September 10/11, 2022
A tiny and incomparably friendly festival of music, comedy and lovely people set in a magical woodland in deepest Sussex
2022 Line up
Mama Jerk delivers French infused stomping earworms to the festive masses on an almost daily basis. With fat dub bass lines, gypsy undertones, deep rumbling vocals, psychedelic guitar landscaping, a horn section and a fearless approach to genre hopping, Mama Jerk has made a name for itself as being one of the most original bands on the festival scene. We can't wait to welcome them to the woods!
Formed by a group of passionate expats from the Salento, Amaraterra has grown into a multi-national ensemble, presenting its audience with a joyful and energetic selection of pizzica and roots music from all over the south of Italy. They were one of the first post-lockdown bands I saw play, and they blew me away with their energy, musicality and engagement with the audience.
One of the nation's best loved contemporary poets, Guillemot-loving and Luton bungalow-inhabiting John Hegley returns to Jimfest to perform his lyrically ingenious and very funny songs. At past festivals he's been a hit with adults and children alike, and his warmth and wit have always left us delighted.
Julia Ana Katarina is an English German mezzo-soprano, oud player and cellist. She specialises in Lieder, Arabic classical and traditional songs and English folk songs.
Wobbie Wobbit is a comic songwriter and performer with a wonderful and joyous ability to engage any audience within the first ten seconds. Her songs are funny and quirky and delivered with a mischievous self knowledge that underlies a unique intelligence and ironic vision.
We're delighted to welcome back magician Andy Hiccup to the main and children's stage. Andy's fun, fast-paced magic shows are just right for our family audience - expect a lot of comedy, some impressive magical moments and plenty of audience participation.
We're excited to welcome Headmix to the woods for the first time, bringing their foot-stomping mix of folk, dub and infectious grooves, played to socially-conscious lyrics. They are sure to get you dancing!
DJ Otter returns to spin his foot-tapping reggae sounds between bands, along with a pinch of soul, just a hint of bass & a sprinkle of old classics. There may even be some banging drum & bass for our younger (and young at heart) punters to rock the night.
We welcome back the dearly-loved Wishworks with their unique brand of madcap puppetry. Whether you've seen them perform or not, they are firm favourites of ours, and an absolute must-see. They'll be performing Sunday morning to keep the kids busy while you nurse your hangovers