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This year's event delivered the perfect mix of chart-topping music, complimentary food and drinks, and incredible entertainment. Festival-goers were immersed in the infectious beats of music legends on the Skittles Stage. The outstanding line-up featured world-class DJ Fatboy Slim, the iconic British girl band Sugababes, and the powerful performer Sam Ryder.

Barcode Festival Playlist

Take a listen to our collection of festival tunes from Barcode Festival 2022 and 2023...

Skittles Stage 2023

Fatboy Slim

10:00 - 11:30 PM

Norman Cook, better known as 90's chart-topping DJ Fatboy Slim will be headlining at this year's Barcode Festival. Barcoders can immerse themselves in the ultimate electronic tracks from one of the most successful dance artists of all time. He's scored numerous international hits with his hook-heavy, party-friendly tracks and he remains one of the world's most in-demand DJs.


8:45 - 9:30 PM

The iconic British girl band, Sugababes are set to take over the Skittles main stage at this year’s summer festival! The trio have become one of the UK’s most successful girl bands with six number one singles, five UK top ten albums and been awarded six Brit Awards. Barcode festival-goers are in for a treat with the upcoming line-up of pop anthems.

Sam Ryder

7:30 - 8:15 PM

Sam rose to prominence through TikTok where he began posting acapella music covers and caught the attention of thousands, including musicians such as Elton John, Sia, Justin Bieber and Alicia Keys. By the end of 2022, he was named the most-followed UK artist on the platform and brought him both a runner-up spot at the Eurovision Song Contest and a U.K. number two placing for his co-composition "Space Man."

The Swan Bandstand 2023


7:45 - 8:45 PM

The former star of EastEnders, Extras and a Life’s Too Short, Shaun Williamson is taking the music festival scene by storm, bringing BARRIOKE to thousands of music lovers. Shaun will be bringing his usual trademark warmth and teasing banter, accompanying participants on stage, creating a joyous moment that Barcode festival-goers will never forget.

Ella Vaday and Kitty Scott-Claus

6:30 - 7:15 PM

The Divas of Drag Race UK, Kitty Scott-Claus and Ella Vaday have arrived! Prepare for the all-singing, all-dancing performance that will guarantee cheek, brilliance and a whole lot of personality. Following her appearance on Celebrity Masterchef, it was only right Kitty Scott-Claus brought her culinary skills to the Demo Kitchen stage to demonstrate her prowess as a domestic goddess, of course with Ella Vaday as her Sous Chef!

Tinchy Stryder

9:00 - 10:30 PM

Who’s ready for Tinchy Stryder… This multi-talented rapper, singer, and songwriter from East London is set to ignite the stage at the Swan Bandstand. Known for his infectious energy, killer collaborations, and chart-topping hits like 'Number 1', Tinchy is about to bring a whole new level of grime, hip-hop, and pop vibes to Barcode Festival.

M&S Demo Kitchen

Fred Sirieix

5:35 - 6:15 PM

Fred Sirieix, the TV host of 'First Dates' and 'First Dates Hotel,' is a British sensation. He's also part of ITV's 'Gordon, Gino and Fred's Road Trip' and has a new show on E4 called 'Fred's Last Resort.' Fred is a wine ambassador for Marks and Spencer too!

Rosemary Shrager

3:45 - 4:25 PM

Meet Rosemary, the multi-talented cook, author, and TV star. From cooking showdowns to thrilling novels like "The Proof in the Pudding," she's a true culinary superstar and we're thrilled to have her spice up the festival!

George Baldwin-Edie

3:45 - 4:25 PM

In 2021, George joined M&S's development team, bringing expertise from top London restaurants and the United States. Together, they set restaurant-quality benchmark recipes, drive innovation, and ensure top-notch quality for M&S customers. Don't miss George teaming up with Fred Sirieix at 5:35 for an exciting session!

Ainsley Harriott

6:35 - 7:25 PM

After almost three decades as one of the country's favourite TV chefs, Ainsley Harriott MBE, has become something of a national institution. Best known for his twenty-one series of Ready, Steady, Cook and with many solo primetime cooking series under his belt, he has become the master of fresh, fun, accessible cuisine.

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