I've had a sneaky peak at the Bush Festival Line Up and it's looking pretty good. With a real mix of music from bands, DJs, singers and even some spoken word it should be a day of excellent live talent.
I don't want to spoil any surprises but I do want to pick some of my favourites having done a quick and dirty You Tube and Myspace search for some of these people.
There is something so raw, so heartfelt and so sweetly innocent in Lumiere's music. I feel like she is the love child Tracy Chapman and Jason Mraz will never have. I will definitely be stage focused for her performance.
(FYI pronounced Trojan) Start practising your screwface for this one. This is as accessible as the UK Hip Hop Grime scene gets and rather than potentially dismissing it as "not my cup of tea" have a listen; his lyrics are very inspiring and well worth listening too.
Trozion also took part in UK Hip Hop Hero Charlie Sloth's Fire in the Booth which is like Black Cab Sessions for UK Hip Hop heads.
OH! My head
This is your head-banging opportunity of the day. This guitar-rock-soul band sound slick and my first aural impressions were it was like listening to Bill Withers rock out with Sublime. Definitely worth checking out.
OH! my head @ The Bowery - The Soup
OH! my head | Myspace Music Videos
After you've exhausted your hip hop head bop and your head bang, get ready to lounge out and say "Niiiice" and "Ggrrrreat" in Fast Show Jazz Club style to Sky Montique who will close out the festival. What a voice, what a cool sounding band and what perfect music for a sunny family fun day. Can't wait.
Just one week to go until the Green comes alive with the sound of music and people having a great day out.