This summer Peppermint are activating the Matua Wine brand in the UK festival world by creating an experiential area at Camp Bestival and Bestival. A Matua Sessions stage which has been curated by Rob da Bank, and a competition was held to find the best new music talent to perform. It has already had its inaugural outing at Love Supreme Jazz Festival in Sussex, next stop Camp B.
The Bestival crew had mountains of music to sift through but their final choice was inspired. Our Mother, a spanking new four-piece band from north London, make spectacular, sky-skimming, sensual alt-pop. They sound like nobody else right now, but would probably not be too insulted to be bracketed in the same company as Talk Talk, Sigur Rós and Brian Eno.
How do they feel to have won the Matua Festival First competition and what does this opportunity mean to them? “It’s amazing. Our Mother was going to Bestival as fans a couple of years ago so it’s a pleasure to be on the other side.”Peppermint at Matua Sessions
But Our Mother aren’t the only lucky ones to play at the stage at Bestival and Camp Bestival there are still five other acts battling for the final spot on the Matua Sessions stage, and you can have your say on who plays. Visit the Matua Facebook page to listen to a track each from Paper Boats, Dan Bettridge, Sinah, Mannequins on 7th Street and Febueder and vote for which of these acts you think deserves the mic and the spotlight on the Matua Sessions stage at Bestival and Camp Bestival.
It’s your chance to play booking agent for a day and to recommend who you think should have a chance to play at the coolest music festivals in the UK. With one more slot on the stage still up for grabs, and five bands vying for the honour, your vote could give an emerging act their festival first – and with a little help from pioneering winery Matua – give them their big break.