Richard Thompson leads the first acts to be announced for the 49th Towersey, the major folk arts festival, returning over the Bank Holiday weekend of Thursday 21st to Monday 25th August 2014.
He is joined on the bill by Seth Lakeman, Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy with The Gift Band, Lau, Michael McColdrick and John McCusker, Bootleg Beatles, The Chipolatas, Dick Gaughan, Georgia Ruth, John Smith, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, The Urban Folk Quartet, Blair Dunlop, Debs Newbold, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, Merry Hell, Roy Bailey, Rusty Shackle, The Wilsons, Whapweasel, Will McNicol, Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, Folk Dance Remixed, and John Kirkpatrick.
The festival will also host MoltenAmba, Sheryl and Russell Cormier, Bursledon Village Band, Cock And Bull Band, The Flatville Aces, Glorystrokes, The Melrose Quartet, Under Her Skin, Against The Grain, Jess and Richard Arrowsmith, Kerry Fletcher, Marc Block, Mrs Midnights, The Ship Band, Simon Care Trio, and Vertical Expression.
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The festival features a professional programme of folk and roots music, ceilidhs, international dance teams, family entertainers, workshops and a Children's Festival which incorporates entertainment, music, puppetry, circus skills and craft workshops.
The early bird offer tickets are priced as follows:
5 nights and four days - Adult £120 (Camping £25 extra)
Adult Concession £105 (Camping £25 extra)
Youth (12-17yrs) £84 (Camping £25 extra)
Child (5-11yrs) £55 (Camping no extra)
Tickets for children aged under 5 are free - they must be ticketed.
The 3 stages spread across the Showground will feature dance displays, music, comedy, magic, puppetry, clowning and storytelling with numerous other stages in other locations around the village too. Musical and comic walkabouts will wander the Showground with stiltwalkers, jugglers and street theatre throughout the weekend. Plus activities from Yoga to Bop Around, through hands on Workshop learning to Concerts, Ceilidhs, and Club Sessions.
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