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Basingstoke Live - what's on the MAIN STAGE
3:22pm Monday 9th July 2012 in Music
THIS year’s Main Stage is packed with local talent appearing for the first time, so expect a vibrant showcase before the amazing headliners.
The Basingstoke Live Forum has programmed a wide range of music styles and Gary Myles, the stage compere, will introduce it all with possibly even a song, or two, or three...but here’s a little taste of what to expect.
Fabio and Grooverider, Saturday headliners
THESE renowned Radio 1 DJs are the rave scene originators and jungle/drum n bass founders and have acquired legendary status in the music industry.
They’ll be working the party hard at Basingstoke Live, bringing the combined power and evolution of their roots of dub, rare groove, hip-hop, disco, early house, jungle and drum n bass.
From their origins of playing on pirate radio and at raves they’ve gone on to play packed top club nights around the globe.
From The Jam, Sunday headliners
From The Jam gained an immediate reputation for the kind of incendiary live performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam all those years ago and 2011 has been another very busy year for the band.
They now include a special guest in Mark Brzezicki, drummer and founder member of Big Country, in place of Rick Buckler.
The Jam had amazing chart success with 18 singles and seven albums making the top 40 in the UK from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in 1982.
From The Jam – Bruce Foxton, Russell Hastings and Mark Brzezicki – have been busy recording a new album, with sessions at Paul Weller’s studio, which will be released later this year.
Saturday, July 14:
1pm: Kick-starting the festival with amazing vocals are the Gospel Music Group, a Basingstoke singing group encouraging communal inclusion with uplifting songs.
1.45pm: Fairfolks bring together traditional folk and roots music from the UK, France, Ireland, America and Scotland with a mix of local experienced musicians who bring new life to an older tune.
2.30pm: Jaspers Revival’s mix of catchy songs and light-heartedness has proved popular since they formed in 2011. Expect a few surprises and festival frivolity.
3.15pm: The jivesome fivesome that are Stup!d move with ease between fun ballads and rocking power, guaranteed to get you smiling!
4pm: Forever August are a local alternative rock/pop band made up of two sets of brothers, twins Adam and Dan Franklin along with Joseph and Matthew Purdue. They release their debut album this summer.
4.45pm: Fake The Attack are a five-piece pop/rock band based in Hampshire and plan to make a name for themselves touring up and down the country, giving every last breath to their future.
5.30pm: Raw and blistering hard rock band Young Lust, described by many as rock ’n’ roll’s best-kept secret, have been supporting some of the UK’s, USA’s and Europe’s most established acts.
6.30pm: Watch out for Signal from Basingstoke, a 20-year-old music production student with masses of talent. Hip-hop artist Signal has supported acts such as Chipmunk, Wretch 32 and Kano.
7.15pm: Playing at European festivals and supporting the biggest sounds in the current roots reggae scene, Uppercut Band are the roots reggae band to watch. Welcoming back Solo Banton on vocals.
8.15pm: Haggis from Sik Mix Productions will be warming up for Fabio and Grooverider, featuring MC Eksman – the number one drum n bass MC.
9pm: Fabio and Grooverider bring an epic finale of the Saturday Main Stage to Basingstoke Live. Enjoy!
Sunday, July 15:
1pm: Drum n bRass, an upbeat street band with funky rhythms and soaring brass tunes. Start your festival day with a hit and a blast.
1.30pm: The Quiet Engines are a six-piece Basingstoke folk rock combination of harmonium, flugelhorn, acoustic guitars and bass. Definitely something new and different.
2.15pm: The acoustic guitar/bass duo Morrison will be featuring some great new original tunes from their album Greylight.
3pm: Bringing the soul of the sea and distant places with exotic and original lyrics, tantalising guitars, percussion and upright bass, the unique and passionate songs of That Nadeen White Experience will melt you away.
3.45pm: One Step Too Late are an eight-piece Basingstoke ska band. They are an upbeat ball of energetic fun that you can’t help but sing and dance along to.
4.45pm: Hats Off To Led Zeppelin are the UK’s most authentic tribute to the greatest rock band in the world. The only tribute act in the country officially endorsed by Marshall Amplifiers.
6pm: Round off the weekend by scooting along to the Main Stage for the headliners From The Jam, playing authentic working class songs that moulded generations.
The Main Stage is brought to you by The Basingstoke Live Forum – a collective of Drum Runners, 100 Percent Music, Beats n Bars, Intuition UK, Cartermusic, Scrambled Promotions, Next Generation, Fairfields Arts Centre and the photography/video team.