The Proclaimers will be headlining the Saturday night of Purbeck Folk Festival held at Purbeck Valley Farm, near Swanage and taking place in the Purbeck Hills, in Dorset over the weekend of Thursday 25th until Sunday 28th August 2016.
Festival organiser Catherine Burke said, "We are absolutely delighted to announce that The Proclaimers have agreed to come and play at our little festival. And it turns out that if they decide to walk, they'll only have to walk 481 miles, not the full 500 (according to Google Maps). I saw them play a couple of years ago and with lots of bands with a few big hits, I thought they'd be the only songs that I wanted to hear, but they were absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Their new songs are just as good and catchy."
They will be joined on the bill by The Hot Seats, Cardboard Fox, and the previously announced Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band, Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman, and Rory McLeod & the Familiar Strangers.
Catherine added, "The Hot Seats are another band that I'm really excited about. I saw them play at Celtic Connections in Glasgow a few years ago and they were sooo good. They're brilliant musicians, but they're also really good fun with humour in their playing and songs. They play a mix of bluegrass, old time, ragtime, honky-tonk - it's just general good fun music. Just wait - you're going to love them!"
Now in its eighth 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.
Weekend tickets (Fri-Sun) include free camping and are on sale now priced at £100, a youth (aged 12 to 17 years) ticket is priced at £50, and child over three years of age ticket is priced at £20. A limited number A campervan of caravan pass is priced at £30 per vehicle. Day tickets are expected to be on sale at a later date.
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