Headlining the main stage are the mighty alt-rockers, New Model Army. Their incredible stage presence, combined with a massive back catalogue of classic songs from across their 35 year history, makes them the ideal band to round off the first evening
CHAGSTOCK FESTIVAL is one of the Westcountry’s best-loved festivals. Set in 70 acres of farmland on the edge of Dartmoor, Chagstock is renowned for its stunning location, diverse line-up of artists and non-corporate, family friendly atmosphere. Chagstock showcases the very best music, food and entertainment that the Westcountry and the UK have to offer.
The full Friday billing has beep confirmed, and is without question the biggest single-day line up in the festival’s 9-year history. Headlining the main stage are the mighty alt-rockers, New Model Army. Their incredible stage presence, combined with a massive back catalogue of classic songs from across their 35 year history, makes them the ideal band to round off the first evening at Chagstock.
Joining NMA on the main stage line up are Neville Staple Band, whose frontman has been at the vanguard of Ska since joining the Specials back in 1978. He was also a core member of both Fun Boy 3 and The Special Beat, before forming his own band in 2004. BBC Folk Award nominee Martha Tilston, and Irish Music Award winning Celtic Fusion band Roving Crows are the final 2 Friday night main stage acts.
Headlining the indoor Marque stage are the wildly popular Plymouth based Folk-Gypsy-Pop band Mad Dog Mcrea. Winners of the South West Music Award for Best Album, their raucous live shows have gained them a massive following in the Westcountry and beyond. Police Dog Hogan are making a real name for themselves in the folk-bluegrass scene for both their studio material and their high energy live performances at festivals including Bestival, Larmer Tree and now Chagstock! Completing the line-up are the brilliant Folk-Rockers Rusty Shackle, whose 2013 album ‘The Bones’ reached number 13 in the iTunes singer/songwriter charts.
The full Saturday line up will be announced later in the Spring.
Last year’s festival sold out for the third year running, and featured memorable performances from The Waterboys, Lightning Seeds and The Moulettes amongst many others.
As introduced in 2012 in recognition of the tough economic climate for families, all children under 12 can attend the festival for free (ticket is required). Chagstock’s capacity is once again capped at just 5,000 tickets to ensure that its intimate, family-friendly atmosphere is maintained.
Simon Ford Chagstock Festival organiser says, “After three consecutive sold-out years the pressure is one again on myself and the team to deliver the best Chagstock ever. With this incredible Friday line-up we have gone a long way to achieving that, but there is still plenty more for us to do...! Keep an eye on the website and facebook for updates, band announcements and all the Chagstock news you need...And of course, as always we are sticking to the non-corporate vibe and family friendly atmosphere with loads of great and varied music, food and entertainment”
Chagstock Festival is a Not For Profit Organisation, proud to support Devon Air Ambulance Trust and WaterAid.
Published on 11 February 2015 by Ben Robinson