Funky Friday Bands
5pm-6:30pm - Mr C - The Back Lane Tavern
Mr C are an offshoot from the 2toneallskas (Woodstock Live Headliners 2022) featuring Mike (vocals and cajon) and Richard (piano) playing Boogie Woogie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John, Van Morrison, Marc Cohn, Billy Joel and many more to launch Woodstock Live 2023!
6:30pm-9pm - Jack Walker and Tom Rogers - The Crown
Featuring Tom Rogers on guitar/vocals and Jack Walker on harmonica/vocals, this duo put a new twist on a mix of original and cover songs inspired by music from both sides of the Atlantic ocean.
7:30pm-9:30pm - The Holy Fools - The Feathers
The Holy Fools combine deep traditional roots with cosmopolitan sensibilities to craft a distinctive brand of Americana. Soaking up their music in the beautiful surroundings of The Feathers' Courtyard is a wonderful way to spend an evening.
Doors @ 7:30pm - Woodstock Social Club - Woodstock Acoustic Club in Association with Woodstock Live
8pm - Autumn Leaves - Beautifully crafted acoustic songs, each telling a story. Sublime acoustic group fronted by Woodstock's very own Andy Mitchell.
9pm - The Ponderosa - A potent mix of folk, blues, country and pop with their individual interpretations of the obscure and the familiar. The Ponderosa are Woodstock legends and former Woodstock Live headliners!
1pm - Dvi Doli
A sound world that is going to blow your mind from the heart of Ukraine! 2 Bundura players and 2 amazing singers! Come and soak up some culture on Woodstock's town square this Autumn!
2pm - Dolly Mavies
Dolly Mavies is a British indie/alternative/folk artist who released her critically acclaimed debut album The Calm & The Storm April 2023. The album is an infectious mix of Alternative Indie, and Folk Rock, capturing the energy of her outstanding live performance.
3pm - Hux
Since moving to the UK, Australian artist HUX has been working the London circuit, most notably selling out The Bedford and landing a support slot with Robbie Williams. Characterised by his soulful lyricism and catchy, contemporary melodies, along with a string of new releases all through 2023, HUX is definitely one to get on your radar.
4pm - The Brass Funkeys
The Brass Funkeys draw from the traditions of New Orleans, with an eclectic live show bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy. Expect spirited second line revelry, soulful jazz funeral marches and pumping brass driven funk!
5pm - Life Underground
Life Underground may be local, but their members come from Italy, Brazil, and, err, Oxfordshire. Geographical provenance aside, they make big chunky melodic rock music with a big toe dipped into the indie paddling pool.
6pm - New Accelerator
New Accelerator is a five-piece band playing original songs influenced by seventies rock and fusion. We sometimes add in covers of songs we love and that you wouldn’t usually hear a covers band playing.
7pm - Tom Webber
An Oxfordshire-born singer/ songwriter, Tom busking at the age of 16! Following the release of single "Stop and Think About It" in 2020, he has supported the likes of Nick Lowe, Richard Hawley, Suzanne Vega and played UK Festivals like Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight, Truck and WOMAD.
8pm - Fletchr Fletchr
If that’s their debut single, that’s their first song and it’s that good, they’re going to go far. Incredible song, incredible vocal…and it just felt massive!” - Miles Blumsom, BBC Three Counties.
9pm - The Inflatables
Founded in 1980 at the height of the Two Tone craze that was sweeping the land, 2023 brings a jam packed diary to year 43! Over the years The Inflatables have built up a sizeable following, whilst playing at many prestigious events, and alongside some of the Ska greats, whilst gigging all over the country.
1pm - The Hex Collective feat. Natalia
Local folk act The Hex Collective joins forces with Natalia from Ukraine to sing a variety of Ukrainian folk and popular songs in their own inimitable style.
2pm - The Lost Art
Duelling guitars and a lush vocal blend make this progressive indie/folk act one to look out for! After being lost at sea, Gordo & Greg re-unite for 2023 to bring some new musical wizardry to Woodstock Live!
3pm - Mid Air
A mix of harmony-laden folk, pop, country and indie, with distinctive male & female vocals. Beautiful and soulful melodies from the heart of Oxford.
4pm - Sym and The Shady Branch Band
Sym & The Shady Branch is a unique, eclectic mix of gritty rock and R&B, whose portfolio of soul-searching songs feature raunchy guitar, groove-centric bass lines, kicking drums and dynamic keyboards, with a soulful, gravelly lead vocal!
5pm - Brook Ellingworth
Brook Ellingworth, a country musician hailing from the picturesque countryside of South Oxfordshire, has been making waves in the music industry with his heartfelt lyrics and soulful melodies. His recent EP release, 'Dive Bars & Heartbreaks,' showcases his talent for capturing raw emotions and weaving them into captivating stories that resonate with listeners.
6pm - Bankside Blues Band
Bringing classic sounds from across the decades and spirited originals, Bankside Blues Band are shedding pub-band clichés and giving new energy to the Oxford blues scene.
7pm - The Guitar Legends
Legendary headliners from 2016 featuring Nick from the mighty Gods Of Groove, The Guitar Legends will be laying down classic rock, guitar led, tracks to keep the dance floor head-banging through the night!
8pm - Krissy Matthews Band
Everywhere Krissy Matthews goes he leaves the crowd in awe. His honest, dynamic and explosive stage show with his extremely tight band leaves ripples in every venue. Nobody sounds like Krissy, which in todays world is becoming harder and harder to be identified with your own sound.
9pm - The Shapes
Oxford's finest purveyors of pop observations of life and love on the Cowley Road and beyond... Shades of Squeeze, The Kinks and Elvis Costello shaped to a sound that is its own uplifting lyrical delight.