Music

The Feeling 

“After taking a two year break we didn’t know how we would feel getting back together but the last three weeks have been a dream and such a special time for us. This topped of with The final show @o2sbe last night which was definitely one of our favourite gigs ever and exactly 12 years to the day that we first played there. Amazing! The whole thing has left us inspired and excited to get back in the studio and see what happens next”. We can’t wait for them at Chester Lakes. They play music from all of their chart topping albums.

The Feeling play at 9.00pm on Saturday 7th September (all times are approximate)

Symphonic Ibiza

Celebrating Ibiza over the past 30 years with a live Orchestra, Vocalists and DJ. Symphonic Ibiza fuses a thrilling live orchestra with high tempo beats from renowned club DJ Andy Joyce , whose credentials include residencies at Ibiza super-clubs Pacha, Amnesia, Eden and Café Mambo, directed by musical genius Steve Etherington. This party is like no other, creating an entirely new experience. Following the successful launch at the famous Eden in Ibiza Symphonic Ibiza made its UK debut at Edinburghs Hogmanay set in the magnificent surroundings of McEwan Hall, an unforgettable night of heart pounding dance classics.

Symphonic Ibiza will be joined by two very special guest vocalists….

MARCELLA WOODS has long been regarded as one of the main divas of Dance music and the best live performer in her field. Her smash hit records include UK Top 10 hits, “Liberation“, “Beautiful” and “Voice of an Angel” all recorded with Matt Darey.

All of these tracks were heavily supported by Judge Jules, Pete Tong and Dave Pearce on Radio 1. Her two monster anthems, “Hands Up” and “Break of Dawn” (Suitcase at the Door) recorded with her producer/DJ brother Michael Woods were also back by Judge Jules, Pete Tong, Sarah Main (Galaxy) and Steve Smart (Kiss) and became monster club anthems.

 

NATASHA HAMILTON is best known for being one third of Atomic Kitten, one of the UK’s most internationally successful girl groups of the last 20 years, selling over 20 million records worldwide.

The group celebrated numerous global number 1 singles and albums while they dominated the charts throughout their pop reign.  Atomic Kitten were a tornado of inimitable talent that attracted numerous prestigious gigs including regularly performing at worldwide Royal engagements. They sang alongside A-list superstars and toured the world.

Natasha’s career spans 20 years and aside from her many musical accolades, Natasha is also the proud mother of 4 children, she’s a renowned TV personality, actress and businesswoman.

Symphonic Ibiza close the festival at 9.00pm on Sunday 8th September

The Dunwells

There may only be two members with the same surname, but The Dunwells are very much a band of brothers. Consisting of two siblings, the hardworking duo from Leeds has just released their new EP, COLOUR MY MIND. Indeed, that tenacity and spirit have brought the band members a long way since their school days. Joe Dunwell and his elder brother Dave grew up in a musical household and fondly recall flipping through their dad’s Bob Dylan and Beatles records, as well as hearing their mum singing along to Motown. Bassist Rob Clayton has been Dave’s best friend since childhood—in fact it was the Dunwell brothers’ dad who taught Rob how to play bass. The Dunwells’ songwriting has grown over the years since school, enriched by extensive US and UK touring in support of the band’s 2013 debut, Blind Sighted Faith. “There were so many euphoric moments on tour, and we’ve tried to capture those feelings in the new songs,” says Dave. Those memorable moments included an appearance on Late Night With Jay Leno and performances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Fest and the Bonnaroo Festival, as well as sold out shows across the UK.<

The Dunwells are on stage on Saturday 7th September.

 
 

K-Klass

K-Klass are responsible for some of the biggest dance tracks ever made. For over quarter of a century they have rocked dance floors and live gigs without fail, racking up no fewer than 5 UK top 40 hits and a GRAMMY Nomination along the way. That combined with a remix Hit List to die for, including Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Lisa Stansfield, New Order, Bobby Brown, Rihanna, M-People and many, many more all adding up to millions of sales/Internet views world wide. Meeting in 1988, in the Legendary Manchester club, the Hacienda,K-Klass soon teamed up with vocalist Bobbi Depasois (who they work with to this day). Hits such as “Rhythm is a Mystery” and “Let Me Show You” soon followed.

