The bandstand is the perfect spot so grab a drink and some streetfood (there’s loads to choose from) and relax in a deckchair and enjoy the tunes!
12pm – Sara
Sara is an artist who is dedicated to making something meaningful, both to her and any listeners, and usually that comes in the form of pop infused lofi-folk songs. Whether it’s mental health, sexuality or love, Sara’s songs are a deeply vulnerable expression that, although personal, seek to be related to.
Performing alongside best friend Toby and her brother Tom, you can expect a set that varies between soulful ballads and bedroom pop. “We’re really looking forward to being part of Taste this year,” said Sara.
And we can’t wait to see her!
1pm – Banton
“I’m on the long, hard and windy road towards making my name and my music a success in the big cruel world of the music industry,” says Banton.
“Writing and performing music is my bread and butter and is all I really want in life.
“Everything I write and release is personal to me and I hope people can connect with it and enjoy it.
And that’s about it really.”
3pm – Jez Hellard
Jez Hellard is a singer of potent songs, a fine guitarist and a imply stunning harmonica player. His band, The Djukella Orchestra, play traditional and contemporary folk music, from jigs, reels and rebel ballads to tango, rhumba and even reggae. We can’t wait!
Featuring Nye Parsons, one of the most captivating double-bassists you’re likely to hear, and some of the finest instrumentalists on the British folk scene, their blend of virtuoso musicianship, witty political comment and a deep repertoire of powerful songs never fails to turn heads.
4pm – Pearl Handled Revolver
Currently celebrating their 10th anniversary, Pearl Handled Revolver have travelled a long way to get to 2019, from primal blues, via cult film scores and bare bones Stoner Rock, to blackened psychedelic soul music.
Rhythm Magazine perhaps hit the nail on the head when they asked listeners to ‘Imagine a late-night tavern, exotically scented smoke in the air, Aleister Crowley and Anton LaVey in the corner booth, with Absinthe and out-of-body experiences on the menu. Pearl Handled Revolver would be the house band’.
Their set at Taste Bedford will be a stripped back affair featuring semi-acoustic re-imaginings of songs from their back catalogue mingling like ne’er do wells in dark corners with tracks from their new album ‘Fantasy Reigns’ (released July 5).