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The Barefoot Bandit

The Barefoot Bandit are on the Main Stage on Sunday.

The Barefoot Bandit are a highly energetic new wave reggae/dub band based in Devon.

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Having reached #4 in the iTunes reggae charts with their first release, ‘Call Me A Liar’ EP, the band endured a successful debut tour of Ireland. This was followed by a busy festival season in 2017 and the release of their second EP, ‘Hard Life’. The Bandit has had the pleasure of supporting renowned artists such as Dreadzone, Katchafire, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Horace Panter & Lynval Golding (The Specials), Bad Manners, Backbeat Soundsystem, Jaguar Skills, Shanty and more.

Their sound mixes catchy melodies and exciting rhythms with a combination of modern roots reggae with deep dark dub, as well as exploring psychedelic influences.The 4 piece have made multiple appearances at BoomTown Fair, One Love Festival, Glass Butter Beach and KAYA Festival to name a few. The Band are rapidly developing a deserved reputation for their dynamic live show, guaranteeing a dance floor full of satisfied skankers.

Having reached #4 in the iTunes reggae charts with their first release, ‘Call Me A Liar’ EP, the band endured a successful debut tour of Ireland. This was followed by a very busy festival season of 2017 and the release of their second EP, ‘Hard Life.’ The Bandit has had the pleasure of supporting renowned artists such as Dreadzone, Katchafire, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Horace Panter & Lynval Golding (The Specials), Bad Manners, Backbeat Soundsystem, Jaguar Skills, Shanty and more. The band are set for big things in 2018.

What people are saying about The Bandit:

“New and fresh Brit Reggae” David Rodigan - BBC Radio 1xtra

"I love these guys!" Dennis Bovell - SOHO Radio/Matumbi

"Up there with the best Reggae/dub bands in the area. I'm a big fan of The Barefoot Bandit. Definitely one of our finest exports in terms of their success. Recognised by the most important people in their genre of music” James Santer – BBC Introducing