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Friday

Swan & Heron stages

These stages will operate alternately so you will be able to see all of every band if you wish.

Both stages, and the bar, are housed within one marquee to protect you from the weather.

Ten Years After
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Ten Years After will not stand still even in their 53rd year of existence. Following their legendary Woodstock performance in 1969, the pioneers of the British Blues Invasion went on to gain international fame, playing some the world’s largest venues. Now in their current incarnation, they are promoting their latest live recording, entitled "Naturally Live" with

founder members Chick Churchill (keyboards) and Ric Lee (drums), youngster Marcus Bonfanti (vocals and guitar) and bass master Colin Hodgkinson playing the classics 'Love Like A Man', 'One Of These Days', 'Choo Choo Mama' and so much more..

Curved Air
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Curved Air is a unique band, synthesizing an eclectic blend of musical styles into an instantly identifiable sound. Their hits include "It Happened Today", "Vivaldi", "Marie Antoinette" and "Backstreet Luv". Founder member vocalist Sonja Kristina now leads a skilled and talented new line-up, bringing their unique music to an existing and new fanbase in the 21st Century. They continue to thrill a steadily increasing mass of new and old fans worldwide with their experimental blends of classical themes, electronic sounds and pop/rock energy and beautiful, timeless songs are performed with fire and passion and tremendous musicianship.

Corky Laing's Mountain
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Corky Laing is a legendary powerhouse drummer, songwriter, singer, and raconteur. He is best known as the drummer of the bands Mountain (1969-) and West, Bruce & Laing (1972-74). Over his 50+ years career, he has written, recorded, and performed with the who-is-who of rock. Since 2015, Corky has been touring the world with Corky Laing’s Mountain, a band that celebrates Mountain’s musical legacy with passion and authenticity. Corky's band for NVRF features Bernt Ek on bass and vocals with Phil Baker on guitars.

Space Elevator
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Space Elevator was formed by guitarist David Young and flamboyant lead singer The Duchess. The line up is completed by Brian Greene (drums), Chas Maguire (bass) and Michael Bramwell ( Keyboards). With three albums to date, the band have produced a contemporary rock sound that draws on the influences of the best and biggest artists in rock history whilst creating something uniquely identifiable. Live is where the band really feels at home, with the soaring vocals of the Duchess performed over powerful songs laden with musical motifs and hooks

Spriggan Mist
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HRH Prog XI, kicked doors wide open to mainstream festivals such as Weyfest and Cambridge Rock Festival for The Spriggs. Their version of Prog is diverse , blending overdriven guitars with instruments such as saxophone, recorders and whistles - a perfect backdrop for charismatic vocalist Fay Brotherhood to tell stories in that unique singing voice, together with Jadoo Tribal Dance and Sword wielding tribal belly dance troupe.

Haze
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Despite their reputation as a progressive rock band, Haze have always included a wide variety of influences, from pop, rock, folk & metal. They established their reputation as one of the hardest working underground bands of the ‘80s and continue to perform regularly, including weekly live-streams during Lockdown. Their latest studio album, Back to the Bones, is their fastest-selling album to date, proving that Haze’s legendary reputation is richly deserved.

Ebb
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With a melting pot of influences that flowed and evolved into modern prog rock... a sound forged during years of touring in various line-ups and expressed through top-notch musicianship... Ebb are a genre-defying group of five women and one guy with a mission to 'Bring Prog to the People!'.
Not to be missed live, Ebb are an emotional gig experience that will lift you out of your daily life and blast you into the stratosphere.

Eyes Of Albion
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The sound has impressive echoes of the rock style that startled a generation, with a modern take, that simply takes you on a journey with it.
The Eyes of Albion formed in 2018 when Guitarist and Sound Engineer Robert Kemp had a vision/concept of putting together a band that was just a little bit different from the norm, drawing inspiration from many different styles from The Blues, 60’s 70’s hard Rock, all the way through to Indian modal playing

White Heat
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Peterborough based White Heat are known for their eclectic blend of high octane, raw and raucous Classic British Rock. Having previously supported the likes of Moody Marsden and Bernie Tormé, White Heat's songs have appeared internationally on the front cover CD of the iconic Classic Rock magazine, as well as on a variety of Classic Rock compilations. Tracks from their new rock album Perfect Storm can be heard on national and international rock and commercial radio stations

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Friday

Kingfisher stage

This stage will usually offer a clear contrast to the bands in our other marquee.

