September 8, 2014
The third Smoked and Uncut festival of the year took place yesterday, Sunday 7th at THE PIG-on the beach. Tickets sold out in an astounding 3 days – so if you didn’t make it along then you can read all about the day below.
Pop punk band Big Zero from London kicked off the day with an energetic start. Their set list included a their own songs, such as the very catchy ‘Hot Water’, intermixed with covers including Turning Japanese and a punked-up version of Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time.
Blues skiffle supremos Ben Gunn and the Junkyard Angels took the stage next providing the perfect end of Summer soundtrack. Kit Rice got the crowd harmonies going, his first single, BYOB, which came out in 2013 sounded fantastic and he also treated the crowds to a preview of his next single due out later this year.
Next up was the talented and beautiful Jazz Morley. Very much Bournemouth’s answer to Norah Jones (or so we thought!), this talented singer/song writer did a divine cover of Nina Simones ‘Feeling Good’.
New Street Adventure took to the stage warming us up (not that we needed it) with their Northern Soul sound before our headliners took to the stage.
Hotly anticipated headliners, The Milk got the crowds up, dancing and clapping along with their infectious tunes.
Finally the mighty 12-piece force that is Bristol Afrobeat Project finished the night off. We can’t forget Shake Tiger Shake who DJ’ed throughout the day and kept those guilty pleasure tracks flowing.
p.s. did you spot our festival drone flying overhead throughout the festival? Some excellent footage coming soon!
Next weekend, Sept 14th...
The last festival in the Smoked and Uncut line-up. Held at THE PIG-near Bath and featuring music from: Flyte, Sudden Death of Stars, Owl in the Sun, Sienna, Eyes For Gertrude, Emily and The Woods, Nele Needs A Holiday and Shake Tiger Shake.
If you've missed our festivals this year you can still come along to our acoustic sessions which run through autumn at each of the hotels.