Lineup/Schedule

FRI 16 JULY

UPSURGE NEW MUSIC TAKEOVER

5pm–11pm
The best up-and-coming new local music. Incredible live performance from The Music Works’ UPSURGE Artists and The Multi Story Orchestra, as they collaborate on a musical fusion, twisting R’n’B, Hip Hop, Rap, Pop and Spoken Word with a live orchestra. 

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SAT 17 JULY

HIP HOP x CIRCUS TAKEOVER

2pm–11pm
A jam-packed afternoon, with a little bit of everything: amazing physical circus skills in the afternoon, the phenomenal BAC Beatbox Academy in the evening, some fierce Avant Garde Dance, then a thumping Deepbed hip hop and dance session into the night.

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SUN 18 JULY

EARLY TAKEOVER – FASHION SHOW

12 noon
A choreographed fashion show featuring 30 local dancers and models. Produced and directed Philippa Smith, with design by RS Collective, hair by Michelle Macfarlaine, featuring Ambitions Dance. Choreographed by Dani Harris-Walters.

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SUN 18 JULY

LATE TAKEOVER –MIXTAPE

2pm–8pm
Chilled-out live acoustic sets in the afternoon sunshine, followed by a poetry slam, youth climate performance and the incredible acrobatics of ‘Bromance’. Then close out the weekend with an early evening dance set from the brilliant Back in the Day.

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FRIDAY 16 JULY: UPSURGE NEW MUSIC TAKEOVER

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DJ Fade • 5-7pm

Gloucester DJ who’s shared stages with everyone from Grandmaster Flash to Skepta.

UPSURGE x The Multi-Story Orchestra • 7-8pm

A fusion of Hip Hop, R’n’B and Rap, performed with a live orchestra. Ft: Rosita, Thembe Mvula, OZMA, Issy Winstanley, Maisie, CubsNOCAP, Johnnie Darko, BHT, Leah Anthony, FWD>>, Chez, DemonsXO, iverlo, MISTRY, plus many more…..

Mr Heat • 8-9pm

Beat Maker/Producer/DJ • Gloucester

DJ Cage • 9-10pm

Award-Winning DJ From Gloucester • Specialist In UK Funky House, Ama Piano and Afro House

SATURDAY 17 JULY: HIP HOP x CIRCUS TAKEOVER

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Robyn Laura • 2.30pm

Gloucestershire singer-songwriter, playing piano and ukulele

Yeti’s Breakfast • 3pm

Rising indie songwriting duo

BRO • 4pm

Johannesburg-born inspirational singer-songwriter

Deepbed radio takeover • 7pm

Emerging artists and audio projects from Gloucester and Stroud

JSSO ft. Griz-O • evening (tbc)

Lyrical hip hop and grime meets electronic dub, keys, melodica and brass.

SUNDAY 18 JULY: EARLY TAKEOVER – FASHION SHOW

Watch what happens when local designers, DJs, hairstylists, models and a dance group team up with an amazing choreographer (Dani Harris-Walters) to put on their own Fashion Show.

The show tells the story of a journey through time, using dance, music and wearable art – beginning with the Windrush, touching on the Black Lives Matter movement and ending with life as we know it today, after more than a year of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Produced and directed Philippa Smith, with design by RS Collective, hair by Michelle Macfarlaine, featuring Ambitions Dance. Choreographed by Dani Harris-Walters.

SUNDAY 18 JULY: LATE TAKEOVER –MIXTAPE

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Lucy Parish • 3.30pm

19 year-old singer songwriter from Bristol, working on an original lockdown EP

Felicity Mitchell • 4pm

Multiple award-winning songwriter and vocalist making acoustic/mellow pop, with a raw and beautiful sound

Back in the Day set • 6pm

Party send-off • 90’s RNB with a touch of 80’s Soul u0026 Rare Groove