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Beautiful Days Festival news: Very sad news about the passing of Simon Emmerson. He was a great supporter of the festival and play…

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Very sad news about the passing of Simon Emmerson. He was a great supporter of the festival and played at BD in Afro Celt Sound System and most recently in 2022 in The Imagined Village on our Big Top stage. Thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP Simon x

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson – founder member of the acclaimed collective Afro Celt Sound System.

We worked with Simon in recent years on album releases, touring and just last year played a part in bringing The Imagined Village back to the stage for two performances in the Summer. Sincere condolences to Simon’s family, band members and close friends.

DMF Music



10 Responses

  1. Steve Hart says:

    I saw Afro celt sound system at Glastonbury in 1997.One of the highlights of a great weekend

  2. Cannot believe it, why does this happen to good people? am in total shock. What a huge contributor to quality music over the years.

  3. What a creative awesome fella – so glad he made some of my favourite music of all time.

  4. Sad news indeed. Another bright star extinguished….

  5. Mark Whyte says:

    That’s very sad. The Imagined Village was one of our highlights from last year and we always enjoyed Afro Celt Sound System.

  6. Whirl-y-Reel used to get my babies to sleep. RIP Simon.

  7. Lee Reece says:

    Everything he did was something special, what a loss.

  8. Vivien Scawn says:

    oh my ,the i village set was totally amazing last year ,a delight in fact

  9. Kate Inkster says:

    I saw the Imagined village last year & it was one of the stand out sets of the festival. Also seen ACSS many times at many venues, Simon was a lovely bloke & a very talented musician & will be sorely missed. ❤

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