On Saturday, the headliners will be -
The Fall (Main Stage) - Since their formation in the late 1970's, The Fall, led by Mark E. Smith, have been through 58 line-up changes, while recording 26 studio albums and 24 sessions for the John Peel show. The current band is quite possibly the best yet, and their latest record, "Reformation Post TLC" received rave reviews everywhere.
Gravenhurst - The ever-changing sound of Gravenhurst is currently inspiring musicians and fans across the country with beautiful guitars and soulful vocals.
Mad Professor (Bigger Top) - The Legendary Mad Professor is probably the UK's most accomplished reggae and dub producer alongside Dennis Bovell. Accompanied by the Ariwa Posse, he closes Saturday on the Bigger Top stage with live music and fierce dub control.
The high quality entertainment continues on Sunday with -
The Good, the Bad and the Queen (Main Stage) - Damon Albarn. Tony Allen. Paul Simonon. Simon Tong. Mix four incredibly creative and influential musicians and you get TGTB&TQ. For those that missed their hugely over-subscribed debut gig last winter, another chance to see them. Dub inflections, skittering Afrobeat drums and a dark, mysterious edge.
Enter Shikari (Amphitheatre) - Formed in St. Albans in 2003, post-hardcore Enter Shikari are the country's top unsigned band, selling out huge venues - and recently achieving a top 5 album - without the ‘benefit' of a major record company.
Horace Andy and Dub Asante Band (Bigger Top) - Horace Andy's distinctive falsetto singing style has been a favourite of reggae cognoscenti since his days recording for Coxsone Dodd at the Studio label in the late 60's - and more recently, of course, with Massive Attack!
Quantic DJ Set- Quantic aka Will Holland - is one of the UK's finest Djs and funk producers. Currently based in Colombia, he's dropping in for a DJ set from unreleased QSO nuggets to classic Latin get downs.