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Press release: 13/03/08:

Rhythm Festival Line-Up Announced:
Big Star, Jefferson Starship, Saw Doctors, Richie Havens, Michelle Shocked + more...

Twinwood Arena, Clapham, Bedford MK41 6AB
August 29- 31 (the week after the August Bank Holiday)
Big Star     Jefferson Starship     The Saw Doctors    Steve Cropper
Richie Havens     Michelle Shocked    Dave & Ansell Collins
The Zombies       Quicksilver Messenger Service     Chas & Dave      
Jah Wobble      Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band      The Animals 
The Pretty Things    Wilko Johnson    Nine Below Zero

Roy Young Band     Neville Staples Band    Chas Hodges Rock & Roll Trio
The Toasters     Stackridge     Man  Juicy Lucy     Mike Sanchez Band
Diz & The Doormen    Delroy Williams & The Junction Band
Ricky Cool & The Hoola Boola Boys Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus        
Number 1 Station Dani Wilde The Malchicks   
Tiny Tin Lady Smashing Time Shedload of Love The Foxes Bruise
Fastlane Roogalator Chris Mayfield Band     

+ many more to be confirmed

Three days of great music on three stages plus 'fringe events'.
Large variety of high quality food at sensible prices.
Delicious real ales, beers & lagers from Wells & Young's of Bedford. Guest ales, real ciders.
Comedy Stage. The Therapy Zone, Enlarged Kids' Domain, Children's Entertainers, Junior Olympics.
Solar-Powered Cinema. Virtual Funfair. Traditional funfair. Top Roots, Blues & Folk DJs.
General Store, Workshops, Crafts & Trade Markets.
Free car-parking. Supervised campsite, quality showers, luxury loos.

************* Discounted Earlybird Tickets ************
Now Available at
or from the ticket hotline: 01923 282725

This is the third Rhythm Festival, again taking place at beautiful Twinwood Arena, Clapham, Beds. Situated in the middle of the stunning Bedfordshire countryside, yet only 4 miles from Bedford rail station - just 35 minutes from London by fast train.



Press release: 28/01/08:
First Acts For Rhythm Festival 2008:

Steve Cropper & The Animals, Jah Wobble's Special Event, Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams (USA), Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band, + more...


The first acts have been confirmed for the 2008 Rhythm Festival, which runs from August 29th to 31st at Twinwood Arena, Clapham, Bedfordshire. Revered US guitarist and songwriter Steve Cropper - founding member of Booker T & The MGs, co-writer of such classics as '(Sittin On The) Dock of the Bay , In The Midnight Hour and Knock On Wood - appears with the Animals, featuring original members John Steel and Micky Gallagher; astounding bassist Jah Wobble brings his 'Special Event', a totally unique World Music performance; and fast-rising US band Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams make their UK debut at Rhythm Festival. Other acts already booked to appear include Wilko Johnson and his band, Mike Sanchez, Chas & Dave and classic Welsh rockers, Man, celebrating their 40th year of existence. Other acts for the three festival music stages will be announced soon.

Press release: 05/10/07

Vote for UsRhythm Festival nominated in 5 categories in UK Festival Awards 2007

In the UK FESTIVAL AWARD nominations announced this week, RHYTHM FESTIVAL is put forward for an unprecedented five categories. Although just two years old, Rhythm Festival is fast becoming one of Europe's most prestigious outdoor music events.
The five categories that Rhythm Festival is nominated for are:
Best Small Festival/ Grass Roots Festival Award/ Fan-Friendly Festival Award/ Family Festival Award/ Best Toilets
Said Festival Director, Jim Driver: ‘I am absolutely delighted with these nominations. But it must be remembered that Rhythm Festival really is a team effort. There are dozens of people involved, from those handing out leaflets to the artists who appear, the staff and the site-owners, who couldn't be more helpful. And that's not forgetting the people who really matter: the ones who buy tickets and make it such a happy weekend.'