5 Acts You Don’t Want to Miss at Rhythmtree 2016

Rhythmtree returns to Three Gates Farm, Isle of Wight, on Friday for its 7th consecutive year of diverse music from around the world. To get you in the mood for the weekend, we’ve devised a list of acts who we think you simply can’t afford to miss. Although there’s so many fantastic performers over the weekend, we’ve narrowed it down to just 5 for you to take a look at.

Plastic Mermaids, Main Stage, Friday, 21.30 

Local band Plastic Mermaids are headlining the Friday night of Rhythmtree 2016 as part of their busy summer festival schedule which will see them play at Kendal Calling and Bluedot Festival. This will mark the band’s first performance on the Island in over 12 months, so make sure you’re down the front to witness what they’re all about.

Uhuru, Didge Café, Saturday, 15.30

Southampton electronic duo Uhuru will be bringing their smooth synth sounds, heavy bass lines and dramatic drops to the Didge Café on Saturday afternoon. Their set went down an absolute storm at Common People recently, so be sure to catch them now before they become massive!

Claydon Connor, Main Stage, Saturday, 17.30

Island country artist Claydon Connor is no stranger to the Wight music scene, so it’s only right that he’s been given a shot at the Rhythmtree Main Stage. Following the release of his album Under The Big Sky, Claydon has received airplay on BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, as well as performing at London’s O2 for the C2C Country to Country Festival. Don’t miss out on his  performance on Saturday!

Afrikan Boy, Main Stage, Sunday, 18.30

Successful MC Afrikan Boy is bringing his trendy kicks and dynamic lyrics to Rhythmtree, treating fans to a selection of tracks from his ever-growing back catalogue. Citing influences to the likes of Kano and Dizzee Rascal, the London-born performer is a firm favourite among industry heavyweights and his collaboration with DJ Shadow was named Radio One’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’.

Ibibio Sound Machine, Main Stage, Sunday, 21.30

Bringing the event to a spectacular close will be none other than African-electro band Ibibio Sound Machine. Since appearing on Later in 2014, they have become a staple of the UK and global festival scene, so their headline set at Rhythmtree is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of the weekend.

Those are just 5 of the acts from the diverse lineup featuring over 70 performers over the weekend. For the full stage times of the Main Stage and Didge Café stage, please see here.