Roots Stage / FRI: 23.00-00.00
The Carny Villains performed at Earth Garden in 2018 and we’ve invited them back for 2019 on popular demand…and we’re not surprised!!
The Carny Villains, are a 6-piece theatrical band from Bristol, known for their raucous blend of stomping Swing, Ska and Balkan-style folk played with the riotous energy of punk rock.
Their journey began in 2009 as the house band for “The Invisible Circus”. They went on to compose and perform over 50 original live scores for circus acts and theatrical shows. Following the release of their debut studio album ‘Why Am I Here’ in 2015, they went on to perform high profile sets at many major UK festivals incl. Glastonbury’s, Shangri-La Hell stage. In 2016 they played at Boomtown Fair as well sets at Wilderness, Bestival, Shambala and many others.
With several sets at Berlin’s Fusion festival and a set for 40,000 people at Colours of Ostrava, the Villains are no strangers to overseas touring. Tours to Germany, Italy, France & Austria have increased audiences. Regular appearances at street festivals in Italy, Austria & Switzerland have allowed the group to perfect their infectious showmanship skills and their ability to work a crowd.