Live Music and DJs at Nottingham Craft Beer Festival 2023

It's not just about the beer you know. As well as the drinks we also have live music and DJs throughout the weekend. Here's who we have playing for us this year. in a line-up curated by our friends at I'm Not From London...

Friday 16 June

Stiff Kittens (DJ Set)

Vinyl only DJ collective playing a right pick n mix of tunes, including funk, soul, disco, house, hip hop, breaks, indie, rock and garage surf. Residencies in more venues in town than we can name here. 

Stiff Kittens on Mixcloud

Ryan Farmer

Ryan Farmer is a singer/songwriter hailing from Nottingham and has been performing on stages in the city, the shire and beyond for the best part of the last decade.

Taking influence from the blues of the Mississippi Delta, the traditional old time of the Appalachian Mountains, and the honky tonk from a Texas bar room - prepare for songs to make you dance, drink, cry and praise the lord in the space of a few minutes.

Ryan Farmer on Facebook

Saturday 17 June (Daytime session)

Fi Shanks (DJ set)

Fi Shanks (aka DJ Mongrel) offers journey through time, encompassing all the rock'n'roll you can eat, and dance to, peppered with ska, reggae, big band, punk and post-punk, goth, new wave 80s and all things in between.

DJ Mongrel on Mixcloud

Dusty 4Track

Will Jeffery and Ben James are Dusty 4 Track. A blues/folk act from Nottingham. A mixture of Bens blues and soul influences and Wills alternative folk influences create a wonderful eclectic mix of tunes from the duo. Melodies that’ll stick in your head and music that’ll make you tap your foot. Recently in the studio recording their first EP. Keep your ear to the ground for their first release.

Dusty 4Track on Facebook

Saturday 17 June (Evening session)

Jimi Arundell (DJ Set)

Combining savage post-punk riffs with electro-beats and going big on the anthems, Jimi gets dancers screaming with delight all night long. Resident DJ for Pressure, Nottingham’s biggest indie night every Tuesday at Rescue Rooms; rising star DJ Jimi was recently interviewed by Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6musicradio show for “Confessions from the DJ Booth” confirming his status as one of the hottest players on the U.K’s indie disco scene.

In addition to his residency at Rescue Rooms; he can regularly be found playing sold-out events at Bodega and last month saw him team up with Alpha Omega for a packed-out silent disco pitting indie vs. emo at Rock City. He has also supported The Vaccines, China Crisis and has featured at Y Not Festival.

Jimi Arundell on Twitter

Emily Baldwin

EM is the hidden EDM gem of the UK, channelling a unique range of influences into a genre-hopping pop package. 

Playing Y Not, Rock City and The Bodega she is already making waves in the midlands, and has received support from BBC Introducing, making it onto the list of their most played artists of 2021.

Emily Baldwin on Withkoji