Music is a big part of Peace in the Park, and all the musicians are there to share the journey to the beautiful place their music-making takes them. Because the festival setting is so varied and beautiful, we place music in intimate spaces – delightful wraparound enclaves, under ancient and exotic trees, in an historical chapel or an uber friendly, totally positive, feelgood dance pavilion.
This years music at Peace in the Park is curated by Lucinda, with acoustic artists from pop, classical, folk.
“There’s something about Lucinda’s expression, her lyrics, her gentle, melodic tunes and her calming aura that suggest an other-worldly connection, as if she’s locked the secret to inner peace in each song.” Western Morning News.
Lucinda is a remarkably prodigious and talented singer-songwriter, whose focus on creating life- affirming music has produced over 20 remarkable albums with both Bliss and as a solo artist, as well as a co-writer of hit singles. www.blissfulmusic.com
Part of the critically acclaimed band Miracle Mile Marcus is a multi instrumentalist, film composer and producer. He has spent his career creating music with some of the greats – Marc Knopfler, Al Green, Emmylou Harris,
The Manfreds, Paul Young, to name a few. After many years of never questioning where his gift and inspiration came from Marcus now believes this ability to bring music through is indeed a spiritual experience. This feeling has informed the improvisational pieces he will perform at Peace In The Park.
“You just have to put yourself in the position with the right intention to allow the creative magic to happen or not happen. It’s a journey of trust and acceptance.This is what I will be doing at Peace In The Park, I will be out of my comfort Zone but that keeps me growing as a person and as a musician” www.miraclemile.co.uk
You can catch Marcus onstage with Lucinda Drayton each evening. He will also perform with Scott Garland in The Chapel and on the main stage (early set).
Lacky C & Dev
An authentic new voice on the rap scene, with standing room only audiences at last years Peace in the Park. Lacky C’s songs are gritty and poetic, about growth, transcendence and hope.
MagZen is grounding and finding peace and GOD through life and her music. She is learning about peace, courage, humility, revolution and evolution. She will be sharing her findings and musings with you.
Magzen will be appearing in the Chapel and main stage early set. www.facebook.com/musicbymagzen
Jaydev is passionate about spreading happiness through the medium of music. His personal creative flair on classical Indian ‘ragas’ touches the soul.
Catch Jaydev in the Orangery acoustic set.
East West Fusion
World music with a spiritual edge. A fusion of classical violin, Irish fiddle and Indian tabla with Gil Fernandes, Tony McCann & Leena Khagram.
“Music has the power to bring people together in a spirit of love. We look forward to sharing this love with you all at Peace in the Park 2016!”
East West Fusion will be on the main stage early set and the Chapel
After arranging and recording cello on the well known album ‘A Hundred Thousand Angels’ by Bliss, Jonathan created a concept album ‘Lucid Dreaming’ that takes the listener on a soulful journey through ambient landscapes that help create a dream like state. www.jonathanhugh.bandcamp.com
Jonathan will be appearing on the main stage and Chapel
Rob has worked and toured extensively with Bliss and is known for his beautiful melodic sound on acoustic guitar, influenced by bluegrass. He will be appearing on the main stage and various spaces around the festival for impromptu performances.
Scott Garland has played with The Spice Girls, The Brand New Heavies, The Style Council and Shirley Bassey. He currently lives in London running his own band, Straight To The Heart.
Appearing with Marcus Cliffe on main stage and Chapel
Matt Stephenson & Friends
Acoustic music in the Orangery from resident muso, Matt Stephenson, multi instrumentalist, DJ, internet radio producer, composer. With Gerry Ebener, Steve Appleton and friends. Blues, funk, world music.
Vicky is a singer songwriter influenced by world music and soul. ‘My songs express the journey of discovering who I really am through music and words.’ Watch out for her debut album with producer/composer Andy Blissett (from Bliss) to be released in 2017. www.soulshine.org.uk/vickyrainbowmusic/
See Vicky in the Chapel
“Since I was young I have wanted to experience something very pure. Somehow I couldn’t find it in the world around me, and one thing I did was to turn to music. As I play my flute a shift in consciousness occurs. My hope is that that somehow the music lifts people into another time and place.” Cherry will perform in the Japanese Garden
Harp and flute. Claire creates music for meditation with an extremely chilled vibe. She especially loves improvised playing outdoors, in harmony with the sounds of nature.
Claire will be playing in the Chapel and Orangery