From humble beginnings, Smoked & Uncut at THE PIG has grown up from acoustic Sunday sessions in the bar to a buzzing two day celebration of food and music!
Nestled in the heart of the ancient New Forest, chill out under the trees and soak in the sounds of the summer whilst sipping on your favourite tipple…or two.
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.
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Starting out as the band behind Ian Dury, the Blockheads are a legendary outfit that has grown in stature from the early days of the Stiff tour in 1977, right up to the present day. Backing up Ian Dury’s poetic lyrics, this is the band that brought you ‘Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick’, ‘What A Waste’, ‘Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3)’, and ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’, among many others.
Rarely off the road since the demise of Ian Dury in 2000, but now with Derek Hussey fronting the band, the Blockheads are still one of the most underrated British bands of all time, with a legion of fans of all ages.
Their last studio album, ‘Same Horse Different Jockey’, was released on 23rd November 2013, which was also the 35th anniversary of the release of ‘Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick’, and continues to show both their diversity and supreme quality, as well as showcasing their uniqueness.
Derek Hussey’s lyrics in the bands new songs keep the combination of poetry, word play, earthy humour and deadly-accurate observations of everyday, British working-class life, that Ian Dury had perfected, but with an added bite for the 21st century. Hussey is known to the bands followers as Dury’s best friend and minder, memorably singing with Ian and the band at a televised concert in the late 90’s.
This album release campaign was supported by a hugely successful Kickstarter project, with the fans getting involved and enabling the band to make music videos in association with Free Seed Films (www.freeseedfilms.com). You can see the videos from ‘Same Horse Different Jockey’, ‘Express Yourself’, ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ and ‘Confused’ on the Blockheads YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/blockheadsofficial. In addition there has also been a remake of the classic ‘Blockhead Watch’, but for the modern generation, with a ‘Blockhead Clock’ available for iPhones from the Apple app store.
As a companion piece to this album, the band released a remix album ‘Same Song Different Mix’, containing a remix of each track. To create this album, the stems (the individual instruments) were made available, giving anyone a chance to submit a remix for the album. The best one for each song was selected to create this interesting new take on the material.
As well as through their own new material, interest in “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”, the recent biopic of their erstwhile front man Ian Dury, the performance of ‘Spasticus Autisticus’ at the 2012 Para-Olympic Opening Ceremony, and the musical ‘Reasons To be Cheerful’, has seen a resurgence in the bands popularity over the past couple of years and they continue to go from strength to strength.
Along with some new material you can expect to hear “Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick”, “Wake Up And Make Love With Me”, “Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3)”, “What A Waste”, “Clevor Trever”, “Sweet Gene Vincent” and many more from the illustrious back catalogue.
The Blockheads are fronted by Derek ‘The Draw’ Hussey, and Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, John Turnbull and Mick Gallagher still remain from the original band. The current line-up is augmented by John Roberts on drums and a rolling line up of saxophonists that includes Gilad Atzmon, Terry Edwards and Dave Lewis.
Please visit www.theblockheads.com for further information.
There’s something to be said for hitting the ground running, with a good tailwind behind you. Danny Wilson agrees. And his new album is the proof.
Wilson and his band, Danny & The Champions, spent much of 2014 on the road, playing shows all over the world, the kind of legendary, life-affirming rock and soul revues (with country fringing) that have seduced them a global following, and which they finally committed to wax on last year’s glorious concert double-album, Live Champs! When their touring schedule drew to a close at the end of the year, you might have thought Wilson and his Champs would hunker down on the sofa for a few weeks, get some much needed R’n’R. But that’s not how Champions roll.
“We’d been playing festivals all summer, did 17 shows in Scandinavia in September, and another 25 shows in October,” Wilson remembers. “We had all of two days off, and then we went into the studio (Chris Clarke’s ‘Reservoir Studios’). I had a hacking cough, everyone was ill, but I told everyone, we’ll be in the studio two weeks and then it’ll be Christmas and we can all collapse.”
