While away a lazy sunshine-soaked weekend at Lime Wood; set in the picturesque grounds of the hotel, this is an open air party for everyone! The long days of July lend themselves perfectly to al fresco feasting, day-long drinking and sleeping under the stars.
For the first time this year, make the most of the festival vibes and 5* surroundings and spend the weekend under canvas in your very own bell-tent. For the ultimate festival experience, cosy up in the glamping village, tuck into Chef Angela Hartnett’s Italian banquet (maybe even share stories with her around the campfire over an Aperol Spritz), and dance like no one is watching to good old fashioned rock and roll!
Saturday will last just that little bit longer this year, with music and festivities going on into the evening until 9.30pm.
There is no camping at Smoked & Uncut, but if you would like to make a weekend of it why not book a room with the hotel directly and get your festival tickets included in your room rate, or choose our Glamping ticket package (£995 for 2 for the weekend).
If you choose the 2 day ticket which includes entrance to the festival on Saturday and Sunday of the weekend, and are travelling from a distance to attend, each hotel will be able to suggest suitable accommodation in the local area.
Smoked & Uncut at Lime Wood
New Forest National Park
Ward Thomas could tell that change was afoot from the moment they wrote Cartwheels, now the punch-to-the-stomach title track of their sensational second album. Straight away the sisters knew the song was special.
What they didn’t know was that their second album ‘Cartwheels’ would sail to #1 on the UK Album Chart on release making them the first ever UK country act to do so.
Back to the track though. Whenever they performed it live, they felt an intense connection to the crowd. When they sang it at London’s O2 Arena, fans hearing it for the first time fell silent.
“There’s a pause in the song during which you could have heard a pin drop,” says Lizzy, the blonde half of the Hampshire duo who were barely out of their teens when they became country crossover stars. “I watched the faces of fans, women mostly, and knew they felt the vulnerability of the lyrics. It was a magical moment.”
“A little folk, a little soul. A little pop, but more than a little serious” – Clash
South London singer songwriter, Jake Isaac released his latest EP ‘Where We Belong’ on Elton John’s Rocket Records last year, going straight into the Top 10 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart. The EP features 4 new tracks. The infectious ‘Home’, the soulful ‘I’m A Man’ (written with Ed Sheeran collaborators Jake Gosling and Chris Leonard), the foot stomping ‘Fool For You’, and the vibrant multilayered ‘Till The Sunrise’. This EP places Jake Isaac firmly alongside the likes of George Ezra and James Bay as an innovative and exciting new British talent.
After recording her 2010 debut album, the Jack White-produced The Ghost Who Walks, in Nashville; a beguiling homage to her adopted homeland, filled with chilly murder ballads, southern gothic meditations and bewitching tales of stolen lovers and lost dreams, on her second album, Double Roses, Karen Elson has come home to her English roots.
Written in stolen moments over the past seven years, Double Roses is a reflection on life’s unexpected trajectories; a woman ruminating on her life’s path and the bold choices she made in finding her authentic self. “Every single song came out of a moment in my life. It might have been a split second thought or something that got under my skin, but writing was my weird way of working everything out,” confesses Elson.
“With The Ghost, I was still very unsure of myself as a musician and I disguised things as murder ballads”, explains the singer. “This time I wanted to try writing from a more vulnerable point of view. I felt that to make an authentic record this time meant that I had to tap deeply into my own secrets and real life experiences. These songs come from life experience, not a fictional narrative.”
“Obviously the big elephant in the room is that I divorced a very brilliant and talented man whom I care for and respect deeply,” explains Elson. “But this is by no means a break-up record. At almost 38, I have lived a wild and unusual life. Double Roses was my look back on the past 20 years of life, love and sorrow. To say it’s written about one experience is to reduce all other powerful and poignant memories that have colored the record.”
Paradisia is Sophie-Rose Harper (vocals), Anna Pesquidous (harp) and Kristy Buglass (vocals, keyboard), a London based 70‘s-influenced trio that combine beautiful vocals and lyrics against the delicacy of a harp to create a personal sound that is all their own.
Sophie-Rose and Kristy played their first show together in a support slot at Brixton Academy in 2010 whilst playing in punk band Rum Shebeen. A chance spotting of a harp belonging to Anna at her house party united the three, as well as a mutual love of Joni Mitchell, and since then the past five years have been spent working together on a number of musical projects. Having toured extensively with these previous projects, supporting the likes of Paolo Nutini and Bruce Springsteen in Hyde Park, Paradisia spent time in Berlin to record their debut record in 2015 and chose their cover of Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark as their debut single. Of the track, the band says ‘it’s a beautifully written song and slowing it down was our way of bringing attention to the lyrics, so we wanted to show the beauty and sadness of them with our own interpretation’.
