In 2022 Good Vibrations Society has invited a selection of incredible musicians to perform on the festival stages. Spanning world music, exploring sound pathways from founders and forefathers to new school boundary breakers. Music at this year’s event has stepped up a level with headliners Roy Ayers, The Brand New Heavies and Lola Young.
Launched in the pandemic summer of 2021, Good Vibrations Society is a weekend of camping, wellness, music, discussion and wild swimming along with healthy and hearty food, drink and an opportunity to commune in the stunning environment of The Ashdown Forest. Good Vibrations Society has been created within the close-knit, creative local community and the whole team are dedicated to the preservation of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Alongside the entertainment there will be regular walks across the Ashdown Forest, talks on conservation and collaboration with local charities concerned with the maintenance of the local area and a dedication to The Ashdown Forest Foundation.
Roy Ayers, most famous for his global hit - ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’ is one of the godfathers of Funk, Soul, Jazz and Acid Jazz. With a career spanning more than 50 years his sound has inspired generations of musicians and Good Vibrations Society cannot wait to host him on the forest.
Second headliners - The Brand New Heavies; pioneers of the acid jazz scene will be playing their string of hits from the 90’s and noughties at Good Vibes. Releasing to wide applause on both sides of the Atlantic, The Heavies are unique in that they have had both a dedicated underground following and huge chart success. Their hits ‘You Are The Universe’, ‘Never Stop’ and ‘Dream on Dreamer’ cemented them as pioneers in Acid Jazz and they continue to inspire and enthral audiences with signature high energy live shows.
Third headliner will be teenage singing sensation Lola Young. After finishing fourth in this years ‘Sound of 2022’ Lola has been nominated for a Brit award, appeared on the Graham Norton Show and is now on regular rotation across all local and national radio playlists. Lola is a special talent, with a voice and attitude that will stay with anyone who is lucky enough to see her perform live.
Next up it’s Gentleman’s Dub Club; an 8-piece live dub/reggae/ska band whose stage shows have taken them around the world playing their infectious – dance floor ready – style. The lead singer Jonathan Scratchley is one of founders of Good Vibrations Society and grew up locally.
Listen to a playlist with the artists from the Good Vibration Society Festival 2022 line-up:
Good Vibrations Society festival 2022 music line-up:
Roy Ayers // The Brand New Heavies // Lola Young // Gentleman’s Dub Club // Shola Ama // Roni Size ft. Dynamite MC // Steam Down // Tab Rashid // Young Gun Silver Fox // Nessi Gomes // London Afrobeat Collective // Hannah Williams & The Affirmations // Iration Steppa’s // Benny Page // Dub Princess & The Hotsteppas // Kay Young // Bare Jams // Carrie Tree // Madly // Folkadelix // Samaki // Lucy Wylde // Guinevere Grace
- Music (soul / jazz / funk / dub/reggae / drum and bass/jungle / world music / devotional music / yoga music)
- Classes (Yoga / Meditation / Dance)
- Workshops (Drumming / Dance)
- Healthy and glorious food and drink (vegan / vegetarian / local / organic)
- Kids Area (family friendly / Montessori inspired)