THE BIG PARTY – 6PM

Big Party returns once again for 2017, the official after party to the Sharp’s Brewery Big Swim. This year the line-up is as strong as ever with some familiar faces and some fresh acts set to grace the stage (sponsored by John Bray Cornish Holidays) and as per usual Sharp’s will keep the award winning ale flowing! What better way is there than to spend an afternoon sipping on fantastic Cornish Ale brewed a few miles up the coast, one of Cornwall’s iconic harbour views and some splendid live music. Why not top the day off by entering the swim beforehand?

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BACKBEAT SOUNDSYSTEM
In a UK reggae scene that has long eschewed bands in favor of sound systems, Backbeat Soundsystem are a different beast, bringing 8 musicians to the stage. While many of their peers are slavish in their attempt to recreate an authentic Jamaican-leaning sound, Backbeat Soundsystem are not afraid to go in totally different directions, pulling in influences from all across the music spectrum, to create their vision of modern reggae. Dean and Adjua effortlessly tear up the stage with lush harmonies, soaring melodies and natural born chemistry. This combined with a flawless horn section and undeniable groove leaves the audience mesmerised by their show stopping performance. Bringing an electronic flavour to the mix, with dub effects, sirens and live analog synthesiser, Backbeat Soundsystem remind the world that dub reggae is at the forefront of dance music culture.

www.facebook.com/backbeatsoundsystem
www.twitter.com/Back_beat_

FRESHLY SQUEEZED
Hailing from the South West, on the banks of the River Tamar, Freshly Squeezed are an 8-piece funk fuelled barnstorming behemoth. Always guaranteed to fill dancefloors and whip up a frenzy whenever they take to the stage. For years they have built up a reputation for outstanding musicianship, infectious and irrepressible energetic performances and armed with an MC, horn section, smooth vocals and a solid rhythm section, they’ve been smashing clubs and festivals all over this corner of the UK!

www.facebook.com/freshlysqueezedfunk
www.twitter.com/FSqueezed

JAMIE HEWETT
Local boy Jamie, born and raised in the village, has been singing in bands for 18 years in and around Cornwall. Now he takes to the stage as a solo acoustic act featuring covers from Stereophonics, The Killers and Busted! With an eclectic but mainly cheesy taste in music you can expect a happy and uplifting set.

www.facebook.com/JamieH82/

JACK BE NIMBLE
A dynamic DJ duo from Cornwall, formed in 2016, made up of members Tom May and Sam Williams. Currently working on their debut album, the pair intend on amalgamating a range of favoured styles whilst taking inspiration from various musical backgrounds such as UK garage, deep, tech house and Detroit techno. We Live To Dance.

www.facebook.com/jackbenimblemusic/
www.soundcloud.com/jackbenimblemusic

 

 


CURRENT AND PREVIOUS BANDS

JAMIE HEWITT

Jamie Hewett

Local boy Jamie, born and raised in the village, has been singing in bands for 18 years in and around Cornwall. Now he takes to the stage as a solo acoustic act featuring covers from Stereophonics, The Killers and Busted! With an eclectic but mainly cheesy taste in music you can expect a happy and uplifting set.


WAXX

WAXX

Waxx are from Cornwall.

Lee Pixie Matthews on Bass/Guitar Lead Vocals.
Bubs Taylor on Drums/Lead Vocals.

WAXX are an Indie Grunge Duo with a twist of dance and chants. If Death From Above 1979 met LCD Soundsystem for some funky time they would probably create WAXX.

www.facebook.com/WAXXband
www.twitter.com/WAXXband


FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS

Fisherman's Friends

The Fisherman’s Friends are shanty singers from the village who have delighted visitors and locals here for more than 15 years. They’ve known each other since childhood and learnt their powerful brand of Cornish harmony singing at the local Methodist chapel – now the pottery of Fisherman’s Friend Billy Hawkins (baritone), where the group get together with a crate of ale and a good deal of bonhomie to rehearse their repertoire and try out new songs.

www.facebook.com/fishermansfriends
www.twitter.com/Fishy_Friends


FRESHLY SQUEEZED

Freshly Squeezed

Hailing from the South West, on the banks of the River Tamar, Freshly Squeezed are an 8-piece funk fuelled barnstorming behemoth. Always guaranteed to fill dancefloors and whip up a frenzy whenever they take to the stage. For years they have built up a reputation for outstanding musicianship, infectious and irrepressible energetic performances and armed with an MC, horn section, smooth vocals and a solid rhythm section, they’ve been smashing clubs and festivals all over this corner of the UK!

www.facebook.com/freshlysqueezedfunk
www.twitter.com/FSqueezed


PA and Stage Management supplied by Bang Bang Promotion (www.bangbangpromotion.co.uk)

 

Anyone wanting to be part of next year please call Sarah on 07825 294087. If you want you could plan to spend the whole weekend down here camping and enjoying a day of challenges, music, food and entertainment. Car parking is a three minute walk from the beach.

 

Camping

We are delighted to confirm our official ‘Big Swim’ camping. We will be providing a mini bus to run trips up to the campsite in the evening, for those whose legs have gone to jelly from the race or too much Sharp’s beer! Pennant Farm, St Endellion, Port Isaac, PL29 3TP. Call Mark or Carol Dawe on 01208 880574 or 07979 368607, or email them at [email protected]. £10 per adult.