The band's name itself is a word they use to describe an idealistic and beautiful aesthetic, a space away from reality to a place that occupies a perfect limbo between this world and a dreamlike utopia, the diversion to a higher sphere that music tends to offer most often: escapism. With relatable lyrics that draw inspiration from personal experiences, Paradisia is a world in to which most can escape. ~
The Modern Strangers appeared out of nowhere, dropping the incendiary demo that grabbed people’s attention on new years day 2016. Their debut ‘Vanilla’ dropped at the end of last summer, quickly picked up by that arbiter of taste “Made in Chelsea” and it’s terrific follow up ‘Weekend Men’ currently picking up plays nationally, with Huw Stephens at Radio 1 playing the track and Abbie McCarthy at BBC introducing championing the band regionally.
The Modern Strangers (brothers Max and Archie) keep the tempo high; their unique brand of spiralling, euphoric electronic indie is continuing to inject a sense of fun back into guitar music. Their mission to get people dancing and partying has marked them out as a band who put smiles on all who see them.
Taking the name of their lead singer, Banfi is made up of Joe Banfi (vocals), Aaron Graham (Drums) and Chris McCuaig (Bass). The UK trio came together in 2015 when Chesire-born Joe was introduced to Aaron by a mutual friend. Both had embarked on different musical ventures, but in coming together, swiftly realised the music they were making was worthy of more than just a side-project tag. Soon Chris was introduced to the band, and thus Banfi was born.
Finding a new base in East London was a turning point, finding their feet in a home that encouraged and nurtured creativity.
Black Kat Boppers hail from down on the South Coast Water Way in Southampton and are 4 fellas who love to play hard boppin', jump up, rockin' blues, dance music.
"With Black Kat Boppers you get to immerse yourselves in that rockin' feelin'. Think of us as 'rockin the blues' if you must, cos that's the way we roll!" - Roy Phillips Influences include Rhythm & Blues, Jump & Jive, Ska, Doo Wop. Collectively, when all brought together, Black Kat Boppers sound is authentic, sincere & unique.
Montrell play their pop songs with a rough-round-the-edges guitar sound and earnest vocals.
"This hook-filled, 70's-inspired pop band is smooth and catchy" - Wildfire Festival
Since the formation of The King’s Parade in 2012, the four-piece’s assured touch of classic Detroit blues with melodic, crossover pop has frontman Olly Corpe and band evoking the crafted sounds of Jamie Woon, Leon Bridges and Alabama Shakes.
After releasing their debut EP 'Vagabond' EP in 2015 as well as a string of singles including 'Bunched Up Letters', 'Silhouette' and 'Gathering the Pieces of a Broken Heart' in 2015/16 The King's Parade have seen themselves picking up critical acclaim across CLASH, NOTION and EARMILK – echoing a growing number of hype acts growing fanbases and selling out large venues completely under the radar.
This is a classic sound honed by musicians that were previously playing together more than 40 hours a week on a Hawaiian cruise ship. Think the Beatles' unknown early gigs in Hamburg's strip clubs and you're about there. The King's Parade continue to refine a new soul blueprint that's seeing a loyal and expectant fanbase grow by the day, cementing their status as one of the most naturally talented and hustling young acts this year.
Put equal measures of The Smiths and Teleman into a blender with a squeeze of Talking heads; pour into a glass and add a garnish of Arcade Fire, and enjoy a cool glass of Southampton’s very own 'The Diamond Age' as they make their Smoked & Uncut debut at Limewood.
2017 has started with a bang for the trio. Matt, Bill and Steve have already shared the stage this year with Mystery Jets, Band of Skulls, Delays and The fin. With a return show at Blissfields confirmed, this summer looks set to build on the success of last year’s festival run which included Victorious. With 2 Eps and the recent 'Intricate Carvings' long player under their belts, the band will be back in the studio soon to begin recording new material, which promises to deliver more of the infectious and propulsive melodic dream pop they have become known for.
If you’ve not seen The Diamond Age before, bring your dancing shoes and don’t miss this opportunity…
Sarah Ann Darling is an American country music singer and songwriter based out of
Nashville, TN. She first made her name known to the public in 2003, when she was a
top-three finalist on E! Entertainment Television's reality show, The Entertainer,
hosted by Wayne Newton. Darling then went into the studio in the summer of 2008 to
record her debut album, Every Monday Morning, which was released on June 16,
2009. A second album, Angels & Devils, featuring the hit single, "Something to Do With
Your Hands", followed on February 15, 2011.
