Festivals / Beautiful Days 2016 line up announced

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Beautiful Days 2016

Headlining Beautiful Days 19 – 21 AUGUST 2016 on the Friday night are Leftfield – one of Britain’s most influential electronic dance acts. Their debut Leftism, remains one of the defining statements of 90s dance music. Headlining on Saturday night we welcome back Manchester legends James who release their fourteenth new studio album ‘Girl at the End of the… Read more »

Festivals / Innovative new pricing for Beverley Folk Festival

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Major changes in programming policy and ticket prices have been announced by Beverley Folk Festival aimed at giving festival-goers in 2016 more for their money than ever before. Many more acts representing the ever-widening range of traditional and contemporary folk music will be featured on more stages in more venues than ever before in the… Read more »

Festivals / FolkEast 2016 has a great line up of artists

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folk east 2016

East Anglia’s fast-rising “new kid on the block” festival FolkEast is back for a fifth year this August, proving why it is nothing like other music festivals. The three day festival will return to the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall, the home of Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, between August 19-21. And it… Read more »

Festivals / Acts announced for 2016 Sark Folk Festival

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sark folk festival 2016

The Sark Folk Festival committee are pleased to announce the full line‐up of visiting acts for the 2016 festival. These include Newcastle fusion outfit Monster Ceilidh Band, two‐time BBC 2 Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, English folk rock six‐piece Mad Dog Mcrea and festival favourites Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson making their… Read more »

Festivals / First names revealed for Cambridge Folk Festival

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cambridge folk festival

The first names have been revealed for this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival, one of the longest established and most prestigious folk festivals in the world. Tickets are on sale. An eclectic range of performances will include: iconic Irish folk singer Christy Moore in an exclusive English Festival appearance, performing with Declan Sinnott and Jim Higgins;… Read more »

Festivals / Gate To Southwell Festival 2016

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gate to southwell fest 2016

A bright new wave of young English musical talent will shine at the 10th anniversary Gate To Southwell Festival next June. Line up 2016 announced so far: Hayseed Dixie Show of Hands Eddi Reader Kila False Lights Moulettes Jackie Oates Trio Mawkin Conservatoire Folk Ensemble The Ooks of Hazzard The Jeremiahs The Henry Girls Mick… Read more »

Festivals / Latest headliners at 10th Gate to Southwell Festival June 2016

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Hayseed Dixie

A bright new wave of young English musical talent will shine at the 10th anniversary Gate To Southwell Festival next June. Alongside multi-award-winning headline acts Hayseed Dixie, Show Of Hands, Scotland’s Eddi Reader and Ireland’s Kila,  the Midlands’ premier acoustic and roots event will showcase eagerly-anticipated performances from acclaimed homegrown talent including young singer-songwriter Ange… Read more »

Festivals / Get your early bird Festival tickets for 2016

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Here are some of the latest festivals to announce line ups and open their box offices… Sidmouth FolkWeek 29th July – 5th August 2016 With an established line-up of folk favourites, more than a sprinkling of cutting-edge talent, the best in dance and song, a picture-postcard seaside location and lashings of festive spirit, the week-long celebration offers… Read more »

Festivals / Afro Celt Sound System to headline Folk by the Oak

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The gorgeous one day festival Folk by the Oak returns to Hatfield House on Saturday 24 July 2016 with 3 very different but equally exciting main stage acts announced as tickets go back on sale. With sales of over 1.5 million albums and 2 Grammy nominations to date, 2016 sees Afro Celt Sound System celebrate their… Read more »