The ultimate get-away location! With uninterrupted views of the long stretches of sandy coastline and Old Harry Rocks standing proud in the distance, THE PIG on the beach screams summer!
Smoked & Uncut 2017 kicks off at THE PIG on the beach with cocktails, posh finger sandwiches and salty sea air and is guaranteed to get you singing along to the soundtrack to your summer.
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.
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-on the beach
“This is a guy we’re really excited about.” – Annie Mac
“This person has discovered beauty in their voice” – Pharrell Williams
“There’s no easy comparison for his voice, a mountainous baritone that could make him the most remarkable new singer since Sam Smith.” – Evening Standard
“Expect to be haunted and generally blown away by that voice.” – Metro
“Rationale has been killing it left, right and centre.” – Pigeons & Planes
“Recent soul-steeped releases find the right focus for his intense, full-blooded voice.” – i
“Rationale’s rich baritone is one of the most distinctive out there.” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Powerful, stirring, and honest songwriting.” - Clash
All evidence suggests that the London-based producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rationale is firmly en route to bigger things in 2017. Previously backed by influential fans such as Pharrell Williams, Elton John and Annie Mac, Rationale’s forthcoming EP ‘Vessels’ features two HypeMachine #1 tracks in the shape of ‘Prodigal Son’ and the title track. It’s completed by two new tracks: a beguiling hybrid of funk, disco and soul infused into an 80s-tinged production with ‘Reciprocate’, and ‘Tethered’ which was inspired by the synth-orientated minimalist sound of Tame Impala.
After embarking a huge arena tour as guest to Bastille, his first UK tour of the year was entirely sold-out and culminated with a major London show at Heaven. The Evening Standard noted, “The audience reaction was astonishing for an artist yet to release an album.”
As demonstrated with a show-stealing performance on ‘Later… With Jools Holland’, Rationale creates bold, genre-hopping songs that are rich with soul and heartfelt emotions. His lyrics reflect real life stories that are amplified for dramatic effect, and his productions blend classic arrangements with cutting edge sonics. It’s a sound that’s connecting with a huge and growing audience, with almost 25 million streams accumulated at Spotify ahead of the release of his debut album later this year.
Rationale was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, to a mother with a diverse record collection which included everything from Fela Kuti to Meat Loaf. Later settling in London, Rational and soaked up the eclectic influences that are now found in his music. His most striking strength is his soaring baritone vocal that simultaneously evokes Drake and Morrissey, but it’s a voice that’s instantly recognisable as his own.
At only 18 years old, Will’s Joseph Cook’s calling card came with the You Jump I Run EP which was released on London indie label Duly Noted Records in April 2015. Its lead track Message provided his breakthrough as it powered to #1 at Hype Machine, reached #2 on the Global Spotify Viral Chart and received Radio 1 airplay from Phil Taggart. Consistently backed by BBC Introducing, both nationally and by Abbie McCarthy in Kent, Will was invited to play Glastonbury just days after finishing his final A-level exams.
In August 2015 he followed up with the ‘Proof Enough EP’, with lead track Hearse gaining more support from Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Clara Amfo, paving the way for latest single 'Girls Like Me', which spent 3 weeks on the In New Music We Trust playlist at Radio 1 in February of this year. and led to a sell out show at London's Barfly.
The continuous popularity of Will’s first two EPs has lead to over 8 million streams on Spotify alone, and with a debut LP on the the way his singular cocktail of pop hooks, richly characteristic lyrics and idiosyncratic inventiveness will send him stratospheric.
The world-renowned party purveyors of contemporary world music Molotov Jukebox, are a London six piece like no other.
Having traversed the globe with their headline performances while racking up hundreds of festival appearances including Glastonbury, Eurosonic and Womad, Molotov Jukebox are a band of true universal appeal and released their second album, Tropical Gypsy in April, following on from the success of 2014’s debut Carnival Flower.
Natalia Tena (of Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and 10,000KM fame) fronts the six-piece band with her infectious and sultry lead vocals, her accordion backed up by Balkan fiddle, powerful Latin trumpet and a pounding rhythm section that gets the crowd moving at every raucous show.
