Announcing Stroud Shindig: a new annual event of epic proportions to celebrate one very special creative little town.
This year’s first Shindig features bands, performers, artists and DJs who are nationally acclaimed, but all have some association with the town.
Acts announced for the huge event include Stroud favourites Boss Morris, Jonny Fluffypunk and Thee Ones, with some very special guests, as well as Booty Bass, Eva Lazarus and the Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra who will be appearing with MCs Grove and JPDL following their extraordinary collaboration at Womad Festival this year.
The historic venue will be taken over inside and out for this mega party with a special pop up Wild Boar Gin Lounge where DJs Darius (Crooked Stylus), Dubbu and Mendoza (Overproof), Frank Situation (Situationism), Jag Patel (Global Beats) and Monobrow (Sound Records) will be spinning the very best tracks while you sip on your favourite cocktail.
Expect light shows and acrobats, and of course a whole lot of surprises too.
MOTHERS, FATHERS, CAREGIVERS, dearest party parents - come join us and get the fun times rolling, family-friendly stylee for our 2nd voyage on the good ship MGWIO...
We'll be joined by DJs Ed & Wood, Joker & The Judge, Francisco & Rudeboy Robinson (all the way from *that* London) plus flashmob madness from local heroes Boss Morris (last seen dancing with Hot Chip at Glastonbury).
It's going to be immense.
To celebrate the end of summer, our theme is GOLD - take that as you please and get your gold groove on ... Or just come as you are - seriously. Dress code is just for the craic, it's NOT compulsory.
Click link below for tickets. Get 'em quick - they *will* sell out!
With support from Maja Lena, Deerhart, Boss Morris.
Folk Troubadour Rory Mcleod returns to Stroud for another Goods Shed gig with his unique mix of travelling songs and political commentary, displaying his usual excellent harmonica accompaniment and good humour.
With support from Marianne Parrish (Low Chimes, Hot Feet) showcasing her new solo material, songs from Nancy Trotter Landry and Rob Pearson, and local heroes Boss Morris (last seen dancing for Hot Chip at Glastonbury festival!).
£7 from SVA / £8.50 online + booking fee / £10 OTD
The faerie woodland is quiet and still… that is until the Nightjar Carnival rolls into town! For one night only shadow & light must dance & dine together! Embrace adventure, give in to desires, and follow your curiosity to a mystical evening of absurdity! Come join the carnival as we succumb to the Eclipse of the Nightjar!
Eliza Carthy leads this concert celebrating 80 years of Topic Records, the oldest independent record label in the world and the home of British folk music.
With its origins in the Workers’ Music Association, through the mid-20th century folk revival to the present day, Topic Records has established itself as not only the pre-eminent British folk music label but one widely respected throughout the world. Tonight’s concert captures that fiercely independent spirit with artists from across the label’s history, including Martin Carthy, Lisa Knapp, Sam Lee, Alasdair Roberts and Olivia Chaney plus further special guest artists to be announced.
A number of these artists appear on Vision & Revision: The first 80 years of Topic Records, a double album released in May. The record sees a host of musicians from the UK folk scene covering a song of their choice from Topic’s extraordinary back catalogue.