Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together acoustic guitar, soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. After 7 years spent DJ’ing and MC’ing on the Drum & Bass circuit, Billy swapped the decks for a guitar and started out as a solo act in 2007. Although he still occasionally does solo gigs, he now usually plays with a full band, mixing guitars, keys, drums, bass, percussion and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. ThinkJason Mraz meets The Cat Empire...on a protest march...at the Edinburgh Fringe.Billy and his band have performed at some of the UK’s best festivals, including Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Green Man, The Secret Garden Party, Sunrise Celebration, Ireland’s Electric Picnic, and many more.
Consisting of two sets of brothers and a Spaniard: Regime play heavy hip-hop mixed with dancehall, reggae and rock.Since relocating to Bristol in 2012, Regime have started to make a name for themselves across the South-West with solid performances supporting the likes of: Akala, The Baghdaddies, The Skints, Dub Mafia, The Beat, Dreadzone, Dizraeli ,Scroobius Pip , Gentleman’s Dub Club and Babyhead. Conscious (and often hilarious) social commentary combined with heavy reggae bass lines, slick hip-hop riffs and a consistently danceable groove make Regime a perfect party/festival band.
Nelson And Friends
In 2015, Nelson created “Nelson & Friends” collective in London, an Afro-fusion project, which blends Mozambique music with jazz and funk. The collective has gained a whispered reputation around East London for their irresistible rhythms and captivating melodies, which makes it impossible for even the most reluctant dancer not to get up on their feet and move. Everywhere they go, they bring a positive atmosphere and make people dance and enjoy the night. Nelson’s music is inspired by some of African names such as Youssour N’dour, Madala Kunene, Miriam Makeba and some of Mozambique names as David Mazembe, Severino and many more.
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Husband and wife lead alt folk rock band with three sisters blood harmony. Sky Barkers is an extended family, folk rock band, hailing from the wild coast of west Wales. With vintage hearts beating in contemporary chests, Sky Barkers brings strong musicianship and soulful folk vocals into an alternative country folk rock sound of 69 -74. Sky Barkers are all about playing live, about bringing the depth and freedom of live music to people. They recently played at Unearthed in a Field festival in Wales, where some people abandoned their stalls and came to the main stage, open mouthed, teary eyes and fully goose pimpled. One stall holder commented “you guys are a seriously powerful combination, you’re wild, I can’t wait to see what you do next”. The music of Sky Barkers is an invitation - daring us all to bust open the seams, get the grass between our teeth and throw our heads back to the sky…
ICHI, from Nagoya in Japan, takes the notion of a one-man band to new limits, combining his quirky handmade instrument inventions (Stilt-bass, Kalilaphone, Balloon-pipes, Hatbox-pedal-drum, Tapumpet, Percussion-shoes & Hat-trick-hat) with steel-drum, ping-pong balls, toys & everyday objects all in the space of one short set. Somehow there's an ancient, ritualistic feel to his performances - he's like the misplaced leader of a tribe. To see ICHI live is to witness something so playful and unusual you know that you're experiencing something entirely new. It`s fun, it`s danceable, it's exciting.
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Save The Bees
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Barefoot Dance Of The Sea
A sweet blend of beautiful two-and three-part harmonies and enchanting minimalist instrumentation. They subtly weave together their distinct style to pay homage to a variety of folk-root stylings like old-timely gospel, country crooning, sea shanties and torch balladry. Their delicate guitar and percussion embellish songs of gentle melancholia and light-footed charm.