Flyte are Will Taylor (vocals, lead guitar), Nick Hill (bass, vocals), Sam Berridge (keyboards, guitars, vocals) and Jon Supran (drums, vocals).
The band has spent the first months of 2017 in Australia putting the finishing touches to their debut album with ‘Courtney Barnett’ producer Burke Reid, a collaboration that delves deep into new sonic territory to create a modernist but timeless sound that revels in coming-of-age nostalgia, cinematic synth melodies and prolific storytelling themes of life, love and death.
Last year, vocalist Will Taylor and keys player Sam Berridge got drunk and uploaded a cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘River’ to their Facebook page. The slap-dash DIY charm and heart-wrenching voices started a Flyte-movement. Racking up over 1M streams, fans wanted more sessions, and Flyte began carefully curating covers in London landmarks with towering acoustics, earning a reputation for their trademark four-part harmonies, as well as their live sound. Pulling on all their resources, the band also started a successful sell-out club night Chasing Heaven, where friends were invited to play at intimate London venues.
Accomplished songwriters Will, Sam, Nick, and Jon have released a flurry of alternative-indie anthems including ‘We Are The Rain’, ‘Closer Together,’ and ‘Light Me Up’ over the past few years and have amassed over 1.5M Spotify streams. Evolving together as a band and great friends.
Toothless is London’s Ed Nash.
As curious a moniker as it may seem, the name Toothless comes from a Raymond Pettibon drawing. The US artist (infamous amongst the 1980s LA punk scene for his gig posters) drew a tiger biting off a boy’s head with the caption, ‘Even toothless, she can still bite off a boy’s head.” The idea of something being toothless, but still having bite struck Ed as strangely compelling. Nobody expects ‘side projects’ to achieve very much, especially the side project of a bass player (Ed is bassist of Bombay Bicycle Club), and so the name stuck.
To all intents and purposes, Toothless and his debut record has been a creation carefully conceived by its maker. Even the theme of the singles and album artwork, a play on the famous Powers of Ten video by Charles and Ray Eames, has its own narrative.
Since their formation in 2014, garage rock band Saint Agnes have released four sell-out singles, a live EP and cemented their place as London’s most exciting live band. They are a 4 piece based in East London fronted by boy/girl duo Kitty Arabella Austen and Jon Tufnell. Saint Agnes play blistering doom with Zeppelin swagger. They combine combining the churning fuzz bass of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club with the dark blues interplay of The Kills and The Dead Weather. Latest single ‘Merry Mother Of God Go Round’ was the second in a series following up the success of ‘Sister Electric’, which sold out its lathe cut vinyl release on pre-order.
A strong London following has been built with a high energy live act playing headline shows at; Oslo Hackney, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen and the Sebright Arms. They have previously been hand picked to support LA Witch and Death Valley Girls who they are playing with on a European tour this summer.
Festival appearances include Secret Garden Party, Cosmosis, Hackney Wonderland and Southsea Fest.
The band have recorded a live session for John Kennedy at Radio X and on the strength of it been invited to play his monthly showcase event. Other radio play includes; BBC Radio 6 (Lamacq), Virgin (Georgie Rogers), KEXP and Amazing Radio.
Clever Thing exist in the little explored musical space between Billie Holiday and Black Flag. Mean riffs & pretty harmonies in a sea of dark grooves. Ex members of Bad For Lazarus, Pink Lizards & Atomic Kitten (no, seriously).
Backwater Roll are a powerful high energy harmonica driven 6 piece blues band based in Southampton, Collectively as BACKWATER ROLL and individually in other projects the lads have opened up for Major acts like ERIC CLAPTON, THE HOAX, JON AMOR, AYNSLEY LISTER, DEBORAH BONHAM, MICHAEL KATON, POPA CHUBBY, MATT SCHOFIELD, OLI BROWN, VIRGIL & THE ACCELERATORS, IAN SIEGAL, THE NIMMO BROTHERS, JW JONES & Guitarist KIRK FLETCHER.
