Line up 2017



Axtell mainstage line-up

Set in the heart of Phillips memorial park, Godalmings bandstand is transformed into our mainstage where you can find the following audio treats over the weekend….

Main stage Saturday

12 midday – 1pm / The Peas / Skiffle

‘The Peas,, a duo, no rules, the wrong chords but the right melody – and Kazoo’s….

The Peas enjoy playing classic songs from the 80’s and 90’s, but as they have no access to the tools to recreate the songs with a full band they have just cracked on with what’s to hand and so playing them as they were originally written doesn’t apply here.

With double bass, acoustic guitar and a bass drum ‘The Peas’ recreate their own interpretation with added vocal harmony, mouth trumpets, beatboxing, melodica and bickering…..

1:20pm – 2:20pm / DOJO / Reggae, Roots

Dojo are a collective of jazz and reggae musicians from South Africa, Nigeria, Paris, and London whose starkly political 21st century outlook and uncanny talent for melody and harmony are taking reggae from the underground to the mainstream for the first time in a generation.
Dojo’s live shows, which showcase the band’s heightened sense of showmanship and their remarkable musicianship, have received widespread critical acclaim.

2:40pm – 3:40pm  Mike Dennis/ Violinica, Hip Hop

Mike Dennis is a classically-trained violinist whose boyhood love of Run DMC, Beastie Boys and Gangstarr led him to create a unique kind of string-heavy hip hop music he refers to as Violinica. 


4pm – 5pm Time for T / Tropical folk rock

Comprised of smooth eclecticism, TIME FOR T have risen from the creative centrifuge that is the southern UK city of Brighton via Portugal, Switzerland and all corners of England. Their unique breed of sound travels through a rhythm of afrobeat, indie, folk and rock & roll to create waves that grow with torrential intensity. Once locked in from the climbing beat, the lyrics and their deliverance by frontman Tiago Saga transport the listener through stories and experiences with photographic vividness.

5:20pm – 6:20pm La Inedita / Ragga, Dancehall, Chichamuffin

Formed in 2010 in Lima, Peru. La Inedita is positioned on top of the Peruvian independent scene. Exploiting the many musical influences of its 4 members, La Inedita have created their own style: Chichamuffin, fusion of Chicha (traditional Peruvian cumbia) of Raggamuffin and Dancehall with subtle touches of Hip-Hop and other nuances.

Main Stage Sunday

1:20pm – 2:20pm Josiah Mortimer

Josiah Mortimer is a political singer-songwriter from Cornwall and based in London. He recorded his first EP at 16, and has since recorded two further EPs. His music has been played on BBC Radio Cornwall BBC North Yorkshire, and he has performed alongside a wide range of artists across the UK.


2:40pm – 3:40pm  The Whitaker Brothers

Tim and Simon Whitaker, collectively known as The Whitaker Brothers bring a unique progressive acoustic sound; blending Caribbean steel drums, with acoustic guitars, deep lyrics and harmonious rock vocals.


4pm – 5pm  Holly Holden / Tropical Soul

Holly Holden is a singer and songwriter from London. Early influences such as Amy Winehouse and Regina Spektor inspired her to start writing and performing during stints living in Bristol, Berlin and Ecuador. In 2012, she self released an acoustic album, ‘Feet on the Ceiling’.


5:20pm – 6:20pm  / The Cracked / World/Afro/Latin/Dance

The Cracked are the hazy Balearic vibe of Ibiza to the rich Latin sounds of South America, dropping African beats and harmonies to a backdrop of English pop on a sunny summer afternoon.
Infectious Fusion dance that steps to torrential up beat rhythms,oozing harmony and mouth watering melodies.

SOS  stage Saturday

The Staycation Other Stage or “SOS stage” will be hosted in the Phillips memorial cloisters and take on a decidedly nautical theme this year. Curated by Captain Jon Atkins and his motley crew, they are bringing the following to you over the weekend

12.00–12.30  / Derek and the day dreamers

Local boy Rob Guthrie brings his dreamers to the park, expect greatness!

12.50–1.50  Objaydar/alternative pop music

Objayda’s secret lies in the unlikely songwriting partnership between Tarn Ockenden & Tim Howe following their chance meeting at a recording session back in 1982.  The band have toured extensively over the years reaching some unusual corners of the globe and performing to some half a million people along the way. They have also written, recorded and released nine studio albums shifting several thousand copies and coveting media coverage from the likes of BBC Radio One and Two

 2.10–3.10  Rony Berrebi

RONY is an indie pop-soul artist, with sound forged in fiery groove and bass lines. With an open flow of emotions at its core, his music is set to take you on a melodic journey that blends new hooks with old stories to talk about what makes us all human.

3.30–4.30  / Mule Train / Blues

Mule Train are a Surrey/Hampshire based blues band, fusing blues classics with a modern energy, gritty vocals and an improvised feel. They kick like the proverbial too, great stuff, not to be missed, listen here


4.50–5.50  Sleepy folk / Alternative Folk

Take a lazy mo’ in the land of the Sleepy Folk. Where there’s fizzy lemon drinks and silly giggles in the wind and if bubbles ever burst with troubles that’s when the folks begin to sing…

6.10–7.10 New Hawleans Jug Band / Skiffle/ Jugabilly

A rollicking collection of meandering musicians led by the irrepressible and irresponsible “Al the Hat”; The New Hawleans Jug band have dominated the underground Jugband blues culture in New Haw, Surrey, for more than 12 years.

SOS stage Sunday

12.00–1230  Surrey Hills Ukulele Big Band / Uke based pop

The Surrey Hills Ukulele Big Band (SHUBB) has been performing around Surrey, Hants and Sussex for the last three years. The emphasis is on the ukulele, but the band also features mandolin, fiddle, bass guitar, harmonica and a wide range of percussion.


12.50–1.50  / The Step / Alternative Indiepop

“Hot Pick” of the UK Students Radio Chart Show 2016, “The Step” is an Indie/Pop/Rock band based in London. Born in 2007 in Rome with Stefano Donato, the band moved to London where Oliviero Fella joined in 2013. After gigging in important venues around London and playing for Noel Gallagher at his official aftershow party in March 2015 the band released their debut EP in December 2014.

2.10–3.10  Hydlight

An eclectic mix of European sounds, based in London they have managed to embody the spirit of uk and euro entwined pop culture. ”


3.30–4.30  / Glass Phoenix /Rock

Glass Phoenix are based around Chichester, West Sussex, UK. They are an original rock band with cutting edge original tracks and outstanding covers.


4.50–5.50  The Free Radicals/acoustic-electric folk

The Free Radicals are an acoustic-electric folk band from Godalming, Surrey, UK that play English, Celtic, European and American Bluegrass tunes and songs. They were formed in the mid-nineties way back in the last millennium, in the days when no-one else had thought of the name and few knew what free radicals were. 


6.10–7.10  / Sam Kelly Trio/ Folk

Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Cornwall-based singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. As a young child Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing folk songs, and play folk tunes on his melodeon. Having caught the bug, Sam has dedicated his life to rediscovering and renewing the sounds of his gaelic heritage, and creating exciting new music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music.