|Out to Graze Festival 2011|
7th - 9th Jul 2011
Fir Tree Country Park, Warmington, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Saturday March 12th sees the festival build up start with a showcase for some of the artists who'll beperforming over the weekend. The night features a slice of the many different musical styles you can expectto hear at Out to Graze with a music policy ranging from Reggae to Funk and Dub Step to House.
Headlining the show are two of the UK’s most exciting new wave Reggae acts who are joining forces to playthe official Out to Graze Festival Launch at Oxford's leading independent venue The Cellar. Having sharedmany a stage across the UK festival circuit, they have formed a relationship as part of a growing scene offresh and relevant party music. They both perform a heavy and unique reggae set that always gets peopleup and dancing.
“March is a great time for us to launch Out to Graze, everyone's got through the worst bits of the winter andif they're anything like me they're looking forward to the summer ahead! I'm really looking forward to TheDrop and Backbeat Soundsystem who've been on tour over the past few weeks promoting a new EP.They're both part of the real resurgence in Roots music we've been seeing over the past 12 months andquite frankly I couldn't wait to see them at the festival so what better way to kick off Out to Graze than a gigat our my favourite Oxford venue The Cellar, Edd Lewington, Bassmentality
The Drop, based in London, are due to release their next single ‘Take Over’ on their own label ShoalRecords in April. With a string of high profiles supports slots including. Toots and the Maytals, David Rodiganand Dub Pistols, these guys are one to watch for 2011.
Cornish outfit Backbeat Sound System are fresh from their tour support for Easy Star All-Stars, having alsoshared bills across the country with the likes of Cypress Hill and Dreadzone. They have self produced 3 wellreceived EP’s and have gained notoriety and respect for their energetic live show.Tickets are priced £5 in advance available from the festival website www.outtograze.com.