Claydon who draws influence from the likes of Ryan Adams and Bob Dylan has an instant
stage presence, with his blend of roots Americana and classic English pop he engages his
audience from start to finish. His enthusiasm and obvious enjoyment of playing live,
coupled with his talent for writing great songs makes him a powerful act to watch.
"Claydon Connor’s clean vocals remained powerful and consistent throughout his set, his
songwriting is on point and he is perhaps the best male vocalist in the UK Country scene
right now." Zoe Hodges - 'Best British Country Music'
UK based Singer / Songwriter whose Folk, Blues and Jazz influenced debut
album Palomino is a collection of beautifully crafted gentle, warm sounding
songs - described by Blues in Britain journalist Nigel Foster as “song-craft and
writing of the highest order . . . intelligent, thought provoking and enjoyable
music . . . a quite lovely album”.
'Delilah is a rare and unique talent. The type you come across once in a decade.' So says songwriter and producer Simon Climie.
Delilah Rogers is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter. She wrote her first song when she was just 8 years old and at 11; a choir & full orchestra had performed one of her compositions. Delilah combines her artistry and musicianship on the guitar with a depth of lyrical maturity that belies her years.
London based singer/songwriter Paddy James makes eloquent acoustic based folk, pop & rock recounting the mischief and melancholy of everyday life. Born in Solihull, West Midlands in 1989, he began his musical journey learning the drums from the age of 8 after a fleeting attempt at conquering the guitar. It wasn’t until his mid to late teens whilst at school in Dorset that he finally decided to revisit his six stringed nemesis. His encounters studying for a degree at University gifted him with the substance to develop his songwriting and performance skills. This coupled with a constant gigging regime and a growing live reputation landed him support slots for the likes of Ed Sheeran and the Hoosiers.
Madison Grace Cooper is an 18 year old singer songwriter living near Romsey in
She studies Drama, Dance and Musical Theatre at college and has loved singing
and performing from a young age. A few of Madison's many inspirations are
Michael Jackson, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Stevie Wonder.
Southampton’s sensational artist Charley Macaulay is no stranger to the music industry,
having forged an envious career for someone so young. She won Live and Unsigned
(2009), self-financed her debut EP, supported acts such as Anastacia, Will Young,
Omar, DJ Fresh and Ruby Turner to name but a few and one of her own personal
highlights was performing at Mama Stones, Exeter in 2012 in front of a packed crowd
which included her idol Joss Stone.
Tilly made her festival debut last year at Smoked & Uncut '16 and is back this year to entertain the crowds with her fresh talent.
Due to the volume of guests expected, only HOTEL RESIDENTS will be able to park on site at the hotel.
DISABLED PARKING will be offered upon request, and TAXI DROP OFFS can be made at the bottom of the hotel’s drive.
FESTIVAL GOERS will be able to park in a field next to the festival grounds. You will see the signs and there will be staff to direct you. It is a short walk across a field to the festival.
You will be sent a PARKING PERMIT in your pre-arrival email, to display in your vehicle’s dashboard.
Saturday Day Ticket - £45 per person
Entry Only Ticket to the festival from 12pm - 9.30pm
Sunday Day Ticket - £35 per person
Entry Only Ticket to the festival from 12pm - 6.30pm
2 Day Ticket - Saturday Day & Sunday Day Ticket Package - £70 per person
Entry Only Ticket to the festival on Saturday from 12pm - 9.30pm AND
Entry Only Ticket to the festival on Sunday from 12pm - 6.30pm
Saturday or Sunday Day Family of 4 Ticket - £110 per family of 4 (2 adults/2 children) (Ages 5-13)
Entry Only Ticket to the Festival for a family of 4 from 12pm - 9.30pm/6.30pm
Saturday or Sunday Day Family of 5 Ticket - £120 per family of 5 (2 adults/3 children) (Ages 5-13)
Entry Only Ticket to the Festival for a family of 5 from 12pm - 9.30pm/6.30pm
Mark Hix & friends Heavy Metal Meat Feast VIP Saturday Day Ticket - £120 per person
VIP Day Ticket, including entry to the festival from 12pm - 9:30pm, a VIP hosted lunch including 3 courses, nibbles and wine, (Lunch from 1:30pm)
Mark Hix & friends Heavy Metal Meat Feast VIP Sunday Day Ticket - £110 per person
VIP Day Ticket, including entry to the festival from 12pm - 6:30pm, a VIP hosted lunch including 3 courses, nibbles and wine, (Lunch from 1:30pm)
Weekend Glamping Ticket - £995 for two people
Spend the weekend at Smoked & Uncut!