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There will be live evening entertainment at X Fest featuring some of the best up and coming musicians from the UK on both the Saturday and Sunday night. There will also be bands playing on the outdoor stage from 2pm till 6pm each day.

Saturday - Evening - Hip Hop Anthems - 8pm till 1am

Hosted by UMU - Urban MashUp

Dj's SP and Sparky are a HIP HOP Dj'ing double act who are together again doing a special one-off urban showcase after following solo projects for the past couple of years. This will  be an exiting, high energy barrage of  the best HIP HOP anthems to really put you in the party mood!

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Dj Small Paul

Dj Small Paul has been causing serious damage on the dance floors of Hip Hop nights for well over a decade. Along with Dj Sparky, he Co-founded Gloucestershire's longest running Urban Club night as well as being the counties hottest urban DJ prospect. SP now runs both the Glamourpuss and Blue&Blue club nights, co-ordinates the Gloucester Universities Summer Ball, runs Incredible Events and is at the height of his game, showing off his signature mixing style, laying down the hottest Urban Anthems.

Sparky

Sparky is an Urban music specialist. Along with Dj SP he also founded Gloucestershire's longest Urban Club night. Sparky is now the front man for the DUSK TIL DAWN club and festival events and manages UMU - Urban Mashup, a combined urban music genre promotions collective. Sparky has been raising the bar at events of all sizes both nationally and internationally for 15 years and never disappoints.

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Saturday - Daytime - 2pm till 6pm

Target:Renegades

The band have a growing reputation as an energetic and entertaining live act and have a proven record of surprising crowds with their showmanship and effort. Having played showcases across the North-West and releasing a debut EP and NME featured video, 2013 brings a select few festival shows as they hibernate away working on new music.

www.targetrenegades.co.uk

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Borderline:Fire

One of Reading's fastest growing Rock bands. They started in 2010 and since then have already made some huge achievements. These include supporting Bloc Party, selling out Camden Barfly, headlining the Surrey Advertiser tent at Guilfest and performing at Redfest alongside Modestep and Young Guns. The band also reached the final 15 of this year's Red Bull Bedroom Competition out of nearly 1,000 bands. Their upcoming 6 track EP 'This Trojan State' is due for release early 2013.

www.facebook.com/borderlinefire

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Greasy Diablos

Greasy Diablos are a 5-piece rock band spawned in Northamptonshire and formed in March 2012. The band's sound is a cross breed of punk, 60's garage rock, blues and filthy distortion. They are currently producing their first album after various well received gigs.

www.facebook.com/GreasyDiablosUK

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Greasy Diablos

Distance To Fall

Forged in 2010 and hailing From Harlow in Essex, Distance To Fall are an untamed juggernaut of energy and songwriting skill with an entertaining live show that will leave you wanting more. Distance to fall have supported some awesome UK acts including The smoking Hearts, Hildamay and Max raptor.
2012’s Rise Above EP has found many fans all across the UK and is free to download online. ‘Catch them on tour, you won’t be disappointed’ – Big Cheese Magazine.

www.facebook.com/DistancetoFallband

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Distance to Fall

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Sunday - Evening - Dub Step / Trap / 140 BPM / DNB - 8pm till 1am

Hosted by UMU - Urban MashUp

Red Mist Productions (showcasing Dubstep and Trap)

Red Mist Productions have been running events all over the south west for over a  year now. Armed with some of the best 'under the radar' bass music DJ's and Producers, RMP regularly host nights that attract hundreds of bass music fans! With their infamous 'That Night' event, RMP are a crew not to underestimate, bringing hour upon hour of the best music and vibes around. Red Mist's artists for the night include:

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Urban Mashup
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Red Mist

TRDMRKS

TRDMRKS are a duo from the south west, playing the biggest and best in house music. Having supported huge names such as: Flux Pavilion, Nero, Bloody Beetroots, Shy FX, Modestep and many more, plus performing in venues up and down the country, TRDMRKS never fail to get your body moving to the best beats!

Deafcon

Deafcon is a bass music DJ hailing from Taunton. Expect heavy basslines and an infectious energy. Joined by MC Bb, this is a set that'll make you sweat.

Benjamin Blake

Bb has been recording since early 2010. He then went on to perform at events all over the place, support ing artist's such as McClean, Professor Green and also JLS and Drake at the LG Arena. Bb has also had massive radio cover from BBCR1 XTRA for his turn 'Be Like Me'. Bb has recently become a resident host and MC for Red Mist Productions, and his sets with Deafcon are already the stuff of legend.

