Fringe Artists

What a fabulous mix of eclectic artists performing throughout the BunkFest at our Fringe, spanning 17 venues and the Rowse Honey Stage.

Full details and musical genres for each band can be found in the BunkFest programme.

A huge thanks to those artists who have volunteered some, or all, of their gigs to support BunkFest.

Check out a few of the fringe artists’ best tunes at our Spotify playlist here.

If you are interested in how to apply to be an artist, please visit our FAQ.
ArtistDescriptionArtist's website
Amazing Tiger BandA dynamic hip-hop looper and multi-instrumentalist inspired by Anderson, Paak, Kendrick Lamar, Tom Misch and Jimi Hendrix.The Amazing Tiger Band
Annicka CarterA locally-based singer whose music is a blend of easy listening and light jazz.
Band of HopeA Wallingford band singing songs about love, loss, hope, skinheads and power stations.Band of Hope
BarrelHausAn alt-rock band with a healthy dose of heavy blues who are inspired by Queens of the Stone Age and Black Sabbath. The band bring together an energetic and heavy live set.
Beard of DestinyOriginal songs and honest-to-goodness platinum sequinned rock 'n' roll.Beard of Destiny
Big 500An Oxford-based band offering a blend of high energy Indie, Americana and country rock.Whole Again on Soundcloud
BMWAcoustic/electric driven pop/alt/indie/country rock originals (and the odd cover).BMW
Brook EllingworthSee Main Stage artistsBrook Ellingworth
Captain Kuppa and the Zeppelin CrewCapella songs and fun from across time and space.Captain KuppaT and the Zeppelin Crew
Charlie JamesA guitarist and composer playing a blend of instrumental acoustic works with a twist.Charlie James
Chiltern GrooveA Bucks-based band presenting 'Skankpop!'Chiltern Groove
Cities in DustLysergic groove rock - a mix of indie rock, hip-hop, electronica, punk and psychedelia.Cities in Dust
Colm Daly and Cathy MarsA mix of instruments, singing and guitar/banjo encapsulating a unique 'Mountain' feel.Colm Daly and Cathy Mars
CoverbuoysA well-known duo performing hits from the 50s to the present day.The Coverbuoys
Cracking UpA four-piece rock, country and blues outfit who perform with a nod to Santana, Muddy, Zep, Clapton, Wilco, Eagles, Stones, Peter Green, Jimi and many moreCracking Up
CutwaterSonically intense, guitar-driven music: big, interwoven arrangements showcase erudite lyrics, memorable hooks, and an appreciation of the perfectly constructed song.Cutwater
Daisy SmithSinging songs by female vintage icons, including Doris Day and Judy Garland, Daisy is classically trained and even has Disney Princess credentials!Daisy Smith
Dan KempLively, anarchic folk songs with guitar and fiddle. He has a particular passion for ancient songs that are still relevant today – covering social struggles and a call for a better world. Dan Kemp
Dave KingWell known on the folk music scene and has been performing for over 30 years. His self-penned songs cover observations about life, humour and everything…Dave King
Dolly MaviesBritish indie/alternative/folk artist. Her songs show real depth and maturity, evoking feelings of the 70s and 80s - classic rock-feel songs with substance and catchy hooks.Dolly Mavies
DopamineA six-piece funk and soul band with an infectious energy and groove. Expect hits from legendary artists from the 60s and 70s as well as more recent acts.Dopamine
Doris BrendelSee Sunday Main Stage artistsDoris Brendel
Drop in the OceanA five-piece band bringing festival vibes with a fiery fusion of reggae, ska and hip hop that pave the way for an energetic live show.Drop in the Ocean
DryadicGloucestershire-based Dryadic's sound covers an acoustic spectrum, with a British/European folk core, smattered with roots, gypsy and pop round the edges.Dryadic
Emperors of the MoonNamed after a little known Playford tune, this four-piece band play lively and thoughtful (mostly) English (mostly) folk music.Emperors of the Moon
Eoin GlackinDublin-born singer songwriter bringing a mix of folk and blues with themes of masculinity, confusion and connection.Eoin Glackin
Ez DickensA singer-songwriter from the south-west who performs an acoustic blend of reggae with folk-like storytelling, fuelled by melodic hip-hop flows and crafty lyrical content.
