Fleur Fest @ The Fleur de Lys

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th July 2017

***     Tickets are on sale NOW!!!     ***

A ticket covering the whole weekend is £38, or £15 for each individual day. U16s are FREE

Enjoying life @ FleurFest 2017

Live Music & Real Ale Festival

Now in it's 4th year, Fleur Fest is a family-friendly live music and real ale festival held by The Fleur de Lys pub in East Hagbourne.

With a wide variety of musical styles from internationally renowned bands to the best of the local music scene, the festival is guaranteed to have something for everyone.

With plenty of seating, and even more room for dancing, this hugely popular event is not to be missed. Get your tickets while you can!

But it's not all just about the music!

You will also find a wide variety of cask ales on offer, from popular local suppliers and some from further afield, as well as a range of home-cooked food from the ever popular BBQ.

Enjoying life @ FleurFest 2017

This year's festival runs from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th July.

FRIDAY 28th JULY

The Jar Family
The Blox - A tribute to Ian Dury & The Blockheads

SATURDAY 29th JULY

C U TUESDAY
The Corsairs
Dirty Bizzness
The Voodoo Penguins

SUNDAY 30th JULY

Roddy “Radiation” Byers & The Skabilly Rebels
2 Rude Ska

(Please note that times are approximate and may be subject to change)

  • Weekend Tickets - £38
  • Day Tickets - £15
  • Children Under 16 - FREE

Available directly from the Fleur de Lys, or get in touch using one of the methods below.

Music

FRIDAY 28th JULY

The Jar Family @ FleurFest 2017 The Blox @ FleurFest 2017

The Jar Family

Hugely popular at last year's festival in the Sunday afternoon slot, the band return to headline Friday evening at Fleur Fest 2017.
The Jar Family are songwriters and musicians from Hartlepool taking their name from the donations jar they passed around at early gigs.
The band is a tight knit group who had the foresight to realise that they were stronger collectively than they were individually. Styled 'Industrial Folk' these musicians from the North East are simply stunning with very different, charismatic personalities and a wide range of musical styles.
They work together harmoniously, sharing lead vocals and their clever, highly musical self-penned songs immediately stay in your mind. Echoes of the Beatles and Oasis with originality, edge, grit and truth.

The Jar Family @ FleurFest 2017 The Jar Family @ FleurFest 2017

The Blox

THE BLOX are six dedicated geezers who have got together to recreate the music of Ian Dury and The Blockheads.
Music which is comprised of elements of funk, jazz, blues, reggae, even vaudeville. Music which is topped with the comedic lyrics and poetry of that cheeky chappie the late great Ian Dury, affectionately known as "Uncle Ian".
Formed in 1999 by bass player Tony Clark, they performed their first gig in September 2000, seventeen years ago! Since then they have played at numerous festivals, touring twice with top ska band Bad Manners, sharing the bill with Hawkwind, and leaving these shores for various gigs overseas, namely Guernsey!

The Blox @ FleurFest 2017 The Blox @ FleurFest 2017

SATURDAY 29th JULY - Showcasing local bands

C U Tuesday @ FleurFest 2017 The Corsairs @ FleurFest 2017 Dirty Bizzness @ FleurFest 2017 Voodoo Penguins @ FleurFest 2017

C U TUESDAY   *** Celebrating 20 years ***

Officially a Fleur Fest institution on their return for a 4th consecutive year, local heroes Ian (Buzz) Neil, Keith , Mick and Andy celebrating 20 years play some originals and everyone's favourite Indie tunes by Oasis, Snow Patrol, Pulp, Blur, Stone Roses and more. Not to be missed!

C U Tuesday @ FleurFest 2017

The Corsairs @ FleurFest 2017

The Corsairs

The Corsairs - “If it’s too loud you’re too old!”
Mark Loveridge founded The Corsairs in 1995. Within three years they became Oxfordshire's premier Rockabilly band. The Corsairs, quoted as "...high powered energy & fast slappin' double bass" and play a mix of Punk, Ska & Retrobilly.
Last at the festival in 2015, the band make a welcome Fleur Fest return this year.

Dirty Bizzness

A four piece 70s Hard Rock and Blues Band playing covers from that classic period including AC/DC Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Hendrix, ZZ Top, Free, Kiss and many others

Dirty Bizzness @ FleurFest 2017

Voodoo Penguins

The Voodoo Penguins are a Rock Covers Band with a few Original songs The band consists of 5 local based (Abingdon/Didcot and Wantage) lads with passion for playing live music. The Penguins formed early last year and have had a few line up changes until November last year where we now have Nick vocals, Andy lead guitar, Davey guitar, Daryl on bass and the other Dave on drums.

Voodoo Penguins @ FleurFest 2017 Voodoo Penguins @ FleurFest 2017

SUNDAY 30th JULY

Roddy 'Radiation' Byers & The Skabilly Rebels @ FleurFest 2017 2 Rude Ska @ FleurFest 2017

Roddy “Radiation” Byers & The Skabilly Rebels

Roddy Radiation (born Roderick James Byers, 5 May 1955 in Keresley, England) is an English musician who played lead guitar for The Specials, as well as many rockabilly bands such as the Bonediggers and the Tearjerkers. He wrote the Specials favourites "Concrete Jungle", "Rat Race" and "Hey, Little Rich Girl", later covered by Amy Winehouse. Currently, Byers leads The Skabilly Rebels, a band that mixes ska rhythms with rockabilly.
Byers joined The Specials when the band was called The Coventry Automatics and wrote several songs for the band. The most successful being "Rat Race", Roddy also wrote "Hey Little Rich Girl", which appeared on The Specials second album, More Specials (1980). The song was also covered by Amy Winehouse on her successful album Back To Black.

2 Rude Ska

For most ska fans 1980 had to be the year. The music of The Specials along with Madness, The Beat, The Selecter and Bad Manners were the sounds on your radio. Britain was a bleak place back then, and the music that brightened those days were sounds of the great 2 Tone bands. It didn’t matter who you were or where you came from, it was a movement that united people and it continues to this day.
Fast forward thirty years… a once in a generation band comes along, a band to inspire the next one. A band that makes you forget about all that is wrong with world. That band is 2 Rude, a band driven by a passion for music.
2 Rude were drawn together at the dawn of 2009 in a call to arms by the inimitable Mark Harry. This gathering brought together a crew of 7 first class musicians with a calibre that is second to none, and a combined number of gigs literally in the thousands.
The band have played with the likes of Roddy Byers of The Specials on several occasions and supported The Selecter and Bad Manners as their stature has grown.
Since the band have been touring the country playing their unique style of two toned inspired hits, they have played a string of sell out shows, headlined festivals and have left thousands of people breathless and shouting for more. 2 Rude have rightly claimed their title as one of the hottest live acts in the country.

Real Ales

After being such a huge success at the 2016 festival, this year's festival will once again feature a wide selection of beers supplied by popular local brewer Loose Cannon, along with a few other guest ales.
There will be plenty to go around!

Loose Cannon @ FleurFest 2017

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