Excellent showmanship, inch-perfect falsettos, soothing basslines, and a great set of songs like the tunes Ain’t Got No Money and Sharks at the Wheel prove that Stretch Soul Gang are one of the most promising acts in the East.
Having signed with Magick Eye Records Flutatious are now working on their 4th album with renowned producer John Mitchell at Outhouse Studios. They will be bringing some new tunes to Cosmic Puffin this year along with the old favourites. It has been said that Flutatious will have you dancing like a paper bag in a wind tunnel. With many other great festival bookings in 2016 Cosmic Puffin will be their first of the year and is always one of their favourite shows.
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The Majestic are a London based 5-piece band with a unique brand of roots-rock reggae delivered in a whacky visual sing-a-long style. The present lineup has been together since late 2010 but their roots spread much longer.
They play at a number of festivals including Cosmic Puffin, Boomtown Fair, Sheffield Tramlines, Penn, Summer Breeze and Summer Saturnalia to name a few. The season culminates with headlining the Zion Festival in Malta.
Back in 1993 AVI* supporters Chris Wilde and Bryan Osbon took a small tent and an old VW bus to WOMAD music festival in Reading and started selling chai and peddling AVI leaflets.
As our festival catering has developed significantly over the years, so has Madras Cafe, driven by the enthusiasm of its growing band of cooks and volunteers. Madras Cafe is now the trading name of Sensetrade Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of AVI with its own board of directors. The chair of Sensetrade is also a member of the AVI Board and reports to it.
Over the years Madras cafe has thoroughly depended on the unflinching enthusiasm and skill of its merry band of cooks, its multi-talented site crew and its expanding army of choppers, servers and pot scrubbers. We always welcome offers of more help and hope the fun will continue into the future!
*Action Village India (AVI) is a UK-based charity working for change in rural India for 28 years. India’s rapid economic development has left hundreds of millions of people untouched and has destroyed the homes and livelihoods of millions more. It is those marginalised people that AVI’s partners work with, in the Gandhian tradition of nonviolent action, to right economic and social injustice.
In the Autumn of 2014, a freak musical collision forced Ghosts Of Men to become but two.
This is the fallout; a truly massive guitar sound and huge groove laden drums mixed in with seductive vocals make for a musical experience that is at the same time as fresh and new as it is dirty and as old as time.
Dripping with funky, sleazy riffs and primal choruses, less in this case really does mean more.
Spacehopper create live dance music. We play a fusion of styles: Up-Beat Electronic Dub, Uplifting Trance, and Acid-Tinged Techno.
Spacehopper are: Chris who uses synthesisers, computers and machines to produce the core sound alongside Darren playing driving bass guitar and Goz with his rhythmic percussive skills.
Our first release of the ‘Sounds and Colours’ Single on Magick Eye Records hit the ‘Number One’ spot on the Beatport Charts. It was featured on iTunes Germany and in Record Collector Magazine. Flutatious included a Spacehopper remix on their recent EP release. Our second release of the ‘Trancendance’ single on Magick Eye reached ‘Number 7’ in the Beatport Trance Charts. We have an album planned for release during 2017.
PET NEEDS are four lads who through the nature of chaos all landed in Essex, wide-eyed, out of breath and ready to create something huge. With explosive live performances of fractured anthems, PET NEEDS are currently smashing sets throughout the East, screaming stories of chance meetings, self-destruction, perceived freedom, lampposts and woods.