Part of Elderflower’s ethos is to promote new, young, up and coming bands, particularly local ones. So it is with huge pleasure that we welcome for the second year The British and Irish Institute of Music, aka BIMM, along to curate our Woodland Stage on Friday night. Based in Brighton, BIMM provide facilities and courses not just for those that want to make music but also for those that want to work in the music industry. As such we will have some of their students doing some work placements at the festival while others take to our stage. Come show your support for BIMM and these brilliant young musicians as they bravely follow their passions at this early stage of their careers.

Shannon St. Clare – a 21 year old singer-songwriter based in Brighton. St. Clare combines heartfelt lyrics Inspired by the story-telling nature of Country music with powerful pop melodies.

Dan Shepherd – an acoustic/folk songwriter calling on artists like Joni Mitchell, John Lennon and Andy Shauf to give him his signature blend of soaring melodies and inward lyrics. Dan is fresh out of the studio having just recorded his debut project; The Bread EP, a six track window into a fictional reality running almost parallel with our own…

Edie Bens – Combining folk and Americana influences with hearty pop melodies, her heartfelt and honest music was first noticed by the producers of ITV’s ‘This Morning,’ where, at the age of 16, one of her songs was aired on live television. Taking the Brighton music scene by storm, show your support for this up and coming lady and her band.

Clara McHugh –  This Brighton five piece indie band’s singer ‘Clara McHugh’ had success with her song ‘The Rush’ gaining over 45K fans on Facebook and with near on 2 Million streams on Spotify. Influences include bands such as Habitats, Daughter, Foals & Soccer Mommy. With ethereal guitar melodies and haunting lyrics the band has a catchy yet melancholic vibe and unique funk driven sound.

Alfie Neale’s soul-bearing performance and roof-raising energy has seen him rise from nowhere to a sell-out headline show at Brighton’s 350 capacity The Haunt venue in less than 12 months. His influences range from the modern (Amy Winehouse) to the classic (Doobie Brothers, George Benson) reflecting his wilful genre-hopping tendencies.



Friday, from 18:30.


Woodland Stage


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