A mad mix of the unusual and quirky is in order for the finale for this year’s festival.
It was Lady Caroline Lamb who gave Byron the lasting epitaph of Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know, and we know our line up for this final event will not disappoint.
Featuring The James Worse Public Address Method, JP Lovecraft, Brides of Rain and Dylan Oscar Rowe, you’ll be in serious danger of splitting your sides and causing a rather mucky mess. Bring a cloth.
An Open Mic session will follow our headliners, as we bid farewell to our second full length festival and toast its namesake with a lairy pint or three. It would be rude not to.
Brides of Rain are a band that explore folk music and indigenous sounds from around the world, bringing all these elements together to create a unique and distinctive spectrum of their own. Eastern European and Middle Eastern sounds combined with British folk and a splash of vaudeville, all driven by African drums. As if this wasn’t enough, there will be poetry in the mix too!
“One of the most important bands on the South Eastern music scene” – Folk & Ale festival, Sandwich
“One could not hope to hear a richer blend of sounds this side of heaven” – RockKent
Dylan Oscar Rowe is a poet and speaker from Kent whose aim is to raise awareness of mental health matters and other worldly woes using a mix of humour, fact, and honest punchy performance.
The James Worse Public Address Method is … quite unlike any other performer you’ve ever come across! Mr. Worse is writing an on-going epic, entitled ‘Flark of the Dandibus’. He hopes never to publish it, but for it to exist only in performance – like they used to do by the fire in longhouses, in the good old days. Mr. Worse also performs with experimental sound improvisation collective Hand of Stabs.
“It sounds nice doesn’t it? Didn’t you find that the sounds of those words rattling around in your head were quite pleasant?” Jarvis Cocker on James Worse – Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service, BBC Radio 6 Music (Dec 2012)
JP Lovecraft is a dashing adventurer who recounts his comedic Tales of Horror short stories, and has done so at the Cabaret of Curiosities at the Brook Theatre. Listen if you dare!
Sunday, 5th October, Doors open 7.30pm. Lordswood Sports & Social Club £5 plus booking fee. Tickets available here. (Family friendly for older children 8+)
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