Cotesbach music festival to bring reggae and rustic charm - The Rugby Observer

Cotesbach music festival to bring reggae and rustic charm

Rugby Editorial 3rd Jul, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A RUSTIC music festival will bring well know bands from Brighton and London to the village of Cotesbach this weekend.

Music in the Yard returns to the village’s Stable Yard on Saturday (July 11) for the 15th year in a row – and organisers hope it will be the biggest yet.

This year’s lineup is headlined by London dub reggae band Resonators and Cate Ferris from Brighton.

The one-day festival will also feature a bar, food stalls, circus performers, arts, workshops and free on-site camping.




Organiser Olivia Newton said: “It’s been running now in some form for over 15 years, and has evolved from an annual summer garden party with samba drumming and making instruments out of cereal boxes, to a buzzing, fully fledged music festival.

“After a great turnout last year of over 700, this time we’re expecting to see over 1000 through the gates.”


Nine-piece band Resonators have established themselves on the dub reggae scene, finding a unique and distinct sound. With a playful stage presence, their music embraces diverse influences, sounding contemporary yet reminiscent of Jamaican roots music.

Brighton based singer/songwriter Cate Ferris performs quirky acoustic folky pop with hard hitting lyrics and intricate harmonies. Tipped by The Independent as one of the best new up-and-coming artists, this past year has seen her work featured on BBC radio station 1 Xtra.

Other acts include Leicester’s Austrian Stones, Northampton reggae outfit The Mystic Crew, Bigtopp, The Buffalo Skinners, Mojo Hand, Manoes Puestas Duet and Normaton Street.

Tickets are £12 online or £15 on the door (children under 12 free), including on-site camping. Visit www.musicintheyard.net for tickets and more information.

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