Rua Macmillan, 3 Daft Monkeys, & more for Bristol Folk Festival

including Scoville Units, Lady Maisery, and Will Pound

published: Fri 2nd Dec 2011

Rua MacMillan

Saturday 5th to Monday 7th May 2012
Colston Hall & O2 Academy, Bristol, BS1 5AR, England MAP
£80 (£70 concessions) for the weekend
daily capacity: 4600
last updated: Wed 2nd May 2012

Rua MacMillan, and 3 Daft Monkeys lead the latest additions to the line-up for the indoor Bristol Folk Festival held over May Day Bank Holiday next year.

Rua MacMillan
Together with his Trio (Tia Files on guitar and Adam Brown on bodhran), Scottish Highland fiddler Rua Macmillan will be getting festivalgoers on their feet on the opening Saturday with a festival ceilidh, before his main stage appearance that night. The ceilidh is scheduled from 2-4pm on the main stage, with Bristol caller Phil Bassindale.

Also confirmed are Scoville Units, Lady Maisery, Will Pound, Hannah James & Sam Sweeney, and Young'uns.

They will be joined on the bill by the previously announced folk duo Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes, Cara Dillon, and Karine Polwart. No other acts have been been announced yet.

As well as up to 40 acts, the festival will feature Morris dancers, mummers and maypoles, ceilidhs,and singalong sessions. Bank Holiday Monday headliners will be announced soon. Seth Lakeman is the festival's patron.

Seth Lakeman said, "After last year's hugely successful return to the UK's live music calendar, I am delighted to be patron once again for Bristol Folk Festival 2012. With an eclectic line-up of multi-award winning, and up-and-coming folk and acoustic acts there is something for everyone."

Festivalgoers can be guaranteed no wet weather problems as the whole event will take place on two stages in the city's Colston Hall running from Saturday 5th May until Monday 7th May 2012.

Early Bird tickets are on sale until 30th December priced at £65 for the three days (concessions £55). Family tickets are priced at £200 (2 adults and two children aged 5-15) and under 5s go free.

To buy tickets, click here.
Those wanting to camp for the festival will be able to stay a minutes walk from the venue at St Mary-on-the-Quay church. The church in Colston Street will welcome campers to its hall for just £12 a night (under 15s must be accompanied by a responsible adult and are full price but under 5s go free.) To buy camping, click here.

Saturday 5th to Monday 7th May 2012
Colston Hall & O2 Academy, Bristol, BS1 5AR, England MAP
£80 (£70 concessions) for the weekend
daily capacity: 4600
last updated: Wed 2nd May 2012


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