O.U.T. West Festival announces 2019 line-up

O.U.T. West Festival

O.U.T. West Festival



– 12 – 14TH JULY 2019  –

Back by popular demand – ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST FESTIVAL – returns for its much anticipated 6th annual outing in Summer 2019.

Nestled amidst the bucolic meadows of Wiltshire’s charming West Ashton Village, O.U.T. West Festival is a West Country bonanza and will be popping up for another bumper weekend of fun from 12-14 July 2019.

Crammed with a menagerie of musical acts, a slew of scrumptious ciders & ales, PLUS a gamut of games and extraordinary entertainments; O.U.T. WEST FESTIVAL offers a bespoke festival experience like no other, and one that won’t break the bank either!

For over half a decade, O.U.T. West Festival has proven itself as a surefire-hit amongst its many loyally returning revellers, yet a fixture in the festival calendar that still remains something of a best-kept secret…

The baby of Husband & Wife partnership Flounder & Morph Murray, O.U.T West Festival guarantees one of the warmest welcomes on the circuit. In a beautiful location overlooking the the Wiltshire Plain and Westbury White Horse, O.U.T. West promises a good hearty West Country party, with a fresh and vibrant outlook. Come unearth a treasure trove of imaginative ideas at every turn, sample the finest ciders and find your new favourite live band form a bustling line up hand-picked for sensational summer fun.

A small festival that truly punches above its weight, O.U.T. West Festival continues to attract artists and revellers the world over every year. Here’s what’s in store for 2019…


Going out on a limb to provide a festival experience with something for everyone, O.U.T. West is one of the best value and mos t accommodating festivals on the circuit and will return in 2019 with another packed programme picked for your delectation. Across its three days, expect the unexpected as a mighty programme of arts, entertainment and madness stream across its three festival stages this year…

– The Main Stage: The Djinn Palace –

Promising to grant all of your festival live music wishes, The Djinn Palace will be curating a plethora of the finest live bands around for your pleasure, all set in a capacious festival tent. Here’s just some of the many highlights to be found inside:

Sure to go down at the festival like a cool flagon of fine cider on a hot summer’s day, West Country royalty THE WURZELS will perform on the main stage on Sunday afternoon with a barnstorming headline set packed full of their many uproarious classics and cheeky covers. Down your pint and raise your voice as you singalong with Tommy Banner and crew to classic hits like ‘Cider Drinker’, ‘Combine Harvester’ and many more. Also on the Sunday, expect a set of Ska-fuelled skullduggery as Bath-formed legends CITIZEN FISH deliver one of their notoriously full pelt sets with lashings of blistering punk panache; after three decades in the game its no surprise this band have a rep as a tough act to top… Perhaps just as well then that Bournemouth’s beguiling BLACK WATER COUNTY will be taking no prisoners as directly follow-up with one final set of the weekend. Powering an infectious punk energy through what only appear to be instruments intended for folk stylings, BWC will be looking to bewitch and ensnare with a potent blend of Celtic-infused catchiness that has seen them steal the party at hundreds of festivals including Boomtown Fair & Beautiful Days.

On the Saturday, Swinging Swindonian collective THE TRIBE will be landing with a blast of their energising hip hop & upbeat reggae infused sounds; twist your tongue around their snappy lyrics and get down to their extremely funky beats – a delightfully dangerous live act, picked especially for late night grooving. Expect nothing but warm and breezy vibes fit for a Summer’s eve as long-standing Bath-based reggae legends THE RHYTHMITES set the stage for the headliners with their loose, loveable and well-honed songs, expertly crafted from over 30 years in the game. And just in case you didn’t get the smooth-Saturday memo, a band who proudly claim they “never fail to get a crowd dancing”, CRINKLE CUTS will be laying down the gauntlet with some seductive sounds of tantric funk, languid reggae and new-wave latin ska. And take a pew early, as festival founder Morph Murray airs music from his intoxicatingly dark country and twisted blues project THE BACKWOOD REDEEMERS in the afternoon.

Friday will see a ferocious set from the band forever hailed ‘The Heavy Artillery of Irish Music’; yes, Celtic punk mavericks NECK will proudly headline the Djinn Palace on the opening night. Like the b*stard love child of The Pogues and The Clash, their heady blend of authentic uplifting Irish swirl and electric ballsy swagger has seen them rightly earn cult-status back home and share stages across the globe with The Levellers, Stiff Little Fingers, and Shane MacGowan. And from the energy of anger to the enchantment of Bhangra, RSVP will be returning to O.U.T. West for another of their dazzlingly different outings. Veterans of Glastonbury, WOMAD and Boomtown and Winners of innumerable trophies over the years including “Best Band” and “Best Music Act in the West And Wales” for their groundbreaking shows that blend Punjabi Indian music with UK dance beats, let them earn a place in your heart too with their phenomenal Bhangra-bouncing show this year.

Elsewhere on the bill, Somerset’s underground simian saviours MONKEY BIZZLE will be getting down to some funky monkey business; SOME DOGS will be serving up some of their stray “Country Punk” (yes really); URBAN LIONS will be playing with pride as they roar through tracks from their celebrated debut LP release; and cool cats alike, put out a saucer of milk and some moonshine as PUSSYCAT & THE DIRTY JOHNSONS “a-mews” you with their an adrenaline soaked rock’n’roll antics; looking to leave their mark THE IMPRINTS are promising a Folk-Gypsy-Rock explosion; Wales’ foremost and fearless rockabilly titans GRAVEYARD JOHNNYS will deliver a tenacious set of their quiff-splintering 1950’s-styled rock’n’roll; plus the GIMME GIMME GIMMES will give you give you give you a wee dram of fun you won’t forget in a hurry as they send up Scottish classics with their hilarious rock parody show.

– The Second Stage –

Second the best? Most definitely, as O.U.T. West brings you plenty more entertainment to fill your boots with on its alternative stage. From the best new bands out there right now, to best loved local talents, check these out…

Headliners the ZIP HEADS (Friday) will be bringing the delirious joys of their loony but loveable album ‘Prehistoric Beat’ and more; expect surf-infused thrills and spills from a St Albans band who know how to push the right buttons. It’ll be a baptism of fire for many as festival favourites REV SCHNEIDER & THE BAND OF ANGELS bring their revelatory live show of wacked-out Country and Western weirdness; if this self-ordained high priest of country and his rag-tag band of “angels” aren’t preaching to the converted to begin with, by the end of their Saturday slot at O.U.T. West they sure as hell will be… AND! Watch out for a set that evening from your own hospitable hosts too, as festival organisers Flounder & Morph Murray entertain with their formidable band THE BOOT HILL ALL STARS; with their shows self-described as a ‘West Country bootlegged hoedown’ – grab yourself a partner and get on down for a manic and memorable set jam packed with beer, banjos, quiffs, geetars, ladies in feathers, and more…

Elsewhere expect a range of eclectic and disparate sounds, picked to favour every palette. From the assured alt blues of FUNKE & THE TWO TONE BABY, to the incendiary indie rock of HUM FUZZ; the rejuvenating dub/punk of Brighton’s fast-rising DAKKA SHANKS to the heavenly psychedelic rock rumblings of GOLDWATER; the no-nonsense female fronted grunge-punk of BBC Introducing-tipped SOEUR, to the reliably rewarding rocksteady vibes of TRAIN TO SKAVILLE.

Plus, sets from a host of talent including THE STRAIGHT FITS, DAVE ACARI, JC’s HOPELESS SINNERS, THE KING DUKES, and more will ensure there’ll never be a dry moment at the Second stage, be it day or night.

Festival website: www.outwestfestival.co.uk