MantonFest Line-up

Mercury  - The World’s leading ‘Queen’  Tribute Band                                            

Mercury Mercury, now celebrating their 20th anniversary, has established itself as one of the world’s most authentic tribute bands to Freddie Mercury and Queen.  This award winning Band, with its dynamic stage show has been wowing audiences from the UK to Europe to Dubai.
A choreographed stage show, with spectacular and authentic costumes, high class production including dramatic and striking lighting effects. The show includes stardom, showmanship and an energetic performance from Joseph Lee Jackson as ‘Freddie’, together with excellent musicianship, including beautifully crafted harmonies, and intricate guitar work from Glenn Scrimshaw as ‘Brian May’.
Mercury takes their audiences through a legacy of songs which never lose their stature as classics to live on forever. Mercury play theatres, outdoor festivals, high profile corporate and private events, gaining a renowned reputation, and returning to venues time and time again.  Other prestigious shows include headlining a New Year’s Eve Festival in Dubai which was broadcast live to millions via MTV Asia.  Mercury were also asked to perform at the unveiling of the 1st memorial to Freddie Mercury in Feltham, in front of Brian May and Freddie Mercury’s family. They have also played an exclusive concert for Queen's own Roger Taylor, and in front of Freddie  Mercury’s  Mum ,  Jer Bulsara, who said:- "Freddie was an original. He and Queen were the best. But now, in this new century, Joseph, Glenn & Mercury are the next best thing" Freddie's Mum - Jer Bulsara 2010


T-RexstasyMantonFest is "extatic" to welcome the very popular T.Rextasy back to our stage. T.Rextasy are the World’s Only Official Tribute band dedicated to the works of Marc Bolan.  Endorsed and approved by Controllers of the Marc Bolan catalogue, ex-members of T.Rex, and members of Marc’s family.  With a career spanning over 25 years, T.Rextasy have toured Worldwide, including Japan, Germany, Abu Dhabi, Sweden, and Marrakech, to name a few.  They were voted “Best Live Tribute Band In The UK” by the BBC.  They continue to tour throughout the year, playing to thousands of people up and down the UK.

The Troggs                        

The TroggsWho can forget "Wild Thing"? The Troggs have always been remembered for this 60s anthem, but it is just one of their many UK hits. "With A Girl Like You", "I Can't Control Myself", "Anyway That You Want Me", "Give It To Me" and "Love Is All Around". They all followed in rapid succession to give The Troggs world-wide acclaim. Dubbed by many as the "first British punk band" they have continued playing in their own uncompromising style of good basic rock music.


BarrelhouseThe mission of Barrelhouse is to play vintage blues with a hard edge groove and they achieve this with style!  A busy gigging and recording band who have spent much of the last year promoting their album ‘Mooncalf Blues’, it’s great to have them join us this year.

Guitarist Tim Harvey makes all his own guitars and even plays a four strong guitar fashioned from a cigar box!  He is joined by drums, vocals, bass and blues harmonica…. a bit like Seasick Steve on overdrive!   

Producing a huge sound, this band will give your hips a workout with their up-beat original tracks and classic covers.

Clive Collective                                    

Clive CollectiveThe Clive Collective is returning for a third visit to MantonFest!
This funky six-piece soul band, who boast just a touch of Frank Zappa, put on an impressive show.

Formed by multi-talented local musician and producer-engineer Nick Beere and his wife, the band is a real class act and garnered praise from all the acts they have performed alongside
We are delighted to welcome back this fantastic band to Mantonfest 2019

Straight Six                                   

Straight SixThe boys are back in town!

MantonFest 2019 welcomes Straight Six back with open arms! They are great friends and supporters of the festival having headlined the festival several time in the past.

Now, not only with Vernon, the band's original bass player but also guitar virtuoso Billy Bugden, who has been persuaded to re-join the line up too.

Playing a blend of up-tempo blues rock, the keyboard talents of Robbie Simonis, Billy’s guitar work and Danny’s vocals (and guitar) will be fused together by the tight rhythm section of drummer Steven and bassist Vernon.

They are sounding great in the rehearsal studio and we can’t wait to welcome them back onto the stage.

Creedence Clearwater Revival Revival                                 

Creedence Clearwater Revival RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival Revival (CCRR for short) are a Swindon-based tribute band.
The original Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) were a classic '60s band, famous for "Bad Moon Rising", "Proud Mary", "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" and "Lodi". With this music as their inspiration, CCRR have built an exciting live set.
The band consists of four experienced musicians.

Pete Smart          vocals/guitar
Richard Davies    guitar
Tim Emery           bass
Chris Cannon      drums


Skedaddle‘Manton’s very own Skedaddle are thrilled to be playing at MantonFest again this year.  Skedaddle are a six-piece semi-acoustic band playing a crossover of blues, jazz and soul.  The band bring a mix of covers and original material in their own unique style.
Sensational vocal harmonies are provided by Jane Witcomb and Amanda Cramsie-Smith bringing a fresh and uplifting approach to classic tracks and long-lost tunes.  Original compositions are by their bassist Stuart Whant and completing the line-up are Chris Witcomb (guitar), Eddie Witcomb (bass/guitar) and Joe Witcomb (drums).’

Joe Martin                      

Joe MartinJoe Martin, a Lancashire based singer songwriter is deservedly gaining major attention on both sides of the Atlantic. As a child Joe was brought up listening to artists from Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt to the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. Songs that tell a story played a big part in what Joe would be listening to in his formative years. This can be heard in the music he’s making now.

In 2017 Joe released his debut EP ‘Small World’ to much acclaim and has recently recorded a suite of singles with the Champs of the much respected UK Americana band ‘Danny and the Champions of the World’. Joe will be releasing his next single ‘Love Strong’ on October 1st 2018 and the following two singles in the first half of 2019.

Ed Witcomb                       

Ed WitcombEntertaining our audience on the acoustic stage will be Manton's very own Ed Witcomb.   Performing with a relaxed and laid-back style, complemented by mellow blues based vocals and thoughtful, catchy guitar riffs, Ed will play a combination of chilled acoustic covers and original material.


BurbankBurbank, also known as Luke Gittins & Ashley Smith are a Wiltshire based duo who have performed in excess of 300 gigs across the UK and in Europe including many in Wiltshire, Bath, Reading, Norwich and London.
Burbank have made numerous appearances on local Radio and following their debut appearance on BBC Radio Wiltshire, attracted over 12,000 views when they performed their original song ‘The One’.
They have collectively written over 150 original songs and are often described as the new ‘Lennon & McCartney’ their influences being Ed Sheeran & John Mayer amongst others.
2017 saw the release of their first EP ‘Overture’ on March 11th at The Cause and since then Burbank have been much in demand performing at Festivals up and down the country which include Bristol, Brighton & Syon Park Foodie Fests & Marylebone Summer Fayre.
During 2018 Burbank continued to go from strength to strength and recorded a promotional video at Factory Studios in Bristol followed by their first Sofar Sounds gig in Southampton. They also performed at Marlborough Rising Festival alongside Scouting for Girls and Turin Brakes.


@59Local band @59 play a variety of popular well known songs with a stripped back twist. 
From ZZ Top, Foo Fighters & AC/DC to Fairground Attraction, George Michael & Olly Murs.

Compered by Will Walder from BBC Wiltshire   

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