Riverside Festival 2013

The Riverside Festival 2013

Our report on the Riverside Festival in Leicester for 2013.

Our coverage of the Riverside festival on Saturday

Our coverage of the Riverside festival on Sunday

Photos of the Acoustics Area and the main stage. More in the reports for Saturday and Sunday

The Acoustic Area

Some of the artists who performed at the Acoustic Area over Saturday and Sunday (see separate posts)

The Main Stage

Some of the acts that appeared on the main stage

(photos in other posts)


Artists who performed at the acoustic area on Saturday:

Jason Smith

Becky Edwards

Elliott Friskin

Ravel Lumba

Calvin Jeffrey

Mike Kerslake

Tom Nurse

Dave Sherratt

Charlie Jones

Alex Freeman

Artists who performed at the acoustic area on Sunday:

Nile McGreggor

Jake Manning

Theo Miller

Nuala Bennett-Wilford

Dan McGreggor

Rhett Barrow

Siobhan Mazzie

The Jav’lins

The Main Stage


12.30pm – 1.30 – Gateway College, Music Showcase

Gateway College, Music performance BTEC students present a live music showcase of Rock and Pop.

2.pm – 2.45pm – Grace & The Magic Roots

The perfect band for a summer afternoon. Their distinctive blend of reggae folk and acoustic dub will enchant and entertain . Performing songs from their new studio album ‘Magic Root Tree’ .which will be released summer 2013.

3.15pm – 4pm – Pamella Moo Band

Leicester based soul and pop singer Pamella Moo has been on the scene for a while, notably singing with last year’s Riverside headliners Out Of Karma.

Pamella recently won a song competition run by the legendary Ray Davis from The Kinks and recieved the prize of meeting Ray and a day’s recording at his Konk studios.

4.30pm – 5.30pm – OBS Winners

And the winner is Leaving Party

From March to May and featuring 40 bands the 2013 Original Band Showcase finally has a winner and they are playing on the main stage at Riverside.

6pm – 7pm – Kenworthy 

‘Kenworthy are an impressive trio from Leicester who formed in 2011 and have become one of Leicester’s most exciting young bands. Signed to Flat Five Records, the band have progressed at a quick pace and have most recently been in David Gray’s Church Studios with producer Richard Wilkinson who has previously worked with Adele, Amy Winehouse and Bombay Bicycle Club. Their debut EP, Doors received critical acclaim gaining the band interest from many major labels and industry figures which they hope to build upon with their new recordings. Turning heads everywhere they go with stunning live performances and catchy pop tunes the band are building a strong following with a very promising future ahead of them.’

Acoustic area

Saturday Noon – 5pm

Jason Smith 12.00
Becky Edwards 12.30
Elliot Friskin 1.00
Chris Conway 1.30
Daniel Mcgarry 2.00
Mikey Kerslake 2.30
Tom Nurse 3.00
Danny Greet 3.30
Charlie Jones 4.00
Alex Freeman 4.30

 Acoustic Area Sunday Noon – 4pm

Nile Mcgregor 12.00
Jake Manning 12.30
Theo Miller 1.00
Nuala 1.30
Calvin 2.00
Rhett Barrow 2.30
Siobhan Mazze 3.00
The Jav’lins 3.30


12.30 – 1.30pm – Central Brass

Leicester based Brass Ensemble play a varied and surprising repertoire of popular tunes. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon on the park.

2-3pm – Sing For Water

Annual charity performance for Water Aid featuring choirs and singers from around Leicester

3.30 – 4.30pm – Outwoods County Riders

Building a deserved reputation in and around Leicester as a great live band with a

wicked take on Americana roots music. Drawing heavily on left field artists such as

R L Burnside and other Mississippee greats such as John Lee Hooker. OCR play greasy swamp boogie that with get you out there.

Our coverage of the Riverside festival on Saturday

Our coverage of the Riverside festival on Sunday