Originally a dictatorship formed by the cunning Mr Tea, the Minions have since overthrown him and their chaos has brought forth a musical democracy where cheekiness, fun and a love for the music bind the band together into one massive colorful explosion!
They’re on a mission to ignite crazy dancing by audiences everywhere, with their brand of Gypsy flavoured party music to get their audience stirred into a big bouncing frenzy of fun! A hugely popular festival band, they have played raucous gigs at festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown, WOMAD, Nozstock, Goulash Disko (Croatia), among many others. September 2016 saw the release of their debut album, ‘Tea Your Mind’.
The Minions play their own unique take on high energy Balkan party music – combining Gypsy flavoured Ska, Dub and Swing with an infusion of soulful melodies, cheeky Eastern riffs and booming beats and bass to put a smile on your face and your knees up past your ears!
“The Minions seamlessly weave Balkan Beats with ska, dub and swing to create a bouncing set. It’s impossible not to get involved.”
After the success of our Northern Soul and Ska night last year, DJ Paul Nevin returns to the globe to spin his vinyl top tunes! Expect Northern Soul classics with a splash of ska.
Dust off your dancing shoes and help us celebrate Hay’s independence at our Saturday night party at The Globe, with a late-night 2am finish. Expect a stellar mix of disco, house and party classics with DJ Max Galactic playing an extended four and a half hour set - with a silent disco from midnight!
£10 a ticket - cash only!
Tickets available to purchase from The Globe, Eighteen Rabbit & Flow - cash only
Modou Ndiaye is a virtuoso kora player, vocalist, drummer and percussionist with a superb repertoire of rhythms fusing together traditional and modern beats. He plays a variety of West African instruments ranging from djembe, sabar, calabash and talking drum to his leading instrument –the 22 stringed kora (West African Harp). Modou is a member of the famous Cissokho family of Griot musicians and oral historians from the Cassamance region of Southern Senegal. A Griot or 'Jali' is a West African historian, advisor, arbitrator, praise singer, story-teller and entertainer. Essentially these musicians were walking history books, preserving their ancient stories and traditions through song. Their inherited traditions were passed down through the generations.
His music is the perfect balance of beautiful yet powerful harmonies with the gentle yet lively tones of the kora, bass guitar, calabash, djembe and a variety of African percussion instruments, uniting traditional and modern sounds that leave you invigorated and inspired!
Modou’s music has also been in demand from the global film industry. Commissioned by Warner Brothers in 2006, his djembe playing can be heard in the soundtrack of the blockbuster ‘Blood Diamond’.
In 2008, at the request of Brian Elsley, Modou's kora playing featured on the teenage cult series ‘Skins’.
In 2015 Modou worked with William Goodchild, William composes and produces music for film and television and has scored for the major broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, PBS, National Geographic international, Discovery international and Animal planet. Modou’s vocals were recorded by William to feature on the Gorongosa park wildlife series for PBS.
Modou is not only a performing and recording artist, he is also a tutor, teaching Kora and Djembe both here in the UK and internationally at festivals and corporate workshops. Modou has also worked with both ‘Live Music Now’ and ‘Superact’ these are charity based organisations that provide participatory performances, workshops and training events throughout the UK. They deliver music to groups in the community whose access to live music would normally be restricted, such as children with special needs, adults with learning difficulties, older people, hospital and hospice patients, prison inmates and young offenders and refugees.
Modou’s dream is spread through his music: the universal language of peace, togetherness, love and understanding across the globe.
Garnering near-cult status as purveyors of original genre-bending music,Port Erin are a band of three.
The past decade has seen them extensively tour the U.K. performing over 600 shows at some of of the U.K.’s most prestigious venues. They have made appearances at many festivals including; Glastonbury Festival (‘10, ‘11, ‘13 & ’14 ), played live sessions for BBC Introducing and their music has been aired numerous times on BBC Radio 6.
Their musicality is magnetic with tightly wound dives and grooves. Cerys and Jacob’s rhythm section is a solid unit, Reuben drifts in-at times controlled and soulful but with moments of cornered fretting. A milieu of sonic textures are at play with echoes of jazz, coupled with mechanical Krautrock undertones. They are as punk as they are prog and as political as they are personal.
