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"FOR MANY POP FANS, The Lexicon Of Love album by ABC is the great musical masterpiece of the 1980s: a glossy, head-spinning mix of funky dance rhythms, glorious strings and enough lyrical melodrama to power a classic Hollywood movie or two." The Express

Now this iconic and legendary band are back touring and on the heels of gigs in LA and The Royal Albert Hall they are coming to LOWDE FEST 17.

Do not miss this chance to hear and see one of the greatest pop bands ever. Their album Lexicon of Love, was a UK number one album  and ABC went on to achieve ten UK and five US Top 40 hit singles between 1981 and 1990.

 

But with the release of Lexicon of Love II in 2016 ABC jumped back into the limelight with fantastic new hits including VIVA LOVE. The new album continued to romp to success hitting the UK top 5 albums. The legend that is "Martin Fry" is now taking the band on tour again. With massive support from BBC Radio, TV, and millions of fans, the group are travelling the world and stopping off in the home of great music - Hazeley Bottom, Hampshire!

The Carnabys are one of the most talked about bands of the last year. Playing to critical appraise across the nation the music made by this energetic new band has been described as...

"Its off its chains and is being allowed out of its cave and is feasting upon your attention"
The Pentatonic 
 
"It seems we may very well be placing their music amongst some of our greatest musical legends in years to come." 
Music Injection
 
"This is a band in the proper sense of the word. They create a glorious noise by playing together…" 
Music Riot
 
"These boys will take some beating - what a live band The Carnabys are - nice one lads"
Headliner Magazine
 

Hailing from the streets of Twickenham (west London), The Carnabys have been supporting some of the greats including Kings of Leon, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and the legendary Debbie Harry (AKA Blondie) who describes them as "The Best Support Band we have had in years." Now five years in to honing their craft they are coming to Lowde Fest 17. They are definitely one not to miss.

 

DENISE PEARSON was the true star in Five Star, and some of you will remember she delivered a massive performance on LF's second stage in 2016.

 

Now we are delighted to be welcoming to the LF17 Main Stage this amazing performer with her band.

 

This lady has a Brit Award, a Grammy Nomination, and un-precedented chart run of 20 top 30 UK singles including "System Addict", "The Slight Touch" and "Rain or Shine."

 

After a career break to raise two children Denise stormed back into the limelight delviering sellout critically aclaimed performances in the Michael Jackson musical "Thriller Live."

 

Have a listen to one of her latest tracks "Here I am"

 


 

 

AS DECEMBER FALLS formed in 2014 and released their debut ‘A Home Inside Your Head’ EP in December which immediately picked up airplay from BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson. They swiftly followed up with the stand alone single ‘Capture’ which got them listed in Scuzz TV’s “top unsigned bands from 2015.” And then were featured by Nusic Unsigned with a live set at Nottingham’s most famous venue; Rock City.

 

In 2016, following a crowd-funded campaign that hit target in 4 days, they released 'When You Figure Out You're Wrong, Get Back To Me.’ Recorded and produced by Arthur Walwin who is best known for his work with Charlie Simpson of Fightstar/ Busted and Emma Blackery. Featuring five tracks, the EP includes the lead single ‘Don't Say A Word’, named Q Magazine's Track of The Day and featured on Alt Press' Discovered Playlist, and a new version of ‘Capture’ which first showcased on YouTube and attracted the attention of Aaron Phillips at Amazing Radio and Sony who featured it on their Underground Unsigned Show. The band embarked on their first U.K. tour in support of the EP having achieved a culminated 100,000 views on YouTube and VeVo. 

 

Taking inspiration from Tonight Alive, Pvris, The 1975 and Fall Out Boy, the band beat over 20,000 entries to earn a place playing at Camden Rocks in 2016 with the likes of Yashin, Young Guns and Zebrahead and have picked up some great live reviews from the likes of Revival Media, Altcorner, Mentioned Reviews and Subbacultcha sites.

 

Now as part of our commitment to supporting new and upcoming bands they are playing LF17 on 8th July 2017. This is definitely a band to watch out for - live on the main stage!

