Set against a backdrop of the rolling Mendip Hills and quintessentially English views of this undiscovered part of Somerset, Smoked & Uncut at THE PIG near Bath is not your average English festival! More glamour than grunge, you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists, home-made street food, local ales and the odd cocktail.
Why not wake up to views across THE PIG near Bath’s very own deer park and spend the weekend with us? Make the most of the festival vibes and spectacular surroundings and sleep under the stars in your very own bell-tent. 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 THE PIG-near Bath
Although ephemeral’s 7 piece line up and roots are that of a classic soul band, their unique sound has grown to channel various styles that include jazz, blues, afrobeat, psychedelia and hip hop influences. Their expansive sound underpins a lyrical content which is always thoughtful, hard hitting and never afraid to address the dark topics as well as the light, whether that be love, depression, world politics or philosophy.
ephemeral’s star has risen steadily since they broke onto the scene a couple of years ago with their critically acclaimed Hype Machine #1 debut album – nothing is easy. They’ve gone on to establish themselves both at home and on the continent with the combination of a tireless tour schedule and prolific writing periods that sees them having completed album number 3 in as many years.
Their latest record - egg tooth is their most challenging work to date with the musicianship on the tracks and lyrical themes on philosophy and reincarnation displaying a maturity that can only come from a group that has grown together.
The band recorded egg tooth with the same core band that has been in place since their inception - Hillman Mondegreen on guitar, Wolfgang Valbrun on vocals, James Graham on keys, Adam Holgate on bass and Jimi Needles on drums, and of course Damian McLean-Brown and Thierry Lemaitre on horns. Playing the majority of the tracks live as a band they are joined on record again by Cordicella Strings and new addition Rachael Gladwin on harp as the songs and arrangements delve further into orchestral and free jazz territories. To help capture these performances Ben Lamdin (aka Nostalgia 77) was drafted in to engineer the sessions with regular collaborator Rob Jones again on mixing duties.
Now a mainstay on the European live circuit, the band have won fans far and wide as well as becoming a regular fixture on radio across the continents. Receiving play on BBC 6 music from Gilles Peterson and Craig Charles, on Radio 1 from Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, Friction and Target and a playlist on 1Xtra as well as support from BBC Radio 2 and 4 plus playlists on Radio Nova in France and Radio 6 in Holland. Most recently their single You Made Us Change has been reworked into a European radio hit “I Feel So bad” by Kungs which spent 3 weeks on the Radio 1 B List at the end of 2016 and is starting 2017 climbing the EU Airplay Top 50.
ephemerals toured non-stop through 2016 including major festivals like Glastonbury, Wilderness and Boomtown in the UK plus European festivals including Reeperbahn in Germany, Waves in Austria plus key shows in France, Greece and Eastern Europe.
egg tooth will be released 21.4.17 on CD/Vinyl/Digital formats via Jalapeno Records and the band will be embarking on a European tour shortly after.
Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts.
Dr. Feelgood have also enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including Roxette, Back in the Night, Milk and Alcohol, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator - which gave the group their first gold record.
The last album to feature Lee Brilleaux - Down at the Doctors, was recorded live at the Dr. Feelgood Music Bar on Canvey Island, (now the site of the Oysterfleet Hotel) just two months before he died.
The current line up features the rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass (both 33years), Steve Walwyn on guitar (26 years), and Robert Kane (formerly of the Animals) the most recent addition – joining in 1999.
Julien Temple’s film Oil City Confidential released on 2nd February 2010 tells the story of the bands formative years featuring the Wilko Johnson era.
May 2011 saw the digitally re – mastered re release of Chessmasters originally released in 2000 on EMI Records … the band’s tribute to the Chess label, home to many of the finest blues artists of the 20th century and the first Dr Feelgood album to feature Robert on vocals.
The band continues to tour extensively throughout the World.
