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Railroad Bill


Formed in Wales in 1986 Railroad Bill toured their energetic up-tempo skiffle show for 32 years. Fusing skiffle, the self-taught energy of punk rock, and years of experience busking on street corners they honed a stage show that often felt more like a runaway train on the edge of losing control than a music act. The band’s front line of Dan Nichols (washboard and vocals) Chris Walker (Tea Chest Bass and vocals) and Andy Baillie (Ukulele and vocals) was constant throughout. During their long career they performed in many different countries from Switzerland to Singapore and at hundreds of festivals including 8 appearances at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk and of course Camp Bestival. 


Described by Lonnie Donegan as “Bloody good” and by Mark Kermode as “The most extraordinary live act! What skiffle is all about!” 


The band have reformed as a one-off for the first time in five years with a classic line-up especially to be here at the Big Pig’s Ballroom at Bestival on Skiffle Sunday

Badly Drawn Boy

Bez and Rowetta

Big Band of Boom

Bikini Beach Band

Black Kat Boppers

Blue Polar


Caity Baser

Channel One


Comic Sans

Confidence Man


Dick and Dom

East 17 Christmas Special

East Angles Brass Band

Electric Swing Circus

Ella Henderson

Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

Emma Linney Band

Fake Bush

Goldie Lookin Chain (Legends Set)

Hedge Monkeys Skiffle Troupe

Hip Hop Karaoke

James Atkin (EMF)

Jessie Reid

Junior Andre


Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Lexie Green & The Indigo Blue

Melanie C

Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer

Mr Motivator

Mr Tumble

Mr Wilson's Second Liners

Napalm Death

New York Brass Band

Old Time Sailors Club

Pop Will Eat Itself

Primal Scream

Railroad Bill

Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band

Rhythm of the 90s


Sam Ryder

Sara Cox presents Just Can't Get Enough 80s

Sophie Ellis-Bextor


Tarantism Disco

The Baghdaddies

The Beat

The Bootleg Beatles

The Copicats

The Cuban Brothers

The Devil and Saint Joseph

The Dolly Show

The Hedge Inspectors

The Human League

The Longest Johns

The Mardlers

The Midnight Zu

The Moonshine Sisters

The Smyths

The Stencil Pencils 'World's Youngest Aspergers Band'

The Superskas

The Twelve Sullivans

The Vagaband

Tiny Leaves

Utah Saints

Vote Pedro