Port Erin draw inspiration from the likes of XTC, David Bowie, Miles Davis, Syd Arthur, Talking Heads, Morphine and Tortoise.
Rhythm Thieves are a progressive trance-dance folk-rock band comprising wah-guitar, keyboards, flute, drums, bass and three vocals. They have entertained audiences throughout mid-England and Wales with their idiosyncratic original music and cover versions for over twenty years now.
Arcadia Roots are Worcestershire based band who’s music is a combination of reggae, trance-blues and rock. The band, who have been working musicians for many years, write all of their own music and their live performances can only be described as “Infectious” due to their ability to get the audience on their feet and moving to their roots rhythms.
Some highlights so far...
The band have shared the Glastonbury Festival Pilton-Party stage with Bastille and Declan McKenna, headlined the BBC stage at Lakefest alongside Aswad, Alabama 3 and The Charlatans, supported The Lightning Seeds at Tenbury 2018. Other 2018 festivals included main stage at Lakefest sharing the stage with the likes of The Darkness, The Green gahering, BOSfest and One Love 2018.
The jewel in the crown for 2018 Arcadia Roots was being invited to perform in front of an international audience at the John Bonham Memorial celebration in September 2018 where their dub version of Whole Lotta Love won over the die hard Zep fans. The band currently have two EP's released and are releasing singles on the run up to
their debut full album due for release in September 2019.
With rich compelling melodies and tight driving rhythm, five-piece Flatworld play lively world music from all points East. They take tunes and songs from folk traditions of Eastern Europe and (increasingly) elsewhere and present them in a lively and accessible form; audiences are often dancing by the end of their shows.
Formed in 2001 to play support to Polish trio Kroke, gigs, festivals and radio followed and the band has been playing continuously ever since.
Roots 'n' grooves from Eastern Europe and beyond
Specialising in Stax and Motown influenced sixties soul the band plays favourites from classic artists Sam&Dave, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, James Brown as well as Marvin Gaye and The Temptations (to name a few).
DJ Paul Nevin will be spinning the vinyl with his ever popular Northern Soul classics + splash of ska!
Don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Funk, Soul, Ska, Reggae, Collective, Breaks; these guys know their music! After the success of last year we're bringing back The Beatroot Collective organisation, bringing you a night of great quality reggae once again!
The Beatroot Collective are a group of like minded DJs Selectors and Promoters who are passionate about sharing their love of music and have been putting on events with a festival vibe in and around Cleethorpes for the last 7 years . Our resident Dj's BrettjayB and Cadey have been digging deep into their collections to take you on a musical safari through some of the newest and oldest sounds of the last 60 years playing an eclectic mix of ska reggae dub mashup jazz funk soul hiphop breaks jungle and everything in between.
See you there!
Tickets are £6 early bird and £8 on the door so be sure to get your earlybird tickets in advance!
Blackbeard’s Tea Party’s bold and riotous modern folk rock is built for late nights and big stages. Traditional songs and tunes are given a heavy rock edge with earth shattering riffs, playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is gutsy folk rock dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.
The band celebrate a decade in music in 2019 and will commemorate this with their 'Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour' in the Autumn.
Blackbeard's Tea Party believe a live show should be a spectacle for the eyes as well as the ears. Outlandish outfits, costume changes, DIY props, unhinged stage antics and chaotic choreography all add up to an engaging, high-octane show that inevitably leaves audiences cheering for more.
Their most recent release, the 5-track EP ‘Leviathan!’, explores the romanticized glories and the full gruesome horrors of the 19th century whaling industry. The record brings with it a bigger, bolder sound and a revamped live show, employing a heftier rhythm section with their new double-Drum Kit set up.
‘Contemporary folk rock at its most infectious’ - R2
‘York’s answer to The Pogues, but with cleaner fingernails’ - The Telegraph
‘Blackbeard's Tea Party restored my faith in foot-tapping, fun, energy-packed music
recently. In short: they make shanties chic’ -Roger Crow, Huffington Post
‘Gloriously wild, gamely OTT and sharp. This is convincing and essential’ - fRoots
‘Barnstorming buccaneers belting our riff-tastic folk rock’ - Songlines