The BUMP Rollerdisco is one of the most-loved corners of Citadel, and for 2017 it will be transformed into a Roller Hoedown.
Spin around to hoedown remixed sounds brought to you by DJ Badboy and DJ Tofu (of Glastonbury’s Shangri La) – but watch out for the roller-skating fiddle players and folk dancers. Bring your best checkered shirt and be wowed by a special Roller Ceilidh.
Having played every major UK festival with various aliases and projects over the past decade, as well as recording mixes for BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and more, Boomtown Fair’s Head of Music (and town Sheriff)’s latest incarnation AAA Badboy is his most diverse and wide-reaching yet. Here he shows off his Wild West credentials with a rooting tooting selection of jump up country, bluegrass, trucker and hillbilly favourites.
Chris Tofu was born and bred in a muddy field and has spent the last 20 years raising the dust to millions. He is inside the music he plays and always makes people jump. Tofu is famous for curating hundreds of stages including the Lost Vagueness and Shangri La fields at Glastonbury, Club Dada at Bestival, and knows exactly what gets people moving.
Joe Buirski (from Cut A Shine)
Cut A Shine is a collective of musicians, dancers and callers who’ve been spreading their brand of rip roaring hoedown and barn dance music across the UK for over ten years. Conceived in the squat and warehouse parties of London, the band host square dances and ceilidh dances at venues across the capital, whilst spending the summer months darting from festival to festival raising a dust bowl of dance where ever they go.
Kieran Towers (Hot Rock Pilgrims)
The Hot Rock Pilgrims are a brand new old-time, bluegrass supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England.
Kieran Towers is one of the UK’s most exciting talents on the folk and roots scene today. Master of his instrument, he hails from the genre-bending old time / bluegrass quintet, Hot Rock Pilgrims, who’s debut album Squirrel Hunting is released this summer. Kieran (fiddle/guitar), known for the album Wolves A’ Howlin’ with mandolin virtuoso Charlotte Carrivick, is described by Songlines magazine as “a power house of old-time music, with a hard-driving, intricate style.”.
Together they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants.