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The UK’s Only Family Festival Where All Activities are FREE!
Meraki Festival 23-25 AUG 2019 Herts County Showground
Hertfordshire, AL3 7PT
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Saturday

Daft as Punk: Pyramid Show

Daft as Punk: Pyramid Show

They are the No1 DAFT PUNK tribute act. With custom made helmets from the USA and all the banging classics, they are as close to the real thing as is robotically possible. This is a 2 hours LIVE set plus perfect imitation DAFT PUNK helmets, with light show, projection mapping and the full pyramid!

Dave Pearce

Dave Pearce
Dave Pearce

Dave Pearce has been a driving force in the UK Dance Scene for many years. Known for his uplifting energetic “Big Room “ Trance “and “House Music” sets featuring many of the classics he helped break through his popular BBC Radio 1 Dance Anthems shows

Dave has sold over 1 million compilation CDs, achieving Gold Sales on albums for Ministry Of Sound, Universal and BMG, including Transcendental Euphoria, Dave Pearce Dance Anthems and Dave Pearce Trance Anthems

Dave has DJ’d at major festivals and clubbing destinations across the world including London, Ibiza, Athens, Bahrain, Dubai, Mumbai, Doha. He has played all the major UK Dance Festivals including Creamfields, Gatecrasher Summer Soundsystem, Godskitchen Global Gathering . He has featured in the coveted DJ magazine “Top 100 DJ’S In The World Poll “ three times.

Dave kickstarted 2019 with a marathon 4 hour Dance Anthems takeover on NYE “Live” on BBC Radio 2 and two albums in the Top Ten UK Album Dance Chart iTUNES

2018 was a massive year for Dave Pearce seeing him achieve an unprecedented 4 consecutive Top Ten albums on @iTunes UK Dance Albums chart. His Trance Anthems album (March 2018) reached number 1 on the Official UK Dance album chart and became a best seller at Amazon, Asda and HMV – the latest Dance Anthems album (Nov 2018) Reached number 2 on the Official UK Dance Album chart

Sean Lock (Adult Only)

Sean Lock (Adult Only)

This man needs very little introduction…

One of the best comics in the UK and best known faces on TV, Sean Lock will be headlining our comedy tent on Saturday 24th August.

Please note this is an adult only show and it starts at 4pm sharp!

Hal Cruttenden (Adult Only Comedy)

Hal Cruttenden (Adult Only Comedy)

Hal Cruttenden will be bringing his stand-up to Meraki on Augsut 24th!

Hal is a writer and actor who has appeared on Mock the Week, Live at the Referendum, Live At The Apollo and much more…

Grab a beer this is going to be a real giggle!

This is adult only comedy and it starts at 4pm sharp!

Lou Conran (Adult Only)

Lou Conran (Adult Only)

Lou Conran will be MC’ing our comedy afternoon at Meraki Festival on Augsut 24th.

Pretty much one of the most confident and playful comperes in the industry she is definitely going to get the crowd ready for Sean Lock and Hal cruttendens stand up performances!

*Adult only comedy and starts at 4pm sharp!

3 Music Stages

3 Music Stages
3 Music Stages

At Meraki 2019 we have three incredible music stages, each packed full of top talent and global artists!

Our Main Stage is where you can catch the global headliners and live bands.

The quirky Mr Peebles Stage is full of creative talent from live acoustic music to rock, there is something for everyone!

Our Dane Tent was absolutely rocking it in 2018 and is set to be an enormous hit for the third year. Due to popular demand, we are going BIG with the dance artists for 2019!

Angie Brown

Angie Brown
Angie Brown: Live vocal set with guest DJ

The voice of Angie Brown can be heard all around the globe performing as a live PA singing all her classics from the 90’s through to the present day. She has performed some of the most prestigious parties for some of the world’s most rich and famous including the King of Morocco’s Birthday party and Kate Driver’s wedding (sister of Minnie Driver). As a live PA Angie has played clubsthatvaryfromSpace(Ibiza), Heaven (London& Gran Canaria) to venues in New York, Golden Gate, San Francisco, Dubai, India and Europe, she has been the headline guest for the UK’s biggest Mardi Gras parties bothinManchesterandLondonforthepasttenyears.

