Who is performing and when?

Festability

It’s all happening here at Festability headquarters.  Our Information Stands have been announced, our trade stalls are being announced throughout the week on Facebook and now, the one you have all been waiting for….. the line up and timings.

Festability

We have two stages at the event – they will be playing acts alternately throughout the day.

  • 11.45 – 12.00    Foreland Fields
  • 12.00 – 12.15    SEN_Sational
  • 12.15 – 12.45    No Idea 
  • 12.45 – 13.30    Magga Tiempo
  • 13.30 – 14.30    Shaken Albert
  • 14.30 – 15.15    Smokin’ Mavericks
  • 15.15 – 15.45    The AutistiX
  • 15.45 – 16.45    Hullabaloo
  • 16.45 – 17.45    Gypskazz
  • 17.45 – 18.45    Stoned
  • 18.45 – 20.00    Kind of Mercury

We think you will agree, this is a pretty amazing line up.  Some of the biggest bands in Kent will be here to entertain you.

In addition to this, we have a karaoke tent (for all the people who want to be on stage but need a bit more practice).

Don’t forget we also have an Activities Tent offering a variety of workshops (inc yoga, sing and sign, drumming and more) throughout the day – all of which are included in the price of your ticket.

There’s a fairground, inflatables, trade stalls, information stalls, a Chill Out area and more.  You will really don’t want to miss this event.  It is everything a festival should be – with just the added bonus of being inclusive in as many ways as possible.

Online tickets can be purchased until Friday 11th at 6pm and then after that, tickets will have to be bought on the day (but they will be more expensive).

We can’t wait to see you there on Saturday.

Festability meets Shaken Albert

We are delighted to confirm that Shaken Albert will be joining us at Festability on 12 May.

‘.A five piece cover band from Kent, covering only the best rock and indie music from the last six decades”

A quick chat with Shaken Albert:

Tell us how the band came about

The band formed in October 2016, we wanted to create a band that didn’t just do the classic indie pop music;  we wanted to try and bring some of the other songs from that genre to life that people loved but may have forgotten about.

Where is the strangest place you have ever played a gig?

We don’t really have a strange place that we gigged they have all been pretty good. we did a gig last year that was supposed to be a 40th birthday party and turned into a wedding which we had no idea was going to happen if we had known we might have prepared our set-list a little better.

Which band member makes the band laugh the most

Everyone in the band is funny in there own way, we all make each other laugh but our bass player Andy probably makes us laugh the most.

Biggest audience you have played to?

The biggest audience was probably our debut gig at the Sheppey Pirates Festival 2017. Even though the weather was miserable for most of the day the crowds stayed and it was great night an amazing experience. We are playing the Iwade Rock Festival this year which will beat that and of course Festability which will no doubt beat the pirates festival too..

Hot dog or Burger?

Burger with cheese of course!!

why are you keen to play at festability?

We first heard about Festability from a friend of ours and when i found out exactly what the festival was for and who it would be helping i knew right there and then we had to email you guys as we all wanted to help out. To be a part of something that is going to do so much good for the people that need it is amazing. Its a fantastic idea and im sure that it will be everything everyone is expecting and i hope we get to come back next year and help out again..



Find out more:

You can follow Shaken Albert on Facebook, Instagram or find out more about them on their website

 

 


Tickets:

Don’t miss out on a chance to see them live at Festability on 12 May.

Get your tickets at our online shop.

 

 

Festability meets Gypskazz

We are delighted to confirm that Gypskazz will be joining us at Festability on 12 May.

‘The recipe for Gypskazz begins with the combination of two of the world’s most infectious rhythms, gypsy jazz and ska, then goes on to heap a whole bunch of international flavours on top!

Balkan, Arabic, African, Reggae, Rock and Latin jostle with film and classical strands in a decidedly rich mix.”

A quick chat with Gypskazz:


Tell us how the band came about

The band was put together by MelZebra after she moved to Whitstable from London.

Where is the strangest place you have ever played a gig?

Hmm, there’s been a few.  However, the giant cow shed for Canterbury Beer Festival and St Thomas’ Hospital stand out!

Which band member makes the band laugh the most

CJ probably (not always intentionally!)

Biggest audience you have played to?

Probably the packed Market Square at last year’s Faversham Hop Festival

Hot dog or Burger?

I think we are more of a Burger band

why are you keen to play at festability?

As Gypskazz is a band that has members that live with disabilities that they have never let limit them, it has always been at our core that we should inspire others to feel similarly.

 

 


Find out more:

You can follow Gypskazz on Facebook or find out more about them on their website

 

 


Tickets:

Don’t miss out on a chance to see them live at Festability on 12 May.

Get your tickets at our online shop.

 

 

Festability meets Stoned

Stoned - logo - Festability

We are delighted to confirm that Stoned will be joining us at Festability on 12 May.

‘Stoned were formed in January 2012 by vocalist Steven Wood.

Rehearsals started within a couple of weeks and the band soon began to realise that there was a chemistry developing in the music.

By 2016 Stoned were really perfecting their sound, some line up changes ultimately leading to an even more authentic sound and establishing the band as one of the leading Rolling Stones cover bands around.