 

Have a watch now and see what everyone is raving about!

 

Or you can follow them on Facebook



 

 

DR & THE MEDICS were created in 1982 by the Rev. Dr. Clive Thomas Jackson and in 2016 they celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the song that they are best known for, their massive 1986 No 1 “Spirit in the Sky,” which sold over 23 Million copies worldwide and was number 1 in 19 countries!! 

 

Throughout their career they have also been recognised as a great live act, never more so than with the current line-up that delivers a unique and sensationally flamboyant show packed full of “Medic’d up” 80’s hits along with a few Medic’s originals that are going down a storm with crowds. 

 

2015 saw the band return to the recording studio releasing their acclaimed version of Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round”.  The band also had a foray into dance music over the last year with both the 29th Anniversary dance remixes of “Spirit in the Sky” and “Lift Me Up” reaching No. 1 in several American dance charts including the Official USA Dance Chart.

 

Whilst enjoying success in the dance charts the band is still very much a rock act live and have a new rock album currently being recorded and due for release in 2017. 

 

Rick Parfitt Jnr and his Band need no introduction for regular Lowde Fest goers. He is an absolute favourite with audiences where ever he plays. This man has inherited all the genes from his genious father, the late, great, Rick Parfitt.

 

Now back to LF17 with his band, RPJ will be bringing our festival to its ulitmate climax, with a festival finale like no other....don't miss this rockstar (and racing driver) owning the LF stage!

NOBLE JACKS are a rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof raising energy, whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together a mixture of folky footstompin’ rhythms and engaging lyricism.

 

The band encompasses heartfelt, yet uptempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines. Noble Jacks have a relentless gigging schedule around the the British folk scene and have just recorded their forthcoming debut album with Union Music Store at The Metway studio in Brighton. 

 

2017 promises to be an incredible year for this new and aspiring band! Not least of which is because they are playing live on the LF Main Stage.
 

Take a look at this to see what fun we are in for.....

FELIX HAGAIN AND THE FAMILY are a seven-piece explosion of new-glam, high camp pop, punk and classic rock. They smash genres together into a theatrical blaze of high-energy glittery madness, backed up by unparalleled stagecraft and an unshakeable desire to entertain. Formed in London in 2013, the band have released two EPs and played up and down the UK to universal acclaim.

 

Having supported Frank Turner on his mammoth tour of the UK at the end of 2016, the band are now gearing up to unleash their long-awaited, crowdfunded album of new songs.  You only have to read what the critics are saying to know we are in for a treat at LF17...


“Wow!” - Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music


“This guy is one of the most enigmatic and unique artists you’ll ever hear blasting from your speakers” - Loaded


“The man was the personification of charisma” - Get Into This


“In a time when we need all the fun we can get, Felix Hagan and the Family deliver” - Gig Junkies

 

My new favourite band” - Frank Turner

 

 

To watch them now try.....Go Back Home


Whether it’s a horse on the keyboards, a fox on bass, her Majesty the Queen on drums, the Devil himself playing guitar or Elvis singing…you just never know quite what you’re going to get when 29Fingers hit the stage.


Mixing it up with massive tunes from all the best bands these boys and girls (and woodland creatures) have been partying the world over since the century began. Dishing out a great big fix of fun mid afternoon on the main stage with 29Fingers.

 

If you have never see 29 Fingers before, or missed them last year...take a quick look at a clip from last year

 

 

 

When we asked Fleet based Rock band "THE 109s" what they were all about the answer came back...

 

" We are here to put rock riffs back where they belong: loud and high in the mix, clawing and stomping their way through the speaker cones to grab listeners by the throat and pummel them into submission..."

 

The famous crime novelist Ian Rankin said of the 109s...

 

"High octane blues rock - very much my thing! I just need to see them do it live sometime"

 

Well now is the time...back from recording their debut album The 109s are live on stage at Lowde Fest 2017....In fact they are opening the Main stage, so don't miss out on this fantastic band.

 

But don't just take our word for it....take a listen to this....."OPEN ROAD"

More announcements to follow - stay tuned!

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