Some of the biggest parties though have to be the big arena ones when touring as part of the ultra-successful 80’s band Heaven 17 and as part of the “Here and Now” tour where she played Wembley Arena, Birmingham NEC and Sheffield Arena.

Sonique

Sonique
Sonique: DJ & Live Vocal set

Sonique, is a British singer, musician and DJ She is best known for her 2000 international hit single’ It Feels So Good’. She was the lead vocalist on two S’Express singles, and the majority of the tracks on the group’s second album, Intercourse. She won the 2001 Brit Award for British female solo artist

Sonique is going to be doing a Live PA and vocal DJ set at the festival – so get those dancing shoes on people!

Coco & The Burrerfields

Coco & The Burrerfields
Coco & The Burrerfields: 24 August

CoCo and the Butterfields are on a steady and unmistakable upward incline, developing an enviable reputation for their exhilarating live shows as their inclusive, acoustic-based sound has ripened to maturity. During the ride, they’ve played to enthusiastic audiences all over the UK and Europe, selling out thousand capacity venues, touring the island’s o2 Academy’s and appearing at some of the world’s most prestigious music festivals such as Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Bestival! On top of this, the band have played numerous support shows for the likes of Bastille, King Charles, Scouting for Girls and Wheatus to name a few.

In recent years CoCo have literally lived in their recording studio, taking the time to create a collection of songs that offer an honest and intriguing insight into their lives both together and personally. Starting with an exclusive premiere on Clash Music for their brand new single Monsters, within that description lies a tangible sense of triumph over adversity, and how a negative can be deftly orchestrated into a positive, in the story of Twyman’s tumultuous upbringing.

Constantly touring, constantly writing, CoCo and the Butterfields cannot wait to bring their performance to Meraki!

Rockaoke

Rockaoke
Rockaoke

On Saturday afternoon, you’ll have the chance to take centre stage and perform with the legendary Rockaoke! We’ll invite audience members to take the mic and show us what you’ve got – this is your chance to perform at a festival!

Alex Francis

Alex Francis

Alex Francis released his first single ‘The Last Time’ in early 2017 before embarking onto a successful tour of the UK and Europe supporting pop legend Melanie C. Alex also provided guest vocals on Melanie’s 2017 single ‘Hold On’.

Alex’s EP ‘A Stronger Love’ caught the attention of Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones who invited Alex and his band to open their European tour in early 2018. Last summer Alex toured Europe with Sting and performed at major festivals all over the continent including MadCool in Madrid, Blue Balls in Switzerland and The Isle Of Wight Festival. He finished 2018 with his first shows in the US in New York at the Mercury Lounge and at the Capitol Theatre in Portchester.

Alex’s new single ‘Whatever Happened’ (Funnel Music) arrives February 15th. Alex will tour the UK & Europe in February and March with Nashville’s Megan Davies and then perform at SXSW in Austin, TX on March 11th.

Tankus the Henge

Tankus the Henge
Tankus the Henge: Saturday 24

Tankus the Henge have built their reputation on unforgettable songwriting, spectacular live performances and relentless hard work, playing hundreds of shows across Europe and building a devoted fan base along the way.

Their funk-fuelled repertoire is wildly eclectic, ranging from New Orleans inspired swing to heavy rock riffs, and since their beginnings in the ratty alleyways of London’s Soho, the band has evolved into a wild groove machine.

Musically inspired by bands from the British invasion of the 60s and artists such as Tom Waits, Blur, Randy Newman and Queens Of The Stone Age, and with lyrics influenced by 20th Century American Literature, specifically the Beat Generation and Gonzo journalism, Tankus the Henge defy categorisation. Their hair-raising show, like no other, has to be seen and heard to be believed. Like a psychedelic, rock n roll octopus – only with four more legs.

