Age Restrictions:

All ages welcome, under 14s accompanied by an adult (18+) at ALL times.

We do not accept any parental or supervisory duty of care or liability for any under 18’s on site.


2pm – 10.30pm



Early Bird – £20 SOLD OUT

First Release – £23.50 SOLD OUT

Second Release – £26 ON SALE NOW

Final Release – £31


Meet The Artists


SONGER one of the most talked about names in the UK rising scene right now. He has recently collaborated with UK titans Chase & Status & Becky Hill, sold-out headline tours in less than 24 hours, had his music praised across national radio and press (BBC Radio 1, NME, Evening Standard, The Independent, Clash Magazine), and played his biggest home town stage at Reading festival.

Releasing his latest body of work earlier this year, “SKALA”, the album quickly shot to number 1 in the Official UK Charts for Hip-hop / R&B releases, number 1 in the iTunes hip-hop charts, and number 4 in Spotify’s album charts.

Formerly known for his BL@CKBOX performance, which still stands as their most watched session on the channel, SONGER has unquestionably made his presence known for a multitude of other reasons over the past 12- months.

Songer is making his way to the top as his latest single ‘Toxic’ over the legendary Britney instrumental is making its way up the charts and landing his first solo top 40.

Nerina Pallot

Nerina Pallot signed to Polydor Records and released her first album in 2001, however it is  2006’s critically acclaimed LP ‘Fires’ which drew comparisons with Joni Mitchell, Fiona Apple and Tori Amos—spawning hit singles ‘Everybody’s Gone to War’ and ‘Sophia’, plus Brit and Ivor Novello nominations.

Having built a devoted live following, Pallot’s rich back catalogue describes an artist carving her own path, while her most recent album, ‘Stay Lucky’, finds her exploring the human heart in all its fragility. Meanwhile, she has lent her distinctive vocals to ‘Circus’ and ‘Lockdown Dublin’ from Amazon’s ‘Modern Love’ and her version of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ featured on the BBC/RTE hit TV series, ‘Normal People’. As well as a sell-out show at the London Palladium in April 2024 has seen the reissue of ‘Fires’.

We are thrilled Nerina Pallot is joining us for JackoFest—especially as she is playing Latitude on the same day. Thank you, Nerina!

Erin Bloomer

English/Irish pop sensation, Erin Bloomer has been hugely tenacious from a young age. The East Sussex and London based singer-songwriter had success with her breakup-song f u & f her too, receiving millions of views from fans who resonated with Erin’s candour and diaristic writing style.  Aged 18y she was scouted by top producers Rasster and Imanbek to voice their SAD xxx remix, which now has an astonishing 170 million streams.  With a captivating, silky, layered voice, she opened the show for N-Dubz during their summer 2023 tour in Brighton and Margate, garnering huge support from online and hardcopy music publications.  And if her voice already sounds familiar, it could be because she can be heard every day on national radio, singing the power intros on BBC Radio 1.

Jack Valero

Born in London and based in Brighton, Jack Valero straddles continents infusing classic, old school British song-writing with a timeless American rock, creating a transatlantic indie-rock mash-up. With lyrics mixing inward retrospection and confronting the world’s state of affairs, Jack zones in on the gaps between light and dark, infusing his songs with ‘melodies that hook in your head and heart ‘ (The Line Of Best Fit).

Jack and his band are in a lane of their own with a hint of Tom Petty and ‘Feels of classic Elvis Costello… (Chris Hawkins BBC 6 Music).

Theo Sawyer

Born and raised in New Zealand, Theo Sawyer is a London-based musician and producer with a dynamic sound, pairing modern pop-rock and alternative soundscapes with honest, emotionally intelligent lyrics and storytelling.

Theo’s debut single, ‘Forget Your Ex’, was a post-break-up anthem dedicated to those who want to put the past behind them, while the follow-up, ‘Love Drunk’, speaks to the euphoria and uncertainty of new love. The raw piano ballad ‘Download A Ghost’ explains how quick and easy dopamine hits often feel better than looking inward… Theo’s fourth release is the ‘situationship’-inspired story ‘Get Together (Lonely)’.

2024 will see exciting new music and live performances from Theo Sawyer and we’re delighted he’s found time to join us at JackoFest. Welcome, Theo!

