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The Shires to headline Chagstock festival 2017

The Shires to headline Chagstock festival 2017
CHAGSTOCK FESTIVAL organisers have announced that UK country superstars, The Shires will headline the main stage on Saturday night.
Hailing from the Home Counties, The Shires made music history by becoming the first UK country act to score a Top 10 album. The duo are at the forefront of the British country music movement and the runaway success of their recently released album ‘My Universe’ has made them not just the fastest selling UK country artist ever, but one of the biggest-selling breakthrough UK acts of any genre in recent years. Across their two albums, Ben and Crissie have had 5 singles ‘A-listed’ by BBC Radio 2 and appeared on a string of high profile TV shows including Graham Norton, the BBC Music Awards and Children in Need Rocks.
Having headlined the prestigious Acoust...
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Chagstock Festival announce Soul II Soul, Raghu Dixit, Dub Pistols

Chagstock Festival announce Soul II Soul, Raghu Dixit, Dub Pistols
CHAGSTOCK FESTIVAL organisers have confirmed that British Funk & Soul legends Soul II Soul will headline Friday night! Indian singer-songwriter extraordinaire Raghu Dixit has also been added to the bill, alongside the inimitable Dub Pistols.
Soul II Soul need little introduction. Best known for the timeless classics Back To Life and their breakthrough smash hit Keep On Movin’, they’ve sold over 10 million albums, performed live in over 20 countries, and headlined some of the most famous venues in the world, including Wembley.
They’ve been recognised throughout their 29-year career, winning two Grammies and being nominated for five Brit Awards...
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Chagstock add Easy Star All-Stars, Wildwood Kin & Leylines

Chagstock add Easy Star All-Stars, Wildwood Kin & Leylines

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CHAGSTOCK FESTIVAL organisers have confirmed that Easy Star All-Stars are the latest major act to be added to their 2016 line up.

Neatly coinciding with Chagstock’s own 10th anniversary, Easy Star All-Stars will celebrate the 10 years since the release of their iconic album ‘Radiodread’ – their beautiful, ska-reggae infused re-imagining of Radiohead’s album ‘Ok Computer’ – alongside a selection from their extensive back catalogue of dub-heavy re-workings of classic artists; from Pink Floyd (Dub Side Of The Moon) to The Beatles (Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Dub Band) via Michael Jackson (Easy Stars’ Thrillah).

Also recently added to bill are two Westcountry bands, both of which are making a name for themselves across the country...

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Donovan and The Blockheads added to Chagstock Festival’s 10th Anniversary Bill

Donovan and The Blockheads added to Chagstock Festival's 10th Anniversary Bill

Donovan and The Blockheads

CHAGSTOCK FESTIVAL organisers have confirmed that Rock N Roll & Songwriting Hall Of Famer, Donovan will headline Friday night on the festival’s 10th Anniversary this July.

Donovan is a legendary Scottish Poet, folk-rock & pop-troubadour who has been an essential part of worldwide popular culture since signing to Pye Records in 1965. Best known for his signature song, ‘Mellow Yellow’, Donovan has recorded more than 27 albums, and his 1967 hit, ’Sunshine Superman’ (featuring Jimmy Page on Guitar and John Paul Jones on Bass) was a US No.1 single.

Over the course of his 50-year musical career, Donovan has performed with legends such as Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones...

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