Festival : Live MusicManchester is a city of music with great heritage and it's vibrant live music scene is always attracting new creative minds to join the celebration of art and culture. With the foundation of long residing British artists and the addition of growing communities from all over the world, this melting pot of talent today caters for all tastes! This years theme 'The World In Chorlton' calls for a line-up of local artist who represent the wide and diverse international music community in Manchester. Be prepared to sample some good old Funk, African Music, Blues, East European Folk, Bossonova, Bangra, Samba, Reggae, Middle Eastern Belly Dance and a touch of Jewish Klezmer.
There will be two stages:
- The Big Green Stage – This stage will be powered by two diesel generators running purely from BioFuel which is made in Manchester using vegetable oil waste from catering outlets.
PA by GSS pro Audio, powered by Bio Diesel Generators
- The Solar Stage – This stage is operated by the Song Smith Solar group who's equipment runs from batteries that come pre-charged by energy from the sun! PA by SongSmith Solar powered by the sunshine
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Brazilian sounds with a tinge of Manchester, this 6 piece will be bringing you the melodic Bossanova grooves with sprinkles of Funk and Soul.
Ellis Davies & Riognach Connolly
Renowned singer and flute player Ríoghnach Connolly heads up a band that draws on her roots in traditional Irish music, along with Welsh songs from guitarist Ellis Davies' homeland. Featuring a line-up of the finest locally sourced musicians
CBGF favourites, back for a 3rd year. Since forming in 2009, Extra Love have gained support slots for respectable artists such as The Wailers, Finley Quaye, Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra. Extra Love have also headlined the Manchester Jazz Festival and One World Festival as well as performing at many more such as Kendal Calling, Off The Tracks, Hungry Pigeon, Chorlton's Big Green Festival and Pangaea Festival. Extra Love's music has been described as energetic and uplifting with a contagious positive vibe, making it ideal for the festival circuit and general party atmospheres.
From Manchester, Hugo's influences include : mainly the old stuff but others too: Free, Led Zep, Doors, Hendrix, The Who, Cream, Simon and Garfunkel, Jacques Brel, Nirvana, all Motown/Funk artists, Beatles, Bob Marley, Neil Young, the Stones, David Bowie, Pearl Jam, The Police, Bjork, The Eagles, Dodgy, Stone Roses....
A unique sound is a blend of frantic flamenco blues guitar driven by a constant, hypnotic house bass drum underneath, drawing on influences as diverse as The Mars Volta, Peter Green, Thom Yorke, and Queens of the Stoneage.
Louis Barabbas and the Bedlam Six (big green stage headline act)
As a grand finale for the acts on the outdoor stages this year we have got a special treat in the form of Luis Barabas and the Bedlam Six, representing Manchester's own creative amazingness - Debt Records. Their energetic performance best described as lyrical driven dirt swing / cabaret blues have been known to capture the imaginations of every kind of listenership.
Pablo's Finest Hour
Based around the haunting charms of the violin and acoustic guitar, Pablo's Finest Hour offer honest and heart-warming songwriting laced with delicate harmonies. They trace their influences from a range of musical settings spanning folk, country and blues, all the while demonstrating a unique sound that benefits from pop sensibilities
Drawing influence from the likes of Bjork, Magnetic Fields and Yo La Tengo, Quincey softly weaves the celtic harp with raspy melodies of desire, mathematics and cups of tea.
Richard Barry and The Chaps
One of the most fondly revered performers on the UK folk circuit. In the past Richard has supported the likes of Bob Geldof, Kiki Dee, Midge Ure, Fairport Convention and Dr Feelgood. Though famously reclusive, Richard is, at long last, taking centre stage.
Founded in 2009 by Ian Jackson, Rome Mossabir and Gail Skelly, the group blend the sounds of Celtic ballads with Arabic and other world rhythms. Since joined by Nick Harris on base, they have played for the World on Your Doorstep world music festival at Hebden Trades Club, the Conway Food Festival, and appeared many times with co-party organisers the Northern Belly Company. Egyptian Oud player, Amal Said brings many traditional melodies to the Rubaiyat sound and together the Salford based group play a dynamic set based on arabic rhythms.
Sing Out Gospel Choir
Thingamabob and the Thingamajigs
Chorlton Green Festival all time favourites, Thingamajigs, are back for the fourth year in a row to deliver their foot tapping sing-along happy ukulele-funk music for all. And don't forget the moustaches...
A nine strong foot-stomping band of brothers, combining guitars, double bass, banjos, harmonicas and more, to create an incredible crescendo of new from old.
a Klezmer Ensemble, performing instrumental Eastern European Jewish wedding music. Lively dance tunes, traditionally performed in the old country.
The After PartyThere will be an after party like last year at Dulcimer at 7pm
Our after party hosts this year will be the members of Satellite State Disko' DJ crew. Pushing the boat out across the continents, SSD heat up the diskoteque floor with the frenzied pace of Balkan brass, Gypsy-punks, Nomad Ska, Arabic Surf and bawdy Slavic drinking songs.
Guest DJs: Dayse & Aver.
The main After Party act will be Naymedici – Their sound is a mixture of Balkan and Irish music, with hints of ska, and a big emphasis on lyrics. Combining gypsy licks, Irish reels, punk guitars and thrashing drums, Naymedici have burst on to the UK and Irish music scene with an original fresh sound that is both in your face, and a lot of fun! To keep up to date with festival news, please 'like' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.