Harry Shotta (Drum & Bass)

If success is rewarded by hunger and hard work then it will come as no surprise that Harry Shotta is now recognized as one of the most gifted and versatile MC’s in the UK. Following his rapid rise in the Drum and Bass scene, he has won three awards including Best Lyrical MC of 2012 and built up a massive live presence all over the globe. Harry is now one of the most booked MCs in the D&B scene.

With Harry’s awareness of the rapidly changing music scene he was keen to showcase his skills on a variety of beats from Dub Step to D&B to Rap to Grime under the moniker of ‘The Harry Shotta Show’. He is approaching 4 million views on his You Tube Channel ‘ Harryshotshot ‘.

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Majistrate (Drum & Bass)

Majistrate started out as a dj in the early 90's, and like many played on his local pirate radio station trying to get recognised.  It was this station that started his career in the scene as a dj/producer, and now today Majistrate is known as a relentless producer and 3-deck dj and is one of the most current names in the game.

Majistrate’s dj profile grew and excelled more recently for many reasons, but mainly after a string of massive releases, such as ‘Step up’, & ‘Rise’ and joining the infamous ‘New Breed Crew’ put him back in the spotlight. Today, Majistrate has his own label imprint entitled ‘Sweet Tooth Recordings’ which showcases established and new breakthrough dancefloor producers & continues to release his own material on Low Down Deep Recordings.

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Sunday - Daytime - 2pm till 6pm

Lost In Paradise

A melodic rock/pop 4 piece from Hartlepool, Uk. The past 6 months have seen the band perform at festivals and headline a show to over 9000 people on Seaton Carew Beach. Having shared the stage with bands such as Don Broco, James Arthur, Mallory Knox and Shadows Chasing Ghosts. 2013 see the release of a debut E.P and a music video early in the year and they already have a Scotland tour plus Uk festivals and a Taiwan tour to look forward too.

www.facebook.com/lostinparadiseuk

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Shouting Signals

Formed in 2011, Shouting Signals take influence from bands such as You Me at Six, Young Guns, Architects and even 30 Seconds To Mars. Their unique sound is unashamedly easy on the ear, with each song surgically pieced together over a long writing process, ensuring each guitar part, lyric and vocal harmony come together to form perfectly structured, dynamic and memorable songs. With a work hard, play later ethos, they pour their heart and soul into every aspect of the band’s sound and image, resulting in a tight and professional attitude that has enabled them to stand above local bands in the Essex scene.

www.shoutingsignals.com

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Shouting Signals

Sons Of Icarus

Sons Of Icarus, a brand new, young, British, organic, visceral four piece hard rock band, are all set to soar into rock’s heady stratosphere after the release of their Debut EP which earned them rave reviews from some of the UK’s most respected music press.

Sons Of Icarus then stepped up to the plate to play explosive support slots around the UK with the likes of Black Stone Cherry, Black Spiders, Rival Sons, The Answer, The Virginmarys and Orange Goblin as well as opening slots at Download and Sonisphere Festivals in 2011. Now, having recorded their Debut album; set for release in 2013, Sons of Icarus are set to ignite live audiences across the country.

www.facebook.com/sonsoficarus

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TrueScape

Hailing from the Norwich area of Norfolk, TrueScape are an original four piece pop/rock band. TrueScape was a long time in the making ''but it was worth the wait!'' says founder and frontman Jack Harrison.
In TrueScape, Jack appears to have found the perfect band to bring his songs to the stage.
The boys hope you enjoy the songs and look forward to seeing you all.

“Diverse in style and yet unmistakable, with a Beatle-ish integrity, comparisons may be drawn. Norwich rock group TrueScape appear to be carrying the torch melodically, lyrically and above all, brilliantly”

www.facebook.com/TrueScape

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Monday - Daytime - 11am till 3pm

Circle of Reason

Circle of Reason draw their influences from a number of bands, such as The Smashing Pumpkins, QOTSA, Deftones, Coheed and Cambria, yet they still retain their own diverse and individual sound and style. Each song varies and that's what keeps you interested and listening. Their material is packed with soft and heavy guitar riffs, soaring choruses with warm vocals.

Circle Of Reason have released three singles, They are called Chasing The Sun, Sea Of Voices and their latest offering Silver Scene, the music videos for all songs have been played on music channels on TV such as Scuzz, Kerrang and Lava and have racked up an impressive amount of views on youtube. They have an EP out called A Favour For A Stranger which has received some great press

www.facebook.com/circleofreason

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Circle of Reason

Darkness is Blinding

A three piece hard rock band from Walsall near Birmingham. Formed in 2011 they have continued to make impressions with their fast pace lively performances. Playing shows at Birmingham’s o2 academy and headline shows across venues in the local area. They are currently recording their debut EP which is set for release later in the year.  Plans for 2013 are exciting and you wouldn't want to miss it! 

www.facebook.com/DarknessIsBlinding

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