Huw Eddy & The Carnival

Huw Eddy & The Carnival
Huw Eddy & The Carnival: Saturday 24

Igniting in the cider guzzling southwest and nabbing a bunch of rowdy loud mouth
northerners on the way, ‘Huw Eddy & The Carnival’ was born in Leeds. Pedalling
sound waves with a gob-stopping core of Indie Folk, yet generous lashings of Rock
and Roll and Americana influences, they bring you a non-stop hootenanny of jiving
splendour that forces you to throw down your drink and just dance. They deliver songs
and vocal melodies that will tug at your heartstrings as well as have you chucking your
paws in air through pure uninterrupted merriment!!

SOS

SOS

Behind S.O.S is Sophie Debattista, a 24-year-old Anglo-Maltese singer, songwriter, producer and busker, originally born on the Mediterranean Island of Malta but now a local talent!

Obtaining a license to busk on the London Underground, was a game changer. Soon, whilst busking at King’s Cross, she was spotted by the Mayor Of London Culture Team and has gone from strength to strength.

Opening Mr Peebles stage, she will get everyone ready for a day of incredible music.

Swanvesta Social Club

Swanvesta Social Club

The UK’s number one Anglo-Cuban band, The Swanvesta Social Club blend English tunes and Latin percussion to create a unique sound. They mix Cuban folk songs, classic pop tunes and original numbers in a vibrant, exciting way. The line-up features horns, flute and guitars, with up to 4 percussionists.

In the words of Ian Matthews (Kasabian’s Drummer) “The Swanvesta Social Club is excellent”.

They are delighted to be a part of Maraki, the UK’s number one family festival!

Don’t miss this, it will be one hell of a party 🙂

Beast Decoys (Europe’s No.1 Beastie Boys Tribute)

Beast Decoys (Europe’s No.1 Beastie Boys Tribute)

Kirsty Crawford

Kirsty Crawford

Mr Peebles stage will be opened on Saturday by the incredible Kirsty Crawford. This beautifully talented vocalist is guaranteed to get you on your feet and get you in the festival mood!!!! Great way to start the day at Meraki…& it is never too early for a prosecco!

Naomi Banks

Naomi Banks
Naomi Banks

Naomi Banks did her first professional recording for The Early Learning Centre at the age of 6. She later received a scholarship to The Purcell School of Music where she studied singing, saxophone and piano. Naomi then earned a scholarship to Trinity Conservatoire, where she specialised in Jazz voice.

Naomi has worked with Gareth Malone as a featured soloist for a number of years and has also recorded and performed with Keane, Laura Mvula, ELO, Lianne La Havas and many more. She is currently finishing up her debut solo EP which will be released in the coming months.

WOLFCLUB

WOLFCLUB
WOLFCLUB: Saturday 24

W O L F C L U B make 80’s inspired pop-dance music. Their songs have been featured on on Channel 4 and the BBC and have over a million online streams. They have released three studio albums and performed at various music festivals across the country.

Their new album was released with the record label New Retro Wave who have 800,000+ YouTube subscribers.

George Kafetzis

George Kafetzis
George Kafetzis

George Kafetzis, born in Birmingham and one of the cities best kept secrets. He broke into the scene over 10 years ago and going from strength to strength. For people who know him he is respected highly for his technical abilities and pure showmanship whilst behind the decks. For those that don’t, upon witnessing one of his stomping sets, both ears n feet shall be satisfied undoubtedly so . His unique sound consists of smooth house, rocking electro and deep jacking beats with a relentless mix of acapellas thrown on top just for good measure!! This guy does things with tracks you never thought to be possible.

Rock Choir

Rock Choir
Rock Choir: Saturday 24

Rock Choir is the pioneering contemporary choir of the UK and remains unique, with over 27,000 members participating in over 400 local communities. At an impressive 150-strong, local Rock Choir members from St. Albans, Hertford and Watford will take to the stage each day to perform a selection of favourites from the decades.

Hits such as Rather Be, A little Respect, California Dreamin,’ Human and Don’t Leave Me This Way, are guaranteed to get the audience on their feet. Rock Choir offers the British public an alternative experience to the traditional classical or community choir and a new approach to performance and entertainment. Its uplifting ethos of fun, friendship and community spirit is a huge part of its attraction.

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