Live Music at The Show
With a full timetable of artists, you can listen to a variety of live music around The Show. Chill out on The Main Lawn or have a boogie in The Pilton Tent with our carefully selected bands and groups.
You can find the full timetable of music in the Show Programme, available to buy at The Show.
The Skimmity Hitchers (Friday)
Rising from the cider soaked floors of Dorset’s back street boozers, the Skimmity Hitchers now roam the full girth of the West Country and beyond. Bringing their dry and fruity blend of Scrumpy & Western music to venues, festivals and fairs, these scrumpy swillin’ reprobates appeal to young and old, and everyone from folkies to cider punks, beardy badgers to shifty blaggers.
The Blues Others (Saturday)
Since establishing in 2008, The Blues Others have had people shaking their tailfeather throughout the South West, UK and even abroad! Performing at weddings, parties, corporate events and festivals, the thirteen-piece band entertain with their upbeat and expert blend of blues classics, soul anthems and modern party favourites that guarantee to have people dancing all night long!
Rileys Cove (Saturday)
Riley’s Cove are an international award-winning acoustic duo based here in Somerset. With
easy-listening, memorable melodies, high energy, with rich acoustic guitar and warm uplifting vocals.
Singer-songwriter becca kate possesses that rare talent of writing music so melodic, it feels as though the song has always existed. The honesty of her lyrics is beautifully blended with metaphor and emotion to create intimate storytelling which resonates with her loyal following.
After winning the UK Songwriting Contest (Singer Songwriter Category) in 2020, becca has proved to be a prolific songwriter.
becca’s music is regularly featured on BBC radio. “Spine-tingling bliss… Goose bump-inducing… absolutely gorgeous” was how Matt Tancock from the BBC described one of her latest tracks butterfly wings.
It’s not just the BBC who have their eye on becca kate in 2023. Youth Music, the charity supported by TikTok, the Peoples Lottery, Turtle Bay and Dr Martins Foundation have validated becca’s music by awarding her a grant to write, record and produce more music in 2023. Becca kate’s music can be streamed on all platforms.
Joey Gardiner (Friday)
Despite only being 21, Bimm Student Joey Gardiner has been seriously knocking on the music industry’s doorstep. Self proclaiming that ‘early 1975 vibes’ was the aim, and a main and clear influence on the body of work he was set to write. Whilst the conventions and feel of young, indie bedroom pop are there, the rule breaking shines through as his catalogue takes on a more rough and ready rock like feel with a nod to some darker subjects, touching upon mental health and addiction. After releasing a string of singles over lockdown, he’s been met with a great response from a local South West audience, and actor Paul Cooper giving him full support.
With a set of singles released throughout 2022, Joey also caught the attention of Adam Crowther from BBC Bristol upload. Where he was track of the week with his single “Dirty Cigarette”. With each single for the rest of 2022 Adam put a spotlight on each song with some very kind words. This led to Joey being invited in for a live set for BBC Bristol in January of 2023. Where he performed 8 of his own songs and a cover of “Purple Rain” by “Prince”. The live lounge was spread throughout the week and was followed by Adam’s enthusiasm with a quote “Joey has a very bright future ahead of him and it has been amazing to have you in for this week. An artist I have been really excited to see here in the studio for a long time, certainly one to watch.”
The Pilton Tent is kindly sponsored by Glastonbury Festival