Purbeck Folk Festival have announced that as well as appearing on the main stage with Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo Emily Barker will also be showcasing her side project, Vena Portae at the Duck Shed venue at the festival which takes place in the Purbeck Hills, in Dorset over the weekend of Thursday 21st until Sunday 24th August 2014 .
The three-piece Anglo-Swedish-Alt-Folk-Retro-Pop collaboration sees Emily, joined by storyteller/composer/performer Dom Coyote and actor/musician Ruben Engzell.
Festival director Paul Burke, said, "The Sunday at Purbeck should be quite a day for fans of Emily’s band. We loved an album released a few months ago by her multi-instrumental band member, Gill Sandell. After Emily’s late afternoon concert on the High Barn, Gill performs on the Fire Stage in the evening. It was icing on the cake when Emily’s manager contacted us to offer Vena Portae as well.
"Emily Barker is one of the most inspiring and perceptive songwriters we have come across. She played our very first Purbeck Folk Festival at Steeple Leaze in 2009. At the time she was unknown but, with her four-piece band, she performed an outstanding set and we’ve wanted to welcome her back ever since."
The festival which will once again be held at Wilkswood Farm in Langton Matravers, near Swanage sees Lloyd Cole, Eddi Reader, and The South headline and also confirmed are Turin Brakes, Idlewild, Chris Wood, Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo, CoCo and the Butterfields, Gren Bartley, John Langan, Caravan of Thieves, Aimee Mackenzie, Alex Roberts, Odi, and Dan Whitehouse, and more.
For more details see the Purbeck Folk Festival line-up page.
Now in its sixth year, Purbeck Folk Festival’s line-up offers an eclectic mix of original young folk, established roots, traditional and world music in a family-friendly environment. The four stages are contained in the farm’s barns and a marquee venue that hosts the Purbeck Rising final and open mic sessions.
An adult weekend ticket is priced at £90, a youth weekend ticket (aged 12-17yrs) is priced at £45, children aged under 12 weekend tickets are priced at £10. Campervan passes are priced at £10.
Day camping is available on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at £10 a night on arrival. A limited number of Festival day tickets will also be available.
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