This year NFEST is all about variety – no matter what you’re into, there’ll be Music for Everyone!
Saturday starts with a rock and roll party atmosphere thanks to local rock three-piece Orbital Kaos and good time vibes courtesy of Submarine Racers. As a last minute addition to our line up we’re delighted to welcome back Village Favourites Poke, who are followed by some pop-country Americana from newcomers 4 Folk’s Sake.
Our main tribute band this year are the Outlaw Eagles, taking the stage mid-afternoon.
The evening’s music kicks off with our favourite space prog cowboys Poncho Pilots, before we welcome Cambridge indie heroes The Fifths and up and coming hard rockers False Hearts to the festival for their debut.
The wonderful 4th Labyrinth are our penultimate Saturday act, bringing their top-hatted, fluorescent-braided, Elton-meets-Queen-meets-The Beatles-influenced rock back to Needingworth for a very welcome return.
Saturday’s headline act are the incredible Woodley Taylor.
If you caught last year’s festival favourites Creedence Clearwater Review, you’ll recognise the gravelled, delta tones of their frontman Dale in this, his new originals outfit.
Forged in the New Wave of Classic Rock movement, Woodley Taylor combine elements of Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd, southern blues and a lot of soul. With an 8-piece band featuring three three backing singers, Saturday’s headliners will truly be something to remember.
Sunday’s Family Day retains its stripped back, relaxed acoustic feel with a heady mix of local talent and seasoned performers. The Village is well-represented through local indie rockers Faux and bluesy troubadour Richard Lewis.
Johnny Clash brings some country and vintage covers to the party and a strong line up of local young talent sees debuts for up and coming local singer songwriter Sophie Frear and Chatteris’ country-influenced Christian Smith, both of whom have had released singles in recent months.
Accomplished solo performers Andy Brading and Solomon Smith bring their blues, folk, country and jazz for our mid-afternoon entertainment before a great line up of local musicians and friends of Needingworth close Sunday with a journey through some classic rock, pop and blues covers, all mixed with just the right amount of craziness.
If you’d like to hear some of the acts in advance, check our Facebook and Twitter feeds for a link to the official NFEST19 Spotify Playlist.
We’re so grateful to all of the fabulous acts, bringing their talent to Needingworth year after year unpaid and for the love of the music. Their generosity allows us to keep entry to the festival by voluntary donation, with all proceeds from our food stalls and bars going to maintain the Village Hall for community use all year-round.