Roots Stage is located in the centre of the festival area and features a minimum of 20 live local and international acts every year spread over 4 days with styles varying from World Music, Reggae, Dub, Ska, Soul, Hip-Hop, Funk, Blues, Psychedelic & Alternative Rock, Jazz and more.An international showcase of music!
tribali – featured Artist
Fiesta, celebration and revelry even. Add an eclectic mix of percussion, native wind and string instruments and a kick ass drum beat. Throw in some very talented multi-genre musicians and ardent travellers in a constant search to entertain and connect with audience…. This is Tribali!
Since the band’s inception in 2004, Tribali have captivated audiences with their mystical concoction of ethnic, contemporary and traditional music. A trio of studio albums, a critically acclaimed compilation, live performances at international and local festivals such as the Byron Bay Blues Fest, Glastonbury, Ancient Trance and Earth Garden, various awards and global press reviews have been instrumental for the band to continue to fuel their passion for music.
The collection of ethnic instruments and numinous sounds will always be at the epicentre. The sitar, didgeridoo and percussion blend effortlessly with distorted electric guitars, chunky bass lines, violins, trumpets, dance oriented drums and hypnotic vocals.
gdc vs nextmen – featured Artist
GDC vs NEXTMEN is a collaboration between lead singer Jonathan Scratchley & Tobias Davies from Gentleman’s Dub Club, and Dom Search & Brad Baloo a.k.a The Nextmen.
For Earth Garden, the boys have invited Gardna to join the fun on stage; a Bristol MC and host extraordinaire that has been a staple part of the UK scene for the last few years and has steadily built up a solid reputation and bringing the good vibes, among both his fans and his musical peers.
The debut album Pound For Pound was released in 2018 and featured artists such as Gardna, Eva Lazarus, Parly P, Hollie Cook and Kiko Bun amongst others. A year later, a Dub version of the album called Pound For Pound Dub Versions was released.
panda dub – featured Artist
Panda Dub, one of the most talented artists in the French independent and alternative music landscape, has returned in 2019 with his new album “Horizons”.
With a 10 years of tour experience and 7 albums and Eps released on ODGProd, the artist from Lyon has delivered his last two years of work in the form of an album including remixes of Flavia Coelho, Alpha Steppa or Atili.
Perpetuating this ever-changing exploration of the Dub and Bass music scene, Horizons holds the promise of a new musical journey as only Panda Dub knows the recipe. In 2020, the journey continues all over Europe to spread his unique vibes and sounds.
k.o.g & the zongo brigade – featured Artist
K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade are back at Earth Garden on popular demand.
Under the leadership of the outrageously talented whirlwind of energy that is Kweku Sackey a.k.a Ghanaian force of nature K.O.G, the 8-piece Zongo brigade deliver infectious, high-energy West African grooves, drawing on afro-beat, soul, funk, rock and reggae to create a totally original sound that leaves every crowd dripping with sweat and begging for more.
The Zongo Brigade will be closing the Roots Stage on the last day. Certainly, a performance not to be missed at any cost!