The live album “ Backwater Roll – LIVE at the Platform” has had a huge amount of radio play since the release in November 2014 including twice on BBC Radio Solent and the album being in the IBBA’s Top 25 for 3 months running with a best spot of number 5 in its first month of release. AND a Rolling 6 month position of 31.
Winters Hill are an Americana band from Fareham. Fusing elements of folk, country and rock, and Americana Winters Hill have developed they're own unique sound. The band were formed in 2012 by three lifelong friends (Max Hoar, Jack Holmár and Nimrod Taabu), when a drunken conversation at a music festival resulted in the boys playing that very stage the following year.
Since then the Winters Hill have moved on to festival main stages, stand out performances at the Isle of Wight Festival, sold out shows and radio interest including BBC Introducing. Max's evocative song writing and distinct vocals combine with Jack's melodic guitar and banjo work and Nimrod's hypnotic cajon playing. Winters Hill's sound has recently been boosted by the addition of Nick Bowen on bass, Joe Smith on pedal steel and Alex Long on drums.
Whatever your musical tastes, Winters Hill are guaranteed to get your feet stomping and are not to be missed!
Richard Morris is an independent singer-songwriter from Portsmouth(UK).
He has recently released his greatly anticipated 2nd EP "Stay Alive”, hitting No.3 in the iTunes singer/songwriter charts. Championed by the likes of BBC Introducing he was crowned "BBC Introducing Artist of the Week" on Georgey Tonight, the national BBC evening show with an estimated 1.3 million listeners. ‘Stay Alive’ received airplay on all 40 BBC local radio stations and Richard was awarded “Artist of the Week” by national booker Hotvox.
Richard first won over fans with his summery debut EP "Await the Sunset”. Upon releasing his debut, iTunes and Apple Music featured him as a new artist for 8 consecutive weeks on their New Music and Apple Music’s (UK) Singer Songwriter Page. Richard was consequently invited to be the first ever artist to perform in the BBC Radio Solent live lounge and was the first artist to ever be premiered by world famous Vocalzone.
After selling EP's in over 15 countries and completing a headline European Tour, Richard was greeted back to the UK with a host of headline and main stage appearances throughout 2016.
Organically formed, South Coast Band, Wild Front, aim to pair the unrestrained emotions of music with the capricious nature of life. It came as no surprise when the band formed, as the four boys had been musically working together for years.
The band have self released 3 singles this year, all of which have had support from Radio 1 and BBC Introducing and been added to numerous Spotify playlists, surpassing 175,000 streams. Although 80’s rock and alternative indie is a love they all share, their primary musical influences are so different. Jack offers his love of folk and Josh studied classical music at university, whereas Mike and Joe’s musical repertoire ranges from West Coast hip hop to indie folk. It’s this exotic mix that creates their unique and distinctive sound.
Royal Jelly Jive shakes up every dance-party and grooves harder than your typical rock
n' roll band dares to go. Combining elements of 1930s/’40s swing horns, deep rhythm and bass
driven hip-hop, and powerhouse female vocals, they evoke an old-school throwback vibe and
yet sound entirely fresh. Fronted by enigmatic singer Lauren Bjelde (Mama Jelly) and
keyboardist/accordionist/guitarist Jesse Lemme Adams (Mr. Jive), Royal Jelly Jive takes
inspiration from their hometown San Francisco streets and pen dynamic silhouettes of everyday
neighborhood characters, falling in love, and ultimately standing up for who you are and what
you believe in.
Lucas & King write songs of simplicity and depth that pull influence from classic genres of music, from Country to 60’s Pop. They create a freshness and relevance to familiar sounds.
They champion ‘The song’ above all which you can hear in the melodic intricacies and the Honesty of the lyrics. No frills; Unassuming, subtle and sincere.
