NINE bands will play seven hours of live music in a Swindon pub when the Groovy Pig Festival returns next month.

The Victoria will host an eclectic mixture of pop, rock, jazz, funk, folk, electronica and blues music on Saturday April 6 from 5pm to midnight.

Festival organiser Mollie Campbell said: "The Groovy Pig features local and international acts playing a wide variety of live music, promoting diversity and a variety of amazing sounds. Where else could you get delta blues guitars alongside electric ukuleles? Country music rubbing shoulders with psychedelic funk?

"Each performance brings its own vivacity and voice, influenced by other countries, cultures and time-periods."

The line-up includes family-friendly ukelele band Ukey Dukes performing chart-topping hits, folk duo the Bellflowers, five-piece psychedelic rock band Flour Babies playing 80s-influenced synth, New York City singer-songwriter-instrumentalist Damon T exploring the heritage of African-American music through blues and folk songs, and experimental duo Hallelugenia's mixture of electronic, rock and soul music.

Punters can also look forward to seeing performances from funk-soul-disco-pop combo Sex Jazz, catchy obscenities from punk rockers Spunking Octochoke, Billy in the Lowground's folk rock and country setlist, and the original songs of Luke Philbrick which draw on traditional blue, folk and roots influences.

Tickets cost £10 when bought in advance and £12 on the door.

The music festival is a popular part of the broader Swindon Fringe Festival that hosts a wide variety of cultural events around town for two weeks. To book tickets to the Groovy Pig, visit