also proud winners of the Exposure Music Award’s “Best UK Urban Act” and the EatMusic Radio “Best Live Act”, and have provided original music for BBC and Channel 4 television, as well as being featured regularly on both national and local radio and media including BBC 1Xtra and BBC Radio 1 Introducing.

The Scribes are hotly tipped as one to watch for 2015 with new album “A Story All About How” dropping at the end of January complete with music video “Blood In Your Eyes” and their own headline tour across the UK, as well as support slots with the likes of Macklemore, Example, De La Soul, Coolio, MF Doom, Souls Of Mischief and Wu Tang Clan’s GZA, and are steadily establishing a growing following across Europe to add to their already significant fan base.


The amazing RIVRS playing on the Saturday.

London’s sophisticated electro-pop duo RIVRS features Charlotte Mallory and Finn Munro. The pair began making music in 2013, taking inspiration from synth-pop veterans such as Depeche Mode as well as 21st century artists like Purity Ring and the xx.

A truly brilliant beginning for the duo, from their first track ‘Last Love’ being picked up and licensed to cool French record label, Kitsuné to then getting asked by Charli XCX to remix her smash ‘Famous’ which has since gone on to receive over 500,000 streams on Soundcloud! Following from this Charli XCX signed their next track ‘Friend Lover’ to be one of the debut releases on her new record label ‘Vroom Vroom Recordings’! The track featured on the Spotify’s Top 50 Viral Chart both in the UK & US & their Hit New Music Playlist & Apple Music’s Best New Music playlists.

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A Guy Called Gerald

An iconic name in dance music, A Guy Called Gerald stands out for consistent innovation, excellence and refusal to compromise. A Guy Called Gerald kick started Europe’s acid house frenzy releasing the first UK acid house record, the ’88 classic ‘Voodoo Ray’ and ‘Pacific State’ and went on to lay down the blueprint for jungle / drum n bass.

Nine albums and 25 years of independence later, he continues to push the boundaries of electronic dance music touring worldwide bringing his “true school” flavour to a world overloaded with pop pap.






“UK club culture has many people to thank for transforming the imported sound of America into the biggest youth movement my generation has experienced, but nobody else has redefined it so much with the character and soul of Britishness, creating music for both the feet and the head, and indelibly altering our cultural landscape.”

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DJ Mary Charteris

The model/ DJ/ singer/ IT Girl will be gracing the decks in the DJ tent.

Mary plays an eclectic and uplifting blend of popular and fashionable classic party/dance tracks in her sets. Current and retro mixed with occasional dark undertones, presented in an original customised style.


The Egg

The Egg are dance technicians they play live rocktronic, funk and house inspired big textural dance music, using electronic and live instruments with video triggers, samples and live and vocodered vocals. Their music is influenced by everything around them and inspired by artists such as Pink Floyd, Funkadelic, DFA Records, New Order, Underworld, and the shoegazing/nu-­‐gaze scene. -­‐

Think flirting with Air, ‘a nod to George Clinton and a wink at Primal Scream’ The band are well known on the UK festival circuit, but fit just as comfortably into the club scene and recently enjoyed a worldwide hit with the massive Tocadisco electro-­‐house remix of their Air-­‐like ‘Walking Away’ and the David Guetta bootleg of the same track that followed. They reached no.3 in the UK charts, no.1 in Spain for 6 weeks, and enjoyed the biggest dance tune in the world overall in sales.

David Rodigan

For over 35 years David Rodigan has been the top dog in the ganja-scented, bass heavy-atmosphere of Britain’s reggae dance-halls. The key to his success has been an unsinkable passion for reggae music, which first took a hold of him as a schoolboy when he heard ska music in the early ’60s. He developed an obsession with the music of Jamaica that generated an encyclopaedic knowledge of the island’s every artist, every song and every rhythm track.



His earliest experience of dee jaying was during lunch breaks once a week in the gym at Gosford Hill School in Kidlington, Oxford. On leaving school he landed a place at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in 1971, where he spent three years studying to become an actor. He worked extensively in repertory theatre and appeared in a number of television productions such as ‘Doctor Who’ (BBC) and ‘Shackleton’ (BBC); he also performed his one-man show ‘Zima Junction’ at literature festivals and theatres in the 1970s; a dramatisation of the poem by the Russian writer Yevtushenko.


Rodigan began his reggae broadcasting career in 1978 on BBC Radio London. He moved to Capital Radio in 1979 and remained there for eleven years broadcasting his legendary ‘Roots Rockers’ show every Saturday night. His credibility was ensured when he began clashing with Jamaica’s champion DJ, Barry G on JBC Radio in Jamaica. He then went on to clash with all the top Jamaican sound systems in the West Indies, the USA and England.

School of Noise

In the Forest Family area School of Noise will be holding workshops experimenting, creating and combining Sounds and Science.

School of Noise workshops aim to provide creative and imaginative activities for both young people and adults, exploring sound in accessible, fun and educational ways.

All of our activities are tailored so that anyone can participate in them and have fun exploring and being creative with sound. Using a wide variety of analogue and digital equipment our activities include; exploring the science of sound, composing original experimental sound art, recording techniques, sculpting sounds using small modular synthesisers, live coding of music, Foley sound design for film, building cardboard record players, conducting orchestras of fruit and vegetables, soundwalks, learning about acoustic ecology plus more.

There is no need to have experience playing music or using any of our equipment to take part in the workshops and they are open to people of all abilities.

Sister Bliss Confirmed

Proud to announce SISTER BLISS will be rocking the Main stage on the Saturday night with an amazing Faithless DJ set.

As the musical force behind Faithless, world-renowned DJ and record producer Sister Bliss needs no introduction.

Together with iconic frontman Maxi Jazz and producer Rollo Armstrong (brother of Dido), she formed Faithless: one of the most successful electronic acts with a career spanning 20 years, including 7 albums (two at number 1), and six top 10 singles. To date, Faithless have sold in excess of 15 million records worldwide and have played live to millions across the world.

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Melon Bomb

Playing on the Saturday – Melon Bomb will explode on the decks.

Established in 2015, Melon Bomb is an explosive collective of four of Ibiza’s
hottest DJs: Paul Reynolds, Ben Santiago, Scott Gray and Corbi.
The Melon Bomb parties are fast becoming Ibiza’s most talked about events,
and the boys have appeared as guests at some of the most iconic venues outside Ibiza
and on the Island.

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry!

Lee is perhaps the only 80 year old that can dance on one leg for 1 hour straight!

Regarded with awe throughout the music world, Lee “Scratch” Perry holds status as one of the most enduring and original reggae producers and artists of all time.  From his early days in the 1960’s as a singer and engineer for Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One in Kingston, through his production of the seminal Wailers’ classics African Herbsman and Soul Revolution, Perry’s innovative style marks him as one of reggae’s original treasures.  His on the edge creative genius remains evident in his own solo albums of the 1970’s through his steady stream of mind-boggling releases of the 1980’s.

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Norman Jay MBE confirmed!

The live music on the stage will to finish at 11pm but following this a large DJ tent continues until 1am. Norman Jay MBE is playing on Friday night with a collection of eclectic bands throughout the weekend in both areas with other headline acts soon to be announced.

Norman Jay’s diverse and deep musical knowledge and his refusal to be restricted to playing from any single genre distinguishes him from his peers. Since 1995 Jay has released numerous mix compilations, such as Good Times, Giant 45 and most recently Skank & Boogie, released through Rob da Bank’s record label Sunday Best. Jay describes himself as a primarily house music DJ, but his music includes elements of funk, soul and jazz-funk, as well as more contemporary sounds.