Ez Dickens
Frannie BStylistically, Frannie B draws from a plethora of artists in the pop ecosphere including the hooks of Rita Ora and Zedd, to the darker shades of Dua Lipa. She brings dance influences to vulnerable dark pop tracks.Frannie B
Friendly SanjGuitarist-friendly, Sanj gigged extensively during the rock and metal era of the 90s but now has his acoustic guitar, playing harmonic overlays and graceful ringing tones.FriendlySanj
Girl FridayA local duo harmonising and putting a twist on popular songs from a variety of genres, Girl Friday offer something for all music lovers.Girl Friday
Graham SwannellA semi-professional musician known for his powerful voice. Although folk is his preferred genre, he loves songs from many different musical types, especially those that tell a story.Graham Swannell
Heather-Jayne and The Red ShoesA popular quartet that play for swing and lindy-hop dance concerts but also perform soul and Motown songs, from the likes of Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone.Heather-Jayne and the Red Shoes
Hog WildTake a mix of 50s, 60s rock 'n' roll, early 60s pop/R&B, the odd blues tune and a little bit of classic country and what you get is Hog Wild.Hog Wild
Holly Rose ThomasA singer-songwriter who started on an evolving adventure of spiritual exploration. Her songs and poetry share her experience of what lies deep within the mystery of the present moment.Holly Rose Thomas
Holly ShillitoSinger-songwriter, Holly, brings a unique, atmospheric and emotive folk-pop style. Her stunning voice and singular guitar playing bring together compelling original material and some surprising covers!Holly Shillito
HorizonA musical duo who perform hits from the 60s and 70s including The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Lindisfarne, The Kinks and many more on the guitar, electric guitar, bass, mandolin and ukulele.Horizon
Horse RockSounds of instro-surf mixed with 60s garage rock and galloping horse-like rhythms.Horse Rock
Ian FreedmanA member of the Reading band, RyeWolf, who champions British folk music. Ian is appearing at BunkFest with a special solo performance.Ian Freedman
Jack WalkerJack Walker is running the open mic — see the Session page in the BunkFest programme.
Jen BerkovaA singer-songwriter born in Paris and raised in Oxford, Jen's music combines elements of soul, Afro pop and R&B, paired with heartfelt lyrics and intersecting rhythms and percussion.Jen Berkova
Jody and the JermsFormed in Oxford, the band perform their blend of female-fronted uplifting jangle guitar pop!Jody and the Jerms
Jody Wyatt and Dave NewsonSee Sunday Main Stage artistsJody Wyatt and Dave Newson
JoelyA blend of modern alt-folk with the indie rock guitar of early Coldplay and classic country sound of 70s Fleetwood Mac.Joely
Jojo HalliwellJojo performs covers from various female powerhouses in pop from a range of decades.
JunoA four-piece band from Oxfordshire, well-known for strong musicianship, powerful harmonies and youthful energy! Juno play retro and modern classics including covers by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Blur and Nile RogersJuno
Kris KingCaversham Market's resident busker who has a voice big enough to fill a room, Kris plays a broad mix of covers and originalsKris King
Kwassa KwassaAimed firmly at the dance floor, the Kwassa Kwassa sound system brings you authentic vintage music from around the globe. DJs Tom and Simon have amassed a mighty selection of tropical records.Kwassa Kwassa
LillibetA 22 year old artist from Milton Keynes who is inspired by Amy Winehouse, Adele and Kate Nash. Her sound is commercial and her song writing draws on a range of musical genres which brings a melodic and carefully crafted lyrical vibe.Lillibet
Look BusyA local Wallingford band bringing modern takes on songs from the 50s and beyond.Look Busy
Lore AmoreA storyteller who uses her love for catchy vocal melodies and folk-rock guitar riffs. Her music is described as having a 'light and a shade', moving between rockier, foot stomper, sing-along songs, to lighter, more ethereal numbers.Lore Amore
Lucy QuinnA vast repertoire of music including traditional folk songs as well as the works of Joan Baez and Pentangle. Lucy runs the 'Anything Goes' session at the Corn Exchange
LunaBargeA double-stomping, uplifting indie-folk duo armed with a banjo, guitar, ukulele, two voices and two stomp boxes. The duo bring catchy original songs covering topics such as date disasters, dinosaurs, holidays in space and the London Underground!LunaBarge
Ma BessieMa Bessie combines Julia Titus' rich, warm vocal sound with a dynamic group of musicians. Expect classic blues and jazz tunes with original songs and covers from the last 50 years of pop musicMa Bessie
Martin WoodMartin Wood has been playing acoustic blues, folk, roots, Americana and a bit of jazz for over 15 years. Entertaining audiences in pubs, clubs, festivals and theatres across the south of England, he is living proof that the Basingstoke and Kennet Canal is a long-lost tributary of the Mississippi Delta.Martin Wood
Matt RussA Witney-based musician performing his unique blend of acoustic rock and pop, earning him a reputation as an exciting
and versatile musician.
