FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Friday 5th Main Stage

Gates open 2pm

Friday 5th Lounge Stage

8pm to 10pm

Saturday 6th Main Stage

Gates Open 11am
(This year TWO headliners!)
(This year TWO headliners!)

Saturday 6th Lounge Stage

2pm - 9pm

Friday Main Stage

Gates open 2pm

SLEDGEHAMMER

Friday Headline Band

SLEDGEHAMMER

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We are not your usual 80s Tribute Band!

Founded in 2015, Sledgehammer are the best 80's tribute band this side of 1985

We are known for our energetic, funny, and extremely entertaining performances, always packing out any venue we play in.

THE BAND

Russ Fray - Lead Vocals, Synths and Computer stuff
Simon Bays - Guitar, Backing Vocals, Synths and Computer stuff
Alex Grout - Bass, Backing Vocals
Phil Heard - Drums, Backing Vocals

Ska Train

Ska Train

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Ska Train are a fabulous 7-piece ska tribute, party, and festival band hailing from Coventry, the birthplace of 2-Tone.

Ska Train deliver a feast of high-energy ska and 2-Tone favourites, peppered with crowd-pleasing ska'd-up surprises.

They cover The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, Bad Manners, The Bodysnatchers, The Beat, and many more from the UK ska and 2-Tone era, plus a fine selection of original Jamaican ska classics.

Riff Raff

Riff Raff

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We a classic rock covers band.....with a twist.

Our motto is......Keep Music Loud.

Synthmachine

Synthmachine

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Synthmachine are the best 80's Synthpop Covers Band in the Midlands.

Between 2002 and 2014, Julienne, Chris and Dom played and performed as rock band, Pencilface. Then, in 2014, feeling disillusioned and tired with the rock covers they had been playing for so long, and heavily influenced by the BBC Synth Britannia television programme, they decided to embark on a brand new project, and Synthmachine was born.

Since 2014 Synthmachine have gone from strength to strength, building their repertoire from just the handful of songs they performed at their first gigs, to a full evening of 80's electronic wonder, playing gigs at numerous venues and festivals from Sheffield to Oxford.

Synthmachine pride themselves on accurately re-creating the sounds and the atmosphere of the 80's, and taking their audiences on a journey around this amazing decade of extraordinary electronic music. The band continuously strive to develop their sets and further enhance their sounds, for that authentic 80's vibe.

The Marstones

The Marstones

The band is based in Priors Marston and was formed as a five piece in 2019 for a one off charity concert in the village. Lockdown then got in the way of any follow on performances but in 2021, they established themselves as a regular feature in the Hollybush pub.

Playing an eclectic mix of well known pop and rock songs, the band consists of Pete and Emma on vocals, Paul on guitar and family group of Dave on bass and his sons Charlie on drums and Ed on lead guitar.

4th In Line

4th In Line

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We are 4th In Line, original rock band based in Warwickshire, UK

The Rejects

The Rejects

Napton's very own band The Rejects have been together for 30+ years and still love to get together and share their fun set of 60's 70's and 80's music.

Members are Matt - Rhythm - Roger - Bass - Paul - Drums Andy - Lead & Vocals plus Gordon - Vocals & Tambourine

Friday Lounge Stage

8pm to 10pm

SAN NAPTONIO PRESENTS IBIZA VIBES AND FATBOY PIMMS

SAN NAPTONIO PRESENTS IBIZA VIBES AND FATBOY PIMMS

Saturday Main Stage

Gates Open 11am

Flash - A tribute to Queen

Saturday Headline Band

(This year TWO headliners!)

Flash - A tribute to Queen

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Flash – Hit after hit, anthem after anthem, guaranteed to blow your mind, as quoted by the BBC 'as close as it gets'.

Flash : A Tribute to QUEEN, established in 2001 brought together the finest musicians from several Queen Tribute shows to form a 'best of the best' live Tribute to the musical legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen. Every member of the group has been creatively and technically inspired by Queen, each using replica equipment, adding that extra sound characteristic and obvious visual treat to the discerning fan, they take great satisfaction and pride in producing a show that performed in authentic costumes, brings back all the magic that made every Queen concert so very special.

Entering their 52nd year, Queen amassed a huge back catalogue of hit records and it's been hard work trying to construct a show that captures their creative history in such a small amount of stage time, but we guarantee the show to be a non-stop jukebox of the very best of Queen, hit after hit, anthem after anthem, with audience participation at a high from the very start.

Spicey Girls

Saturday Headline Band

(This year TWO headliners!)

Spicey Girls

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UK #1 tribute to the Spice Girls featuring original members since 2008!

As seen on the X Factor 2014!!

A slick, polished and highly professional act, with authentic costumes, high energy dance routines and stunning live vocals, you don't want to miss out

The Badgers

The Badgers

Founded in 2015, The Badgers have established a a strong reputation for pub gigs, festivals, weddings, birthdays and other special events in Oxfordshire and beyond.

We play an eclectic mix of rock & roll, glam-rock, pop-punk and new wave favourites spanning the 1950s up to the late 1970s.

We are a band in the pub rock tradition, rather than a ‘function’ band, and we work hard to make sure every song has a Badgers freshness, designed for maximum singing and dancing.

The Badgers are all about great nights out and events to remember.

Talk In Code

Talk In Code

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Hailing from Swindon, Talk In Code are the South West's finest indie pop exports

Described as 'Pet Shop Boys meets The 1975', with their 80's flavoured high-energy sound, the quartet have consistently released music in recent years, accumulating 500,000 streams with songs added to over 700 playlists including Editorials on Apple Music and Soundcloud.

