2018 Line-up
Bands Info Links
Tash & Dave
A duo playing the best in contemporary country music
Al Jenkins
 Al Jenkins is a guitarist singer that plays a wide variety of classic cover versions from 1950s to present in an acoustic style 
Nick Cope
Nick is back again for ChildreyFest 2018 to entertain the kids. He has over 20 years experience as a singer/songwriter including lead singer of the Candyskins
Whoosya are a guitar, banjo and mandolin fueled band from Oxfordshire. Playing a mix of Bluegrass, folk, Americana and anything else that takes their fancy.
Waiting for Smith
Waiting For Smith’s songs are like the words in their name: of medium length, in plain English, with short gaps between. Most of all, they’re instantly familiar, as if you’ve heard them before in another room.

They have the groove of Dire Straits, the lyrics of Leonard Cohen, the piano of Billy of Joel and jumping up and down of James Brown – all whisked in a Magimix and served piping hot with a sprig of basil.

By turns happy, catchy, poignant, funny, cool, romantic and angry – WFS write music you won’t be able to stop singing. This summer they’re playing Wilderness, Latitude and a bunch of other

festivals. They’ve had radio play all over the world – from London and Oxford to Melbourne and Toronto. Catch them while they’re humble.
Empty Vessels
Original old school Rock ‘n’ Roll but now with a twist. After years of gigging and recording as a 4 piece band the Empty Vessels have misplaced their Bass player and Drummer (if you have seen them please send them home), as a result we are mixing things up so expect something different from the remaining vessels.
Easter Island Statues
Alternative rock monocock, thumpdrum engine, rhythm propellers, underlying Great Dane bass bombs, blasting trumpet gun

“Passionate, refined and really quite thrilling, Easter Island Statues remind us just how exciting indie-rock can still sound: maybe there’s plenty of life left in guitar music after all.” – For The Rabbits, Jan 2018 
Forged from both the Backbone and the cutting edge of 2 intertwined bands:
“oTTo. Rock n Roll meets grunge Jazz n Blues.
Are a young band of gifted musicians who met at music college and 1st graced the ChildreyFest stage last year to the absolute delight of the festival audience.

They play a cool blend of covers and originals taking influences from Hiatus Kayote, The Internet, Prince, Jhene Aiko, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye. Their sound is a hybrid of Soul/Funk/R&B and Indie and they are sure to get the audience on their feet.

The band are fronted by local songstress Nina Jade and the other members are now at University pursuing their careers as session musicians.

Midlands godfathers of ska-fusion 360 have enjoyed a whirlwind 15 years, enjoying sold-out shows in their native Birmingham, Glastonbury appearances and more drummers than Spinal Tap. They are fronted by multi-instrumentalist Ross Lydon.

When asked about what style of music 360 play, the answer is always the same. “Skafunkapunkreggaerockers.” 360’s debut album ‘The Show’, recorded by Elephant House Studios, who have mixed and produced for many of reggae’s finest artists such as Big Youth, Dillinger and Lee Perry.

From crowded front rooms in pubs, to intimate, sweaty gigs at house parties; from squat parties to corporate events and the festival circuit, the 360 live experience is one that demands to be seen. Fantastic musicianship and the ability to work a crowd has seen 360 create a reputation as one of the best live bands around.

They have supported seminal ska bands such as The Skatalites and Bad Manners, and count the Selecter and the Beat amongst their fans.
Electric Head
Are the UK’s most visibly striking and hardest hitting rock covers band.Formed in response to the lack of visual presentation from numerous covers bands, ElectricHead are renowned for their striking visual appearance, using UV lit face and body paint and high energy performances complimented by a very high standard of musicianship.