Jimmy Brewer is a songwriter originally from Lincolnshire. Bored by his rural surroundings and the manufactured pop music of the day the 8 year old Jimmy Brewer found refuge in a cupboard under the stairs. Housed in this cupboard was his parents’ record collection. For hours, often skipping school, Jimmy would sit with his Argos catalogue guitar trying to mimic the sounds forcing their way through the dust and crackle. The Everley Brothers, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley all helped to develop his love of a good melodic pop song. Since releasing his debut album ‘As Time Stands Still’ in 2013 Jimmy has relentlessly toured around the UK and has played festivals such as the Camden Crawl and Unearthed in a Field. Recently Jimmy has played several dates of Joan Armatrading’s final major tour culminating in a performance at London’s Barbican Hall. Inspired by a thousand lonely, late night drives and drawing influence from artists such as Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell and Ron Sexsmith, Jimmy’s new album ‘Strangers’ is three and a half minute, Keith Richards-y guitar driven pop rock, filled with a nostalgic narrative of growing up, school and first loves.
Over the years, Jasmine developed her song writing and found it to be the only way to truly express herself. Artists including Nina Simone, John Mayer, Chet Baker, Dido, Eminem, Tracy Chapman, Thomas Newman, Enya, Chris Brown, James Taylor and Sade are said to be her main influences. "Where I grew up there was so much space in the air and little distraction, a lot of thinking time which was often difficult as a teenager, all the ups and downs, writing kept me sane".
Born from the richness of Rachael Dadd’s semi-nomadic lifestyle, partly recorded live in a studio followed by playful overdubbing in Rachael’s front room, ‘We Resonate’ carves out a niche of its own, crossing genres from folk, through pop and experimental. Pulsing with poly-rhythms on prepared-piano, homemade xylophone, voice, clarinets, typewriter, boxes of matches, steel drum, tap-dancing, clapping, and even the heartbeat of Rachael’s baby in the womb, it reveals that her love of African field-recordings and the spirit embodied within them has seeped into the diverse mix of influences, along with Steve Reich, Tune Yards, and the Japanese underground/ improv scene.
Pop songs that grew up in mid air between London and Cardiff are now settling down and embracing their Welsh psychedelicheritage. Containing hooky melodies warped by rebellious synth loops and unexpected vocal harmonies, HMS Morris take you on a voyage like no other.
Rosey Cale is a country/pop singer-songwriter from Pembrokeshire, South Wales. Whilst studying Acting at the University Of Wales Trinity St David Rosey is currently preparing for the release of her debut EP, ‘Creating Images’. It features songs from heartbreak and tackling body image, to one of her most requested songs ‘OAP’ which sheds light on the perks of becoming and old age pensioner. Through her eclectic style she has been writing songs, making music and ‘Creating Images’ for audiences across Wales. Having supported other great acts such as; Valleyers, Caroline Harrison and Benjamin Mason to name a few, Rosey is no stranger to playing live! She began writing in 2013 and performing live in her local area in 2014. Since then has continued to reach further afield with her music. Rosey's original songs are known to capture audiences by their musicality and lyrical honesty. With Rosey’s love of writing music and lyrics there is no doubt that there will be more music to be heard in the very near future.
Elephants was founded in London by pianist Joe Webb and vocalist Jamie Doe in early 2015. Between them, they are heavily influenced by the songwriting of Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell. The band is made up of fellow musicians, Jimmy Brewer, Jodie Marie, Tom Sinnett, Gethin Jones and Jack Beddis. Apart from Jamie, everyone else met at Owain Jenkins' beautiful studio, 'studiowz', on the west coast of Wales as a session band recording for various different artists before recording Jodie's and Jimmy's albums in 2013 and 2014. Elephants look to create music which brings Joy and Beauty.
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Camping included with Weekend Tickets
Tickets are available through TicketSource and a booking fee applies will be emailed to you and can be printed. Alternatively TicketSource can post them to you for a small charge. We will scan all tickets on the gate.
This year we have introduced two new concession tickets for 12-17 years olds and 75+. 11 and under are free. Early Bird tickets are now sold out.
