Thanks to two Simons, we are reminded what great talent we had at the Exile Fes in 2012.
Simon the Soundman - thanks for the link - and Simon Gray - thanks for filming and coming back for more and more.
Simon (Gray) made five videos in 2012; take a look. I picked this one because the wonderful Jack Badcock and Ciaran Ryan lead off, but Shades - one of our young bands that year - and Salmagundi, both punch above their weight.
OK - News of bands - Lots of confirmed acts for 2014, all worth more than a moment of your time.
Check out the links to their websites and Facebook things. Even a few MySpace sites still which is amazing - go MySpace...
The Buffalo Skinners are visiting from fields afar; a few old faces making a come back; and new young bands making a debut.
Take a look at the Bands Confirmed so far for the Exile Fes 2014.
Put these dates in your calendar:
2014 - Exile Festival – 27th 28th and 29th of June.
We're looking forward to seeing you there.
Bands and other acts for 2014 are now being booked or are already booked, stay tuned by RSS, on Twitter or on Facebook for more news.
Also, we have a pretty, new website with lots of lovely photos from last years Exile taken by Gareth appearing at the top of most site pages – take a look around.
I know, groan worthy, but I just couldn't resist it as I am currently - wallpapering.
We'd like to thank Ryan Thomas for stepping up to replace 'Blue Wallpaper' who were due to appear on the Friday evening but are sadly no longer able to make it to the Exile.
Thanks Ryan, we're looking forward to hearing you.
There's no way to say this other than 'we made a matched pair, spherical object' mess-up of that last blog post announcement.
Our humblest apologies to Phil and Ian who we are pleased to say are definitely playing at this years Exile and we're really looking forward to hearing them on stage ...
Vanderverse Priority have agreed to play at the Exile replacing Jackson Walker who are sadly unable to make it on the Saturday evening. Doh.
Sort your diaries out accordingly.
Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson are playing
Phil Doleman (ukulele, guitar) and Ian Emmerson (ukulele) have built a reputation as entertaining, playful, engaging performers, as well as being considered two of the finest exponents of the ukulele. In their original compositions and interpretations of standards, they take in jazz, folk and roots, both songs and instrumentals and seem to have a musical 'telepathy' which allows them the freedom to stretch out and really play, in every sense of the word!
We are pleased to announce that Vanderverse Priority have been able to step in for Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson in the line-up - but very sad that Phil and Ian won't be able to make it this year.
Vanderverse Priority are a five piece band, based in Derby/Nottingham. They play an intriguing blend of folk, rock, blues fusion but not forgeting traditional roots. They call their style - Aqua Terra Music.
The Tin Can Toaster are at The Exile Fes this year.
Their menu has Americana, Mexicana and Tater Pigs options that cover pretty much anything and everything you could want from festival food.
Vegetarians are well catered for too, don't panic....
We are really happy to say The Fishpond from Matlock Bath are doing the bar for the Exile Fes once more this year.
We can expect all ales and lagers to be at exactly the right temperature. This year on the bar list we have at the very least the following delights for your delectation and consumption:,
We've just finished confirming the majority of the bands for Exile 2013 which you can find up on the Stage 2013 page.
The running order is still being worked on but we'll post that as soon as possible.
Got to say, looking good for 2013.
Yeah, we have dates at last for the 2013 Exile...
Book it in your diary now for the 5th, 6th and 7th of July on the same amazing site, you need to see it to believe it, but with a whole lot less rain than last year!
The band line-up is coming together, keep checking back for news.
It's looking even better than before.