The RPJ Band was founded by Rick Parfitt Junior who is the Rock ‘n’ Roll son of Rick Parfitt senior of Status Quo, with one goal in mind, to simply be the most energetic, crowd-pleasing, foot stomping, hands in the air, incredible, never to be forgotten best festival band in the world!
Having been involved in music for many years Rick had access to some of the best session musicians in the world, he approached them with the concept that a collective should be created that utilised incredible players, culminating in a band that surpasses everyone else in the market place and with the unique aim of turning any event into a concert reminiscent of Wembley Stadium!
Utilising some of the best session musicians in the UK with a diverse touring history ranging from Lily Allen, The Wanted, Robbie Williams, James Morrison, Lady Gaga through to Hurts, Amy Macdonald and even Lionel Richie, you know that you are about to witness something special!
They strive to exceed expectations at every turn, and one thing is for sure they will leave your crowd breathless, smiling and crying out for more, in short, there simply is no better band than The RPJ Band, their incredible musicianship, utterly brilliant crowd interaction, and sheer euphoric force is something truly not to be missed!
Faithettes are the UK’s must-have party band, presenting a killer show of pop and soul covers from ’70s to present day with all the excitement and vibe of one of the world’s top live festival acts.
Faithettes are Paloma Faith’s live touring band, playing hundreds of shows worldwide over 5 years including Glastonbury, Montreux Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, and countless sellout arena shows. Faithettes are a close-knit collective of world-class singers, musicians, and friends, delivering the absolute best in live musical entertainment and receiving rave reviews for every performance
The Faithettes come to Godstoneberry with the same 12-piece lineup and killer 3-piece horn section they performed on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury !
Faithettes members have also worked with Jamie Cullum, Rihanna, Lily Allen, The Specials, Craig David, Shalamar, Ladytron, The Orb, Kate Nash, Noisettes, Laura Mvula, Ella Henderson, Gary Barlow, Jennifer Hudson, KT Tunstall, Dave Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson, Jazz Jamaica, Florence + The Machine, & Alesha Dixon.
Lovin’ The 90s are a fun upbeat party band recreating the sights and sounds of 1990s chart music!
Jump is a magical combination of the most popular songs of the 80s played by some of the most talented musicians around. Madonna, Soft Cell, Flashdance to the more rock Guns n Roses, Europe, Bon Jovi and even some of the most popular songs from movies of the 80s. Every song is a hit and Jump can play them all!
You’ve probably already heard members of Jump – on MTV, T4, ITV or BBC1, at Glastonbury or at the Download festival, or on tours across Europe and Asia. Members of the band have played with a host of stars, including Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne, Paolo Nutini, The Kooks, Amy Winehouse, Girls Aloud, Eliza Doolittle, Gary Moore, Richie Kotzen, Pitchshifter, Toploader, Bruce Dickinson, Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue) and with members of Brand New Heavies, The Levellers, Kula Shaker, Eternal, Reef and Skunk Anansie.
Kicking off Saturday on the main stage and starting our our 70’s, 80’s and 90’s theme it’s the brilliant Superfreak!
The Old Avengers
Funk, Soul, blues, jazz and a little bit of Zappa from the 9 piece Old Avengers!
Simply Dan is an 11 piece band playing songs from the entire Steely Dan back catalogue. Made up of a 4 piece horn section, 2 guitars, 3 vocalists, keyboards and a bass and drums rhythm section, Simply Dan produces a wonderful tribute to the genius of Steely Dan with the right balance between being respectful to the original recordings and firmly putting their own stamp on the material.
Jonny returns to the festival, this time bringing his full hour-long family show to the Amphitheatre Stage on Saturday afternoon. Jonny rose to fame on Britain’s Got Talent, check out his sketch with Ant & Dec below! Not to be missed, whether you are 8 or 80!
Raul D’Oliveira & The Jet Stream Jazz Band
Raul D’Oliveira is an International Jazz Trumpet player & Percussionist who has toured with: • Wham • Elton John • Cliff Richard • The Three Degrees • Geraldine Latte • Pet Shop Boys • Joe Jackson • Noel Richards • Graham Kendrick • Gloria Gaynor • The Proclaimers • The Wings • Kate Immonds • MTV • Songs of Praise • Top of the Pops to name but few!
Still travelling around the world Raul has supported numerous number one albums and headlined at almost every major event venue in the world, now adding Godstoneberry to his credits!
Saturday on the beach has a Caribbean theme!
Paying tribute to one of the greatest Jamaican reggae bands ever! Trenchtown Experience is an 8-piece band of London`s top reggae musicians. UB40, Yellowman, Third World, John Holt, Aswad – these musicians have performed with the best. As fans of roots reggae and of Marley`s band of the mid-seventies, they have even added an all-female backing vocal trio – our own version of Bob Marley’s ‘I-Threes’.
The Emeralds Steel Band
The most energetic steel band around will be on the beach throughout the day on Saturday!
Lucy May Walker
Lucy May Walker is a folk-pop Singer/Songwriter originally from Worcestershire, now based in London. Her EP, Heartbreak Songs, reached no. 3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, receiving numerous plays on BBC Introducing across the Midlands. The title track, Heartbreak Song, was played on Jeremy Vine’s BBC Radio 2 show after he spotted her busking in London, . Lucy was also invited to perform two original songs live on his show in October 2018. Her latest track ‘Safety Net’ has been playing on Radio 2 this week. Lucy May has sold out numerous headline shows in both Birmingham & London and has supported the likes of The Dunwells, Lucy Spraggan and Wet Wet Wet!
Vusa and Zoë join us all the way from South Africa, where they are favourites on the festival scene. Their music can be described as Hip, Funky, blues, African folk, Hop! – This is something that you wont have heard before!
Beer Bar Stage
Bit of a Celtic theme in the Beer Bar on Saturday!
Foot stomping, beer swilling, Irish folk music, played at 90 mph!
James Dowdeswell is a stand-up comedian and actor, best known for playing the character of Count ****ula in the BBC television programme Extras. James is also a published author. He wrote ‘The Pub Manifesto: A Comedian Stands Up For Pubs’ which was published by CAMRA Books in November 2018, so is ideal for the beer bar!
A very lively acoustic, multi instrumental, traditional folk band. The Cohorts perform popular, lively Irish, Tyneside, English and Scottish folk songs and music. Led by Alan Atkinson, born and raised on Tyneside played for many years with the popular Irish band The Newcastle Beggarmen. He has extensive experience of performing with bands and as a solo artist. His vast repertoire of songs reflect his ‘Geordie’ and Irish roots and his style is influenced by all the great artist from Ireland and Tyneside as well as a certain Bo Diddley!!! The Cohorts are a group of talented musicians in their own right and who are all well known in the Folk scene and other musical venues around Reigate, Dorking and Redhill in East Surrey. Their musical talents have a background in folk, blues, country, bluegrass, rock…. and swing!!!!
More Beer Bar Acts to follow soon!
The Blumehaus Band continue their residency in the Oktoberfest Tent! – Prost!