Big Shakeout 2018 Live Music

Live music is the perfect accompaniment for a weekend of activity, here's a taste of who will be bringing music to your ears at the Big Shakeout 2018

Whether it’s a tinny radio, the whistling of the wind, or a ukulele on a belay ledge, Music is as key to any adventure as AlpNick’s cheese fondue… (is there anywhere that man can’t make a cheese fondue work?)

Music will be split over the AKF Stage (great for dancing) and the intimate Fireside Stage (a perfect venue for mellower acoustic, folk and blues).

Friday: The Main Stage

Louis Croft

Taking inspiration from the likes of Jake Bugg and The Beatles, Louis brings intricate picking patterns and acoustic, indie sounds to the campfire.

The Toffees

Edgy rock met classic pop in Milton Keynes on one fine day and gave birth to Toffees – melodious, unique, and really really addictive!

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad

Western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum, gypsy jazz. Whatever you call the Tea Pad Orchestra, they’ll treat your lucky ears to character, satire, and some good old fashioned hollerin’.

Saturday: Main Stage

Lefty Chris

Just one guitar and one voice: singer/songwriter Lefty Chris plays original, honest and upbeat folky songs that tell stories.

Said the Maiden

3 friends whose shared love of folk has led them to reinterpret traditional songs with their distinctive voices and intricate acapella harmonies.

Hot Soles

One of designer Rowan's favourite acts, (he is apparently a huge fan of 'aggressive soul' delivered with raucous and energetic gusto).

Tom C Walker

Guitarist Tom has been playing alongside influential blues, funk, rock and soul artists up and down the country with since he was a wee lad of 12. In fact, he played at the last AK party and even got AlpCol on the dancefloor!

Noble Jacks

Get your loudest shoes ready! With witty lyrics and the customary fiddle, Noble Jacks are an energetic Alt-Folk band who will make your feet stomp to their upbeat rhythms.

Saturday: Fire Stage

Joshua Turner

Nottingham-based Joshua Turner is a rising star in the local folk scene.

Ben Paveley

Combining folky melody, harmony and lyrics according to some form of magic recipe, Ben writes heartfelt songs that are perfect for the fireside.

Emily Mae Winters

Emily has that rare kind of rich, expressive and arresting sound that’s hard to describe (possibly because it’s so mesmerising!) You’ll just have to come and listen instead.

Jess Morgan

A weaver of stories through song. Jess is known in folk and roots circles for injecting heart, passion and gusto into every melodious tale.

If you want a taster of what to expect check out the archive for bands who have played at the Big Shakeout in previous years:

2017 Music Line Up, 2016 Music Line Up, 2015 Music Line Up

The Big Shakeout is a not-for-profit festival, all proceeds go to the Alpkit Foundation

12 03 2018

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