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MUSIC

Music is important to us and we know you love your tunes. We like to curate a music stage that showcases a wide range of musical talents from the big band sounds and choirs to the classical guitarist and buskers. We have two music stages this year, both on Archery Lawn and Mill Gardens. Take a look below to see who is playing.

ARCHERY LAWN

Saturday 7th August

10:10am  Official opening

With Festival Director, Kate Livingston and Cllr Andrew Day

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togetherness - Leamington Schools - Children's Choir (Featuring Vieux)

10.20am

Celebrating the importance of friendship and being there for one another in times of need, children from schools in and around Leamington have collaborated with Ella B Music to form a large children’s Choir and look forward to performing their song for you, provoking a feeling of ‘togetherness’.

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Jazz Apples

10:40am - 11:25am

Considered the most in-demand Jazz act in the Midlands, The Jazz Apples are a Jazz, Soul, and Electro-Swing band known for their close-harmony arrangements, and playful improvisations.

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DMAC Bollywood Pop Up

11:30am

Giving you the taste of Northern spice-and-hip swings of Bollywood. Workshop to follow at Hitchman Fountain

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Kieran Taylour Featuring Jordan Taylour

11:40am - 12:25pm

Kieran Taylour is a singer-songwriter from Rugby with a huge passion for country/rock/pop! As well as covering various artists, he also writes his own music which he uses to illustrate daily life experiences and emotions. He will be accompanied today by his sister Jordan Taylour who also performs country, rock and pop music and has plenty of new material coming soon!

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The Pips

12:40pm - 1:25pm

The Pips are a UK- based trio band from the midlands. Coming from different musical backgrounds, they combine together in harmony to create the most refreshing, vibrant sound.

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DMAC Sabar Pop Up

1:30pm

West African Dance with Live Drums, Batch Gueye – with a workshop to follow at Hitchman Fountain!

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Beth Brooks

1:40pm - 2:25pm

Usually singing with The Swaps, Beth will also sing solo for us. Beth is from Leamington and enjoys singing stripped back acoustic covers.

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Two Blue Acoustic

2:40pm - 3:25pm

Weaving acoustic guitars with soulful vocal harmonies, Two Blue Acoustic will be performing reworked cover versions and original material.

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Sambassadors of Groove

3:30pm - 4pm

The Sambassadors are thrilled and proud to be back at the Art In The Park this year! The Leamington based band will be creating a carnival atmosphere once more and if you’d like to join the band, speak to any band member after the performance!

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Through the Roof

4:15pm - 5pm

Combining the amateur and professional worlds, exciting new theatre company ‘Through the Roof’ offers a sophisticated and complex harmony performance. Expect an ensemble of quartet, duet and solo singing entertainment.

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STONE BEAR

5:15pm - 6pm

‘A rockin’ two piece band’.

Sunday 8th August

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Sing it loud community Choir

10am – 10:45am

Sing It Loud is a local award-winning choir, whose vocal harmonies hypnotise as they entertain with their eclectic musical mix.

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Crokodile tears

11am - 11:45am

Crokodile Tears are a fun, 3-piece psychedelic pop band who have just released their 10th album – ‘Hoi Polloi’. Familiar faces at Coventry’s Godiva Festival, the band comprises Christopher Sidwell – vocals/guitar; Alf Spencer-Hardy on electric guitar and the Hawklords Jerry Richards on lead/slide guitar.

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Chasing Deer

12.00 - 12.45pm

Chasing Deer's Rob Hodkinson returns for his third appearance at Art In The Park! After a year of Facebook livestreams, Zoom calls to NHS wards and 300+ days of busking on UK high streets, Rob is excited to finally be back performing. His shows will feature new tunes alongside Chasing Deer classics, as well as songs that have inspired his musical journey!

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Holly Hewitt

1.00-1.45pm

Singing jazz classics to rock ‘n roll, Holly brings old songs to life and to new audiences. Art in the Park is one of her favourite festivals!

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Tarragon

2:15pm - 3pm

Tarragon is the brainchild of Callum Pickard – a 25yr old singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Coventry. His collaborations include working with JT Bates (Bon Iver/Taylor Swift) and John Helliwell (Supertramp) to bring his songs to life. He released his debut single in March.

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SALONI

3:15pm - 4pm

Saloni is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter based in London and Milton Keynes. 

Her original music and remixes have an eclectic mix of Pop, R&B and 

Bollywood, bringing both her eastern and western world’s together.  Saloni’s 

versatility allows her to sing in many genres and in over 10 languages and

she has worked with artists and producers associated with Dua Lipa,

Rag N Bone Man and Clean Bandit. She has also won many “Upcoming Female Artist” awards around the UK.

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Jabba Cartel

4:15pm - 5pm

Jabba Cartel mix classical Spanish guitar and acoustic beats into a danceable journey of songs and instrumentals. Playing with fire, soul and flair, Jabba Cartel create an evocative blend of acoustic dance, drum ‘n bass, trip-hop and Latin rhythms.

