Many, many thanks to all the bands who performed brilliantly at BrightFest 16! Below is the official schedule of the bands and artists who performed on the day.
BrightFest kicked off at noon and finished at 22:45 with amazing fireworks, sponsored and masterminded by Pyrovision, co-sponsored by Mark from the Red Lion Pub.
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|Slot||Artist / Band||About||Style||Stage|
|12:00 - 12:45||Stolby||Kicking off BrightFest 16, Stolby is a 4 piece band fronted by Siberian singer Xenia Kotyusheva and played its first ever gig in the Jericho Tavern in April 2016. The band takes its name from the Stolby National Park and nature reserve in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.||Pop||Acoustic Stage|
|12:45 - 13:15||Annicka Carter||A range of Eva Cassidy songs with vocals, guitar and Violin, providing great easy listening music that covers both jazz and mellow songs.||Jazz||Warmingham Stage|
|13:15 - 13:45||Gli Avanzi||A four piece band, drawing on the post-bebop jazz repertoire, often with a latin feel, with gig experience mostly around Reading and at BrightFest 2015.||Jazz||Acoustic Stage|
|13:45 - 14:30||B Yellow||Young, lively Folk'n'Roll band that are all about having a good time with a wealth of gig experience already under their belts.||Folk / Rock||Warmingham Stage|
|14:30 - 15:15||Stanley Moon Trio||A regular at the Red Lion in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell.||Jazz||Warmingham Stage|
|15:15 - 16:00||Cutwater||Four piece classic line-up with 2 guitars, bass and drums. Original songs channelling a heady mix from 70s glam to folk-rock.||Glam / Folk Rock||Warmingham Stage|
|16:00 - 16:30||San Raquel||An acoustic set by this 4 piece funk rock band from London, playing all original music and taking influence from RHCP, Hendrix, Pearl Jam, P Funk among many others.||Funk / Rock||Acoustic Stage|
|16:30 - 17:15||The Voodoo Penguins||An Oxfordshire based rock and roll band, some from Wallingford, who love breathing life into modern classics from Green Day, U2 and Radiohead.||Rock||Warmingham Stage|
|17:15 - 17:45||Emma Lawrence||Acoustic singer/songwriter from Newbury with a range of covers and originals that appeal to all ages - a cross between Florence and Machine/Lana Del Reay/ Adele - with a folky pop feel.||Folk||Acoustic Stage|
|17:45 - 18:15||The Brazilians||Local band with a potential guest appearance from the village publican.||Classic Rock||Warmingham Stage|
|18:15 - 18:25||RAFFLE||Acoustic Stage|
|18:25 - 19:10||The Sinner's Lounge||Bringing back the spirit of the 90s, from the grooves of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jamiroquai, through the grunge soaked vibes of Pearl Jam and Bush, to the raw power of The Black Crowes, Ocean Colour Scene and Lenny Kravitz, The Sinners Lounge are a funk rock covers band based in Berkshire, UK.||Funk / Rock||Warmingham Stage|
|19:15 - 20:00||Midnight Jungle||An awesome Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band, straight out of the studio after recording some brilliant tracks. Since their debut at BrightFest 2015, they have gone from strength to strength with an amazing new guitarist. Their agenda is filling up fast, so a must-see at BrightFest 16!||Funk / Rock||Warmingham Stage|
|20:05 - 20:50||Loudshirts||Brothers Jeff and Gary Summers with Julius Gamski on drums. Classic Rock covers with superb vocal harmonies and high level musicality.||Classic Rock||Warmingham Stage|
|20:55 - 21:40||The High and Mighty||Semi pro covers band with session rhythm section - veterans of many similar festivals supporting 80's acts (Rock the Moor, Penn festival) - high energy and tight. Mixture of genres from rock to soul.||Funk / Rock||Warmingham Stage|
|21:45 - 22:30||Carthorse||Formed while the members were at Wallingford school, Carthorse is a loud party band that plays retro and modern classics by bands like The Beatles, The Who, Oasis and more, featuring strong harmonies, youthful energy and tunes guaranteed to electrify. A brilliant and suitable finish to BrightFest 16!||Classic Rock||Warmingham Stage|