With their album title Tropical Gypsy giving name to their unique genre (nicknamed ‘gyp-step’ by their thousands of fans), Molotov Jukebox prove again and again that dancing has no borders with their bi-lingual fiesta floor fillers.
“Great live. Just Brilliant.”
Bob Harris // Radio2
“The best live band on the scene at the moment.”
Cerys Matthews // BBC6 Music
“Hugely engaging live performance”
Paul Sexton // The Sunday Times
“Besides the infectious joy they exude while playing, their understanding of the music is so deep as to make it sound effortless.”
Alex Petropoulos // Songlines Magazine
Park Hotel are a post-electronic dance band based in London.
Centred on the trio of Tim Abbey, Rebeca Marcos-Rosa and Jonjo they explore the mirrorball-noir territory between alternative arena electronica and wired downtown songwriting.
Their metropolitan disco-rock studio incarnation expands into a steamroller six piece neo-funk band live, featuring three way vocal harmonies, two guitars, drums, percussion, keyboards and ample cowbell. Park Hotel first entered a recording studio in 2016 to work with producer Eliot James on two tracks 'Gone As A Friend' and 'Going West', handing them over for mixing to Nathan Boddy and mastering at New York's Sterling Sound.
After playing a series of feverishly received under the radar London shows in Autumn 2016 the band felt ready to go public with a first release, scheduling 'Gone As A Friend' for February 2017. An album of immaculate dance-craft waits in the wings. Reserve rooms early for 2017.
Born in Maryland, USA, Jalen N’Gonda chose the city of Liverpool as the place in which he would flourish as a musician. It was at the age of 11 he began getting into music, inspired by his father’s collection of jazz, hip-hop, soul and classical records.
Since moving to Liverpool in 2014 Jalen has been playing gigs across the UK and beyond. Two years later Jalen is selling out headline shows in London and Geneva, is breaking into the Viral Charts with his debut single and is supporting touring act such as Laura Mvula, Martha Reeves and Lauryn Hill at the Montreal Jazz Festival. With his tender soulful voice and bluesy arrangements, Jalen will leave you no choice but to be drawn into his world.
Since making the decision to focus on his love of music as a career, leaving a promising role with F1 supercar manufacturer McLaren to do so, things have moved swiftly for DD Allen.
Having caught the ear of James Blunt, resulting in a support slot on the Bournemouth leg of the Moon Landing arena tour in 2014, DD quickly set his sights on greater things. His signature song ‘The Deal’, and demo sessions of ‘Holborn Avenue’ and ‘Show Me A Little Mercy’ resulted in extensive radio play on BBC Solent and BBC Introducing. From here it was only a matter of time before DD secured wider attention.
The Buffalo Skinners are a songwriting collective based in Sheffield. Their music stems from a shared passion for songwriting and singing in harmony. Kieran Thorpe plays Fender Rhodes Keyboard, James Nicholls the Violin, Peter Seccombe the Guitar, Miles Stapleton the Drums and Robbie Thompson, Bass. The band draw influence from 60’s Rock n Roll, Folk, Blues and whatever else they’ve been listening to recently.
Over the past six years the boys have shared highs and lows, personal space, and an ex-postal van across the UK, America, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and France. Most importantly they have shared their songs, with anyone willing to listen. Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews, Janice Long and Dermot O’Leary have all been among them, and have in turn all played tracks from the first two albums on BBC Radio. This has led to endless festival appearances across the UK including Glastonbury, BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, Boomtown Fair, The Cambridge Folk Festival, Kendal Calling, Wilderness, Tramlines, Camp Bestival…
If you went to a party with British newcomer Stevie Parker, you would not find her at the center of the dance floor, or even chatting with strangers at the bar. Instead, you might spot the 24-year-old leaning against a wall on the periphery of the room, her bleach-blonde hair pulled back with stray strands framing her face, scanning the scene with bright green eyes. You’d want to approach her—and when you did, she wouldn’t shrink. She’d meet you halfway, hand extended, and introduce herself with a shy yet self-assured smile.
