The Brands Hatch Mini Festival on 16/17 June 2012 is a celebration of all things Mini. From the classic Austin Mini of the late 1950s to its modern hatchback incarnation, all are welcome to join in the fun!
The event will include a variety of activities with a display of special motorsport Minis old and new, a Mini stunt show, trade village, parades, live music and festival fun.
The Brands Hatch Mini Festival will continue on into Saturday night with a soundtrack to reflect the event produced by three highly rated music acts, playing live on stage.
Festival goers will be in for a treat with bands that have featured on BBC Radio, supported the likes of Dizzee Rascal and Ocean Colour Scene and played at one of the USA’s biggest festivals, all rocking up to play on our live stage. To find out a bit more about the bands performing at the Festival read below.
The Higher State
The Higher State incorporate all the best aspects of 1960’s west coast guitar jangle and vocal harmonies into their own energetic material. The band have played all over Europe and America and have just come back from making their third appearance at the coveted SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. For more information on The Higher State, please click here.
Groovy Uncle feat Suzi Chunk
Groovy Uncle began as a vehicle for Medway songwriter Glenn Prangnell to showcase his solo material after retiring from the live music scene in the late 90’s. On hearing some of his demos in 2007, State Records invited Glenn to visit their recording studio in Sandgate, Kent with a view to putting out a single and in early 2010. “Monkey Trousers”/”Now Your Pain Is Over” was released into the world. This was followed a year later by the much lauded “Play Something We Know!” album.
It wasn’t long before thoughts were turning to the follow-up LP, Glenn decided to ask Cardiff based vocalist Suzi Chunk to sing lead vocal on a few tracks and recordings began in earnest in mid-2011.
Groovy Uncle have received favourable reviews and airplay on BBC6 Music’s “Radcliffe And Maconie” show and “Mark Radcliffe’s Music Club” on BBC Radio 2 with their latest album. For more information on Groovy Uncle, please click here.