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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

24hr Garage Girls

Babel Brass

Beans On Toast

Bellah Mae

Big Child Man Child

Billy Bragg

Black Kat Boppers


Buffo's Wake


Caity Baser


Confidence Man

Craig David Presents TS5

Danielle May

Dick and Dom

East 17 Christmas Special

Ella Henderson

Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

Etta Marcus


Fake Bush

Fat Tony

Flesh Tetris

Goldie Lookin Chain Legends Set

Grace Jones

Headmix Collective

Hedge Monkeys Skiffle Troupe

Hip Hop Karaoke

James Atkin (EMF)

Jemma Bolt

Kara Marni


Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Ladies of the Lawn

Laurel and Hardy Cabaret

Lexie Green & The Indigo Blue

Marawa's Majorettes

Melanie C

Mister Maker & Utah Saints

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

Mr Motivator

Mr Wilson's Second Liners

Nine Dead Mice

Old Time Sailors Club

Pacho Vibes System

Plastic Jeezus

Quinns Quinny Skiffle Group

Railroad Bill

Rhythm of the 90s

Sam Ryder

Sam Tompkins

Scouting For Girls

Sinful Maggie

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Stereo MC's

The Bootleg Beatles

The BoTS

The Cabarats

The Cuban Brothers

The Dolly Show

The Hedge Inspectors

The Kooks

The Longest Johns

The Mardlers

The Moonshine Sisters

The Stencil Pencils

The Sun Kings

The Transitions

The Twelve Sullivans

The United Stöats of America

The Vagaband

Thrill Collins

Town of Cats

Vote Pedro