Wide World Stage

Music from around the world

Sun 11 October, 12-5

Wide World Stage

Judges Lodgings, Lancaster 
Part of Lancaster Music Festival

 We will be programming and running the Wide World Stage in front of the Judges Lodgings as part of Lancaster Music Festival, featuring artists from around the world. FREE! 

  • 12 noon  - Rafe Musicircus
  • 12.30pm  - Sacred Sounds
  • 12.50pm  - Two Man Ting
  • 1.45pm - Amani
  • 2.25pm - Sacred Sounds
  • 2.45pm - Two Man Ting
  • 3.40pm - Amani
  • 4.30pm - Rafe Musicircus


Brazilian beatboxer, juggler, songwriter and all-round entertainer


The Sacred Sounds Women’s Choir brings together women to explore and celebrate the many languages, cultures and religions which are represented across Greater Manchester.

The Choir has recently been involved in a number of creative collaborations and commissions with local and international artists including a special performance of a new lullaby composed specifically for the choir by Beth Allen and Jason Singh as part of The Royal Exchange’s event,  ‘A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE… ‘ and a five-month project with Manchester International Festival developing a vocal soundscapes to a new commission for MIF15 called Neck of the Woods, directed by Turner prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon as well as getting involved in many other elements and commissions as part of MIF15.


TwoManTing was formed in 2004 when Sierra Leonean drummer Jah-man Aggrey, and guitarist Jon Lewis were playing together as part of dance band, Le Cod Afrique, at venues such as Montreux Jazz Festival and WOMAD.

The duo immediately became a hit on the UK festival circuit with their brand of bouncy "Sunshine Afro-roots”. Shows have included Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Beat-herder and Green Man Festivals to name but a few. Using guitar, live loops and percussion the duo creates a highly danceable full band sound and their reputation has earned them recent support slots with the likes of Tinariwen, The Oyster Band and Dub Colossus. Their music is often featured on BBC Radio 3 and 6Music.

Shows feature palm-wine, acoustic dub and highlife grooves with thoughtful and thought-provoking lyrics on subjects ranging from childhood memories, political protest and er….duvets. 

The new album "Say What?” features 12 brand new songs which have been written and developed on the road as Jah-man and Jon travel from fleld to field.

  • "Brilliant – if you want a bit of early summer, then get this into your ear-holes!” (Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music)
  • "Full of such bright tuneful moments, this really takes off in an intimate live setting” (fRoots Magazine)
  • "John Peel would play something like this on his programme and the world would suddenly seem a better place” (Steve Lamacq, BBC 6Music)


Amani PlatNet is an evolving work in progress platform which will be showcasing works from all artists both presently and the future, as well as workshop facilitators i.e, specialised African & World drumming and residing in the North of England.