Matt Russ
Matthew BeesleyFormer guitarist with local band, the Keeling Curve, Matthew returns to BunkFest play a solo set of original acoustic pop tunes about life and stuff, with the odd finger-picking cover.
Military Wives ChoirThe Military Wives Choirs connect women in the military community and create a support network through the power of singing. Listen to the Benson Choir sing on the Rowse Honey Stage this BunkFest.
Miss VintageA blend of jazz and swing mixed with recent pop songs, providing a classy and fun experience...with great shoes!Miss Vintage
Missing the FerryThree brothers and their best friend who perform a variety of Irish and Irish influenced music. With inspiration as diverse as Brendan Shine, The Pogues and The Stone Roses, their mission is to get people dancing and thinking.Missing the Ferry
MonkeyfistsHarbouring a zest for sea songs, shanties and drinking songs since 2014 and based in South Oxfordshire, Monkeyfists are as far from the sea as you can be, but the sea is where they'll be…Monkeyfists
Mudslide Morris and the RevelatorsFoot-stomping slide and harp‑driven blues and boogie from this lively duo will appeal to music lovers and dancers alike. The band bring juke joint blues and boogie and classic rock.Mudslide Morris & The Revelators
My Mate DaveAn upbeat, fun, acoustic four‑piece who play banjo, uke, fiddle and flute and sing in close harmony. Their music draws influences from gypsy folk and bluegrass.My Mate Dave
New WolfIf you like Rock 'n' Roll, join New Wolf at The Green Tree to enjoy some loud and proud rock musicNew Wolf
Nineteenth HourAn Oxfordshire-based band influenced by bands such as Nothing But Thieves and Artic Monkeys, Nineteenth Hour combine nuanced guitar layers and calescent vocals to build tension and elation.Nineteenth Hour
One Eyed ManA rhythmic folk solo act influenced by the likes of Ben Howard, Bon Iver and Mumford and Sons. The songs revolve around camping, travelling, environment and nature.One Eyed Man
OutliersA six-piece ensemble featuring a delightful mix of vocal harmonies and instrumentation. Their varied sound is provided by multi‑instrumentalist playing guitar, banjo, piano, keyboards, bass guitar, percussion, clarinet, not forgetting the penny whistle!Outliers
Oxford Slow SessionSee the Session page in the BunkFest programmeOxford Slow Sessions
Papa TruckA popular bluegrass band showcasing what they call "British Bluegrass" - American Bluegrass music with the addition of their own British spin and individual influences.Papa Truck
Pete OrtonA set largely devoid of love songs, introspective dirges, football managers and salad. Some boomer angst may occur in Australian segway, but otherwise, expect a riot of vegetables, laundry, cider, Sainsbury's, and railroad memorabilia
PRB Sound SystemFor the past two and a half years PRB Sound System have hosted a weekly show on Wallingford Radio (every Tuesday @ 8pm) and this summer are taking their record collection on the road. Expect classics from Bunny Wailer, Lee 'Scratch' Perry & Burning Spear alongside great new artists like The Wise Bloods, Young Israelites and Emily Capell. 
Pure FlukeA multi-instrument folk-style band playing vintage and modern tunes with a unique ukulele slant. Pure Fluke brings music of all flavours: 30s ballads, through jive, rock, country, ska and pop to the present dayPure Fluke
RazzomoA full power folk duo mixing sizzling Klezmer, Balkan and Irish fiddle lines with booming guitar beats and loopsRazzomo
Restless OceansA four-piece acoustic act from Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, playing upbeat rock/folk-inspired originals.Restless Oceans
Richard StrangeWell-known and well-loved local DJ, Richard Strange's Ska and 2Tone DJ nights are always packed — feel the groove at the Keep on Saturday night then dance the night away on Sunday night at the Dolphin!Richard Strange
RigsbyA high energy set of rock and pop songs across the decades. Expect classics from Weller, The Who, Stereophonics, The Beatles, The Stones, Ocean Colour Scene, The Doors, Bowie, Oasis, Blur and many more.Rigsby
Roary SkaistaA folk singer songwriter, performing traditional and original songs with the guitar and loop pedal, blending a trad folk sound with up-to date, witty and poignant lyrics.Roary Skaista
Rocket KingsOriginal songs. Top tunes. Ukuleles. Melodies. Harmonies. This is the sound of 'ukepop'!Rocket Kings
RyeWolfA five-piece Reading-based band who mix traditional and self-penned songs along with a few surprises.RyeWolf
Saint ClairAn upcoming alt rock band from London with a distinctive style that combines elements of indie rock with introspective lyricism, the band is constantly evolving their sound, taking inspiration from the indie hits from the late 2000s.Saint Clair
Save TonightAn experienced duo covering classic pop and rock songs. Save Tonight have a lively and refreshing sound - they like to cover songs from the 60s to the present day.