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Andy Mort

5:15pm - 6pm

Andy Mort is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A master at loop pedalling. His vocals and emotive lyrics, captivate the audience, taking them on a musical journey of delight.

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Saturday 7th August

10am  Official opening

With Festival Director, Kate Livingston and Cllr Andrew Day

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Dos Guitarras

10:10am - 10:55am

Dos Guitarras are a local acoustic duo who spend hours busking! They combine flamenco, classical and fingerstyle guitar to play famous songs and covers.

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Charlie Blackwood

11:10am - 11:55am

Based right here in Warwickshire, Charlie Blackwood is a Pop/Rock singer-songwriter/guitarist! Charlie believes that ‘good vibes lead to good lives’ and endeavours to get this message across in his music.

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Titine Lavoix

12:10pm - 12.55pm

The sassy ‘Titine Lavoix’ adds a motown, jazz and swing twist to modern popular songs. Also a local health and beauty entrepreneur, Titine Lavoix brings a sense of fun to the stage.

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Stylusboy

1:10pm – 1:55pm

Stylusboy – Coventry singer-songwriter Steve Jones, creates indie folk music, steeped in warm-hearted melodies and heartfelt lyrics. He is influenced by the likes of Damien Rice, John Smith and Nick Drake.

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The Orange River Remedy

2:10pm - 2:55pm

A dynamic trio consisting of South African brothers, Rikki and Tyron Hansel and their soul sister, Lottie Pennington, on the drums. Their music is reminiscent of the great rock and blues bands of the 60’s and 70’s - powerful riffs, topped with three-part harmonies, with a slight psychedelic twist.

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DMAC Afrobeat Pop up performance

3pm

Modern Afro Vibes, the latest steps from in and around the African Continent.

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The kickers

3:10pm - 3:55pm

The Kickers are a young, five-piece band based in Leamington, playing a mix of up-tempo rock and ska. They play a set of lively covers interspersed with catchy originals, and will be sure to bring some energy to the stage.

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Joe Dolman

4:10pm - 4:55pm

Joe is an incredibly talented and popular artist from Leamington Spa. Joe has been growing from strength to strength with each show he plays, picking up plays on BBC Radio 1 from the likes of Huw Stephens, BBC Introducing and playlisting spots on Apple Music's "Today' Acoustic" and Spotify's "Autumn Acoustic" playlists

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The Swaps

5:10pm - 5:55pm

The Swaps are an indie-blues, folk-pop-bop sensation. ‘We’ll be mixing our medicine down in the park, keeping it low-fi, loose and tight. Watch us use our guitars, harmonicas, mouths and drums to find the blues, the beats and the bright green shoots.’

Sunday 8th August

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The Peas

10am - 10:45am

‘The Peas’ are the masters at taking your guilty pop pleasures from the 80s and 90s and giving them a classy reworking. From Rick Astley to The Spice Girls they have a set list that could make some people shudder but.....smile!!

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TULU Performance

11am - 11:45am

Three different performers will take to the stage to perform 15 minute Urban sets. If you enjoy what the TULU team has to offer, follow them to their tent at the Hitchman fountain where you will learn all about the music industry from producers, photographers, videographers and stylists!

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Rosa Francesca

12pm - 12:45pm

Rosa Francesca is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Leamington Spa. She has the most delicate, angelic voice and will be performing a mixture of original songs along with new twists on old classics.

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Levi Washington

1pm - 1:45pm

Levi Washington is a singer/songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and one man band, as heard on National and local BBC Radio. His original and cover music showcases many different styles to make for a very unique experience!

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Chasing Deer

2pm - 2:45pm

Chasing Deer's Rob Hodkinson returns for his third appearance at Art In The Park! After a year of Facebook livestreams, Zoom calls to NHS wards, and 300+ days of busking on UK high streets, Rob is excited to be back performing. His shows will feature new tunes alongside Chasing Deer classics, as well as songs that have inspired his musical journey.

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Jake Rizzo

3pm - 3:45pm

Jake has performed across the UK. He strives to captivate his audience with his soulful tones and boundless energy. He is inspired by the likes of Ben Rector, Hudson Taylor and James Bay.

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The Artichokes

4pm - 4:45pm

Tomm and Hugh deliver a mighty rock experience, making more noise than you thought possible from just two people! Featuring guitar, drums, bass, keys and soaring vocal harmony, look no further than The Artichokes to provide you with an injection of energy. 

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Johnny Seven

5pm - 5:45pm

‘Officially the greatest covers band in history. Mod, Punk & Rock songs performed with passion & power...’

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This event has been supported by the PPL PRS charity and community discount scheme. PPL PRS licenses the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the permission they need to play the music they want. For more information about PPL PRS, visit pplprs.co.uk or call 0800 0720 808