Formed by Simon Stone and Nicholas Broten in 1995, Fonda 500 have been releasing albums since 2000. Their songs have appeared on the soundtrack to the British comedy “Teachers” on channel 4, Colin Farrell film “Intermission” and E4’s “Skins” (2010). They have built up a cult following since 2000, chiefly through their explosive live performances and their unique musical style, which draws elements from 60’s pop music (Beach Boys harmonies) bedroom pop (usage of novelty instruments) and indie rock (electric guitars). Their first two albums were released on Village Records (Hull), followed by a signing to Truck Records (Oxford) for “No.1 Hifi Hair”. Gentle Electric (Nottingham) released “Spectrumatronicalogical Sounds” and the “ABCDELP”. Their sixth album, “Je m’appelle Stereo”, was released on their own label Record Mountain on 30 June 2008. After a recording hiatus during which the band continued to play live, 2014 saw the release of 8-Bit Sound System, a limited edition cassette which painstakingly rendered the entire of Eight Track Sound System into 8 bit. After a hiatus in recording, in November 2015 the band released 4 new singles to be accompanied by a limited edition Christmassette in December. By 2018 the new album “I Heart Fonda 500” was released by Record Mountain, to be followed by the remix album “I Hate Fonda 500” in 2019.
Fonda 500 love to Truck, and Truck loves them back – they first played at the festival in the year 2001 and this will be their 10th appearance!