The Newt Beer & Music Festival

The Newt Beer & Music Festival

The Newt Beer & Music Festival

The Newt Beer & Music Festival, Somerset's Best Weekend Festival.

The Mother’s Ruin Dance Tent

Friday Night DJs

Saturday Night DJs

6.00pm - 7.30pm

6.00pm - 7.00pm

The Out Past Dark crew is made up of four avid music lovers, Acid Rain, Giorgio, Deputy and Reign. House, Techno, Dub and Hip Hop are all found here with each member possessing their own musical palette and unique mixing style. This fusion of styles allows for a presentation of sound that challenges the listener while engaging their body and causing them to dance in ways they have not before. At the Newt Beer and Music Festival, Out Past Dark (OPD) are sure digging deep in to their musical catalogue to provide moments of introspection as well as hands in the air bliss.

Reason Sound is the head honcho behind the Reason Roadblock Carnival Truck at Glastonbury Festival and key player within the Babylon Uprising Market Sound System – rolling out Roots, Reggae, Dubwise and Dancehall of the highest order. Reason Sound will be easing you all in from Fridays madness from 18:00 on Saturday evening.

7.30pm - 8.30pm

7.00pm - 8.30pm

To Be Announced

The Out Past Dark crew is made up of four avid music lovers, Acid Rain, Giorgio, Deputy and Reign. House, Techno, Dub and Hip Hop are all found here with each member possessing their own musical palette and unique mixing style. This fusion of styles allows for a presentation of sound that challenges the listener while engaging their body and causing them to dance in ways they have not before. At the Newt Beer & Muisc Festival Out Past Dark (OPD) are sure digging deep in to their musical catalogue to provide moments of introspection as well as hands in the air bliss.

8.30pm - 9.30pm

8.30pm - 9.30pm

Having performed at Glastonbury Festival’s Babylon Uprising 4 years running and being a key member of Bristol’s Out Past Dark crew, Deputy is no stranger to playing out. With an ear for an eclectic selection and passion for sound system music, expect anything from House and Techno through to Dub, Half Time and Jungle.

Deputy back-2-back with Knohts.

Manchester based Producer/DJ Knohts will be coming through with an exclusive set of funky house and techno grooves. He’s smashing the dance with bass heavy tunes and his eclectic music taste at the moment up north, so expect big things. Knohts is one to follow and make sure you watch out for his new releases coming soon.

9.30pm - 10.30pm

9.30pm - 10.30pm

Bristol based Drum & Bass outfit Cybin exploded onto the Drum & Bass scene back in 1999 with the mighty ‘Roller,’ which was their debut release, the first release on the legendary MC GQ’s ‘Emcee Recordings’ imprint and a tune that touched the drum & bass scene scene worldwide. ‘Roller’ received club and radio play by some of the scenes biggest DJs and charted in the top ten in the official BBC Radio 1 D&B chart.

The duo went on to produce, a stream of subsequent releases with Emcee also over that time also released through Trouble On Vinyl, one of the biggest and longest standing labels in the D&B scene, featuring on the acclaimed ‘Here Comes Trouble’ EP series and on TOV’s ‘Fast Lane 2’ CD album mixed by DJ Friction. In 2003 Cybin set up their own label, Lockdown Recordings, which has grown steadily since then and has been the platform for bringing a host of fresh new talent to the forefront of D&B including: Trex, Ill Truth and Superior Selectionz.

Over the years Cybin’s tunes have received club and radio support from the biggest DJ’s in Drum & Bass music including: Goldie, Andy C, Grooverider (Radio1), Friction (Radio 1), Rene LaVice (Radio1), Bailey (Radio 1Xtra), Hype (Kiss 101), Ray Keith, JJ Frost, Roni Size, Doc Scott, DJ Storm, DJ Die, A Sides and many more.

Tribaan is no stranger to the scene, performing around various nightclubs in the South West, he’s been seen supporting Ed Solo at Plymouths DB’s Hub and Radikal Guru at Exeter’s ‘Phoenix’. Tribaan is known for crafting Dub infused Jungle Beats and has established himself in the underground Free Tekno movement. Whatever night it may be, he’ll always deliver.

Expect to hear him perform a retrospective mix of Jungle and Hardcore on Saturday evening.

10.30pm - 11.30pm

10.30pm - 11.45pm

Jurango is an artist who has, over the past couple of years, grown within the Bristol music scene. With tracks out with Brunswick Sound, Classical Trax and District Sound, his productions speak volumes of his ability to take influences from other genres to create his own signature sound.

Jurango is also known for showcasing these productions and the sound that represents him through radio, with appearances on Radar Radio, 10twenty Radio, Noods, and the world-renowned underground station Rinse FM. Although he is known for having musical output with his own productions and radio shows, he is most comfortable in front of a crowd. Having played at various nights around Bristol (Psychotherapy Sessions, Coyote Records and more) and Glastonbury Festivals very own Babylon Uprising stage, Jurango certainly knows how to bring the right vibe with his eclectic selection. Expect an exploration of sounds rooted in the UK’s rich dance music heritage, as well as further afield.

Boa Kusasa are production powerhouse Jake and Dean who are nestled deep in the darkest wilds of the Somerset levels. It’s a relatively new project, but the duo have been Djing and playing together for over 10 years as they are both long time sound-boys and the originators of what is now known as Glastonbury festivals Babylon Uprising Market Soundsystem; one of the festivals most revered underground stages by both artists and ravers alike.

Sonically, Boa Kusasa is driven by hard primal percussive rhythms, amalgamated with haunting melodies played on instruments from the farthest flung corners of the globe. However what makes their tracks stand out and gives them their own unmistakable stamp is that there is always a haunting undercurrent inspired by the geographical and historical surroundings that the guys find themselves in, and despite their catalogue sounding like a trip around the world, there is a certain mood constantly present which is anchored in the unique and dark spaces of rural South West UK. The name Boa Kusasa is also reflective of their intercontinental sound as it has literal translations in many languages from across the globe; including “Future farmers” “Good Kiss” and “Music of tomorrow”, each of which the guys are happy to be identified under!

Since emerging from the studio bunker a few months ago Boa Kusasa have been getting support from all over the scene and have already received international attention, having been played out on NTS in the states, Rinse France and having a production only guest mix on Emily Dusts Radar Radio show. This year has already seen Boa Kusasa’s first release after having caught the attention of Lorenzo BITW, who’s own imprint released “King Kong”in January; featuring a menacing and heavy vocal from the always impressive Magugu who delivers what is without doubt one of the catchiest hooks of 2018.

11.30pm - 12.45am

11.45pm - 12.45am

Friday Headliner To Be Announced

Saturday Headliner To Be Announced

The Mother's Ruin Dance Tent show is curated by Soaked in Gin and Out Past Dark

Soaked in Gin is a Bristol based promotion company that specialises in events, music and merchandise. We pride ourselves on our collaborative function to work with promoters and artists to bring you the very best music and events. At this year’s Newt Beer and Music Festival we join up with none other than Out Past Dark to bring you a carefully curated weekend that showcases some of the finest dance music whilst capturing an immersive experience for all to enjoy.