Born out of a passion to entertain, The Ed Martin Duo was formed in the
summer of 2013.
Originally started by Ed and JD later bringing in the brilliant AL stone, we play
the forgotten gems and the "no way! I remember this tune!" songs.
If we do play a classic we like to think we put our own little spin on it.
We don't often do loopers and we don't do backing tracks, everything you see is
It keeps us much busier but we like it that way!
From Marvin to Mumford, Will-I-Am to Womack.
Jim Chorley is an Acoustic/Folk Singer-Songwriter from Southampton. His magically melodic songs tell tales of moonlit meetings on the midnight streets of a city, Welshman's Daughters, Adventures on the high rolling seas, Woodland walks in the wilds of Winchester and Crop Circles.
His music has been described as continuing in the lineage of the classic singer-songwriters and his songs have been likened to the story telling nature of Ralph McTell. These comparisons become clear when you hear Jim's impassioned, meaningful and from the heart live performances.
He has shared stages with a number of Folk and Acoustic artists including Folk legends Martin Carthy and Julie Felix, Mawkin and Eliza Carthy and Jackie Oates and having played numerous festivals last year including headlining the acoustic stage at Wickham festival, Jim is excited to be playing on the acoustic stage at 'Smoked and Uncut' in Brockenhurst.
Tali Trow has been gigging for 20 years, and has played over 2,000 shows around the world. He has played and written with the likes of Mercury Music nominee Gemma Hayes, Brit Award winner Jack Garrett, Canadian songstress Bonnie Dobson, fiddler extraordinaire Miranda Mulholland, and jug band legend Jim Kweskin. He has had his music used by the BBC and independent film, and been played and played live on Radio 2, 3, 4, 6 and NPR. He currently plays for celebrated songwriter John Murry and continues to work as an independent producer and writer.
Ben Goddard is a songwriter and producer from Southampton. Supported by a full band,
The Sons of Indigo, his live shows are engaging, emotional, and vibrant with energy and
life. ‘I want the show to be an uplifting experience, to inspire positivity and to make the
audience feel like they’re part of the band’. Since touring the UK as part of Coffee House
Sessions, Ben has played at major festivals with the likes of London Grammar, Bastille,
The Hoosiers and Sam Smith, as well as selling out headline shows in the South & London.
His sound has shifted from rock and pop to something more chilled, which fuses pop with
electronica, rap and acoustic. He is currently working on an album to be released just after
Rothwell, a young British singer-songwriter from Bristol, is ready to make her mark on the music world with her sultry and rich voice. Following her debut EP release last year, which was awarded 'Best Record' at The Unsigned Music Awards, Rothwell returns in 2017 with a new track on the last Friday of each month.
Hannah Brown is a 17-year-old singer songwriter born in London. Her musical genre is contemporary folk.
In addition to singing Hannah plays guitar, piano, ukulele and harmonica. When she was 2 years old her parents moved to the Maltese island of Gozo where they lived for 14 years. The family recently moved back to Brighton, UK where Hannah is studying songwriting at BIMM Brighton.
Hannah grew up listening to the music of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, John Martyn and Tracy Chapman along with some contemporary artists such as Laura Marling, Ben Howard, Paolo Nutini and Damien Rice who all influence her music.
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 Brockenhurst College.
FESTIVAL GOERS will be able to park at Brockenhurst College, SO42 7ZE. The entrance is on North Road, on the left just before The Huntsman Pub if coming from Lyndhurst, or on the right after the pub from the train station.
There will be a complimentary shuttle service provided by several mini-buses and Land Rovers throughout the day.
The car park will be open at 11am on both Saturday and Sunday, with the first shuttle at 11.15am and the last shuttle of the day at 10pm on the Saturday and 7pm on the Sunday.
You are not permitted to park on Beaulieu Road and will be refused entry to the festival if you do so. We will have security staff patrolling this area to help safeguard the forest and manage road traffic.
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)