Feast your eyes on the first announcements for Off-Grid’s Barn Stage line up for 2017 soon…
Huge thanks to Demelza Riddell for curating a programme full of outstanding reggae, blues, folk, hip-hop and world music from the South West and across the UK and beyond. Keep an eye on this page for more line-up announcements in the coming weeks!
NEW FOR 2017 an intimate ACOUSTIC STAGE with a few acts in the program. This is also an open mic space for musicians to have a go! Sign up at the acoustic tent in the Amphitheatre when you arrive to make sure you get a slot! Sign up at the acoustic tent in the Amphitheatre when you arrive to make sure you get a slot!
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR THE 2017 ANNOUNCEMENTS
Without further ado…
CakeyGirl (Loud Set)
Friday 11th, 2:40- 3:20 pm
Friday 8:15 PM
CaveMouth are a primal lo-fi funk four-piece who sound as though they live on the wilds of Exmoor on a strict diet of roadkill, making music to keep the neighbours away and lure the foxes in. Their gritty original sound blends blues, funk and hip-hop with African-influenced tunes and mind-altering lyrics.
Growing up in rural Devon, the band have known each other for years, and had to make their own entertainment by putting on their own mini-raves and free parties in the woods, a past that has certainly helped to shape their ‘Swamp-Funk’ sound.
Inspired by everything around them from politics and religion to nature, CaveMouth are guaranteed to get you up and out of your seat, the aural equivalent to a night on a stairmaster, drinking Jack Daniels through a pair of fishnet tights.
Saturday 7 PM
Saturday 12th, 6-7 pm
Saturday 9:30 PM
Teignmouth born roots fusion quartet Datura take you on a journey through their unique interpretation of styles. Influenced by the Delta blues of the Mississippi to Roots reggae and dub culture of Jamaica with flourishes of modern styles such as trip hop, D&B and electro swing. Expect Raw and Swirling Blues/Dub/Slide guitar. Soulful vocals held together by a dynamic rhythm both intricate and with an irresistible groove guaranteed to make you move.
A lively set packed full of original material and reinterpretations of some of reggae music’s biggest dance floor shakers. Datura burst onto the live south-west circuit in 2015 building a reputation for their energetic and passionate live performances.
David Osbiston Solo
Thursday 10th, 2:40 -3:40 pm
David Osbiston is a renowned and accomplished guitarist who creates fabulously varied and evocative soundscapes. Sponsored by Godin Guitars, David has had his music featured on Radio 3’s Late Junction and has performed at venues as diverse as The Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican and The Eden Project.
David Osbiston & guests
Sunday 13th, 2:.40-3:40 pm
Sunday 9 PM
Saturday 12th, 4:50- 5:50 pm
I’m Hum and I LOVE music, I can’t help it, its drug, an aphrodisiac.
Soporific in its power, helps me stay awake and puts me to sleep.
It’s more powerful than the wind and more gentle than a babies sigh.
It’s my task, in this universe, to spread the knowledge of sound vibration as a force for good.
Sunday 10 PM
I’m a DJ who still loves dance music as much as I did in the 80s. I also still love using vinyl
Saturday 12th, 2:30-3:30 pm
Johnny is a Devon based band leader, singer and guitarist. This is a rare opportunity to catch Johnny performing solo with some gloriously raw, earthy blues.
Saturday 12th, 3:40-4:40 pm
Friday 11th, 5:05 -5:55 pm
Sunday 13th, 6-7 pm
Nicky is an accomplished jazz musician who will be enthralling us with some of his toe-tapping delights!
Successfully integrating Rap, Reggae, Indie and Folk, NUMB are the genre-blending masters of their time. Within their first year the band signed their first record deal, recorded, produced and released their first studio album ‘Local Anaesthetic’, had their song ‘Night Time’ featured in Brit Comedy Film ‘Three and Out’ Starring McKenzie Crook, Colm Meany and Gemma Arterton, attended the world premiere of the film in Leicester Square in London and gained sponsorship from Faith Guitars and THTC Clothing. Fila Clothing and Fenchurch Clothing followed and a year later N.U.M.B. were shortlisted from 30,000 bands to the last 10 in the 02 Wireless Competition, which saw them play the 02 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, London. They were finalists in The Global Battle of the Bands and in 2009 they released their second studio album ‘Salt of the Earth’.