DJ Jon Carter

Jon Carter rose to prominence as a DJ at the era-defining ‘Heavenly Social’ in 1994, playing weekly sessions alongside the Chemical Brothers, Andrew Weatherall and Fatboy Slim. As Monkey Mafia, Carter released a string of singles and an album, including the critically acclaimed album ‘Shoot the Boss’. In its live incarnation, MM landed nationwide tour support slots for Reprazent, Massive Attack and the Chemical Brothers, regularly playing to crowds of 10,000 plus, and Jon was guest DJ on the Prodigy’s ‘Fat of the Land’ tour  By the start of the 21st century Jon was resident at Fabric and the Ministry of Sound, Bugged Out in Liverpool/Manchester and Shine in Belfast, while his impressive remix CV includes U2 (with whom he was a regular touring DJ/warm up act), The Beach Boys Manic Street Preachers, The Prodigy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses AND The Happy Mondays, amongst many other artists. During the Zeros, Jon focussed on running his successful London pub, restaurant and venue business, 580 Ltd, moving away from DJing and production into keeping crowds happy with his packed bars and regular ground-breaking live shows from new and established artists

Having only returned to producing 18 months ago, Jon has just released his first album for 25 years. ‘Medication Time’ features discerning styles of house, acid and techno through to discursive electronica, all underpinned by his trademark eclecticism.

We are delighted to have this dance music legend playing a set for us at JackoFest—thanks Jon!

DJ Anthony Teasdale

Long-time DJ, music producer and journalist Anthony Teasdale has been creating deep house, techno, 2-step garage, ambient and electro since 1993. Crafting a sound somewhere between Mr Fingers, Andy Weatherall and Aphex Twin, Tony has released records on labels like Soma, Sunday Best, Alola and Bugged Out! He’s also remixed the likes of Two Lone Swordsmen and Wamdue Project for Strictly Rhythm. In 2022, Tony released Decades Of Deep, his first vinyl EP in 18 years, which included a re-edit of his 1996 deep house classic, ‘Deep in NW5;  his most recent release, Tango De La Boca, dropped on London’s uber-cool Pamela Records in November 2023. During his JackoFest set, Tony will bring some of his trademark breezy, beachy Balearic vibes to Bexhill.

Sarabanda - The Sound of Cuba

Entertaining, passionate and fun, Soneando are a world class Latin band who will have audiences of all ages on their feet. Performing a variety of Cuban music from the classic songs of the 40s and 50s (made famous by Buena Vista Social Club) to contemporary timba and salsa, the band is fronted by pianist Sara, a prominent figure on the UK salsa scene. Soneando are guaranteed to provide the perfect soundtrack for a sunny day so don’t forget your dancing shoes!


David Dorrell has helped define, document and develop the leading edge of popular culture for over four decades. Beginning his career fresh out of school as a freelancer at the N.M.E and The Face, he championed new music, allegedly popularizing the term Goth along the way. As a DJ he has played (and started) numerous clubs of note (including LOVE at the Wag and RAW) before becoming a Grammy nominated artist with M/A/R/S for their international number one, Pump Up The Volume – included by Rolling Stone Magazine in its list of Records That Shaped the 20th Century.

After production/remixing work with artists such as Tina Turner, U2, PiL, Eric B & Rakim, Janet Jackson and De La Soul, David moved into creative artist management, co-ordinating the global success of bands such as Pet Shop Boys, Bush, Grammy winners Dirty Vegas, James Lavelle’s UNKLE and DJs such as Sasha, Radio Slave and rising star Patrick Mason. As CEO of Sarabande, the Alexander McQueen Foundation, he has also overseen the development and completion of its HQ in East London and the establishment of Sarabande BA and Masters’ Scholarships in Fashion at Central Saint Martins (UAL) and in Fine Art at The Slade (UCL). We’re thrilled David will be joining us at Jackofest!

MC Steve Furst

Steve Furst is an actor, comedian, voiceover artist and musician. As his alter-ego, Lenny Beige, he wrote and starred in Channel 4’s The Lenny Beige Television Show  and two series of The Lenny Beige Variety Pack for the BBC.

Steve has appeared in close to 100 TV and film roles, including Dreaming Whilst Black (BBC), Serpent Queen (Starz), A Gentleman in Moscow (Paramount), Manhunt (ITV), Friday Night Dinner (C4), Holby City, The Legend of Dick and Dom and three series of Little Britain. On stage, Steve has starred in the West End productions of Matilda and Made in Dagenham and played Fagin in the recent critically acclaimed Leeds Playhouse production of Oliver!

Having known Jackson from the age of two, we are particularly delighted to welcome Steve as JackoFest’s Master of Ceremonies!


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The following items are NOT permitted
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  • Festival flags without poles
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  • Sun cream
  • Camping / Foldable Chairs