K-Klass are on stage on Sunday 8th September.

Zoot Serious & The Bellyful of Bop

Festival favourites Zoot with charismatic lead singer Nick Haggart at the helm kick of Deva Fest in stunning style with their high energy brand of rhythm and blues. Get ready to jump and jive as Cheshire’s Music, Food & Lifestyle festival kicks off in style!

Zoot Serious are on stage on Friday 6th September.

The Bavarian Strollers

We head for a slightly early trip to the Oktoberfest on Friday night as one of the country’s most popular Um Pah bands The Bavarian Strollers light up the big top with an authentic Bier Keller session of rousing anthems

The Bavarian Strollers are on stage on Friday 6th September.

The Carnival Day Ball with TRIX

Our Saturday line up is complete with the addition of TRIX fronted by the fabulous Trixabelle Bold presenting our Carnival Day Ball!

When she isn’t performing at Alberts Schloss or in the Vampires Rock musical Trixi and her band are dreaming up ways to bring you just enough madness, fun and mischief to the Deva Fest stage! Expect the unexpected….you never know who you might meet………

The Carnival Day Ball with TRIX is on stage on Saturday 7th September.

Cappella

Renowned as one of the biggest dance acts in Europe Cappella had 9 Top Tens and 3 No1 Hits with: ‘U GOT 2 LET THE MUSIC’ ‘MOVE ON BABY’ and ‘U & ME.

Cappella ended in 1999 but the music still lived on with DJ’s and Producers from allover the world, sampling and mixing their songs.

Original producer and creator of Cappella Gianfranco Bortolotti (Media Records) have teamed up with Marcus & Lis, UK Award Winning UK Performers, who had success with their Debut Single in 2009, hitting the official UK Top 20 midweek’s, and hit No1 on Spotify for most plays in 24 hours.

Marcus & Lis have been one of the busiest live acts in the UK over the last few year performing on over 100 live shows per year on Events and Festivals to thousands ofpeople.

2019 is a big year for Cappella and Gianfranco Bortolotti is now planning on a new single for the future…

Cappella are on stage on Sunday 8th September.

Camens

Hailing from Stoke-on-Trent and Leek the Weezer/Wombats-esque northerners site a string of mid 2000 guitar bands as influences.

The band formed in early 2015 and things quickly grew from there.

The Debut single ‘Boys Will Stray’ was described by BBC Radio 6’s Gideon Coe as ‘A Well Recorded Strong Debut’, Tom Robinson fresh on the net team selected it in a top 25 tracks upon submission as well as continual support from BBC Introducing’s Rob Adcock. This was followed by a busy festival season which took them north to Redcar Rocks, south to Boardmasters, east to Latitude and west to Green Man! Making friends and fans along the way!

Since then the band have gone on to attract more high profile fans including bastion of new music Steve Lamacq who recently played the latest single Danny DeVito on his BBC Radio 6 show in July. !

Camens are on stage on Saturday 7th September.

Baby D

After playing with a variety of bands and working as session musicians, Baby D was formed in 1990 in north-west London,  They hit the big time with the release of ‘Let Me Be Your Fantasy’ in November 1994. This rose to number 1 in the UK charts, and sold just short of half a million copies. It had originally topped dance charts two years prior to its mainstream breakthrough. The follow-up single was a retitled cover version of the Korgis’ ‘Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime’ and they went on to have five top 40 hit, three of which hit the Top 3.

Baby D are on stage on Sunday 8th September.

SWJ Group

Slacker Funk, Mancadelic – We’ve been called all sorts. It’s not for us to say what we are, that’s up to you – All we can do is what we do, and introduce ourselves. It’s good to meet you and to have you along for the ride. Stick around, things are getting interesting.

SWJ Group are on stage on Saturday 7th September.

Mississippi Riot

Local favourites Mississippi Riot are a rock band whose bluesy tones encapsulate all the raw grit of northern England and its iconic music scene.