Keston Cobblers Club will release their new album, ‘Almost Home’, in March 2017. Over the last few years, the folk-pop 5-piece has been steadily building a name for themselves and winning over an army of loyal fans. They’ve played some of the UK’s biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, Bestival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Wilderness and Green Man; sold out their own headline tours; been playlisted by 6Music and Amazing Radio; and been invited to perform live on BBC Radio by the likes of Dermot O’Leary, Steve Lamacq and Bob Harris.
Their last album ‘Wildfire’, won them huge praise everywhere from MOJO Magazine, The Guardian, The Independent and the Financial Times to Songlines, fRoots and Clash. Burberry asked the band to perform at their Menswear SS2106 event to a VIP audience. And after a triumphant UK tour including sell-out dates at London’s Lexington and Scala, the band were invited to open for Bellowhead on their farewell tour.
As fans will know, the Cobblers’ music isn’t just uplifting; it’s often a full-on celebration. Their live shows are displays of genuine warmth and dazzling musicianship. With brand new music on the way, the band continues to delight audiences across the country.
London based songsmith Sam Brookes is one of the UK alt-folk’s best kept secrets. His acclaimed 2014 album Kairos was tipped by The Independent for a Mercury Prize nomination, received support from the likes of Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2 and granted Sam the opportunity to perform at Live In Hyde Park. Sam is currently writing and recording new material for a forthcoming album and will be performing at only a handful of shows in 2016 to road test new material and perform current favorites.
Sam’s singing career began at an early age, filling the rafters of Her Majesty the Queen’s private chapel, as a chorister. Now his unmistakable, soaring vocal combined with crafty arrangements, deft guitar-playing and arresting lyrics delivers an aural patchwork that has been positively likened to Wild Beasts, Bon Iver, Nick Drake and Tim Buckley. Sam is also the featured vocalist on the Basement Jaxx single ‘What A Difference Your Love Makes’ and has collaborated and toured with the likes of Lucy Rose and Newton Faulkner.
Bath indie rockers Bare Knuckle Parade have announced they will release their new single “Diamond Eyes” via their own label Dirty 38 on the 4th of March 2016. The track is the band’s first material since their debut EP “Iron Lungs”. Recorded live at Middle Farm Studios in Devon, “Diamond Eyes” conjures up the raw emotion and infectious pop hooks of The Gaslight Anthem and Augustines and is a chance for fans to explore the band’s matured sound.
Forming in a pub during a drunken conversation between friends, the band instantly became a hit in their hometown of Bath, with their unpredictable chaotic live shows and a vast catalogue of contagious songs. Early fans from the likes of Dermot O’Leary and Rhod Gilbert on Radio 2, appearances at Glastonbury Festival, Nass Festival and 2000 Trees Festival and support slots with the likes of James Bay, The Heavy and Enter Shikari, seen the band recognise they were onto something and set them in motion to become one of the most exciting bands in the South West.
With an album set to drop later in 2016 and a massive UK tour throughout spring, Bare Knuckle Parade are definitely a band to keep your eye on.
Peluché have shared details of their debut EP Utopia Village, which is to be released via RIP Recordings on 12” vinyl, CD and digital. The EP was recorded at RIP Studios, Camden, with the songs that make up the release the last to be recorded in the studio; now due to become a luxury office space. Thus, for the band, the EP stands as a collection of memories of their time spent there, and of artistic endeavour amidst the shrinking independent cultures of London. It also marks the musical maturing of a band truly exploring their sound.
Coming after a string of commended singles in ‘Ohio’, ‘Sin’ and ‘The Guy With the Gammy Eye’ earned the band plaudits, due to the respective tracks’ multi-instrumental and genre-spanning edge, the band’s debut EP Utopia Village is another statement of intent from a band honing in on their sound whilst still managing to retain a musical unpredictability.
