Introducing Graze Festival
Graze Festival is Hampshire’s newest music, food and arts festival taking place on Sunday 28th August 2016 in Twyford, Winchester.
Now in its second year, Graze Festival is looking to raise even more money for local groups and charities who make up the fantastic community in and around Winchester.
Graze Festival boasts an exciting lineup of live music, performing arts, pop-up restaurants and excellent entertainment, complete with a dedicated kids’ area for families to enjoy the day.
Tickets are now available to purchase via our tickets page – see you soon!
Led by the charismatic Ranking Roger and his son Ranking Junior, The Beat will entertain with hits such as Mirror In The Bathroom, Can’t Get Used To Losing You, Stand Down Margaret and Tears Of A Clown. Expect mass skanking to the infectious ska and reggae beats and singalong choruses from one of the premier bands from the 2 Tone era and still one of the UK’s brightest live attractions.
In a career spanning more than thirty years, Toyah has had 8 Top 40 singles, released over 20 albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays and ten feature films, and voiced and presented numerous television shows. With her full band, Toyah will be performing big hits such as hits include “It’s a Mystery”, “Thunder in the Mountains” and “I Want to Be Free”.
You may not know that John Otway has played in Twyford three times already, but don’t worry, the act won’t have changed! “Rock and roll’s greatest failure” is, paradoxically, one of the most entertaining acts in UK music history, as the uninitiated will find out this afternoon. The rest of us will join in, in the way we know so well!
With music that is instantly recognizable, Flight Brigade is a rare talent that calls to mind early Arcade Fire. The band is described by Sick Music as “on a warpath to making history… a bit of Muse, compared to My Morning Jacket, but ultimately what we hear is a dark, orchestral, and narrative-driven tour de force”. The 7-piece’s sound certainly packs a big punch. Expect massive afternoon melodies.
Back by public demand to headline the Acoustic Stage are Southend’s Lucky Strikes, who last year popped up in an afternoon slot at Graze Festival and completely blew everyone away. They have been described as “Blues/ Garage/ Americana, spaghetti-western, fiddle powered, howlin’, heavin’ rock and roll” and by Q magazine as “like The Waterboys on trucker pills”.
Polly and the Billets Doux
We are delighted to welcome Winchester’s most popular band to the Graze stage. Fronted by Polly Perry, their distinctive sound combines elements of blues, country, folk, soul and gospel to create a sumptuous and totally unique sound with a quintessentially English twist.
Robert Vincent has been described at the Mersey Van Morrison or a Scouse Springsteen. He says, “I’m just me”. Rob Vincent’s songs are compassionate and perceptive. He is honest, and proud that his music has a mix of folk, rock and country. Johnny Cash, The Beatles and Pink Floyd were all early influences, but now he’s writing music with all these influences still a strong part of it. Rob comes to us after a triumphant appearance at Winchester’s sc4m Festival last September, where he stole the show.
In line with our policy of featuring young talent from the Winchester area (last year it was Josh Savage), we welcome this prodigiously gifted and very young duo from Oliver’s Battery. With top drawer harmonies in line with likes of The Staves and The Shires, Lilo’s Wall will get the day off to a delightfully melodic start.
We are proud to welcome a hot new talent from London/Belfast. REWS is a high energy pop-rock duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill and beat-maker Collette Williams. They’ll be getting Graze off to a cracking start!
Yes … All the way from Twyford, Hampshire! Originally from London, Luna Rivers is a country blues singer/songwriter, passionate about creating music that unites people together. Expect an acoustic performance of rare intensity from this home-grown talent.
One of the top ukulele outfits in the UK, the Jam will be providing an interlude before the evening programme kicks off. Expect to find them popping up for workshops during the day too!
Twyford’s very own funky dance DJ Kat Molesworth brought the house down last year as she warmed us up for the headlining act. We can’t wait for her to repeat the trick this year with her eclectic collection of dance tunes!