In life, Parker is both a keen observer and an active participant, moving through the world with a quiet charisma. In her music, she’s the same—and “The Cure,” the atmospheric first single (and title track) from her debut album The Cure (May 5, Virgin EMI Records), is the perfect introduction.
INTRODUCING Jazz Morley- a Bournemouth based singer songwriter making waves with her beautiful soul influenced electronica.
Jazz has amassed a loyal fan base by playing her music across the length and breadth of the UK, supporting artists including Kwabs and Gabrielle Aplin and playing festivals including Isle Of Wight and The Great Escape. In late 2015, Jazz decided to take time away from the stage to focus on developing her sound and her growing passion for electronic music. This led to a working relationship with artist and producer Draper, who had recently finished working with Lapsley on her breakthrough single ‘Falling Short’. With a shared passion for writing and performing, they were able to develop Jazz’s music in a way that truly reflected the artist she was becoming. In 2016 this collaboration saw the release of ‘Bad Love’ and ‘Take Me Down’ which welcomed praise from ‘Nylon Magazine’, 'Elle Magazine' ‘BitCandy’ and ‘Indietronica’ to name a few, with blogs from around the world pushing both tracks into the top 5 on the Hype Machine. Spotify and Apple Music also showed incredible support with both singles going straight onto Apple Music’s playlists ‘The A List: Singer/Song Writer’ and 'Best Of The Week' and Spotify’s HUGE ‘New Music Friday’ playlist, helping the songs amass over 2 MILLION streams collectively.
Little Giants were formed in Bournemouth – they are Sam James, Danny Hall and Luke Adams.
Luke and Danny met at college where they first fused their influences of acoustic and dance music. After teaming up with singersongwriter Sam, Little Giants were formed and have built up a steady following from that day onwards including over 10 million plays across Soundcloud and Spotify, 3 No.1’s on Hype Machine and a No.1 on the Spotify Viral chart - all on the first and only song they ever uploaded.
London based singer songwriter Westerman is a 23-year old storyteller - who weaves lyrics that drift imagined people and real life.
"I was raised by the sounds and words of Redemption Song."
Emotive storyteller, seamlessly fusing the classic sounds of his upbringing with a refreshing rawness and heartfelt honesty."
Born and raised on the coast of Bournemouth, Ryan has been making waves throughout his burgeoning career. With a bittersweet tone that's not too unlike fellow singer-songwriters Ben Howard and David Gray, he is picking up a loyal following of supporters wherever he goes.
Grew up in the Midlands and is now based in Brighton, 20 year old Megan Lara Mae is a multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter.
Harry Pane is a singer-songwriter from Northamptonshire. He's supported by John Kennedy at Radio X, Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing and won 'Best Original Artist' at the #Roadtothe100club with PRs and Island Records.
Shannon is a singer-songwriter from Poole. She combines folk and punk style and is influenced by Billy Bragg, Frank Turner and Will Varley.
Emerging over the last year from the acclaimed four-piece Saturday Sun who’s ‘Seagull’ single
has had over seven million plays on Spotify, Alex Hedley has spent his time since crafting a
stunning set of evocative songs that recall the likes of John Martyn. He himself cites the like of
Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and early Pink Floyd as influences, but Hedley has now more than
confirmed his early promise as a truly unique artist in his own right for the present and beyond.
My name is Julia Hanlon, I’m 17 year old singer-songwriter from Bournemouth.
With great influences of mine being the likes of Kate Bush, Florence & The Machine and PJ Harvey, I have recently released my first EP 'Shades Of Green’.
I am currently enjoying gigging and producing new music, exploring and finding my own style.
Music and info can be found on my website : www.juliahanlon.com
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.
FESTIVAL GOERS will be able to park in our field directly opposite the hotel. You will see the signs and there will be staff to direct you. It is relatively ‘bump-free’ and currently firm ground, but dependant on the weather this may change! Otherwise there are public car parks a short stroll away, but these do get busy early so please plan your journey to ensure you arrive with plenty of time to spare…
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)