Trust The Doc Festival 2020

This event is now POSTPONED indefinitely while we await the developments relating to COVID 19. If you have purchased tickets for this event you will already have received a full refund.

Trust The Doc Fesitval 2020


Post Coal Prom Queen (Exile FM Stage, 10.00PM)

Post Coal Prom Queen are the duo formally known as L Space. Hailing from Glasgow, they record for the amazing Last Night From Glasgow label and have proved popular with readers of Fresh on the Net as well as receiving BBC Introducing support. Their music sits somewhere between Dream Pop and Synth Pop with psychedelic undercurrents.

Amey St Cyr (Vanishing Point Stage, 9.30PM)

Amey St Cyr is a singer and actress from Bedford with a strong soulful voice and a penchant for making uplifting club-orientated music in the House/Disco field but working in a range of influences. She has been featured on two shows on Exile FM already in 2020.

SLATER (Exile FM Stage, 9.00PM)

Impressive young London-based Rock band SLATER signed with the booking agency Lume in 2019 and have been gathering a formidable reputation for their dynamic live performances. With new material to be released in 2020 they are hotly tipped to have a big year.

Tilly Greentree (Vanishing Point Stage, 8.30PM)

She may only be 17 but Nottingham artist Tilly Greentree has wasted no time making a name for herself, performing all over the UK, winning support from Fresh on the Net readers, BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music. 2019 saw her perform at the End of the Trail fringe stage at The Great Escape and sign for bndr Music.

LegPuppy (Exile FM Stage, 8.00PM)

South Londoners LegPuppy have a big reputation as a live act who mix pulsating electronic alt rock with entertaining on-stage theatrics. Brainchild of Darren Laurence they have been featured on BBC 6 Music and Fresh on the Net. Expect to be thoroughly entertained.

Portia Winters (Vanishing Point Stage, 7.30PM)

South East London artist Portia Winters makes unique avant pop that combines leftfield influences with cleverly looped overlapping harmonies and an underlying melodic sensibility to her songwriting. She has impressed in 2019 with performances at Vanishing Point and Linear Obsessional. 2020 should be an intrguing year for Portia.

Project Blackbird (Exile FM Stage, 7.00PM)

Leicestershire-based band Project Blackbird have recently completed a successful European tour following success on BBC 6 Music and Fresh on the Net. Fronted by Ming Nagel, the band also includes highly rated trumpeter Jon Read (The Specials/Dandy Warhols) and guitarist Alan whose style has helped transform the band’s ethereal dub-influenced Alt Pop style. 2019 saw them play the inaugural Fresh on the Net Live Festival in Highgate. They have a new album out too. Ming and Jon present the Monday Night Ride Out on Exile FM every week.

Boubakiki (Vanishing Point Stage, 6.30PM)

Extraordinary South East London-based duo Boubakiki consist of the esteemed percussionist Rosie Bergonzi, who has already performed at the Proms and toured as part of Neneh Cherry’s band, and top saxophonist Joe Steele. Rosie plays Handpan, a 21st Century tuned percussion instrument with similarities to a handheld steel drum that plays all the tones of the diatonic scale and the pair compose and improvise unique futuristic music with elements of World, Jazz, Classical and other flavours.

Cholly (Exile FM Stage, 6.00PM)

26 year old High Wycombe-based artist Cholly also has roots in Swindon and has received BBC Introducing support from both BBC West and BBC Three Counties as well as being voted into the Fresh on the Net faves three times. Her EP Ruminations continues to sell and gather interest and the she has just finished a UK tour with Josie and HOL. She usually performs with guitarist Conor (aka A Motion for Control). She is also managed by Neil March.

Josie (Vanishing Point Stage, 5.30PM)

21 year old singer-songwriter from Buckinghamshire, Josie is managed by Demerara Records’ Neil March and performs live as a duo with the talented Norwegian musician Dina Konradsen. With a limited edition CD EP selling well at live shows, Josie has been signed to play a series of performances for Caffe Nero and has appeared on two Exile FM shows in 2020. This festival marks the culmination of a short UK tour.

Everafter (Exile FM Stage, 5.00PM)

Signed to Ronny Anderson’s Hummdrumm Records, Everafter are an exciting young Rock band who are gathering a reputation for their energetic live shows. Their second album Remember was recently released by Hummdrumm and saw them work with producers Raz Olsher, Andrew Gottardo and the late Chris Tsangarides (Black Sabbath/Thin Lizzy).

Smallhaus (Vanishing Point Stage, 4.30PM)

Smallhaus is South East London-based composer, musician and sound artist David Little. Featured on BBC Radio 6 Music’s Freak Zone and a regular at all the leading experimental and leftfield music events in the capital, David sometimes combines the use of programmed sound and electronics with live guitar. 

Catherine Rudie (Exile FM Stage, 4.00PM)

From the Scottish Highlands, Catherine Rudie won critical acclaim for her album The Möbius Kiss and has wowed audiences all over the UK with her mystical experimentally-edged Folk style. Catherine headlined the main stage at the inaugural Fresh on the Net Live festival in 2019 and has had support from BBC 6 Music.

HOL (Vanishing Point Stage, 3.30PM)

Teenage sensation Hollie Findlay shortened her performing name to HOL in 2020 and has been performing all over the UK and getting invited to play some prestigious events. The 16 year old from Blackpool via Kefalonoia has attracted the interest of BBC Introducing, Radio X and other media. She has also recently appeared on a number of tour dates with Cholly and Josie.

The Hannah Barberas (Exile FM Stage, 3.00PM)

Local New Cross-based Indie band The Hannah Barberas played their first gig for Vanishing Point at the Ivy House, also promoted by Neil March and Demerara Records and 2019 also saw them storm into the Fresh on the Net faves, leading to airplay on BBC 6 Music. They have continued to hone their energetic Alt Pop and have already released two albums.

Richard Sanderson (Vanishing Point Stage, 2.30)

Linear Obsessional label boss and live promoter Richard Sanderson is also a talented musician, originally from Middlesbrough, who makes improvised music with accordion linked to electronic devices to create loops and effects that enable him to build up an impressive, unique soundscape. His fans want to see him perform more often so we are delighted to have the opportunity to put him on at this festival.