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Once Upon a Time in the West Festival 2017 – Nextfest Preview

Once Upon a Time in the West Festival kicks off today, with an all-star line-up to rock the West Country. The festival features a fantastic selection of genres and musical styles, including dub, reggae, rockabilly and ska, so the punks among us are going to be very well catered for.

There are some awesome acts booked for the festival, which is held at the Burlington Bunker in Corsham over four days, from 13th-16th July. Camping is available at the festival (obviously!!) and there are plenty of additional, non-musical attractions as well.

But what of the musical attractions?! That is why you’re going, after all! Well, you definitely want to be checking out the headliner of the festival; the truly legendary Mad Professor.

Take it from us, we’ve seen Mad Professor before, and he is really quite incredible to watch. Obviously, he is a dub reggae producer, so you know you’re going to be holding on for dear life as thunderous bottom-end dub vibrations are channelled through your very being.

Cornish folk band, 3 Daft Monkeys, will be offering up their own brand of world music, with their influences including sounds from Celtic, Latino, and even a touch of the old electronic styles. They’ve been in the game for 17 years now, so you can be sure of a professional performance that offers something a little different to the norm.

If you fancy a bit of Latino funk, then you are going to be delighted to hear that Bristolian band Mango Factory will be playing the festival. The band are well-known for their powerful brass section, which plays funky horn stabs and flurries over the top of an awesome rhythm section. Check these guys out, they’re ace!

There is plenty more to see in terms of music as well. You have The Ska VengersThe Boot Hill All StarsDana Immanuel & The Stolen BandDiesel Dirty Outlaw Orchestra, and Captain Cactus and the Screaming Harlots. With a line-up like this one festival goers are well and truly spoilt for choice.

Let us not forget that attendees will also be well catered for in the literal sense. A festival isn’t a festival without plenty of delicious food and drink knocking about. You’ll be delighted to know that there will be a veritable plethora of cider available at the festival (well, this is the West Country is it not?), as well as lagers and beers from locally sourced breweries.

Children are welcome at Once Upon a Time in the West, and as such there is plenty for them to be getting on with as well. They’ll be well entertained throughout the day, as will all of the adults in attendance! Have fun everybody!


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