Festivals / MAVERICK FESTIVAL 2018 – LINE UP – The UK’s first and finest Americana Festival!

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Following a milestone 10th anniversary last year, the UK’s first and finest Americana festival is thrilled to announce the 2018 line up. This years Maverick Festival will take place from Friday 6th – Sunday 8th July, showcasing the most authentic and talented musicians from both sides of the Atlantic. Over the past decade Maverick Festival… Read more »

Festivals / Folk by the Oak Line-up

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Folk by the Oak have confirmed that the powerful and captivating Scottish songstress, Amy Macdonald will close the Folk by the Oak 2018 Main Stage this year. Amy, who will perform her finely honed acoustic set, is a dedicated live performer with a reputation for energetic and effervescent live performances, so was deemed perfect for… Read more »

Festivals / First Aid Kit announced as final main stage headliner for Cambridge Folk Festival 2018

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Cambridge Folk Festival is delighted to announce Swedish duo First Aid Kit as the third and final headline act. The Brit Award nominated and critically acclaimed indie-folk sisters will close the Festival’s main stage on Friday night with what is set to be an unmissable Festival highlight. Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, sisters Johanna and Klara… Read more »

Festivals / Black Deer brings Americana & Country Music Festival to the UK This Summer! 

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*BRAND NEW FESTIVAL* BLACK DEER WILL TAKE PLACE AT ERIDGE PARK, FROM 22ND – 24TH JUNE 2018 Bringing you an experience like no other, Black Deer promises you a jam-packed weekend of celebrating all things Americana and Country! Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Eridge Park, Britain’s oldest deer park, located on the Kent/East… Read more »

Festivals / Cambridge City Roots 22 Feb – 6 March 2018

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Cambridge City Roots

THE spirit of the world-famous Cambridge Folk Festival will inject the city with winter cheer in February and March, when Cambridge’s second city-wide winter folk and roots festival opens for two weeks of exceptional music and events. An all-encompassing Corn Exchange line-up includes: the soaring, Gambian sun-drenched chords of stunning Kora virtuoso and opening Festival… Read more »

Festivals / FolkEast 2017: A tale of fish, chips, onion ‘road kill’ and Pop Up Pirates

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From the above headline, you’re probably wondering whether FolkEast involves any music at all. However, the admiring comments from musicians before, during and after the event support the view that FolkEast is muscling its way through the crowds to become one of the most enjoyable folk music festivals of the summer. Arriving onto the grounds… Read more »

Festivals / Cropredy 2017. Friends and Fairport at Fifty!

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fairport convention

Simon Jones spent a weekend in a quiet corner of north Oxfordshire.  It’s mid-afternoon Thursday, Cropredy hasn’t begun yet, as I wait in queue for a drink, two women are in heated debate about who has the more vitriolic arguments with their respective husbands “ well, there was the time he said…” “ that’s nothing,… Read more »

Festivals / WIN TICKETS to FolkEast 2017

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win tickets to folk east 2017

FolkEast in association with Spiral Earth have one pair of adult weekend tickets (worth £230) and a copy of the fantastic new book “Folk Song in England” by Steve Roud (worth £25) which comes out this week (17th August 2017) up for grabs. The festival takes place this coming weekend, 18 – 20 August, With headliners Jon… Read more »

Festivals / Only a month to go until the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 2017

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Bursting at the seams with headline acts and family fun galore, the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival (24-27 August), is set to be the highlight of the summer. Legendary acts rub shoulders with upcoming talent amidst the beautiful hillside surroundings of the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival located in the Dorset countryside. The stellar line-up announced so… Read more »

Festivals / Musicport Festival 2017 line up

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The full line-up for Musicport Festival 20th – 22nd October 2017 is now beginning to emerge. Often referred to as the UK’s biggest indoor festival of “world music” the event covers a much broader and more eclectic range of music than that term implies and the organiser Jim McLaughlin believes that the term “local, national,… Read more »