Scarlett Von KokA self-proclaimed theatrical
diva who has been gracing the scenes of Oxford and the south working nightclubs,
brunches and full blown cabarets!
Scarlett Von Kok
Shalane and Rock 'n' Roll PeteThese professional musicians have perfected their technical abilities and created a unique sound with a polished
Shalane and Rock ‘n’ Roll Pete
She, RobotAn award-winning loop artist who effortlessly juggles instruments and genres, She, Robot meets machine in a musical maelstrom of dancehall, ska, doo wop, folk and electro, colliding with blistering beats and haunting, sublime vocal gymnastics.She, Robot
ShirazAn a cappella vocal group of five local friends who sing their own arrangements of well known jazz, folk and pop songs.Shiraz
Short Drag RogerShanties and sea songs are brought to BunkFest. In addition to cappella traditional shanties, Short Drag Roger also sing more modern sea songs and self-penned numbers.Short Drag Roger
Sian Lloyd-JonesManchester-born singer-songwriter and now Wallingford-based, Sian covers a variety of different genres along with a wide repertoire of original songs.Sian LLoyd Jones
Simply BowieWith a potted history of the great man in between songs, acoustic group inspired by a love of Bowie's music.
Six Feet of SnowFeaturing strong vocals and the best in guitar sounds, Six Feet of Snow cover a widely varied set from The Killers, Foo Fighters, The Jam, REM, U2 and more.Six Feet of Snow
South Oxfordshire ChoirSouth Oxfordshire Choir (formerly Cranford Choral Society) are a friendly, non‑audition choir of about 50 men and women.South Oxfordshire Choir
SpacepigsPlaying classic rock covers from the 60s to the 00s with some disco classics and 'cheese' thrown in for good measure. Hailing from the Oxford/Witney/Bicester area, they cover Bowie, Springsteen, Hendrix, ELO and many more.Spacepigs
Steve DanielsSinger-songwriter Steve's solo set includes very English numbers from his debut album Green Triangle and the follow up East of the Moon and West of the Sun.Steve Daniels
Tarantism Disco / AcousticPlaying dance tunes and disco, using just vocals, drum and whistles, Tarantism Disco manage to sound like a full band without any effects or trickery.Tarantism Disco / Tarantism Acoustic
The Big CheeseA covers band who were put together from various other bands, so a kind of covers super-group!
The Brewer's DaughterLyrical driven, powerful and heartfelt acoustic music that is steeped in roots and culture.The Brewer's Daughter
The CornermanPlaying to raise awareness of the support service offered at South Moreton Boxing Club, the band play their own songs and covers from The Jam, The Pogues and The Foo Fighters.The Cornermen
The Devil's PrefectsCountry and Western with its tongue wedged firmly in its cheek. The Devil's Prefects perform original songs with a few memorable covers, slightly altered for comic effect.The Devil's Prefects
The IronicsAn original three piece Oxfordshire punk/folk band. Expect energetic sounds and good lyrical tales served with a sense of humourThe Ironics
The Juniper ClubTaking influence from numerous 90s alt-rock and metal bands, ranging from The Cure to mid‑90s era grunge. This band please all ears, creating great, deep, ethereal soundsThe Juniper Club
The Kennet Delta CowboysA band of local experienced musicians who enjoy playing country, western and bluegrass classics with a fun, modern twist and a lot of joyThe Kennet Delta Cowboys
The KiralsA four-piece alt folk/Americana band from Oxford who will be performing original material from their albums, You and Goodbye RiverThe Kirals
The MFUA band who believes in a band being a 'gang', with an image, style and substance to back it up! Add a set of material that rocks, twists and turns in equal measure and you have MFU!The MFU
The MysteriesA unique acoustic pop/soul trio who play upbeat songs that everybody loves, but not often covered. With acoustic guitar, double bass, cajon /shaker/glockenspiel, and lots of vocal harmony.The Mysteries
The Night HeronsOriginal, upbeat folk funk from this soulful group, with dreamy vocals, beautiful keys, jazzy bass and divine rhythms.
