Carnival Music Stage

Headlining The Carnival Music Stage

Seby Ntege will be headlining the Carnival Music Stage at Manzil Gardens from 4,15 pm with the Mizike choir. The singer songwriter is a charismatic stage presence currently touring the UK and respected as one of the most accomplished East African musicians. He describes his sound as a musical marriage between Uganda, the UK and West Africa – ‘Ugandan afro/soul dance music’.

Follow the link to the wav for ‘Sing for the Moment’ from the album ‘Five Notes’, as selected by Radio 3 earlier this year, as BBC Introducing ‘Track of the Week’.

Roguey Roads


Rhys plays raw acoustic material which is very emotionally driven with lots of storytelling involved. He uses playful concepts married with contemporary playing and songwriting, influenced by some real life and fictional ideas.

Hailing from Oxford, at 20 and 24 years old, brothers Rhys Warriner and Gus Warriner, to their own, are two very experienced singer/songwriters and together create the loveable band Roguey Roads. This up and coming duo have gigged all over Oxford and the surrounding county’s as well as internationally, from pubs, clubs and small festivals supporting the likes of Andy Bennet and Waiting for smith, Roguey Roads offers light hearted alternative rock/indie twee pop complimented by a blend of traditional and contemporary songwriting. With outstanding testimonials Roguey Roads are defiantly a band to look out for.




Back to the Planet

2.15 – 3pm

Playing at Carnival for the first time. Back to the Planet are an independent, hard to define, dub, crusty, punk, ska band who started their career in the squats of London and on the Free Festival circuit in the golden era of the new age travellers in the late 1980’s.

Back to the Planet (BTTP) formed while squatting together in Peckham, London in 1989, and attracted a following throughout the early 1990s. They played four consecutive Glastonbury Festivals and are still regulars at UK festivals such as Bearded Theory and Alchemy. They have been reformed since 2008 and have been playing a handful of festivals and packed out London dates every year

The band is  still playing as the original five piece band, and after releasing a successful E.P. “Kick Out” in 2016, they are due to go back into the studio during 2018 and record a new LP.

Deadbeat Apostles

12 – 1pm

The Deadbeat Apostles are made up of Vocalist Mr Michael Ginger – who brings to the table a voice described as Wilson Picket, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge and Roger Daltrey all rolled up in to one rampant and gutsy front man – a true original and proper performer who will lay his heart and soul on the stage for you to lap up and take home. Backed up – and sometimes taken over – by Vocalist  Michelle Mayes. guitarists Jake Swinhoe and Garry Richardson, bassist Hugh Garrety and Drummer Alex Ogg.