Gigwise are proud to announce that we are media partners of the first ever Kelvedon Bash playing host to the likes of Lee "Scratch" Perry, Massive Attack's Daddy G, Faithless' Sister Bliss, 808 State's A Guy Called Gerald, Norman Jay MBE, and David Rodigan.
The festival is set to take place 30 June - 2 July in the plush surrounds of the Georgian Grade 1-listed Kelvedon Hall near Brentwood, Essex. The grounds are divine and at only 19 miles from central London you could be forgiven for thinking you're much further out in the sticks thanks to the idyllic sense of well-being you get out there.
The festival and its focus on the best in dub, reggae, electronic music - and beyond - will work to heighten the sense of escape. Moreover, it serves as an opportunity to get down to some acts that epitomise the incredibly diverse and strong music culture we have in the UK. For a festival in its first year to get so many legends is such a remarkable feat.
In addition to the above mentioned artists RIVRS, Melon Bomb, The Egg, DJ Mary Charteris, and Brandon Block are confirmed. We also have a very special guest that we cannot yet reveal.
Crucially, this is a multi-faceted arts festival as opposed to a strictly music festival. Kelvedon Bash welcomes all types of creative people. Pioneers of the Young British Artists Movement, the Chapman Brothers, will host drawing masterclasses. Paul Saunders, owner of Westbank Art Gallery and Urban in Ibiza will curate some of the UK’s leading street artists, adding their stamp of creativity through graffiti walls, live art and interactive workshops.
As with many festivals in this decade a fairground-y burger van isn't going to cut it and the festival has many of the UK's top most original food vendors, a fantastic Carribean cocktail bar called Basil's Bar, and ale taverns.
There's also paint runs, bike rides and the best masterclasses in film, music and drama and childrens DJ workshops. This festival looks likely to become one of the main go-to festivals in the UK and we're very excited to support it from the very beginning.
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