James & Black

From the first note you can feel it – that thing you just cannot put a finger on, that thing you know is real but cannot see.  This is the feeling you get when you listen to something so pure and authentic that you know there is way more to it than just notes and rhythm.  Otis Redding and Nina Simone had "it", Marvin Gaye and Etta James had "it".  Some people call "it" spirit also known as soul. James & Black is Guerrilla Soul and they're coming back to Vann Fest 2019. We guaranteed they will blow you away.

This Lancashire native never seems isolated on the stage as his sound is rich, full of passion and flows from the heart. Joseph Lofthouse is a seasoned songsmith, with a lyrical ear for the everyday.
There’s nothing more unpredictable than A-Lone Buffalo... They have nothing to lose. Manchester born singer songwriter producing an honest sound of Man-canna.

Vann Fest regulars, Twisted Rhythm, are back again in 2019 playing soul, funk, blues, and reggae for an afternoon boogie!  

The Whiskey Rebellion is irrefutably the greatest band in the world. (Disclaimer: The Whiskey Rebellion may or may not be the greatest band in the world).

All the way from the tropics of Argentina, South America:

Super Cumbia y La Liga De La Alegría.


Inspired by knock-you-dead originals, obscure album tracks, perfect pop, pin-drop, and B-Sides: ELTEL

One World are part of the fabric of the Vann Fest Family. Playing Funk, Rock and Soul with there own sound - They will get you up dancing on a sunny afternoon.
A refreshing and original singer/songwriter on the music scene, Jodie Munday writes and performs catchy, witty songs about modern dilemmas. A must see!


Previous acts include: James & Black, Jade Bird, Ewan McLennan, Will Varley, The Travelling Band, The Wood Men, Forty Elephant Gang, The Eskies, Joe McAdam, The Whiskey Rebellion, Ellysse Mason, Luke Jackson, Hannah White, ELTEL, Hollie Rogers, Sleepy Folk, Louisa Bass, and Joseph Lofthouse.