2005 Music

2005 Music

There are loads of great acts playing at Fruitstock this year, including Arrested Development, Aim, Norman Jay, Breaks Co-Op, Nouvelle Vague and The Puppini Sisters. You can see who's playing when below.

The Main Stage

Saturday 5th August (Compered by Mary Anne Hobbs)
12.30pm -12.45pm Scouting For Girls (our joint Talent Search winners)
1.00pm -1.15pm The Savage Jazz (our other joint Talent Search winners)
1.35pm - 2.15pm Ebony Steelband
2.35pm - 3.15pm Puppini Sisters
3.45pm - 4.30pm Whisky Cats
5pm - 6pm Nouvelle Vague
6.15pm - 7.45pm Norman Jay
8pm - 9pm Arrested Development


Sunday 6th August (Compered by Trevor Nelson)
12.45pm - 1.15pm Campbell Burnap
1.30pm - 2pm Fink
2.20pm - 3.05pm The Mighty Zulu Nation Theatre Company
3.15pm - 3.25pm the innocent drum club*
3.45pm - 4.30pm Breaks Co-op
5pm - 6pm Roberto Pla
6.30pm - 7.30pm The London Community Gospel Choir
8pm - 9pm Aim
* This is when a few of us from innocent get together to wow you with our drumming. We've been practicing for weeks, so it would be nice if you clapped at the end.


The Dj Tent

We tend to have some very clever DJs in our dance tent too. We're not really sure what happened last year as we couldn't get anywhere near it, but we hope that everyone had fun. Lots more DJs will be coming along this year- including that nice Rob Wilder from Hed Kandi.

Saturday 5th August Sunday 6th August
12.30 - 2 Horsebox Alex Woodford
2.00 - 3.30 Grace Bros Alexis Ananiou
3.30 - 5.00 Geoff Wilkinson and DJ First Rate (US 3) Tito Heron (Soleal)
5.00 - 7.00 Jamie Richardson (Hed Kandi) Rob Wilder (Hed Kandi)
7.00 - 8.30 Lorrin Ros Atkins




Saturday 5th August

Ebony SteelbandEbony Steelband

Ebony Steelband

Ebony is Europe's leading steel orchestra, and have won the prestigious Panorama Competition at the Notting Hill carnival nine times in succession and thirteen times in total.


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Puppini SistersPuppini Sisters

The Puppini Sisters

A trio of women in immaculate 1940s get-ups trilling out with harmonies so tight you couldn't get a bobby pin between them. The Puppini sisters recently performed for the grande dame of British fashion, Vivienne Westwood, on the bar of the Café Royal, and are fast gaining a reputation as the quirkiest of Jazz acts.


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wcWhisky Cats

Whisky Cats

The winners of last year's talent search provide an utterly infectious mix of swing, jazz and ska that make you dance and smile. Since last year they've sold out Ronnie Scott's and garnered the following accolades:
  • 'Completely blew me away' Phil Jupitus, BBC
  • 'by jingo they make you dance' Suggs, Virgin Radio
  • 'Definitely one I'll be watching in 2006' Rosie Kendrick, Smooth FM


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Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague's bossa nova sound is going down a storm at the moment, with their sultry cover versions popping up all over the place. Fact fans: 'Bossa Nova' and 'Nouvelle Vague' both mean 'New Wave' in Portuguese and French respectively.


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Norman Jay

One of the finest and most respected DJs in the world, and a West Londoner to boot, Norman will be bringing his inimitable brand of eclectic funky tunes to the masses via the Fruitstock main stage this year.


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njArrested Development

Arrested Development

Renowned for their amazing live performances and their ability to turn concerts into celebrations fusing Hip Hop, African dance and percussion, Arrested Development's debut album sold in excess of 5 million copies globally and went platinum 5 times. We can't wait.


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Sunday 6th August

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Campbell Burnap

Campbell is a bit a of a fruitstock institution and has been welcoming our visitors with traditional Sunday lunch time Jazz since the festival’s inception in 2003. When he’s not playing at fruitstock, Campbell is a smooth FM DJ and performs regularly with his quintet and enjoys the reputation of being one of  the country’s foremost trombonists.

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Confirmed opener on all Zero 7 tour dates and hailed as 'the one watch' by many a journalist.


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The Mighty Zulu Nation

The Mighty Zulu Nation Theatre Company

This is the first time they've been to Fruitstock, and we're really looking forward to seeing them because we hear they're pretty good.


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Breaks Co-Op

Founded by Zane Low, Breaks Co-Op's laid-back, 70's-tinged sound saw them selling more albums than anyone else in New Zealand last year.


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Roberto Pla

Roberto Pla

After a lifetime dedicated to Latin music, percussionist and band leader extraordinaire Roberto Pla is poised to give a memorable and truly summery performance at Fruitstock.


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gThe London Community Gospel Choir

The London Community Gospel Choir

Last year The London Community Gospel Choir were one of the highlights of Fruitstock. They're the UK's leading gospel act and have recorded and performed with George Michael, Madonna, Sir Elton John and P-Diddy.


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Aim is one of the UK's most acclaimed underground artists, and released the critically acclaimed albums 'Cold Water Music' and 'Hinterlands'. Aim's Fruitstock performance will feature a 9-piece band, which should be exciting.


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