A quick chat with Stoned:

Stoned - line up imageTell us how the band came about

I formed the band back in 2012- as I Rolling Stones fan I wanted to form a covers band playing only their music. Not a tribute act as such with wigs etc but rather a band more focused on creating the authentic Stones sound. I advertised online for musicians and auditioned interested applicants. None of us knew each other beforehand. We use authentic equipment, and accurate tunings the Stones used like Open G that Keith Richards is well known for. The band has gone through some lineup changes down the years and Bios can be found on the websites. We play all over Kent, Surrey, East Sussex, East Anglia and beyond.

Where is the strangest place you have ever played a gig?

Probably a rather odd Arts Festival we did in Chatham right back at the beginning.

We did play a Christmas gig for the kids at Simons sons special needs school – which was unusual playing to small children but was great fun.

Which band member makes the band laugh the most

Simon is the funniest member of the band by the way (but his humour is marmite to some….lol) and he is the only other original member along with myself, from the bands first lineup.

Biggest audience you have played to?

The largest crowd we have played to was around 3000 people. We have played a fair number of similar outdoor shows to larger audiences and wanted to play Festability in particular as it is a cause close to home for our drummer Simon McIntyte.

First band you saw live As a band or individually?

Live bands we’ve seen – far far too many to mention and cant remember the first. The best I’ve seen was Aerosmith.

Hot dog or Burger?

No contest- Burger!

 

 


Stoned Logo - FestabilityFind out more:

You can follow Stoned on Facebook or find out more about them on their website

 

 

 

 


Tickets:

Don’t miss out on a chance to see them live at Festability on 12 May.

Get your tickets at our online shop.

 

 

Festability meets Smokin Mavericks

We are delighted to confirm that Smokin Mavericks will be joining us at Festability on 12 May.

‘Smokin Mavericks are a UK Modern Country band based all around Kent, England.

Their music is an amazing blend of popular well known songs from the likes of Brad Paisley, as well as original songs by Ashley.

When you see Smokin Mavericks, you will leave the venue awe-inspired and wanting more. That is why they have been known to put on a spectacle of shows throughout the south east.

So the next time you’re stuck for what to listen to, lend your ears to the glorious country sound that is, Smokin Mavericks.

A quick chat with Smokin Mavericks:

Tell us how the band came about

The band came about when brothers Carl and Ashley were looking for a sound to fit Ashleys song writing talents.

After attending the country 2 country event in London in 2011 we realised that country was the way to play.

Since then we have performed over 100 events, wrote our own songs and are building a fan base and reputation as one of the areas leading new country music acts.

Where is the strangest place you have ever played a gig?

The strangest place we have played……..there isn’t really anywhere that was strange. Just some very small venues.

Which band member makes the band laugh the most

We are all mates so we all make each other laugh and hope that fun factor comes out in our music.

Biggest audience you have played to?

The biggest audience we have played to would have to be the Herne Bay car show last summer. Over 15,000 people attended the event and the crowd in front of the stage would have to have been over 1,000.

First band you saw live As a band or individually?

The first band I (Carl) saw live was Queen at the o2 with Paul Rodgers as the lead singer. Queen are my favourite band and Brian May is a massive influence on my guitar playing.

Hot dog or Burger?

Burger

Why are you keen to play at Festability?

We are looking forward to being a part of Festability because this is a unique festival for a wonderful cause and is a great day out for all the families.

 



Find out more:

You can follow Smokin Mavericks on Facebook or on Twitter.

 

 

 

 


Tickets:

Don’t miss out on a chance to see them live at Festability on 12 May.

Get your tickets at our online shop.

 

 

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Festability meets the AutistiX

the AutistiX - Festability 12 May 2018

We are delighted to confirm that The AutistiX will be joining us at Festability on 12 May.

‘The AutistiX’ are a unique rock band. We create our own songs and performs covers. The band’s sound sets us apart, but our 3 youngest members do too: Jack Beaven Duggan, Luke Steels and Saul Zur-Szpiro, all have autism.

We are led by a talented singer and mentor, Jim Connelly, and joined by Jack’s father, John and Saul’s father, Michael.

The band was formed in April 2010. Coming together as a band called ‘The AutistiX’ we were keen to be recognised for our musical talent and are proud to include musicians with autism.

The band, as well as being creative, provides the chance to develop musically, personally and socially.

A quick chat with The AutistiX:

Tell us how the band came about

We started as a community based music group and gradually evolved into a band, naming ourselves The AutistiX and performing gigs locally, nationally and abroad.

We perform at mainstream venues, disability events and fundraisers.

We have recorded our music – we have just released our third EP.

Where is the strangest place you have ever played a gig?

We have performed at lots of different venues. The main thing that makes a gig strange is bad weather when few people turn up and we worry about getting electrocuted by the stage getting wet and worrying about our equipment getting wet!

Which band member makes the band laugh the most

We all make each other laugh!

Biggest audience you have played to?

1200 people

First band you saw live As a band or individually?

We have all seen too many to count, from a very young age!

Hot dog or Burger?

We all have different preferences but none of us are veggie so both would be ok!

Why are you keen to play at Festability?

We are always keen to perform and we are happy to support events that showcase the talent of musicians with disabilities.

 


Find out more:

You can follow The AutistiX on Facebook or find out more on their website.

Their latest album can be purchased in their Facebook store.

 


Tickets:

Don’t miss out on a chance to see them live at Festability on 12 May.

Get your tickets at our online shop.