Scott Matthews, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Dreaming Spires, The Lake Poets, Ethan Johns, Sonia Leigh, Danny and the Champions Of The World, Hunter and The Bear, and Boo Hewerdine lead the first acts announced for a brand new music festival curated by legendary broadcaster 'Whispering' Bob Harris.
The inaugural Under The Apple Tree Roots Festival will take place over the May Spring bank holiday weekend from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May 2016 in the Silverstone Woodlands, in Northamptonshire.
Acts across four stages include Thea Gilmore, Chris Difford, Blue Rose Code, Keston Cobblers Club, Judith Owen, Nell Bryden, Martyn Joseph, Ward Thomas, Liam Bailey, Jess and The Bandits, Loud Mountains, Benjamin Folke Thomas, Sasha McVeigh, Jess Morgan, Balsamo Deighton, Laura Oakes, Blair Dunlop, Lewis & Leigh, Raintown, C.C. Smugglers, Robert Vincent, Kelly Oliver, Worry Dolls, Danni Nicholls, Luke Jackson, Frankie Davies, Small Town Jones, Emily Barker, Callaghan, Dexeter, and The Dodge Brothers, with more to be announced.
For the line-up details as available see the Under The Apple Tree Roots Festival line-up page.
An early bird 3 day weekend ticket with camping is priced at £166.50, a child (aged 7-17 years) 3 day weekend ticket with camping is priced at £81, a child (aged under 7 years) 3 day weekend ticket with camping is free. An early bird 3 day weekend family (2 Adults and 2 children) ticket with camping is priced at £414., and a live-in vehicle pitch (7m x 8m)is priced at £10 or £70 with electric hook up.
Day tickets for Saturday or Sunday are also available priced at £67.50 for adults, £37.80 for children aged 7-17 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
"We are so excited to be hosting this festival" says Bob Harris, "it's an opportunity to give many new artists the chance to play in front of people who are as passionate about music as I am. I am very grateful to be immersed in music for a living. This is something I do not take lightly. My hope is that this festival becomes one big extension of the warmth and happiness I feel every time I sit in the studio and listen to a live session."
The festival is being organised in association with Goose Live Events on a site which offers facilities for both campers and day visitors, including permanent onsite shower and toilet facilities, and woodland clearings. "We are very lucky to be using this site" says Miles Myerscough-Harris, Under The Apple Tree’s Creative Director, "Its setting fully compliments the whole ethos of Under The Apple Tree and we have the benefit of working with an established team to help get the festival off to a good start."
Campsites will open at 2pm on Friday 27th May for weekend ticket holders and remain open until 12pm on Monday 30th May allowing all festival goers to take advantage of a leisurely departure.
The audience can take in performances from major artists in the 5,000 capacity main stage marquee, or head to the smaller on site pub – ‘The Tree Stump Inn’ - to enjoy pints of Whispering Bob ale and acoustic performances supported by AMA-UK.
UTAT Roots will also host a special songwriters' 'In-The-Round' stage, curated by Chris Difford where audiences can experience the techniques behind penning songs from some of the world’s greatest writers.
Chef Nigel Barden (as heard on the Simon Mayo show) will be providing his own artisan menu of meals and snacks for all festival-goers.
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