Featuring Jack on vocals, Johnny and Tom on guitars, Paolo on drums and Tim on bass, the band formed in 2014 through a barrage of online posts and ads, agreeing on a mission to play everywhere twice and go back for more.

Mississippi Riot’s northern twang and southern bluesy riffs offer few frills and even fewer effects, drawing comparisons to Cult, Audioslave and Led Zeppelin.

Mississippi Riot are on stage on Saturday 7th September.

BinGO LARGE

We are thrilled to announce the Northern debut of Kev and Perry’s BinGO LARGE on our Old School Sunday @ Deva Fest!

Fuelled by Ibiza dance classics with full festival sound & light, Confetti Cannons, Dancers and Superstar DJs on the decks this is the Bingo Bango FULL HOUSE experience!

LARGE!!!!!

This is family friendly, but only over 18s can take part in the bingo

BinGO LARGE are on stage on Sunday 8th September.

Shiva

Shiva was formed in 1992 with a chance meeting between original members Gino Piscitelli and Paul Ross at Beaumont Street Studios, gaining recognition in 1994 when signing to Pete Tong’s label FFRR, a subsidiary of London Records. Their UK/US house influenced sound enabled them to work with the likes of David Morales, K-Klass and Loveland to name but a few securing 2 number 1 dance hits with ‘Work It Out’ and “Freedom” which in turn became UK top 40 hits.

1996 saw the addition of TJ Davis who fronted Bjorn Again as well as singing background vocals for both D:Ream and Gary Numan.

That year also saw the inclusion of Steve Smith into the band as percussionist, he has since gone onto fame and fortune with Dirty Vegas winning a MTV music award for their song “Days Gone By’. He is now the full time drummer with Squeeze.

Shiva are on stage on Sunday 8th September.

Anthony Probyn & Ed Mackie

Anthony Probyn & Ed Mackie are longstanding Cream residents with annual performances at Creamfields, Ibiza and all over the UK. Between them they have clocked up hundreds of hours alongside the worlds biggest DJs. These guys know how to work a dance-floor. 

Anthony & Ed are on stage on Sunday 8th September

Foo Fighterz

Foo Fighterz are fast becoming recognised as one of the UK’s premier Foo Fighters tributes delivering a true representation of the power and energy you come to expect from the Foo Fighters themselves. The Foo Fighters are dominating the world with their shows and we make you feel like you are actually at one of the Foo’s live concerts!

Foo Fighterz are on stage on Saturday 7th September

Mark Radcliffe’s UNE

UNE are BBC 6music and Radio 2 broadcaster, musician and author Mark Radcliffe and electronica tech head Paul Langley (Robs Records/Yeti-MusicMan/BMG)

UNE is electronic music spanning many styles with a plaintive lonely voice at its heart. A happy accidental collision of man and machines.

These UNE songs are inspired by words from other languages that have no literal translation into English: Boketto, Waldeinkamseit, Saudade, Komorebi. The music and lyrics have therefore tried to convey the feelings those words invoke.

UNE is two people working on a single concept.

UNE means one-word titles.

UNE is about being alone.

UNE is an anagram of NEU (and very nearly of ENO).

UNE is pop music for dreamers.

UNE are on stage on Sunday 8th September

Geddes & Gioia

DJ Duo G Geddes & Frankie Gioia have been hosting events since 2016 , bringing their signature sound of uplifting disco & house vibes to some of Chester’s most prestigious venues..

‘ let’s have a little party shall we?’

Geddes & Gioia are on stage on Sunday 8th September

 

WHY NOT STAY?

Stay and play in the heart of the action with weekend tickets available for camping, caravans or camper vans.

Don’t fancy bringing your own tent? Our partners at Z.I.P. will erect a quality tent and you can even donate your bedding to our partners at Share Shop in Chester when the weekend is over.

Getting there!

Getting to Deva Fest couldn’t be easier……we will again run a bus shuttle service at the start and end of each day to and from Chester Railway Station free of charge, or there will be plenty of free parking on site close to the festival area.

Chester Lakes is just minutes from the A55 North Wales Expressway.