Beverley Folk Festival unveils Americana line-up

an invasion of USA and home grown talent including Dan Webster

published: Mon 14th Mar 2016

Dan Webster

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June 2016
Beverley Racecourse, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8QZ, England MAP
£135 + booking fee with camping
daily capacity: 2500
last updated: Mon 16th May 2016

Beverley Folk Acoustic Roots Festival which takes place for a 32nd year from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June 2016 returning again to Beverley Racecourse has announced their line-up of Americana acts performing this year including three bands from the USA and another half dozen home-grown exponents of Americana.

There will be a late night concert on the opening night when festival-goers will be invited to 'Bop in the Big Top' with some foot-stompin’ crawfish boogie from Billy Lee And The Swamp Critters, straight from the Bayou Country of Louisiana and South-East Texas and featuring Cajun Fiddle, Zydeco Accordion and Louisiana Rubboard.

On Saturday evening The Big Top hosts Flats & Sharps from Cornwall who combine Bluegrass, Folk and Country music with the late-nighter features the hottest Anglo-American dance show on the scene with the 10-strong Buffalo Gals Stampede combining the talents of a team of Appalachian dancers and the Buffalo Gals Old Time Country String Band.

Sunday will have the entire afternoon on the Main Stage given over to Americana, kicking off at 1pm with North Wales' Goat Roper Rodeo Band, songstress Chloe Chadwick, and local acts Carrie Martin from Hull, and Dan Webster from York, plus another set from Flats and Sharps. Topping the Sunday afternoon spectacular bill are another American act, Wild Ponies, while The Roamin' Jasmine, forged out of the lively street music scene in the French Quarter of New Orleans will be offering up 'Lunchtime Jazz n Blues' in The Attractions Room of the racecourse.

Festival Chairman, Geoff Sargieson said, "We’ve already got a reputation for featuring Americana, and this year we’ve decided to boost this aspect of the festival still further. Americana is a contemporary musical form that’s fast growing in popularity in this country. Incorporating as it does elements of various American roots music styles, including folk, country, roots-rock, bluegrass, R&B and blues. It fits in well with the broad sweep of traditional and contemporary folk music that remains the core output of the festival."

Saturday headliners Billy Mitchell, Ray Laidlaw & The Lindisfarne Story performing Fog On The Tyne, plus The Animals & Friends, and Jez Lowe, Steeleye Span, Kate Rusby, The Young'uns, Maia, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, Anthony John Clarke, Celtarabia, Carrie Martin, The Grand Old Uke of York, Billy Lee And The Swamp Critters, The Durbervilles, Acoustic Strawbs, King Courgette, Churchfitters, Roisin Ban, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, and Tim Edey.

Expect over 80 acts in total this year.

For the line-up details as available please click here.

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An early bird spring special' weekend ticket with camping is priced at £125 or £105 for a weekend without camping. Concession tickets (for youths aged 12 - 17 years, those aged 65+ and Students) with camping is priced at £115 or £95 for a weekend without camping, and a family (2 x adult + 2 x youth = 1 youth ticket is FREE) with camping is priced at £365 or £305 for a weekend without camping.

Tickets for children aged 11 and under are free.

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Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June 2016
Beverley Racecourse, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8QZ, England MAP
£135 + booking fee with camping
daily capacity: 2500
last updated: Mon 16th May 2016


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