First Music Headline Acts Announced
Headlining this year’s musical feast will be the world-renowned Dub Pistols. Fronted by Barry Ashworth, the Dub Pistols have worked with The Specials, Madness and have taken their “mighty reggaematic bass-driven live machine” around the world. Renegade Brass Band, “the best brass band working out of Britain!”, (according to Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music), combine eight horns with two percussionists, scratch DJ and live MC, to bring their raw brass sound and high-energy live show to The Fling Festival 2015. BBC 6 Music’s Shaun Keaveny will be making a very special DJ set appearance, and the Festival also welcomes Leddra Chapman, hailed as one of the most gifted young songwriters in Britain today.
All of this plus an abundance of local talent across four music stages, including Paolo Morena, Little Donkey, The Midnight Barbers, Secret Company, Stealing Signs, The Kubricks, Creme de Chevre, ukulele group D’Ukes, Band of Fools, Tall Dark Friend, Ady Johnson, Animal Noise, Papa Shango, Bakerside and 12 piece group Nat & The Noise Brigade, who will be bringing their eclectic mix of brass, wind, strings and more to Hylands Park.