On The Bus Party – 3 Day Festival

On The Bus Party – 3 Day Festival

On The Bus Party – 3 Day Festival

ON THE BUS Festival 2017 - Tickets are now on sale!

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On The Bus Summer Festival 2017

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On The Bus Party was founded in 2012 and has developed into a true celebration of festival culture. The stages host a vast range of music, keeping true to On The Bus’s eclectic nature.

Rock, Reggae, Swing, Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul, Drum and Bass, Trance and Techno could easily find themselves sat side by side with Cowpunk, Clowncore, Trip-Hop and Britpop.

Many festival-goers are looking for the next Glastonbury, but in the 70s Glastonbury was nothing like it is today. It was small, filled with local talents and supporters enjoying the beautiful British countryside to the sounds of music and the rhythms of dance.

That same feeling is captured at On The Bus. You may think it’s fifty years too late – and you might be right – but maybe the idea of On The Bus isn’t to “make it big like Glasto”, a place which is now filled with a thousand faces you’ll never know the names of.

Maybe the philosophy of the smaller festival is to consider the collective experience in locality, to rebuild a community through song, dance and musical expression.

Therein lies the true purpose of the smaller-festival and the reasons why we should all pack up our tents and hop on the bus

Reggae Legend! Don Letts – April 29th

ON THE BUS WARMUP PARTY WITH DON LETTS DJ SET
Plus supporting lineup TBA
Early Birds – £8
Standard Tickets – £11

Where do you start with an icon like Don Letts? The DJ, film director, musician and videographer has been central to the UK punk and reggae scene, most notably working with The Clash throughout the 70s and 80s.

His fabled dub and reggae DJ sets during the birth of the punk movement is credited with bringing the sounds of the Caribbean to the London scene, influencing The Clash and other major punk bands.

Letts went on to manage influential punk and post-punk band The Slits, before forming Steel Leg v The Electric Dread, with Keith Levene, Jah Wobble and Steel Leg. In 1984, Letts joined forces with Mick Jones of The Clash to form Big Audio Dynamite.

During all of this, Letts somehow found the time to directed music videos for Musical Youth, The Psychedelic Furs, The Pretenders and Elvis Costello, as well as the feature documentaries The Punk Rock Movie and The Clash: Westway to the World.

Now, Don Letts, The Rebel Dread, presents Culture Clash Radio on BBC Radio 6 Music, in addition to playing his inimitable sound clash selection to hand-picked venues across the world.