Music Event One are proud to announce the first stage of their fringe festival. The Nags Head Stage makes for an eclectic compliment to the main stage Rochester Castle line-up of Public Image Limited, The Wedding Present, Theatre Royal and Kids Unique. The Nags Head Stage, which runs from 12pm – 5pm at The Nags Head Pub Rochester features some of Kent’s most exciting and up and coming live acts including Stuart Turner and The Flat Earth Society, Dead Lovers, Petts, Broken Banjo and Balance Lost. The stage announcement is accompanied by an exclusive free download EP featuring all of the stage’s line-up.
Stuart Turner and The Flat Earth Society - 4.15pm
Unleashed from the yielding greenery of Dorset and sent spiralling headfirst into the smouldering arms of dirty, dirty Chatham, the raw and unsettling art blues of Stuart Turner has violently hacked out a unique niche and sent befuzzled onlookers into varying states of disbelief. Stuart Turner formed The Flat Earth Society in 2009 to record and perform his third album, Gin & Bitters. The album was released on CD and digital download in July 2010, through the independent Brigadier Records. The band added “steam driven power” to his “anguished urban blues”. The Flat Earth Societies headline appearance will act as an album launch for Stuarts 4th LP ‘On The Brink Of Misadventure’. Expect another intense, compulsive and sweat laden live show for Music Event One.
deadlovers - 3.15pm
Dead Lovers are 3-piece alternative group from Dartford, fronted by the unique intertwining duel vocals of Timothy J Hill and Martin Brett and underpinned by the clattering backbeat of Jonathan Chamberlain. Citing the likes of Talking Heads, The Kinks and Neil Young the band have found early support for their ‘inventive hymns’ from the legendary Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music and will be releasing their debut album ‘Eyes Wide To The World’ later this year.
Petts - 2.15pm
Petts are Patrick, Matthew, Geoff and Sam. They form an idiosyncratic 4-piece from Medway that at one moment can be furnishing rooms with direct new wave pop and in the next be pushing amorphous guitar lines from wiry post-punk into swathes of layered, cascading neo-psychedelia without ever losing sight of melody. Soaring soundscapes combine with intense, combative vocals and hooks amidst a blitzkrieg of thundering drums and chugging assertive bass rumbles.
Broken Banjo - 1.15pm
Hailing from Medway, Kent, Broken Banjo have been making a name for themselves on the local music scene with their ferocious blend of blues and rock’n’roll. Liam Lynotts guttural growl and rampaging riffs combine with the blitzkrieg drumming of Mike Sewell and groove heavy bass lines of Harry Elvin in what makes for a formidable live experience.
Balance Lost - 12.15pm
Balance Lost are 3 boys from Medway, making pop songs using guitar, drums, glockenspiels and casio keyboards from the 80’s. The group have self released a host of EP’s and debut album ‘Songs For Thomas Uden’.
The Nags Head Stage is part of a wider Music Event One Fringe throughout Rochester. Entrance to The Nags Head is free. Tickets for Music Event One are priced £26 and available from Ticketmaster, Medway Council Box Office and Rochester Hight Street Visitors Centre.