Pearl Handled Revolver
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Pearl Handled Revolver have travelled a long way to get to 2023. Thankfully, over the last decade they have had the decency to send regular updates of their escapades. Their four EPs, two Live albums and four studio albums chart a journey from the limits of primal blues, via unlikely liaisons between cult film scores and bare bones Stoner Rock, to blackened psychedelic soul music.

Aiden Pryor Band
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The Aiden Pryor Band is a three piece rock blues trio with emphasis on the rock. Northamptonshire lads with Jamie Layton on drums, Luke Palmer on bass and powerhouse guitarist, Aiden fronting the band. If you have been to the Rory Gallagher International Tribute festival in Ballyshannon Ireland, or to any of the other Rory Gallagher festivals, you will be familiar with Aiden's tribute to the great man.

Hunted By Elephants
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Reviving the raw classic rock sounds of yesteryear, Hunted by Elephants are a high-energy 5-piece hard rock band honouring the time-tested union of soaring vocals, growling riffs and energising drumming. Formed mid-2018 by Apostolos Liapis (vocals), Roman Flourendzou (guitar) and Raymond Phelan (bass) the band were later joined by Alex Butticè (drums) and now George Chronis (guitar, keys).

Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (acoustic)
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Taking a Covid-induced break from touring with Marillion frontman Fish, Doris Brendel and Lee Dunham are going ‘unplugged’ until the next big tour. Their acoustic set has been described as “esoteric singer-songwriter with bluesy twist meets charismatic chat and humour”. Indeed they are getting a reputation for fun and audience participation mixed with madcap songs like ‘Blue Egg from Another Planet’ and ‘Today I sold Myself on Ebay’. Seriously memorable.

Landmarq
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Now in their 33nd year, Landmarq are firmly established within the UK Prog rock scene and further afield internationally. The band have an extensive product catalogue and have played numerous shows over the years, both as headliners and guest support with bands such as Marillion, Focus, Atomic Rooster, Pendragon and even Suzi Quatro. To quote Richard Swan's review of Fusion 3.5 - “…a thoroughly enjoyable set for which (Landmarq) richly deserved their standing ovation…".

This House We Built
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Carrying glowing endorsements and reviews from Dave Ling (Classic Rock) – “Immensely promising quartet playing a confident, summery, sometimes funk-fuelled style that will leave you grinning from ear to ear” and Rob Evans (Powerplay Rock & Metal) – “The best independent album I’ve heard this year”, This House We Built are already on rock solid foundations on which to build a successful career in the music scene.

Big River
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Big River play modern heavy Blues Rock, no frills, no nonsense, great riffs, memorable hooks, melody and groove. They were formed in the U.K. in 2016 and have played shows with well known artists and had radio play in the UK, Europe and USA. Big River have a Classic British Rock Sound, akin to Bad Company and early Free.

Stan The Band
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The legendary North East guitar 4 piece were described by Crack Magazine as having an uncanny knack for producing “insanely catchy songs which will simultaneously tug at the heartstrings while exercising the brain.” They formed in Newcastle at the turn of the millenium and were memorably described at an early appearance as “…like Crowded House on steroids!” The band have released several albums, working with members of Hawkwind and Tygers of Pan Tang and supporting a diverse range of artists from Brian May (Queen) to Big Country, The Christians and The Zombies

Trilogy
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Trilogy are a three-piece band from Essex, who combine heavy rock influences with the quirky time signatures and virtuoso musicianship of classic Prog. 40 years on from their BBC Friday Rock Show session in 1983, the enthusiastic response to Trilogy’s social media pages has led to a reunion, with fans old and new eager to see the band onstage again after so many years.

Fluctus Quadratum
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Fluctus Quadratum are a synth and keyboard led progressive rock band who aim to take you back to the serious progressive rock era, with a considerable modern twist. Their style is a mix between the sweeping riffs of Pink Floyd, the technical ability of Marillion and the modern soundscapes of Steven Wilson.
The band was formed in 2019 in a small rural village in East Sussex, England. The father and son duo, Rick and Jopheus, soon built a band around Jopheus' music.

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