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Coasts & Dreadzone heading for Jurassic Fields 2019
JURASSIC Fields 2019 Is back, bigger and better than ever before with Dreadzone, one of the best live acts on the circuit today, and English rock band Coasts reforming for an exclusive appearance at Jurassic Fields, headlining this year’s festival in Bridport this July (12th-13th).
Following another successful year, this community music festival continues to go from strength to strength, and with another storming line up and a new, bigger campsite, it is sure to be a date for your festival calendar!
Jurassic Fields has brought West Dorset the best in live music over the last six years from acts such as Fun Lovin Criminals, Dodgy, Dr & The Medics, Neville Staple, and The Dub Pistols.
However this year’s line-up is set to be one of the best line-ups for the UK’s small festival league in 2019, with over 40 acts appearing over the two day event.
Coasts, who are reforming exclusively for Jurassic Fields, get the event off to an amazing start by headlining on Friday night. Formed in Bristol in 2011 they are most notable for achieving two UK Top 40 albums, the second of which reached the Top 20.
There will also be other big festival names gracing the bill on the Friday night with Big Top headliner Dr Meaker, currently reviewed as “The hottest Live UK Drum & Bass act right now’’, raring to go.
If that wasn’t enough, we also have festival friend, the legendary Sledge Head Aka DJ Ray Mighty, of Smith & Mighty back again.
Saturday gets even better with festival circuit heavyweights Dreadzone headlining the main stage. One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, they have steadily been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993. Still going strong after 25 years in the game they have also long been and still are one of the best live bands around.
Meanwhile, headlining the Big Top are CoCo and the Butterfields, an English indie-pop band who have spent much of their time on the road, touring the UK and Europe, selling out headline shows and featuring at many major festivals and are sure to go down a storm on Saturday night.
Finally headlining the Tiny Top is Sam Green. Sam is a modern, independent Roots artist with universal appeal, and his music has served as the foundations on which he has built a strong reputation as a live act combining virtuosic musical skill with great song writing. From a live show, you can expect original music inspired by a love of Grunge, Blues, Alt-Folk and Country, presented with percussive acoustic slide guitar, as well as hypnotic rhythms created live with the use of stomp-box and loop station.
There are many other amazing acts to mention but one that stands out is Kioko, who are currently touring sell out shows with the legendary UB40. There Soulful reggae/pop sound is sure to get the crowd bouncing.
With weekend adult tickets at as little as £35 and with camping at £65 its one of the more affordable festivals in the UK and all children under 13 go free!
There are also very good discounts for concessions and day tickets have also been recently released.
Last year we introduced camping and live-in vehicle pitches to great success and this year we have created a new area three times bigger than last year, with all the necessities of home. A short walk from the show site it is deep in the West Dorset hills and coastline, nestled amongst woodland paths and coastal walks.
This year the campsite will be open from Thursday 11th July – Monday 15th July, giving a chance for family and groups of friends to come down to West Dorset for a long weekend of food, music, fun and laughs in the beautiful English countryside.
Jurassic Fields has always had more invested in Bridport than just bringing live music and the festival year on year.
Our long term objective is to ultimately provide the capital to set up a local professional music studio and rehearsal hall run by volunteers, allowing the sourcing and provision of grants to enable local musicians to further their careers.
We also hope the festival will act as a model for other communities in supporting their local musical talent.
Having established ourselves with the continued support of our sponsors, we are looking to push on and achieve our long term goal which we believe, will not only enhance the community socially but economically.
We also have to take this moment to thank all of our continuing sponsors and new sponsors for without their support Jurassic Fields Festival would not be possible.
So come on down and enjoy our community, good food, amazing music and Bridport at its best!
Bridport Tourist Information Centre
Or Online @ www.jurassicfields.com
Dates: Friday 12th & Saturday 13th July 2019
Location: Askers Meadows, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3XA