1pm - 11pm

19th August 2023

The coachworks

Ashford, kent


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Kosheen, one of the UK’s booming live electronic music showstoppers, broke into prominence with their debut hit ‘Hide U‘ off their debut album in 2001, the platinum selling ‘Resist’, following by crossover hits ‘Catch‘, ‘Hungry‘ and ‘All In My Head‘.

Kosheen successfully placed two UK Top Ten albums, topped the UK and European music charts and won lots of awards with their unique blend of breakbeat rhythms of drum’n’bass to more traditional songcraft, a side of the band embodied by singer and songwriter Sian Evans. The band, with Sian at the helm, garnered 5 studio albums and earned themselves the reputation of being one of the most iconic performing bands of their time.

During nearly two decades relentless writing and performing with Kosheen, the band’s passionate frontwoman, Sian Evans, made a name for herself as a songwriter and a featured vocalist. She has collaborated with many top level producers such as Dj Fresh, Stanton Warriors, Roger Shah, Dino Psaras, Kid Crème, Chicane, Jody Wisternoff, Headhunterz to name only a few.

Following Kosheen’s breakup in 2016, Sian Evans undertook the journey to channel her energy into innovating the live show and unveiling a new perspective, passion and depth to Kosheen’s music.

The show breaths new energy into the Kosheen set with original Kosheen drummer Mitchell Glover and world class musicians who bring a new edge to the sound. From start to finish an emotive performance and a definitive voice which is guaranteed to continue to move and inspire audiences as she always has.

2019 saw Kosheen’s resurgence on the festival circuit. Performing to thousands of fans at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Revolution Festival and more across UK and Europe.

Since 2021 Kosheen celebrate 20 years of their iconic record with a massive Resist Anniversary Tour across UK, Kosheen continue to cement their reputation as one of most iconic performing bands of their time.

Find out more about Kosheen here: https://kosheen.live

Sophia Syndicate are a vibrant and emerging musical group that has been making waves in the UK’s festival and music scenes.

The band, consisting of five members, is headquartered at Seaview Studio in Folkestone and is led by the talented singer-songwriter Sophia Stutchbury.

Their music is a delightful blend of diverse genres and influences, infused with an
infectious energy that will get you grooving.

Their achievements include being featured on prominent platforms such as BBC Radio 1, Channel 4, BBC 1xtra, and BBC Introducing, as well as charting in the top 10 of Music Week, Beatport, and Scottish Global.

Moreover, their music has been played on over 100 different international radio stations, cementing their status as a rising musical force.

Find out more about Sophia Syndicate here: https://sophiasyndicate.co.uk

With anthemic choruses and a huge sound, it’s hard to believe they are a 2-piece band.

SKIES have started from the ground up – having had music feature on national radio, TV and some of Spotify’s biggest playlists, SKIES sound has begun to reach some heights.

The band continue to push forward and are set to release their debut album in 2023.

Find out more about SKIES here: https://skies.band/

SIIMON is a singer/songwriter from Meopham in Kent, UK.

His debut album Cuts and Bruises released in January 2021 to great critical acclaim and reached no.2 in the iTunes singer songwriter chart.

During 2021 SIIMON also released a range of contemporary covers by artists including Coldplay, Radiohead, Adele

Throughout 2021 SIIMON appeared on a number of radio stations including BBC radio and also featured on Channel 4 TV.

By December 2021 SIIMON had racked up over 1 million online streams(Spotify/iTunes)  and 4 million YouTube views.

In January 2022 SIIMON released his 2nd album Whatever It Takes featuring several A-list cowriters.

Find out more about SIIMON here: https://siimon.co.uk/

Luke has been a self taught musician in Broadstairs since playing with Doug Hudsons ‘Hot rats’ at a packed “The Albert” pub during a Broadstairs Folk Week when he was just 13 years old.

He’s regularly played in local covers bands on the local circuit, along with releasing his first solo album back in 2010. This was a huge success, and he went on to form and start the Local originals band “Meister” . Here his world was opened up to touring and playing festivals and after 6 years the band has been put on hold due to members leaving and family lives taking lead.

Since the band has been on hold, Luke has been working on his back catalogue of songs and accompanying local musicians to work on these with him. Working alongside local film and video producer talent Lee Mcqueen, there are some new and fantastic music videos to be released this year going into the next. These are exciting times to come if you follow his work.

Find out more about Luke J Dorman here: https://lukejdorman.com/

Queen Horizon are a new 5 piece indie rock band from Kent. Conceived during lockdown, they’ve been honing their sound for the last couple of years and have their first 4 track EP available now on all streaming platforms.

Expect uplifting, in your face, vocals and big guitars. Think Veruca Salt mixed with Roxette or maybe Hole mixed with Fuzzbox.. Gigs being lined up for the summer and beyond. Kerry on vocals. Rachel on Drums. Kris and Colin on Guitar and Mark on Bass.

Find out more about Queen Horizon here:https://www.instagram.com/queen.horizon/