Here you will find a list of the groups, singers and other entertainment we have lined up for the 2019 NFOL.
Before Sunrise will be performing 2 x 60 minute sets on the main stage during Friday evening starting immediately after the Opening Ceremony.
With a repertoire that focuses on indie and rock classics from the last 50 years, Before Sunrise are the ultimate indie function band to get your party on it’s feet.
Before Sunrise are a 5-piece indie rock function band performing a wide range of music from the likes of The Stones, The Who and The Beatles, right up to modern classics from The Kaiser Chiefs, Stereophonics, Muse and The Killers. With a set list that caters for guests of all ages.
Performing Friday Evening in “The Bar” & The Arena Stage Sunday Afternoon.
Milk&Two – Live music duo consisting of Zoe Dymott (Guitar/ Vox) & Jack Mitchell (Cajon/ Vox). Covering a range of genres, there’s something for everyone!
Performing Sunday Evening in “The Bar”
This south-west duo sing songs from the 50s right up to todays favorite songs, although their favorite era is the 60s “as you cant beat them”. Very happy to take requests and a very enjoyable nights entertainment is promised.
Performing Thursday Evening in “The Bar”
David is a Musician and Music Teacher based in the Bournemouth area. He currently performs with Sunstroke who are a cover’s band for all occasions performing classic songs from the 1950’s up to the present. As well as performing with Sunstroke, David performs as a soloist, which is ideal for smaller venues Previously David was a member of ‘Looking Through Glass’. He has written and recorded an EP and album both of which are on Spotify and Itunes.
Playing Saturday afternoon in the Bar
Played on BBC 6 music by Tom Robinson and described by ex-editor of NME,Q, Mojo and Word Paul Du Noyer as ” cheering and addictive”. Thom Morecroft is a British singer-songwriter from Shropshire living in Liverpool. Born in Shrewsbury he moved to Liverpool and he became a part of a healthy populated scene of acoustic singer songwriters in the North West. He developed an idiosyncratic live performance and a distinctive vocal style.
Performing Saturday afternoon in the Bar
Vernon has supported artists such as Courtney Pine CBE, Geno Washington, Acoustic Alchemy, Snake Davis and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and been a featured artist for Jazz FM and received airtime on BBC Radio Merseyside plus a host of Online Radio Stations with live in studio Singer-Songwriter sessions. If you want chilled jazz, soul, smooth, easy listening, upbeat funky soul (especially 1970’s) or hints of reggae, then look no further. Vernon has it covered.
Performing Saturday evening on the “Arena Stage”
The Twerzels are a three piece tribute to the Wurzels based somewhere in the West Country. Twerzels Dave Mark ‘n Rich create the sounds of the West Country, playing all the old favourites plus many more party tunes guaranteed to get everybody up ‘n dancing. Appearances on TV, in theatres and festivals all over England make the Twerzels one of the Country’s busiest acts.
Disco With A Difference On Saturday Evening in “The Swift Marquee”
SILENT DISCO KING THE WORLD’S NO. 1 FOR WIRELESS HEADPHONE EVENTS
Originally, Silent Disco consisted of a few hundred people dancing to Abba whilst their mates were singing along to Mr Brightside. Whilst the classic “2 channel DJ battle” remains ever popular today, the concept of Silent Disco has evolved in every direction.
Now used as Main Stage entertainment at many festivals, headphone based entertainment has been embraced by credible artists, impressive brands, Hollywood A-listers and ambitious creatives around the world.
White Horse Morris will be performing in the Central area during Saturday afternoon & there will be an opportunity for audience participation for members who are keen to take part.
Over the years White Horse Morris Men developed a reputation as an excellent dance side offering dances from a range of mainly Cotswold traditions. They have toured extensively in the United Kingdom & Europe.
In September 2011 it was decided to make the side mixed, thus becoming White Horse Morris, so that they can now offer mixed & single sex Border & Cotswold Morris Dances, thus allowing them to carry on with their long tradition of excellent dancing.
Performing Saturday In “The Main Arena”
Meirion’s duck herding demonstrations are designed to showcase the amazing talents of border collies and the communication between handler and dog. His demonstrations are informative, educational and highly entertaining. They are also interactive, allowing hands-on adult and child participation. Meirion provides his own humorous commentary as he uses a combination of commands to guide his dogs and cooperative (and sometimes uncooperative) Indian Runner ducks around a course that includes tunnels, slides and pens.
Magic Show in the Children’s Play area on Sat morning & Close Up Magic & Balloon Animals in the Central Area during Sat afternoon.
Magic Alex will be bringing a barn full of smiles and mystification to this year’s event with her highly acclaimed Magical Giggle Show for children of all ages. Don’t worry if you miss the show, Magic Alex will also be walking around at selected times to entertain you with balloon modelling and her own brand of close up magic.
Saturday 5.00 pm In “The Main Arena”
If you think you have what it takes to be the 2019 Campsite Cook of the Year, contact your region/section PRO or click here to find out how you can take part in the competition. There are some fantastic Cadac prizes to been won!
Winner of the heats will come together at the NFOL to battle for the title of Campsite Cook-off the Year. The final will take place at 5.00pm on Saturday in the main arena. Come along and support your local representative in the final.
The FDSG will be contributing to the event with their popular Maypole, Barn Dance & Craft Fair during Saturday, timings will be confirmed shortly as well as providing music during the Church Service on Sunday which will be a Harvest Festival Theme at which donations of dry & tinned food can be made which will be passed on to a local food bank.
Performing 2 shows on Saturday in “The Main Arena”
The Dorset Axemen formed in 2014 with 7 members with the aim of perpetuating the skills of the forester, woodman, timber cutter, before the advent of modern-day harvesting machinery.Our display contains all aspects of speed and accuracy chopping and crosscut sawing with razor sharp axes & saws. All the wood that we use comes from managed woodlands and is felled to a proper felling programme. We hope our displays are informative, educational, entertaining and enjoyable to the public at large.
Performing 2 shows on Saturday in the “Swift Marquee”
Shaftesbury Town Band started life in 1869 and was known as “The Penny Whistle Band” (due to the fact that it consisted mostly of whistle pipes!). It later became a Fife and Drum Band In 1898 not long after, the then Prince of Wales was visiting Shaftesbury, and for the occasion the Town Council became interested in the Band and assisted with the purchase of instruments and military style uniforms. The band survived through both wars and then went from strength to strength. With various band leaders taking the band to new heights.Then in 1973, a milestone year for the Band when, having been moved from pillar to post, they were one of the first bands in the south of England to boast their own Band Hall. With their roots now settled the plan was to attend festivals and competitions. Although not winning at their first attempt the band had great fun and enjoyment and this was to be repeated many times.So sit back and enjoy The Shaftesbury Town Silver Band
Burrell Agricultural Engine (3″ scale-1/4 full sized-model)