Get set for a stunning music line-up at Brands Hatch’s American SpeedFest 7 on 1-2 June, featuring a wide range of acts across the weekend, each of which will keep you in the weekend mood.
This year’s line-up will be topped by ‘Young Elvis’ – real name Mark Summers – who is one of the UK’s leading Elvis impersonators. Summers’ act recaptures Elvis’s younger years, and he’ll be performing on the SpeedFest stage, as well as opening the event formally on Sunday with the Star Spangled Banner.
The full additional line-up for the weekend is as follows:
Steve Boltz and Dead Man’s Corner
Dead Man's Corner will blow your tiny minds with their guitar twanging, desert stomping, psychedelic grooves and surfing riffs. Steve Boltz has been playing since a young age with Atomic Rooster, composing and playing with the likes of Paul Young, Rick Wright, Dave Gilmour, John Otway, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Belinda Carlisle.
This act will also headline Sunday night’s live music.
Samuel Ashton and his band
Samuel Ashton is a musician currently based in Canterbury, Kent, UK. His music draws influence from modern soul artists such as Michael Kiwanuka, Paolo Nutini, Leon Bridges and Nathaniel Rateliff. Samuel's voice blends smooth blues, soul and country tones, which add weight to his song writing.
The Accidents are a hard hitting, fast paced, high energy band guaranteed to get you in the mood for a party. Combining hairy stunts with a rock solid back beat, the band will keep everyone entertained all night long, while clearly enjoying themselves as well. With inspiration from all walks of music from Johnny Burnette and John Lee Hooker, to Soft Cell and the Rolling Stones, The Accidents play a mixture of songs that you may or may not know, all with their own twist, as well as playing a variety of songs penned by themselves.
The Candy Girls
The Candy Girls are a 1940's/50's close harmony vocal group - their beautiful blended voices will be a delight to any ear, old or young! The Candy Girls are comprised of professional performers who have been working in the industry for a number of years.
The Accidents (see Saturday)
Peter Smith will be performing a solo set full of energetic classics! He knows how to get a party started and keep it going. Pete’s huge repertoire of song choices enables him to tailor performances to the occasion and deliver a show that you are going to want to relive over and over again.
Stour Valley Strutters
This Dixieland band will perform 1920s-style American music during the opening ceremony as well as on the bandstand.