It’s bigger and brighter! And that’s not just the 2nd Bristol Folk Festival. It seems even the Moon wants to be closer to Bristol this special weekend.
The full moon (also known as the Hare Moon in medieval times) will be a "Supermoon" and is expected to be looming large over the city as festivalgoers head to the Colston Hall for some of the finest music you will hear anywhere this Bank Holiday weekend.
And the moon is somewhere that has been in our Saturday’s headliners Show of Hands sights recently. When the band that is celebrating 20 years on the road sold out the RAH for an amazing fourth time at Easter frontman Steve Knightley summed up their “journey” saying “ 120 gigs a year – 20 years – we reckon that’s 250,000 miles - that’s to the moon!”
But now one of folk’s most successful ever acts are safely back on planet earth and poised to get the 2012 Bristol Folk Festival off to a rousing start on Saturday, followed by fellow headliners Cara Dillon (Sun) and Afro Celt Sound System(Mon).
ONE BANK HOLIDAY.ONE FESTIVAL. THREE DAYS. FOUR STAGES. 90 HOURS OF MUSIC. NO RAIN!
Cara Dillon – Afro Celt Sound System- Karine Polwart – Lucy Ward – ahab - 3 Daft Monkeys – Rua Macmillan Trio – Rodney Branigan- Isambard Award winners Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker – Ruarri Joseph -Ghosts from the Basement--Mawkin - Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston-Benji Kirkpatrick –Ewan McLennan – O’Hooley & Tidow - Blair Dunlop –Moore Moss and Rutter – The Young ‘ Uns – Walsh & Pound- Sam Sweeney & Hannah James – Amy Wadge & Pete Riley -Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin - Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - Lady Maisery- Rory McLeod & The Familiar Strangers – Patsy Matheson & Becky Mills –Steve Turner – Maggie Boyle & Paul Downes – Joe Tilston - Luke Jackson – Kitty MacFarlane and many more!