Sheppyfest '18 Line Up

This year we are honoured to welcome Coldplace to the main stage. Along with all of the other talented musicians playing through out the day, it's set to be bigger, better and louder than last year! 

Headline act

Formed by Coldplay fans, for Coldplay fans, Coldplace are a tribute band whose quality and experience on the tribute scene are second to none. In 12 years the band have over 600 gigs under their belts across the length and breadth of the UK and abroad in numerous countries.

The band are firmly established in many of the country's top tribute venues with repeat bookings year after year. They regularly tour abroad and have played in nearly 20 different countries, some of them regularly. Their adventures have lead them to appear on Sky News, BBC Radio One and Two and The Gadget Show and to have played at festivals along with Bob Geldof, KT Tunstall, Ringo Starr and Roxette to name but a few.

Coldplace know what is expected from a live tribute show - the accuracy, musicianship, dedication and passion for Coldplay's music. Their aim, as a tribute to one of the world's biggest bands, is to capture the feeling of a live Coldplay performance, the music, the visuals, the energy and the atmosphere.

The band have extensive experience of all types of shows, from clubs to theatres, festivals to corporate functions and weddings to birthday parties. They have played for small and large crowds, from a handful of people to over 30,000. They are no strangers to main stages and headline spots at festivals and have played some of the largest tribute festivals in Europe such as Mathew Street Festival, Bospop (Netherlands), Glastonbudget and the legendary Fake Festivals.

Also featuring...

  • Jack Shepherd is an exceptional impersonator and world renowned for his incredible performances.

    Traveling worldwide to perform an amazing live replica of Ed Sheeran’s shows, Jack’s aim is to ensure everybody receives the full Ed Sheeran experience.

    Drawing on his skills as a multi-talented musician, Jack is the only Ed Sheeran impersonator to recreate a full live performance, including rapping, beat boxing and the use of a custom-built replica loop station with NO backing tracks.

    With a big stage presence, and a relaxed, laid back attitude, Jack’s control over the stage and audience is like no other, and with similar looks, age and even shoe size, Jack’s gigs are unparalleled.
    Jack uses the same guitars as Ed to replicate the sounds of an Ed Sheeran show, and he even has a one-off hand built replica of Ed’s 00. Jack is supported by his own Sound and Guitar Technician to make sure all gigs go off without a hitch.

  • Our local heroes will once again take to the stage after storming the crowds of Sheppyfest'16

    With our keyboard led sounding attack, a rhythm section laying down our grooves for our man at the front to soar through a wealth of classic dance and pop tunes, we as FILTA would like to welcome you to our sounds and our exciting live experience. From single tracks to our more adventurous medleys, our aim is to create and perform music that is exciting and gives the listener the desire to move from our first beat to our last, our first note to our last. With a set covering many contemporary songs alongside classic dance anthems, we want to introduce yourselves to a huge completely live sound that is an experience you have not witnessed before.

    From festival arenas to smaller gigs, we are looking forward, over the next few months, to performing our music to a large number of venues, inviting people to enjoy our sound and  become part of our FILTA family. Filta had one goal when coming together. Knowing each other, our musical styles and tastes so well, the boys wanted to mix our love for great pop music with our love for huge rhythms, array of varying sounds, soaring melodies and contrasting textures. The result, FILTA.

  • The Leylines was started by a group of West Country musicians driving home from a session at the legendary Sawmills studios. Levelling The Land by The Levellers was on the car stereo. Something about the sound of the record, the rolling Cornish landscapes and the smell of summer connected in vocalist Steve’s head.

    Steve, a product of council estates and stints in the Army, put his observations on the state of the nation into music and started writing. Adding the different musical backgrounds of band mates Matt (guitar), Pete (bass), Dave (drums) and Hannah (violin), The Leylines have created a style that combines the acerbic social commentary of Paul Weller with a folk-rock vibe that will send you right back to those long, hazy, festival days.

  • The unstoppable explosion of ska madness that is Skata Tones will have you skanking and jumping with every beat. Front-man Robbie presents an infectious brand of energetic, original songs that blend Caribbean rhythmic influences, driving basslines and blistering guitar chops with crazy sax and trombone antics.

    Skata Tones head into the 2018 festival season with a freshly recorded album and a bag of hot new tunes to blow your boots off. After releasing the studio EP #LiveYourLifeUp and appearances at top festivals including Boomtown Fair and Beautiful Days, the fastest moving ska band in the West is hitting the stage harder than ever before.

    It’s all about the party, the weekend and the fun.

    Skata Tones have a good time ALL the time!

  • X factor finalists 2017 - Jack and Joel are two recent Oxford graduates who have just returned from 4 months of travelling South America honing their acoustic duo act. They put an exciting twist on modern pop songs having been inspired from their days performing in internationally acclaimed a cappella group "Out of the Blue". If these boys don't put a smile on your face, I don't know what will!

  • We are very proud to welcome Apple FM as our compare for the event. As well as this Luke and his team will be asking for song request during the band change over times. So get thinking of your favourite tunes you'd like played on the day! 

    Listen out on Apple FM 97.3 for ticket competitions and event information. 

  • Tristan was born in Tiverton, Devon.

    He first picked up a guitar at the age of 14 after hearing the Eric Clapton ‘Unplugged’ album. This started his life long love for blues guitar music and the storytelling songs of Dylan, Young and Springsteen.

    In 2001 he moved to Yorkshire to study at Leeds university. During his student days he would busk to pay the bills and it was to this pursuit he returned after university to promote his music.

    He self recorded and released his first two E.P’s ‘Tales from a bedroom orchestra’ and ‘Live from the lounge’. Although these were only produced and sold from his bedroom studio, his track ‘The Wine and Me’ was featured in the Channel 4 show ‘Skins’.

    Another of the songs from his first E.P. ‘Be all that you can be’ was featured by Aled Jones on ‘Good morning Sunday’ and was used by World Duty Free as their summer Campaign song in all their stores through 2011.

    While busking full time, Tristan was discovered on myspace by Grammy award winning producer Martin Levan (John Martyn, Andrew Lloyd Webber) who invited him to his studio to lay down demos.

    In 2010 they embarked on a collaberation to produce Tristan’s debut album ‘Out Along the Wire’. With a team of outstanding musicians, including Pete Van Hooke (Mike and the Mechanics, Van Morrision) and friend John Garden (Scissor Sisters) as well as a cameo organ performance from Paul Carrack, the album of all original tracks was released 20th Feb 2012.

    The album went straight to No 1 on the I-tunes blues chart in the UK and Australia and received a swathe of 4 and 5 star reviews. It was also record of the week on several UK radio stations including BBC Somerset and BBC Devon.

    His follow up album ‘Wire & Wood’ was released in 2015. An all acoustic record, with the same band and featuring organ cameos from Don Airey (Deep Purple), it received critical praise from the music press including a feature in Blues Magazine. It topped the iTunes Blues Chart after a live session with Fern Britten on BBC Radio 2.

Early Bird on Sale

Early Bird Tickets are available from 1st April-29th May. After this period the tickets will increase to £25 per Adult Festival Ticket.

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SheppyFest was such a fantastic day for me and my family. Despite the rain, we had a boogie and enjoyed the festival atmosphere. We can't wait to go again next year, we hope for some sunshine! :)
Sally Tooze

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