Riverside Festival 2023 Quickfix Stage:
Saturday 29th July
9.15 - 10pm (curfew): Sonny E.
8.15 - 9pm: The Daisies (Special Reunion Show)
7.30 - 8.00: Blackout Orchestra
6.30 - 7.10: Smilex (One-Off Show)
5.30 - 6.10pm: Erika
4.30 - 5.10: Blue Spectre
3.45 - 4.15: Critter Cabal
3pm - 3.30pm: Chiika
2.15 - 2.45: X-it
1.30 - 2pm: Gigsy
1pm - 1.15: Lee Christian & Grace db sing David Bowie
Sunday 30th July
7.10pm - 8pm (curfew): Desert Storm
6.15 - 6.55: Healthy Junkies
5.20 - 6pm: Lest We Forget
4.35 - 5.05: Barrelhaus
3.50 - 4.20: Wall
3.05 - 3.35: Silent Weapon
2.20 - 2.50: He Didn’t
1.35 - 2.05: Jamie Thelin
1pm - 1.20: 20/20 Vision (Reunion Show)
DJs and Comperes (both days): Deadly And Richie from Melting Pot Oxford music radio show.
Spotify playlist of the acts playing here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6BrJTCgqthHXq1m27mfFeC?si=KJj79l0NS1CA...
Riverside Festival 2023 - Quickfix Stage
SATURDAY 29TH (THE ECLECTIC DAY)
People pleasers that we are, we attempted to bring you a little something for everyone today:
After last year’s set supporting Adamski went down so well, we had to invite the inventor of Cyber Billy back for another set - see out Saturday night bopping to his electro-psychobilly sounds!
One of Oxford’s favourite bands, Radiohead & Supergrass’s Parlophone label mates and formative influence on Quickfix, reform after 25 years especially for this festival. Unmissable!
Toronto’s finest songsmith visits Riverside for one night only. Lo-fi art-alt-post-pop-rock for long walks, dark nights of the soul and underwear dancing in your bedroom… or in a field, we daresay!
No strangers to the Riverside crowd, twice headliners & one-band-riot Smilex reunite with O.G bassist Jen for a one-off set of high-octane punk’n’roll excitement. Beware the splash zone! ;-)
Some of you might have seen Erika aiding and abetting Skunk Anansie on tour, but you’ve only seen a fraction of what she has to offer as a solo artist with a tidy line in emotional alt-electronica.
Brighton’s blissful rock five piece (featuring ex-Verbal Kink guitarist Luke Dunstan) are riding high on the release of their new album SILVER SCREEN with perfect tunes for a lush summer’s day.
Quickfix faves return after last year’s rockin’ performance with their quirky mix of Americana, psychedelia and grungey rock - time to dig out your denim & paisley and boogie down the front.
Recently moved from Oxford to the big smoke, high-energy, genre-blending Chiika is one of the most exciting & promising female artists we’ve had the pleasure of hearing in the last few years.
The nicest guy in UK hip-hop and host of BARZ IN THE CAR and X-IT TALKS brings his energetic positive vibes rap to the Shire for the first time, no doubt leaving everybody happier for it.
Originally slated for last year’s bill, we’re super excited to finally see Oxford’s leading light in sonically and visually arresting feminist electro-industrial dance-pop. Worth turning up early for!
LEE CHRISTIAN & GRACE DB
As is now customary, Lee & Grace kick proceedings off with a short set of David Bowie covers.
SUNDAY 30TH (THE HEAVY DAY)
Props to Underbelly as it was watching them last year, we decided today should have a theme of “go heavy or go home” recalling early years of the festival - back when we were young and cool.
Who better to headline a day of the heavy stuff than these heroes of Oxford rock? Many tours across the UK & abroad and six albums deep into their career, there’s no finer local exponent of that thing we love called METAL! The only risk is that your head might separate from your neck.
One of the hottest bands on the London Underground scene (and we don’t mean busking near trains) fronted by superstar in the making Nina Courson, we’re chuffed to host their alt-punk-rock thrills & spills on their summer festival tour.
LEST WE FORGET
With an impressive blend of prog and technical metal, LWF are one of the most interesting new bands around. We had to lengthen their set a little for fear they might only get to play 3 songs, but we think you’ll agree that it’s worth every minute.
With one foot in the rift-rolling past of 70s rock and another firmly in the here & now, the duo have been making some noise recently with a string of sterling singles and new album DIRTY HYMNS AND ANTONYMS - catch them now, before everybody else starts banging on about them.
A.K.A. The Twins from Desert Storm, expect a savage selection of beats and riffs from the tightest rhythm section and finest example of brotherly chemistry since Oasis laid off the Charleston Supernova…
One of Oxfordshire’s prime sonic-terrorists for some years now, ex-XMAS LIGHTS and engineer to many Umair Chaudry shows us his dark side with a punishing industrial barrage of sound.
One man, a guitar, a loop pedal and a whole lot of angst. Things might get a bit intense but by the time this great new solo artist on the scene finishes playing, you’ll be thankful HE DID.
Experimental, genre-bending and compelling - a recent discovery for us via the Riverside Rhythms show and what a gem of a discovery he is… one could say worthy of Indiana Jones himself!
After about 15 years, the classic rock and metal obsessed teen titans reform for a one-off show. Older, but we hope no wiser, we're super excited to see them reunite to kick-off a day of HUGE NOISE.