Acclaimed artists head to festival

Chrome Hoof play RoughBeats Festival
Chrome Hoof play RoughBeats Festival
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The Rough Beats Festival, North Yorkshire’s version of an early days Glastonbury, has added another batch of highly acclaimed artists to its line-up.

And organisers are giving away a package that includes a free three night stay at a Clapham pub during the festival, a meal for two, Rough Beats T shirts, CDs from some of the featured bands, and a crate of beer, exclusively to one lucky reader of this column!

London experimental orchestra Chrome Hoof have chosen the festival, which takes place at Crina Bottom Farm, Clapham, between June 10 - 12, to play one of its first shows since reforming with new drummer Alex Thomas, formerly of French electronic music band Air.

Thomas, who currently drums with Squarepusher, will join the “glam death disco” ten-piece, known for epic live warehouse performances, on the Aurora stage alongside Rise Kagona and the Jit Jive band, from Zimbabwe, Colombian rapper Jota Ramos and Liverpool’s Hot Club de Paris.

Ex-red Dwarf and Corrie actor Craig Charles has also been confirmed to DJ on the Sunday night, presenting his successful funk and soul show, as heard on 6Music.

The festival, which has a licence for 5,000 people is produced, programmed and owned by Clapham grown brothers Dominic, Kieron, Michael, Brendan and Fionn McSherry, and family friend Tony Frances.

See the Lancaster Guardian (19-05-11) for full story.