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Cable Street Collective

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The band are a permanent fixture on the festival circuit and have built up a stellar reputation as a live band, with upbeat rhythms and Congolese-influenced guitar sounds; they make music that makes you want to dance!


Festival highlights (so far) including: Latitude, Secret Garden Party, Electric Picnic, Great Estate Festival (just before Manic Street Preachers!), Boardmasters, Glastonbury Avalon Stage, Shambala, Boomtown, The Isle of Wight, Bestival, and the Lake of Stars Festival (Malawi). Recent supports have included Molotov Jukebox, The Dualers and Go_A!

Their name is a reference to the 1936 anti-fascist protest and their lyrics frequently mix the personal and the political, talking about toxic patterns of human behaviour and our inability to break free of them, as well as lies, misinformation and gaslighting—both in the context of relationships, and within society as a whole.

Their second EP, Where Now From Here? (2018) earned them critical plaudits and radio play on BBC Radio 6Music, Radio X and Amazing Radio, among others. Their debut album Battle Lines (2022) includes songs that have been featured on BBC 6Music, with Bells & Whistles selected for Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape of the Year.

…shoulders dipping, feet moving and hands clapping. They are a blast of pure sunshine, a funk/soul/highlife tornado and the perfect party band


Such a great live band

John Kennedy (RadioX Xposure)

Music that makes you want to dance your ‘beep’ off

Amy Lamé (BBC 6 Music)

Spicy indie pop with a tropical feel

CLASH Magazine

4th to 7th July 2024

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