Main stage acts...
Once the sun has set, Town of Cats, featuring ten superb multi-instrumentalists headed by spoken word artist, comedian and certified lunatic Joe Travis Dean, will set the woods alight with their relentlessly energetic and highly danceable tunes that draw on ska, gypsy, hip-hop and Latin grooves.
Internationally acclaimed and award-winning She'koyokh have a special place in our hearts as they are the band that Jim co-founded. They are now indisputably one of the best klezmer/gypsy bands in the UK (indeed, in the world, according to The Australian), and their music is exhilarating, soulful and life-affirming. You, and your feet, will fail not to be moved.
One of the nation's best loved contemporary poets, Guillemot-loving and Luton bungalow-inhabiting John Hegley returns to the woods 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.
Rimski, a Jimfest stalwart, combines vaudeville, steampunk, clowning and, best of all, a combustible bicycle-piano, which he pedals jerkily around the site late at night, singing and occassionally setting fire to things, sometimes deliberately, sometimes accidently. We hope this year he'll be accompanied by the equally wonderful Handkerchief and her Bassicle
More acts TBC soon!