Ivan Campo live with The Untold Orchestra
English indie folk trio Ivan Campo, named after the Spanish international footballer, met in the city of Preston whilst studying contemporary music at the University of Central Lancashire. Their latest track 'The Girl Who Dreamed', with its light and uplifting aesthetic that combines wistful guitar hooks and sweeping vocals, tells the tale of a whirlwind romance between two people brought together by passionate love which ends as quickly as it begins. Recorded in three separate locations during quarantine and mastered at Queens Ark Audio, it's the first in a string of songs planned for release leading up to their highly anticipated tenth album. With their distinct sound of alternative folk, founding members, Adam Shaw, Ben Atha, and Will Rogers were introduced to a wider audience in 2010 when the television series 'Skins' used The Great Procrastinator - taken from the 2009 EP Super 7 - in Episode 1 / Season 4. The group gathered more attention after Ben Atha was invited to go to Los Angeles in 2016 to play James Bond in the Epic Rap Battles of History YouTube series. Their last album Season of the King secured the band a 4th live session on BBC 6 Music, as well as a special appearance on prime time Spanish TV programme, Late Motiv, performing The Bloodhound and the Fox.
Peter Chand is an award-winning international Storyteller, constantly in demand for his unique retelling of tales from his motherland, India. He has shared his stories across Britain and has also performed in Norway, France, Croatia, Austria, Canada, and Singapore, amongst other countries. Peter grew up with Punjabi as his first language, and still visits family in the Punjab to collect folk tales, which he translates and shares with keen listeners worldwide. As well as touring extensively, he also shares his storytelling skills by leading workshops with teachers, librarians, budding storytellers, and anyone trying to find their voice and gain confidence when performing in public. Whether it is performing in a tiny classroom, or enthralling hundreds of adults in a theatre, he has a story for every occasion.
At the Festival Sessions, Peter will be guiding you through wonder-filled story walks in beautiful surroundings for all the family. With a trail full of magic, wonder, and silliness- all told in Peter’s unique and energetic style.
George is a performance artist, Circus performer, Outdoor theatre maker, Cruise ship entertainer, Former Mascot, ex Drag performer, Current Co-Creator of Mary Bijou Cabaret and Social Club, Director, and Teacher but most of all…and with out a doubt.... George is a CLOWN
George enjoys collaboration and good whiskey and at the Festival Sessions they will be performing the show 'Man on the Moon', featuring a giant crescent moon that George will perform with.
Creative DJ School is based in Sheffield and was founded in 2019 by Ian Stanley who has been teaching DJing and music production for many years. Creative DJ School was developed as an independent DJ and music production education provider, to teach people the fun and enjoyment of creating music in new and exciting ways. It offers individual and group sessions for schools, charities and the general public. They work with ages 6 years and upwards and have experience of teaching students from all backgrounds including those with special educational needs, allowing access to contemporary, interactive and exciting music learning opportunities for all.
At the Festival Sessions, you can get involved with this exciting DJ experience. Learn fundamental DJ skills while you perform to an audience. This is a real time workshop with tutor support throughout. All you need is enthusiasm to give it a go.