Home Service to close Bristol Folk Festival

Sunday headliner announced

published: Tue 28th Oct 2014

Home Service

Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd May 2015
St Georges Bristol and Bristol Folk House, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS1 5RR, England MAP
£70 for weekend (+ booking fee)
daily capacity: 600
last updated: Fri 24th Apr 2015

Home Service will headline Bristol Folk Festival topping the line-up on the Sunday.

Originally formed from John Tams’ Albion Band, Home Service was the result of a desire to have a brass section and to explore the contemporary themes of Thatcherite Britain.

The line-up now comprises John Tams (Vocals, Guitar) with Graeme Taylor (Electric Guitar, Vocals), Steve King (Keyboards, Vocals), Jon Davie (Bass Guitar, Vocals), Michael Gregory (Drums), Paul Archibald (Trumpet, Flugel Horns), Roger Williams (Trombones), and Andy Findon (Reeds).

They join patron Seth Lakeman with headliners, folk supergroup The Full English. Plus Steve Tilston, Lady Maisery, Mawkin, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Heg & The Wolf Chorus, and The Gasworks Singers at the festival, which returns to May Day Bank Holiday  running on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2015 at St.George’s and Bristol Folk House in Bristol.

Plus more to be announced including the winners of the festival's own Isambard Folk Award. The festival will also feature Morris dancers, ceilidhs,and singalong sessions.

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Early bird tickets are priced at £60 for weekend (+ booking fee).

Renowned as a guaranteed “rain free” event expect the two main stages of music at St. George’s and The Folk House, plus smaller stages which will provide a platform for the scene’s rising and lesser known talents.

As well as ceilidhs, workshops, stalls, talks, plenty of regional food and drink, and, Bristol Morris dancers will also feature as part the selection of other things to watch, listen to, and get involved in.



Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd May 2015
St Georges Bristol and Bristol Folk House, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS1 5RR, England MAP
£70 for weekend (+ booking fee)
daily capacity: 600
last updated: Fri 24th Apr 2015


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