The band is signed to London based label, Regent Street Records.

Talk In Code are set to release more music throughout 2024.

The Firm

The Firm

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Delivering a performance full of power and feel, creating an exciting sound and a great live show. The Firm will take you back to your roots and deliver great classic standards in an package all their own. With their high level of musicianship and their 4 part vocals, The Firm reaches the parts other bands miss.

Dolly Mavies

Dolly Mavies

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British indie/alternative/folk artist Dolly Mavies released her critically acclaimed debut album The Calm & The Storm April 2023. The album is an infectious mix of Alternative Indie, and Folk Rock, capturing the energy of her outstanding live performance. The Calm & The Storm is about the highs and lows of life, the hardship we experience, the all consuming love, and the fallout. It's about standing up for yourself, fighting your corner and not letting the man get you down.

Mavies' songs have a real depth and maturity which make them feel like they have been around for years. They evoke feelings of the 70s and 80s with that classic rock feel, songs with a core, substance, and catchy hooks. Likened often to Joni Mitchell, Florence Welch, Fleetwood Mac, and Gabrielle Aplin, Mavies' blurs eras, genres, and is definitely an artist with integrity and something to say.

The Fallows

The Fallows

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The fallows are a 6 piece indie / folk /rock band formed in coventry in 2010 . The band were very active for 7 years releasing two albums and one EP on the late Terry scully's label 4real records . The band played headline slots and main stages at festivals such as Godiva fest / wellfest / off the tracks / simon says / strawberry fields festival to name a few . The Fallows were Playlisted on BBC 6 music and RTE ONE in ireland for many months . Regular BBC introducing artist in various cities . The band played regular london shows including monto water rats , selling out this venue as the headline act . Regular House band slots at bar music hall in shoreditch and chinawhites . Winning a few national battle of the bands along the way its fair to say the boys were destined to break through.

The world has changed in many ways for everyone over the past 3 years . The fallows too had to dust themselves down and pick up where tragedy and unprecedented times had left them . With some new members and powerful new music The Fallows are back and determined to continue their footstomping approach to live shows. Already some good shows under their belt as the new look fallows , they now continue to rejoin the scene and perform like they have never been away . New songs being recorded and dates being added to what promises to be an impressive return.

Chaos

Chaos

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Chaos plays an eclectic mix of covers you know and love from the '70's to now. Featuring rock, funk, pop, indie, disco, punk and more, you'll never know what's coming next! Some may be songs you've never even heard a covers band play before ... but they're all hits and you'll probably know the lyrics to each and every one.

We love bringing a little Chaos to festivals all over the Midlands.

Spark Music Group

Spark Music Group

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SPARK Youth Music and Purple Sun Music aim to improve the confidence and wellbeing of young people in Warwickshire through the magical vehicle of Music.

We work with children aged 10-16 who are often from vulnerable or disadvantaged backgrounds to improve their mental health, confidence and general wellbeing. We do this by putting young people into bands and giving them the whole band experience! We want to bring the joy of performing Music to as many young people as possible and so band members do not need previous musical experience and all instruments are provided.

With the help of a professional musician the bands learn cover songs and then write an original which they record in a recording studio. They create band logos and design band t shirts, posters and tickets for their gigs and take part in a band photo shoot. The bands create a music video for their original song, promote their song and gig in a radio interview or podcast, and perform in a professional gig. Through all these activities we aim to give young people key life and work skills, and experiences that they may not ordinarily be able to access or afford. As a community interest company, SPARK relies on funding to continue its work.

We are proud to be working with Napton Festival this year who have kindly given our bands the opportunity to perform.

Saturday Lounge Stage

2pm - 9pm

Silent Disco

Silent Disco

Three Channels of music. Choose from Indie & Rock Anthems, Singalong Hits or Party Bangers

Headphones provided on first come, first served basis and must be returned before leaving the hall. Limited capacity.

Caitlin Mccarthy

Caitlin Mccarthy

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Caitlin McCarthy is a determined 18-year-old Singer / Songwriter from Coventry who has always had a long-term dream of performing to audiences across her city, and one day to millions around the world. However, its not the fame that Caitlin craves, but the opportunity to use her incredible talent to raise awareness of issues and represent emotions that we all feel.

Caitlin's lyrics encapsulate the listener on a personal level, through the power and soulful voice she displays both in live performance and on record.

Jo Ash

Jo Ash

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Jo Ash is a captivating, award-nominated songwriter. Instantly recognisable, with unique vocals and intricate piano, her music is full of strong melodies and drama.

Jo's songs are immersive. She comments on life as she observes and experiences it, sometimes with wry humour, sometimes with heart-felt introspection, and sometimes with both.

She is proud to have been reviewed by the Musician's Union for her debut album 'Constellations' who said "Singer-songwriter Jo Ash's debut demands that we take notice. Jo's balladry is unapologetically dramatic with swooping vocals perfectly suited to her gothic tales."

Joining Jo, and complementing her songs with his own artistic spin, will be Mike Wheatley on acoustic guitar.

Leighton Tongue

Leighton Tongue

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Lola Brown

Lola Brown

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Lola brown is a 17 year old singer / songwriter from Birmingham.

Relatively new to the folk scene, she brings a hat full of engaging songs with lyrics well beyond her years. The melodies and quirky lyrics match her style and personality.

Whilst most were on social media or making Tik Toks in lockdown, Lola was teaching herself guitar and creating songs that have caught the attention of a lot of people.

Described by her peers as a genuine and talented writer, Lola has gained good bookings on the folk scene and started studio work on her debut releases . Her journey has just begun - she brings a breath of fresh air on the scene.

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