ALEX'S EMOTIVE MELDING OF ROCK AND SOUL EMERGED OUT OF THE LONDON GRASS ROOTS SCENE IN 2015 AND SPURNED A COMPLETELY ORGANIC RISE TO PROMINENCE . ALEX HAS SUPPORTED THE LIKES OF SAMM HENSHAW, LUKE SITAL SINGH AND JAMES WALSH. HE WON THE SUPPORT OF TIME OUT MAGAZINE'S 'RISING STARS' PROGRAMME EARLY LAST YEAR SHOWCASING HIM AT THE JAZZ CAFE AND 229 CLUB. HE HAS ALSO WON THE SUPPORT OF BBC INTRODUCING, BALCONY TV, THE UNSIGNED MUSIC AWARDS, LONDON LIVE AND SOFAR SOUNDS.
Following support from BBC Introducing, 6Music and NME, Cousin Kula’s unique Psych-pop sound has built a dedicated fanbase in their hometown of Bristol. The 6 piece explores psychedelic landscapes, blending slick pop vocals, lush synths and soaring guitars.
With high profile slots supporting Dutch Uncles and The Kooks, they have been touring the UK and Europe selling out shows, promoting the release of second single “Ode to Lyle”, premiered on Line of Best Fit. “Ode to Lyle” was released in December 2016, produced by Jim Barr (Portishead and Get The Blessing) at J&J Studios. A third single release is due in April, followed by a full EP release in September 2017.
Dedicated to self-penned, honest, rootsy tunes, the music from the Diner touches base with Country, Americana, Folk and Pop traditions yet the presentation and lyrical content comments on modern life through wondrous tales of love, loss, friendship and tigers! You can find out more about them right here...www.circesdiner.com
Circe's Diner's tracks have been taken to live radio performances, airplay with BBC Introducing, live video favourites with Balcony TV and Sofar Sounds, film sync (High Tide. 2015) and performances across the UK and Europe including Glastonbury Festival and performing to the Great British Bakeoff’s family in the final.
With their sound constantly developing, whilst maintaining a humanity often lost in contemporary music, Circe's Diner have an impressive catalogue of original material that has now touched the hearts of many. Blending catchy hooks, infections melodies and dreamy harmonies these acoustic alchemists will take you on most intoxicating journey that will leave you feeling thoroughly charmed!
SOPHII NEGUS BIOHaving grown up a stone’s throw away from the Pyramidstage, Sophii has always been surrounded by music.Being encouraged to play music from a young age, itdidn’t take long before Sophii was writing her own originalmaterial. Drawing influences from Joni Mitchell, JackJohnson and Ed Sheeran, audiences can expect somewonderful stories to be told during her performance.
Connor was raised in the modest West Midlands before moving to London to study music. After graduating, he embarked on a 20-date tour across the UK. It was during this time he would write the songs for his debut EP "EveryAction". The EP caught the attention of BBC Radio London, BBC introducing and other radio stations across the country. It also entered the Top 40 iTunes chart rubbing shoulders with the likes of Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. His EP launch at The Ritzy in Brixton sold out and lead Connor to headline more shows across the capital with his band.
Bristol based psychedelic blues reminiscent of Jeff Buckley and Tom Waits.
Dan Everett is a singer-songwriter from Bristol and bass-player with Polly and the Billets Doux. He is currently touring the UK in support of his new Solo LP, Rise and Fall. His songwriting weaves together traditional English folk storytelling and American Primitive guitar.
Andy Doran has more than 35 years’ experience as a professional musician. Based near Bridgwater in Somerset, he sings and plays acoustic guitar at pubs, clubs, functions, restaurants and hotel lounges across the South West. His repertoire includes a variety of classic and modern cover tracks.
Rebecca Shelley is a 20 year old singer-songwriter originally from Leeds,
now breaking into the Bristol music scene. Her music has been described
as uplifting and soulful, yet musically polished. Her background in classical
music has helped to inspire her unique sound, which is a fusion of pop, jazz
and folk. Her latest single “Up” was recognised by BBC introducing in the
West and was aired on their radio station several times.
Due to the volume of guests expected, only HOTEL RESIDENTS will be able to park in our main car park.
DISABLED PARKING will be offered upon request.
FESTIVAL GOERS will be able to park in our field at the top of the drive or adjacent - you will see the signs and there will be staff to direct you.
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
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