- The Iyatra Quartet, who played on the bandstand and also at an open mike night at the rather lovely Coyote Moon dome tent, which was both a cafe and an unofficial venue
- The Fallout Marching Band, who played on the bandstand and in the carnival procession
- My personal favourite of the whole festival - the wonderful trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf
- Asian Dub Foundation - politically very sound, but maybe I'm getting too old for that much noise
- The Hot 8 Brass Band
- Otava Yo, a really funny Russian band
- Kachupa, from Italy with a super Bulgarian woman doing the lead vocals
- The Hackney Colliery Band, which turned out to be much more art-Jazz than I was expecting
- Hanoi Masters, playing traditional instruments from Vietnam that were weirder than you could have imagined
- Stroud's very own Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra
- The Kate Bush-like 'The Anchoress', who swore and cursed through her set
- Heartbeat, a joint Israeli-Palestinian young people band brought into being by NGO Peace Direct, who were more impressive as a political and cultural fact than as a musical phenomenon
- Les Amazones d'Afrique, nine African women who were amazing
We went to the Big Green Chat Show on Saturday morning, led by Jon Snow of Channel 4 News. Guests included: Dale Vince of Ecotricity, who was really very impressive and talked about the company's plans for green gas based on bio-digestion of grass (much better than poo, apparently); The One Show reporter Lucy Siegle (also of The Guardian); and head of sustainability at IKEA Joanna Yarrow - both also much more impressive than I was expecting.
One other thing we liked - the Paguro upcycled bags and wallets, made from old inner tubes and so on. May buy some when it's present-time.