Unearthed as a community orientated festival is not profit making, but does need to cover costs, which is surprisingly difficult. We are very grateful to all who come and contribute. Your tickeet money goes primarilly on the various artists as well as the infrastructure required to set this all up. A great selection of vegetarian food will be available all day every day,
Following from a joyous previous events in 2012 and 2014 and 2015 we collaboratively bring you, by popular demand, Unearthed In A Field 2016. The stated aim is the expansion of consciousness, form the practical to the ethereal, through arts, performance communication and discussion What this means tangibly is that we will be bringing a whole heap of beautiful things to stimulate your mind and body. Musically we have a great selection of British artists coming with a roots, folk, reggae vibe as well as some worldly rhythms facilitated by performers from Africa and Colombia. A great selection of vegetarian food will be available all day every day,
Performers include Fire Dancers, trapeze performances and workshops, hula hoop and workshop, drumming and workshop, belly dancers. Other workshops include the above plus wild foraging, mosaic making, yoga, meditation, pilates. The food will be ethically and locally sourced, including a wild foraged cafe! The bar will be stocked with lovely non – alcoholic drinks plus alcoholic drinks form Pembrokeshire that you aren't likely to come across in Wetherspoons (and at a really good price), plus some international flavours such as last events favourite the caiparinha!
For the ethereal we have some greatly respected speakers who will enlighten us on a variety of diverse topics such as the convergence of science and spirituality, meditation and health benefits, renewable energy, alternative holiday and home structures and more to come! The weekend tickets include free camping, you are welcome to come down from the 11th of June for a few days in advance if you fancy (beware – you might get roped in to help!).
This event is open to all and certainly family friendly, we welcome all members of our local and broader community to come dance bare foot in the grass with us at this non- for profit event. All income after costs will be shared between the energy contributors based on energy input with an additional pot put aside to hopefully make this a sustainable event for future years.With love, the Unearthed family.
Approach to recycling and waste.
We aim to tread lightly on the environment. Lots of people coming together is a great celebration, though it can come with a heavy weight on the Earth.
Please be aware of the materials you bring on to site. Especially things like one use plastics.
We kindly ask that you leave nothing behind when you leave.
Tim and the organisers also run alternative places to stay around the UK, check out www.qualityUnearthed.co.uk to see the list of funky accommodation.Download Flyer
Unearthed in a field is a community event celebrating, amongst other things, the interconnection of our local and global community. We warmly welcome expressions of interest to get involved.
Stands. NOW FULL
All stands are by donation. We strive to create a situation where all energy input is fairly returned so limit the number of similar stalls to avoid excess competition. Please get in touch with a description of what your stall is about and how much space is needed. Stands will get a free ticket for those working.
An integral part of the vibe of this festival. Many hands make light work and we very much appreciate the smiling willingness to help that out volunteer brothers and sisters bring. Jobs will be allocated closer to the time, though if you have a preference of what you would like to do, let’s us know when you contact us. Jobs include, pre – event set up, bar staffing, car park and camping guides, entrance / tickets, daily clean up, post show clean up and take down.
If you have an area of interest or ability which you would like to offer but which isn’t mentioned, please also be free to get in touch.
Energy input will be roughly 12 hours, split over 2 or 3 shifts. You will get a free ticket, free meal and two drinks vouchers, as well as much love and appreciation.
Performers, artists, speakers, poets, musicians, circus crew.
All welcome! We are a not about making big profits, in fact, to break even this year would be great. We communally have created a great space for energy sharing but don’t have a large budget. ‘Have Your Say Soapbox’ This will be our open / free stage for performers of all varieties. Choose your slot and mark it in on the black boards that will be provided beside the stage from Friday 17th mid-day.
Our main stage (SteppenRoots Stage) is now full.
We are looking for inspirational speakers. The objective is the expansion of consciousness, so topics which the general public will not be especially aware of. The topic can be very varied, we are not prescriptive in that sense, we simply wish to help educate and uplift each other.
The objective is the expansion of consciousness, so topics which the general public will not be especially aware of. The topic can be very varied, we are not prescriptive in that sense, we simply wish to help educate and uplift each other.
Yurt Field, Cerbid, Near Solva, Haverfordwest, Pembrokshire, SA62 6YETim@unearthedinafield.co.uk
Yurt Field, Cerbid, Near Solva, Haverfordwest, Pembrokshire, SA62 6YE