With a reputation of outstanding live performances, NUMB have smashed over 700 live shows, been support for acts such as Peter Andre, Arrested Development, Mica Paris, Finley Quaye, Frank Turner, The Beat, Dreadzone, The Dub Pistols, graced the stages of Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Farmer Phil’s Festival, O2 Wireless Festival, Beachbreak Festival, Solfest, and never fail to deliver whether it’s a festival, venue, or private party.
NUMB pride themselves on their songwriting ability and Queen/Beatles producer Malcolm Toft said they were the best thing he’d heard in over 10 years.
Previously described as Alternative HipHop or Neo-soul, in 2013 NUMB released their third studio album ‘Fruit of the Boom’. Now near on completion of their fourth album NUMB are either out on the road on tour or writing in their studio in Devon.
(Mass Ceilidh Dance Workshop)
Thursday 8:30 PM
Friday 11th, 6-7 pm
DJ ‘Mr Puckey’ (Caberet Voltaire)
Mr Puckey plays house, afrobeat and eclectic dance music from around the world. He’s warmed up for the likes of Gilles Peterson, Goldie and Toddla T, and has played at festivals such as Glastonbury and Beautiful Days. As the founder of Cabaret Voltaire, Mr Puckey has also curated music events and festival stages around the country such as HowTheLightGetsIn and Aeon Festival.
Friday 10:45 PM
Revelation Roots is a collaboration of reggae musicians from several renowned bands on the UK reggae scene. Between them have supported huge acts including Dawn Penn, The Beat, Julian Marley, The Abyssinians, Macca B, Neville Staples, Horace Andy and Pauline Black over the last few years.
Revelation Roots are bringing a true roots and dancehall flavour to Off Grid Festival!
Saturday 8:15 PM
Samantics is a one man band who plays live, ukulele infused, hiphop (Ukuliphop). Using a loopstation, multiple ukuleles, backing vocals and and an ever expanding collection of instruments, Samantics offers a refreshing injection of music. The energy, effort and concentration he puts into his live shows creates a captivating performance and with his thoughtful, honest and engaging lyrics you won’t know whether to laugh or cry. Samantics uses his musical platform to speak openly about his ongoing battle with mental health issues (while also trying his hardest at being a badman). Samantics has recently played as a successful support act for hip hop legends such as The Suger Hill Gang and Goldie Lookin Chain!
Friday 9:30 PM
We believe in the fundamental goodness of all people. We want to empower that goodness by singing the songs that inspire us to break free of the corporate reality and create the world we really want,” says Theo. “Right now, that means taking personal responsibility for climate change and forcing change at a national and global level, as well as making our own lives more sustainable.
“Lyrics and music so penetrating, haunting, witty and clever, that after one listening they simply take up residence in your brain and make you feel as if they’ve always been there. Exciting, inspiring and empowering…We recommend that you go and see this band at any opportunity. They are brilliant live and have huge energy and presence on stage.” ~ Permaculture Magazine
Sun God Messenger
Sunday 13th, 7 pm
We are excited to announce a Susie Ro and Ayla Reunion gig! Joined by the wonderful Helen Knight to present ‘Three Feathers’.
‘These soulful songstresses will astound you with their exquisite vocal harmony and enchanting presence’
‘One of my best friends, the most talented singer and songwriter Ayla and I have been singing together as a folk/soul duo since 2009. After recording our debut album She and I and taking the English Music Festivals by storm in 2010 (playing 13 in a row!), adventures took us in different directions.
Now we’ve come back together stronger than ever, with a full acoustic band and fresh inspiration – new and old songs weave their way through a powerful set that will get you dancing, crying, dissolving, laughing and singing along. ‘ ~ Susie Ro Prater
“Susie Ro & Ayla’s music stirs upon the truth of soul with a timeless wisdom beyond their years”
“voices like caramel and velvet’ – Carrie Tree”
“angels kissing the back of your neck”
Sunday 8 PM
Vojta is a multi-instrumentalist traveling the world, and gathering inspiration along the way. He started to play violin when he was young, but his devoted journey with music began two years ago when he came to New Zealand and decided to fully trust and follow the music path. It was during this time that he joined a band called Mad Hallelujah Tribe (madhallelujah.com). His solo act is a simultaneous combination of violin live-looping, tribal rhythms, and didgeridoo.