“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 9.30pm on Saturday 7th September
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 close the festival at 9.00pm on Sunday 8th September
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This is family friendly, but only over 18s can take part in the bingo
BinGO LARGE are on stage on Sunday 8th September.
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
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 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.