Grassroots Bike-Power Stage

The Grassroots Pedal Powered dance tent is a truly people powered stage featuring the mighty Reaction Sound System.

The speakers are 100% people powered using 8 bike generators pedalled by YOU! The cyclists have to work together to keep power levels high – the harder you pedal the louder it gets! Reaction use their custom built solar rig to power the lights on and keep the decks spinning, resulting in fossil fuel free, full eco-vibes.

This year they have expanded their horizons and as well as the customary reggae, dub and jungle from the Reaction Crew, they’ve invited a selection of their pals to bring you funk, folk, afrobeat and disco – combining to give you some serious aural pleasure.

Expect bangers from the Reaction Crew, represented by:

Reaction Sound – DJ and main man playing anything from roots to dubstep

 

DJ Gremlyn – the mix master and vibe coordinator – the track is always right  

High Lassie – high energy hip hop influenced dub and jungle, she can also lift heavy speaker boxes

Jedi Pete – a conscious flow of modern dub and roots

Treekle – Reaction’s jungle monster playing a selection of strictly dubwize tunes 

V-ital – representing Italy inna England, bouncing dub and reggae to get you dancing

no.me – classic selections from an extensive record collection 

Here are some of the other sounds you can expect over the weekend:

Behla (live) – beautiful live acoustic folk from the lovely Behla with her soothing voice. Listen to her here https://soundcloud.com/behlahutchinson

Lucy In The Sky – sure to be glitter and sparkles alongside the disco afrobeat and the odd cheesy anthem to get you in the mood

Scratch – representing York’s one love collective Irie Vibes, bringing you serious selections from 60s Jamaica to UK dub productions

Jazzy Jim – funk aficionado and one-man party, expect a set of funk, soul and afrobeat gems

Nottingjam Orchestra (live) – 15 piece funk jam band featuring Motormouf, what more can we say!

Sid Patel – the bass player from Lula and the Beebops will be delivering an eclectic DJ set of rarities and versions

 

Ms Fabulous – another member of York’s Irie Vibes crew. She likes to mix up syles and decades of reggae. From Calypso and Bluebeat to Dancehall and Mash-ups, taking in Ska, Rocksteady and Roots.

King David and Tixxy – From Roots to Dancehall, Ragga to Rub-a-dub, King David is guaranteed to get the crowd moving with the best and biggest tunes – past, present and future!

 

Special Ed – bangin’ drum and bass DJ and producer outta Scotland(https://soundcloud.com/dj-special-ed)

 
 

Pariss Elektra (live) – flamboyant Neo Soul/ Future Soul musician from London currently living and studying in Leeds. Her music is Jazz orientated, with a large injection of Soul.

https://soundcloud.com/elektra-13

 

Dubjon – co-founder of the original Newcastle based Dub Outernational Soundsystem, now running his own 12v Bear Cub Soundsystem. He’ll be bringing his summer selection box for your pleasure.