Valley Fest announces music line up for 2022

Valley Fest, the family-friendly, music and food festival has announced its 2022 line up. Travis, Clean Bandit, Faithless (DJ set), Roni Size b2b Nia Archives with Dynamite MC, Kosheen and The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club will headline. The festival takes place alongside Chew Valley Lake, near Bristol, between 4 – 7th August 2022.New developments for 2022 include the Arcadia Experience, which will add a whole new dimension to the festival. Arcadia, the performance art collective, are best known for their iconic, 50 ft fire-spitting spider at Glastonbury.Acts playing on Arcadia’s Afterburner stage include: Redlight, Gardna, Eva Lazarus, Junior Jungle, Mr Benn and Queen Bee, Felix Joy, Tropical Tea Party, Audiomission, Fleetmac Wood, Fatboy Jim plus DJ Dunks and Flashman Funk.As well as DJs, festival goers can expect boundary-pushing fire performances, immersive dancefloors, quality sound plus mind-boggling fire and light effects. Arcadia’s Lords of Lightning will shoot bolts of electricity from their bodies, at different sonic frequencies, creating music lightning. Not to be missed. Due to popular demand, festival favourites MY BABY will be back for the third time. The Lake Stage will also host Judge Jules (live) for some Ibiza classics and Sports Team will bring their own brand of raucous, electrifying chaos. Valley Fest has always showcased a huge range of Bristol talent and this year is no different. Dizreali, Dr Meaker, Doreen Doreen, Mr Bruce, Pete Josef, Nuala Honan, Smerins Anti-Social Club and Afon Sistema are all on the line up. Pompadour, a young band selected through the new application process, are ones to watch, plus the drummer is from Chew Valley. But it’s not a South West stitch up, hailing from Manchester, hip-hop producers The Mouse Outfit are on the bill as is the musical firebrand K.O.G (Kweku of Ghana), who will bring his full creative force to the Yard Stage. Dolly Parton costumes at the ready! Valley Fest, now in its eighth year, has developed much support for its fancy-dress theme. This is inspired by the tribute act which, for 2022, is The Dolly Show. She will play on Sunday, ahead of the competition, which in 2021 was fierce, with joint winners being picked.Acts to perfectly suit the lazy lakeside vibe include: Emily Barker, Isaac Stuart, Aleighchia Scott, Fedah, Waldo’s Gift, Soma Soma and The Drystones. Rising stars include Leah Weller, MAX RAD, Holysseus Fly, Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip, Mr Irish Bastard, plus No Go Stop. And for something completely different check out Yama Warashi – which blends Japanese folk dance, free jazz, tribal African and psychedelic music.Luke Hasell, Valley Fest founder says:I’m so excited about 2022. The Arcadia Experience is going to dial up the spectacle and deliver the best party of the summer. With pioneers, luminaries and rising stars, plus a huge Bristol showcase, I can’t wait for everyone to GET ON MY LAND!”Expect hedge-to-hedge Somerset sparkle and plenty of nonsense with a spectacular soundtrack. Tickets are £170 (plus booking fee) and can be bought in instalments to spread the payment from

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