Part of Elderflower Fields’ ethos is to promote new, young, up and coming bands, particularly local ones. So it is with huge pleasure that we welcome for the third year the British and Irish Modern Music Institute, 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.

Tin Pigeons – the bouncing indie-pop two piece have already been acclaimed as ‘One of the best Festival bands we know’ by BBC introducing after conquering many major festival stages including Reading and Leeds. Having developed a unique and colourful sound, Tin Pigeons will be sure to drag you in with their infections music.

Alysha And The Elements – Alysha is a twenty year-old, classically trained, singer-songwriter, whose career highlights already include working with producer Alan Glass (Aretha Franklin/Amy Winehouse). Her gutsy, soulful style has led to her being billed as “the little lady with the big voice”.

Chris Driver – with his emotive and captivating vocals and heartfelt lyrics, Chris Driver is a singer-songwriter based in Brighton. His debut single ‘Lightning’ was released in October 2018 and featured as BBC Introducing South track of the day. Chris has released two more singles in 2019, with his debut EP due for release this year. With influences such as Neil Young, Bob Dylan and John Smith, you can expect an eclectic mix of folk-country-pop.

Lisa Nora – is influenced by the contemporary folk/pop storytelling of Passenger and the country sound of early Mumford and Sons. BBC Introducing has picked up on Lisa Nora’s songs, with ‘Run Away’ and ‘Pockets of Gold’ having both been track of the day.

Naomi Johnson –  is a published songwriter based in the south of the UK. She has been writing for 8 years and says it’s pretty much all she does! Songwriter, Storyteller, Collaborator and Coffee Lover. Come and show your support for this artist that’s taking Brighton’s music scene by storm!

Finlay Birch – combining a fusion of different sounds ranging from his Scottish roots with elements of contemporary pop and indie music, Finlay Birch is a solo artist to wash over you in a chilled, laid back and welcoming all inclusive manner. Now acting as a completely DIY artist writing, recording, playing and creating his own artwork.



Friday, from 18:30.


Woodland Stage


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