[b]Oxfordshire’s best-kept musical secret returns for its second summer of rock n roll action.[/b]
Headlined by regional heroes [b]Dive Dive[/b], Witney’s Duckfest features over 15 acts on two stages taking place on Saturday 30 July and features a hand-picked selection of the best the area has to offer, including [b]The Workhouse[/b], [b]The Samurai Seven[/b], [b]Inch Blue[/b] and more.
The [b]Main Stage[/b] features some balls-out rock action from Rolling Stone cover starlets [b]The Half Rabbits[/b] and some feather-ruffling punk rawk goodness from [b]The Samurai Seven[/b].
Expect some mellow vibes and mellifluous flows from the [b]Acoustic Stage[/b] home to [b]Richard Walters[/b], [b]Ben Marwood[/b], and Laima Bite ‘one of the most startling new female talents around’ – just perfect for a blissed-out mid summer’s evening.
Situated just outside of Witney in a tiny small holding known as Ducklington, the Duckfest site is easily accessed by car and there are buses from Witney to the festival site.
Tickets, priced £10 are available from the Duckfest website ([url=http://www.duckfest.co.uk]www.duckfest.co.uk[/url]), with camping and car parking available
Dive Dive – Set to take the plunge into the big time with the forthcoming release of their debut album on Diablo Music. Expect a dynamic aural assault from these Oxford-based upstarts.
The Workhouse – Breathtaking, seductive post-rock
The Samurai Seven – Indie noiseniks with releases on Shifty Disco & Fierce Panda
Inch Blue – Epic and windswept sounds from the Highlands via London
The Half Rabbits – ‘Expect big things’ said Rolling Stone. Who are we to argue?
Rebus – The bastard son of Joy Division and The Voidoids and featured on the new Vodafone TV ads.
Big Speakers – Xfm championed Oxford hip-hop collective with a smattering of soul, DnB and folk (yes, really)
Euclid – Electro-tinged indie with “swirling guitars and splooshy drumming… great music for hot summer evenings” says OHM.
Harry Angel – New-wave boy/girl outfit who proudly wear their Sonic Youth and Radiohead Appreciation Society badges.
… and more to follow
Richard Walters – Ex Theramin frontman, Oxfordshire’s answer to Bright Eyes
Laima Bite – ‘Startling… amazing… lovely’. Well worth checking out.
Ben Marwood – Ben has been performing for little over a year, played WOMAD 2004 within 5 months and has a new EP coming out in July.
… and more to be confirmed.
Duckfest opens its doors at 12.00 and the first band takes the stage at 1.00.
Waddle over to [url=http://www.duckfest.co.uk]www.duckfest.co.uk[/url] for the low down and to get tickets now.