(The Bug Club @Boardmasters) Photography by Kieran Webber

Kieran Webber
Kieran Webber

Founder of CLUNK Magazine. Normally found hunched over his desk searching for new music.

Wanderfal 2023 is filled to the brim with incredible talent but here are five artists n particular we cannot WAIT to see!

Wanderfal 2023 is mere days away and is shaping up to be an epic weekend of live music, good vibes, and (hopefully) stunning Cornish weather. The festival that is hosted in a variety of venues in Falmouth promises to showcase the best in local talent whilst bringing a global sound to the county. It’s primed to be a special weekend.

With so much on offer it is hard to narrow down just five acts we are excited to see BUT we have endeavoured to bring you our top 5 artists we cannot wait to see at Wanderfal 2023.

Getown Services – Saturday – Beerwolf Books – CLUNK Stage

The bare-bodied duo return to Falmouth to entertain you in a way that may seem incomprehensible. Their tongue-in-cheek observational lyricism that is oozing in wit is accompanied by one of the strongest stage presences you’ve ever seen. Two large characters competing for your attention and getting every ounce of it. It’s poignent yet fun, silly but serious, but most of all beautifully poetic.

Imagine if The Streets met Flight of The Conchords and had a sprinkle of Chaz and Dave, that is Getdown Services. They’re one of the greatest entertainers and every time they visit us they put on an unforgettable show. Expect yet another mind blowing, rib tickling set from the daresome duo.

Langkamer – Friday – The Underland bar – CLUNK Stage

One of the best and most underrated rock bands to have ever existed. Their fusion of old and new creates a sound that is utterly sublime. Bringing forward thought-provoking and deeply honest lyrics that are delivered in a rock n roll package, with a dusting of country for good measure. The band have played festivals across the UK and Europe and are heading to the continent this spring.

This is a fantastic opportunity to discover what is, in our humble opinion one of the best rock bands to have existed in a venue they are destined to outgrow.

The Bug Club – Saturday – Princess Pavilion

Photography by Kieran Webber

The rock n roll outfit first formed in 2016 but in recent years has seen a rapid rise through the indie/garage rock scene. A space they share with bands such as The Golden Dregs and Holiday Ghosts. It’s fun rock music for those looking for comedic lyricism and riffs a plenty.

This is a rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of one of the UK’s fastest rising rock outfits before they utterly explode throughout 2023. Be sure to head to princess pavilion to catch a glimpse of some rock infused goodness.

Ghetto Orange

Photography by Aoife Hyland

Cornwalls own hip-hop connoisseur Ghetto Orange will be again gracing Falmouth with his awe inspiring presence during Wanderfal. The student artist whose real name is Ephraim Masudi has been single handedly responsible for bringing a genre often forgotten in Cornwall to the forefront. It’s incredibly inspiring and refreshing to see, his perseverance, dedication to the artform is incredibly compelling.

The blending of old and new makes his music familiar yet fresh, blending the sounds of the golden era of 90’s hip-hop with the jazz infused beats that are reminiscent of Loyle Carner.

If you’ve not had the pleasure of witnessing Ghetto Orange live then make it a must for your Wanderfal experience.

Maja Lena

Maja Lena has a sound that is daringly experimental and is constantly pushing the boundaries of of the alt-folk genre. Her latest album ‘Pluto’ brought a slice of sci-fi into her music with it being inspired by popular sci-fi shows such as Star Trek, which she watched during the lockdowns. You can hear the futuristic elements in her latest release that are tied to earth with the folk roots that float throughout. It’s a fascinating blend that constantly surprises with each listen.

If you’re looking for something that will tickle the brain, ears, and soul then we urge you to get lost in the psychedelic-alt-folk sounds of Maja Lena, you will not be dissapointed.