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UNITY FEST 2019


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UNITY Fest is about bringing everyone together from all different social and religious backgrounds through music. Given the increasing number of racist incidents and hate crimes, UNITY aims to bring people together to spread some love and peace through music.

Headline Bands (Main Stage) include:

VICE SQUAD

fronted by raucous voiced singer/guitarist Beki Bondage who was featured on the front cover of a number of influential music tabloids such as Melody Maker, NME, Sounds, Record Mirror and Smash Hits. Renowned for their high energy live shows the band deliver their set with passion and humour and have been touring and releasing successful albums since the1980s.

JANUS STARK

The band were first formed in 1996 by former DESTRUCTORS and ENGLISH DOGS guitarist Gizz Butt. Given a boost in profile thanks to his enrolment with THE PRODIGY, Janus Stark scored a hit with the song “Every Little Thing Counts”, accompanied by the album “Great Adventure Cigar”. They split in 2002 but with encouragement from fans and friends they reformed in 2018 with Richard Gombault ex of MIDGET joining on guitar and have recorded a new album scheduled for release in Feb 2020

ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER

Launched into public consciousness by legendary Radio One DJ John Peel in 1982/83, he has spent 35 years touring the world as a self sustaining DIY one man cottage industry, performing in 24 countries and releasing 40 LPs/EPs/CDs and 7 books of poetry.

TARA REZ

Rising from the ashes of Now Wave electronic punk sensation The Duel, alt punk queen Tara Rez is reborn in the detritus of 21st century Britain.

She fits squarely into punk avant-garde, along with artists like The Slits and Patti Smith who challenged masculine assumptions of the genre.

With her new line up of well-proven talent, this band is much more than your run of the mill eclectic rock.

There’s an underlying current that flows ..

‘Think for yourself, be yourself, create your own rules, live your own life,’ she says. ‘Punk will alter reality and change someone’s life.’

KARL PHILIPS & THE REJECTS.

A completely original mashup of ska, punk & grime with a hip-hop nod at luminaries like The Clash, The Specials & Mike Skinner. Karl’s refreshingly honest lyrics test the boundaries of the human mind and the English etiquette, coming from a place most people can relate to but never dared to mention!

New single ‘Plastic Gangsta’ got its Exclusive first play on BBC Radio 1!

The Acoustic Den includes several local acts and speakers from Hope Not Hate, Unite the Union, The Labour Party, CND, JVL & Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Unity Fest is sponsored by Unite the Union

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