We've been desperately trying to get Dodgy back since their set was cut short in 2012. This year the stars have aligned and we are hugely excited to have them perform on the main stage. Festival crowds love them and their records have sold in their droves (they reached the top 40 singles chart 9 times) .They've sold over a million records worldwide, released five albums and enjoyed 12 Top 40 singles, including 'Staying Out For The Summer', ‘So Let Me Go Far’,‘Melodies Haunt You’, and the massive hit 'Good Enough' - officially one of the most played tracks on British radio in the last 25 years.
Sometimes described as Power Pop Rock, this Indie trio hailing from Reditch originally put a smile back on the nation's face in the 90's. NME once said of them that festival promoters would leave a slot open in the sure knowledge that Dodgy would turn up and steal the show. For the 90's generation they symbolise an innocent form of hedonism - festivals, summer sun and good times. The band seemed to have found the perfect recipe for a rock song - great guitar riffs and choruses demanding to be sung along to, all put together with a genuinely happy vibe. They associated themselves with a wide variety of good causes and charities, something which is often forgotten amidst the joyful tunes.
2024 sees the 28th Anniversary of Dodgy’s best selling album, Free Peace Sweet - a fan favourite and deemed a classic album of the era, spawning hits such as ‘In A Room’, ‘If You’re Thinking Of Me’, ‘Found You’ and of course, ‘Good Enough'.
Dodgy’s 2012 comeback album 'Stand Upright In A Cool Place', was a long time coming, 15 years to be precise since the double platinum selling ‘Free Peace Sweet’. From the rave reviews and many media plaudits that were heaped upon 'Stand Upright….' it seemed that the original line up of the band had done the impossible - to reform and make a contemporary and relevant album that surpassed their previous work. Creating a sound with “golden harmonies and echoes of CSN&Y and Fleet Foxes”, and prompting The Word magazine to say "They’ve just made the record of their career by a country mile", The Guardian described the album as a "revelation" whilst it went on to get 4**** reviews in Mojo, Uncut, Q, The Times, The Mirror and The Express. We cannot wait to get them back to Nibley to help celebrate 20 years of their classic albun 'Free, Peace, Sweet'.
In 2017 Dodgy released ‘What Are We Fighting For’ on Cherry Red Records, the fifth album from the original line-up of Nigel Clark, Mathew Priest and Andy Miller to amazing reviews . It was also the first album to feature new member Stu Thoy on bass and also featured the incredible Vanessa Wilson-Best from Ultrasound.
Gigs and festival appearances have always been a crucial part of the Dodgy experience, for many they are the perfect festival band. The band have performed at most festivals worth their salt, such as Bestival, Isle of Wight, Camp Bestival, V Festival, Glastonbury, Reading, Beautiful Days, Hyde Park, Kendal Calling, Lake Fest. Nibley and many more across the UK and Europe.
Performing on Saturday