Band on the Wall announces stage at Bluedot and Kendal Calling festivals

Over three days during each festival this July, Band on the Wall takes over the Roots Stage with a programme featuring stunning music from South Asia, some of the most exciting emerging urban jazz talents, and a programme of afro-caribbean grooves.

Friday’s lineup is a celebration of South Asian music, and features some of India’s finest musical exports – a number of whom performed across Manchester recently as part of the recent New North and South programme. An unmissable performance will be the British-Asian supergroup Electronic Empires who were formed specially for New North and South, and perform only their second ever show, after a sold-out debut show at Band on the Wall.

Saturday will be a focus on some of the most exciting names in modern jazz, soul and global R&B, including Columbian pop sensation Lao Ra and Aaliyah Espirit, a young jazz-inspired R&B vocalist recently hyped by Gilles Peterson and Brownswood’s Future Bubblers programme.

On Sunday the lineup features artists from across Africa and the Caribbean, including a performance from celebrated reggae musican Golty Farabeau coming all the way from the Seychelles, and djembe maestro Sidiki Dembele who previously performed with the much-renowned Afrika! Afrika!

Bluedot: 19-22 July 2018, Jodrell Bank, Cheshire
Kendal Calling: 26-29 July 2018, Lowther Deer Park, Cumbria (sold out)

Image: Electronic Empires at Band on the Wall