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Programme for 26 May 2003

In addition to the many art stalls, cafes, community groups, informative demonstrations, and relaxing spaces, we also have entertainment for adults and kids. All this, and more, powered by pedal and sun!

Quick jump links to information on this page: Small World Stage, World Music Stage, Green Stage, Mandala Peace Dome, Sacred Dance Sacred Body, Speakers Forum, Other Attractions.

A popup site map is available. You can also have a look at what we had on offer in 2004, 2005, and 2006, as well as our current programme.

Small World Stage

Pony's Small World Stage is the festival scene's favourite at the moment, featuring the very best in live ambient music.

  • Kangaroo Moon - trancy, richly melodic and dancey, listeners experience a sound which unites the body and soul in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance.
  • Space Goats - songs and bardic tales played on traditional instruments, acoustic ambient trance, through to Pixie punk and electric folk with sharp lyrics.
  • Semble - a trio with influences from World and Folk music.
  • Passion Dance - a virtuoso acoustic and synthesiser guitar duo.
  • Abie and Martin - Classy double act on the contemporary music scene.

World Music Stage

Takes in groups and influences from around the globe, hosted by Daniel Spencer who will be playing World Beats in between acts.

  • Soname Yangchen - a powerful haunting Tibetan voice that explodes with passion, anguish and joy.
  • Rainbow Nation - a song based band mixing pop, funk, global and ambient influences.
  • Earth Song - drum rhythms and non-traditional didjeridoo, from ambient and atmospheric through to pulsed acid-grooves.
  • Earthbeat Kids - a youth didjeridoo band who share Earthsong's vision.
  • Tarantism - a blend of ska, punk, reggae, folk & dance music.
  • Solar Rhythm - high energy 7 piece funk and dance outfit.

Green Stage

Based in the fabulous Tadpole marquee technical wizards Coltech bring the finest in renewable DIY sound equipment for benefit of our ears.

  • Jambience - an earthy and exciting trio of guitar, percussion, and didjeridoo.
  • Schmoof - a duet of retro experimental electroclash.
  • Applehead - from Brixton, a new dancy technorock band with an edge.
  • The Intelligence Men - a four-piece band with depth, melody, powerful vocals and strong catchy grooves.
  • Rosy Wilbe - a powerful female singer song writer.
  • Kush - a hard hitting local Mod band (remember the Small Faces).
  • Red Chimp - the retro indie choice for a prozac generation.

Mandala Peace Tent

This stage provides an impromptu platform for performers to drop-by and play something exciting.

  • Pyramids of Snafu - space rock featuring Terry Ollis (formerly of Hawkwind).
  • Others TBA during the day.

Sacred Dance Sacred Body

This peaceful ambient area will be running hourly performances throughout the afternoon. All performances will include some time for audience participation at the end to learn the skills of the performers. The stage will be hosted again by Nikki Williams who is both a healer and a performer. As it is a sacred space, we ask you to honour the "no smoking / no shoes" code.

Speakers Forum

In the current global upheavals, the Speakers Forum is essential in the facilitating dialogue between disparate groups.

  • Independent Media (1-2pm). A talk about DIY news journalism by Dave of Indy Media UK.
  • Red/Green Politics (2-3pm). A talk by Derek Wall, well respected former Green Party speaker.
  • Middle East - The Future (3-5pm). A discussion lead by Jill Kaffah of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and from Iraq Raid El Taher of Friends Across Frontiers.

Other Attractions

  • Rhythms of Resistance - one of the UK's finest Afro Bloc / Samba bands - will be on walk about, drumming to the spirit of peaceful demonstration.
  • Professor Kayoss will be touring on his wacky bicycle-powered contraptions.
  • Rinky Dink's famous mobile bicycle-powered sound system will be generating the grooves on the move.
  • The Healing Area next to the Pavilion will be offering a range of complementary therapies given by local practitioners from the Kingston Natural Healing Centre.
  • The Arts & Crafts Tent will be running workshops on the hour for half an hour: Stenciling, Stamping bags, Paper flowers, Father's day cards, Parade paraphernalia, Juggling balls, and Pompoms.
  • The Carnival Procession starts at 6pm from the Arts & Crafts Tent, lead by Rhythms of Resistance. Also lookout for the Green Dragon...