The Nine Ton Peanut SmugglersThe band play a mix of almost entirely self-written ska and R'n'B and feature a four-horn attack!The Nine Ton Peanut Smugglers
The Occasional OrchestraPurveyors of quality indie pop/rock songs, this merry band are releasing critically acclaimed albums bulging with stories of humanity and joy, rooted in the UK past and present from the Sussex Downs to Peckham RyeThe Occasional Orchestra
The PublicansPurveyors of the finest blend of Irish Folk and English Indie. Their songs, mostly original, are fine-tuned for dancing, drinking and singing along too.

The Publicans
The Rag and Moan MenPlaying acoustic blues, folk, roots, Americana, and a bit of jazz for over ten years, this group have entertained audiences across the South of England and proving that the Basingstoke and Kennet Canal is a long lost tributary of the Mississippi Delta!The Rag and Moan Men
The RedhillsA quartet with their lively take on folk! Traditional songs and dance tunes, selected, jumbled up and glued together into original arrangementsThe Redhills
The Rural BroadbandA trio bringing you songs of love and life from a wide range of songwriters including Waterboys, Dylan, Cohen and Clapton. Expect guitar, mandolin, violin, harmonica and more.The Rural Broadband
The ShapesA nine-piece band from Oxford who write and play a unique upbeat melodic pop/soul/indie soundThe Shapes
The SkepticsRenewed, revived, reborn from the original, that 'force of nature,' The Skeptics believe fabulous harmonies and unique arrangements aren't all they bring to folk/fusion...The Skeptics
The Soul SeniorsBringing classic Motown, Stax, Atlantic and more; the reformed, renewed and revived Soul Seniors guarantee sensational soul.The Soul Seniors
The Stanley Moon TrioHigh energy, full heart and soul music, with just as much blues, gospel and funk as jazz.The Stanley Moon Trio
The Stormy TuesdaysAn Oxfordshire band specialising in classic, post-war, electric, blues sound, incorporating elements of jazz and rock.The Stormy Tuesdays
The Swamp Stomp String BandThis is not just a hillbilly-wannabe, country band. The Swamp Stomp String Band propel everything from drinking songs to ballads that will break even the toughest of folk.The Swamp Stomp String Band
The Vincent White BandA band that offers original Rock and Blues music to the maximum.The Vincent White Band
Third LungSince their debut album, Gameplay, Third Lung have garnered support from the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing and others. They have signed with iconic Marquee Records with copies of their album selling out and multiple mainstage festival slots confirmed.Third Lung
Thom LucasAn Oxfordshire singer/songwriter with Indie, Rock and Americana influences. Thom plays original electric and acoustic material with the occasional cover thrown in for good measure. Lucas
Tim RanceA singer, songwriter and guitarist who performs a mix of upbeat classic rock and pop covers and original material.Tim Rance
Tokyo Toy CompanyA math pop band from Bristol who breath life into the grassroots music scene. Well-known for their vibrant performances and Spotify single West Mid EmoTokyo Toy Company
Unusual SuspectsA premier local tribute band offering guitar‑based music delivered in their own exhilarating style. The band's set features turbo‑charged, much-loved songs from the past half a century.Unusual Suspects
VagabondA Berkshire-based singer-songwriter duo, performing self penned songs and covers in the country/folk/Americana/blues style. They are well-known for their harmonies and haunting, and sometimes unusual, instrumentation.Vagabond
Warp and WeftWarp and Weft are Alison Raymond and Suzanne Alexander. Both are violinists, while Alison also plays guitar and sings with a smoky alto voice.
Who ate all the crayonsA Berkshire-based band who draw influences from Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and Mumford and Sons. They incorporate infectious melodies wringing with emotion, ear-worm hooks, and anthemic vocalsWho Ate All The Crayons
WhoosyaOxfordshire-based Whoosya play energetic feel-good Americana roots songs (folk, country, blues, gospel, skiffle). Their line-up includes banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass and percussion, with harmony vocals.Whoosya
WolfnoteA modern original folk, Berkshire-based band that blend multi instrumental and vocal harmonies to create a semi-orchestral feel.
WUNT (Wallingford Ukulele Night Thing)See the Sessions page in the BunkFest programme.WUNT

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Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd September

Wallingford, South Oxfordshire