The Brewery Quarter’s ever popular Summer Jam music festival returns for the fourth year running, taking place on the first weekend of August. This year the festival has been extended from Friday 2 August to Sunday 4 August 2019 to fit in a jam-packed selection of the best regional talent.
Featuring an eclectic line-up of acts from jazz to hip hop, soul to funk, rock to reggae – there is something to suit all tastes.
Friday 2 August
For Friday night the confirmed acts include Camilla Lewington who brings her positive up-beat energy to some classic dance tunes, Cheltenham-based singer Ben Cipolla and the Neuvelle House Band, whose smooth pop/jazz/soul vocals have since migrated from the streets to the nation’s speakers, airing his material on several BBC Introducing Sessions and Clare Teal’s Radio 2 show. JPDL and Yogi Beats bring a hip-hop edge with their sharp lyrics and sampling, composed from a diverse range of sounds bringing electronic, hip hop, funk and soul vibes.
Saturday 3 August
Saturday heralds newcomer Savanna Lee Caprice, whose powerful voice is akin to Christina Aguilera. Party band Soular return from last year’s ‘Jam playing some floor-filling disco classics, whilst seasoned performer and much loved local hero, Mark Walby is back with his cool rock acoustic set. Bristol funk band Whailtale, whose aim is to make music stuffed full of infectious rhythms, dirty grooves and tight chops that both your brain and booty will love. Camilla Lewington returns with her band Just Shut up and Dance – who aims to get you to do just that! Our Saturday night headliners are Rafeelya and the New Life Band. Rafeelya was a special surprise guest at last year’s Summer Jam evening finale and she had the whole crowd up and dancing with her beautiful reggae melodies. As the winner of 2017’s Britain’s Got Reggae competition, this super lady is a class act to be heard!
Sunday 4 August
The party continues on Sunday, with when you can join alternative bellydance troupe Syren, who will perform middle eastern influenced moves to tunes you wouldn’t expect, followed by Salsa Del Sol as they bring a latino twist with South American music, dancing and workshops you can join in with. The Rip Cords want you to dance, sing and smile your face off to this amiable bunch of Musicians from May Hill. A top quality covers band, guaranteed to get the dance floor rocking. Alex Taylor will be bringing the sound of a full band with just himself, his guitar and a loop pedal, followed by wedding Industry Awards© 2018 Finalists, Tux Fizz. They return for the fourth year and promise to deliver a show to remember – as Gloucestershire’s premier party and events band they combine indisputable class with uncompromising style.
Check out last year’s event here:
Alongside this fantastic music, bars and restaurants from within The Brewery Quarter will be coming out to play, with a selection of outdoor bars offering beers, cocktails, wine and soft drinks, whilst restaurant guests are encouraged to join us outside for some alfresco dining.
Arts and Crafts market at Summer Jam
An arts and crafts market will also add to the festival atmosphere. Enjoy a selection of hand made wooden and metal crafts, home made fudge, jewellery, gifts and more!
Win 4 weekend camping tickets to Lakefest
We’re delighted to have teamed up with Lakefest once more to offer our Summer Jam visitors the chance to win a weekend pass to their annual festival, being held at Eastnor Castle from 8-11 August 2019. All you need to do is look out for posters on the tables around the Summer Jam stage, scan the special code and follow the instructions to enter!