second line up announcement for Red Rooster Festvial 2023

joining Fantastic Negrito, Nikki Lane, Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express + more

By Neil Greenway | Published: Thu 2nd Feb 2023

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Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd June 2023
Euston Hall, Thetford, Suffolk, IP24 2QP, England MAP
currently from £129.50 + fees for adults inc camping, £50 + fees for teens, under 12s free
Last updated: Mon 24th Apr 2023

 1st- 3rd June 2023

Euston Hall, Suffolk

Red Rooster celebrates the very best in Cajun, Soul, Rock ‘n Roll, Roots, Blues and Country music. It is the go-to early summer event for those who wish to immerse themselves in a truly Deep South weekend experience of music, food and culture.

SECOND LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT FOR RED ROOSTER FESTVIAL 2023

Red Rooster is heading to the very heart of the American Deep South this year and is delighted to welcome the mind-blowing Christone “Kingfish” Ingram as one of the headliners for its 9th edition, which takes place early summer 1st to 3rd June at Euston Hall, Suffolk. He headlines alongside, as previously announced, the wonderful Fantastic Negrito.

Hailing from Clarksdale, Mississippi’s, Ingram’s sophomore album ‘662’ won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. After the 2019 release, ‘Kingfish’, he was nominated for a total of nine Blues Music Awards and won them all. Guitar World Magazine noted: “He has already made his mark as one of the best, and undoubtedly most exciting, blues guitarists in the world.”

One of the main coups by Red Rooster this year is the booking of high energy, captivating virtuoso musicians who perform as Take Me to the River Allstars; the core of a music and film collaboration by award-winning producer/director. Musician Martin Shaw, and producer/musician Cody Dickinson, featuring some of the most influential figures in Mississippi Delta and New Orleans funk, R&B, soul and jazz.

Anchored by the Hi-Rhythm Section (Al Green, Ann Peoples, Otis Clay, and many more) the band perform with vocalists Marcus Scott (Formerly of Tower of Power), Sharde Thomas and Rising Sun (granddaughter of Otha Turner), Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. of the Wild Magnolias (the son of Big Chief Bo Dollis), guitarist Isaiah Sharkey (John Mayer, D'Angelo), and Grammy award-winning Producer Boo Mitchell, and award-winning filmmaker/producer Martin Shore.

The purpose of Take Me to the RIver is to chronicle master musicians, their legacies, culture, and heritage, while celebrating their gift to the world, Popular Music.  Through the first two feature films in the series, Take Me to the River Memphis (which won 12 international film awards) and Take Me to the River New Orleans, America's cultural jewel has been chronicled, so that generations will know where their music came from, and how it influenced and inspired the World's popular music.

British musicians were influenced and inspired by American music, mostly those from the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, New Orleans, and Louisiana. While Americans were not taking their music and culture seriously, UK musicians re-packaged this music and came to America, and all over the world, commonly known as the British Invasion.

America took note and continued this musical volley back and forth. The throughline has been the inspiration and influence of where it all started, allowing the original British Invasion legacy musicians to collaborate with younger stars of today, drawing from the same influences and inspiration and how this has not only stood the test of time, but grew stronger and continued its influence on the world's popular music. Take Me to the River will be making their third series in the UK this summer. 

View Teaser:

https://youtu.be/Roi_FNRDFbg

Back from a sold-out tour supporting Jason Isbell, maximum Rock’n’Roll trip His Lordship make a very welcome return to Red Rooster. Their blistering new single ‘I Live In The City’ is the follow up to ‘All Cranked’ up, which was added straight to the B-list on BBC Radio 6 Music. Performing before Fantastic Negrito on the main stage on Friday night, Chrissie Hynde says of His Lordship - "A breath of fresh air… reminds me of Motorhead. What the world needs now!"

Straight out of New Jersey, Nicole Atkins will be bringing her creative and inventive sounds to Red Rooster. Her critically acclaimed album ‘Italian Ice’ took over the hallowed Muscle Shoals Sound Studio with a one-of-a-kind band, featuring members of the Bad Seeds, Dap-Kings, the legendary Swampers and more. This will be Nicole’s only UK full band performance.

Mississippi’s Shardé Thomas & Rising Stars are a welcome addition to the bill - granddaughter of the North Mississippi Fife & Drum Master, the late Otha Turner.

Scott H. Biram will be unleashing a fervent setlist, not only the genuine blues, classic country, bluegrass, and rock n roll, but he seals the deal with punk, heavy metal, and frankly, anything else he wants to.

Michael Messer’s Mitra, the renowned blues innovator brings a unique fusion of blues slide guitar, Hindustani slide guitar and tabla rhythms.

Glen Cambell’s youngest daughter, Top Ten UK Country Chart topping Ashley Cambell joins the party, whilst the grizzled Godfather of British Alt Country, Hank Wangford's Big Bass Combo will also be taking to the stage.

Further artists include:  The Hanging Stars Acoustic Duo alongside The Filthy Six, featuring Francesca Belmonte, Bobby Lee, Morton Valence Legends of Country, The Jonny Halifax Invocation,  Our Man In The Field, Eileen Rose, Honkeyfinger, DeadBeatz, Dylan Kirk & The Killers, The Men Who Fell To Earth and Toria Woof, Frank From Blue Velvet, Jason McNiff, Joli Blon Cajun Band Dave Sutherland, and The Cobbler Bob String Band.

As ever, Red Rooster brings a taste of the Deep South to the East of England, complete with authentic street food, the Red Roaster BBQ zone with sit down banquets, kids’ entertainment, wild swimming, a dog agility course, a Hot Rod car display, Pedalo rides, axe throwing and prehistoric Survival Skills with TV’s Will Lord, dance lessons, craft beers and cocktails and the late-night spot the Howlin’ Woods.  More to be announced soon….

Tickets are moving fast! One of the best value festivals out there at just £129.50 + Booking fee for the whole weekend, which includes 3 nights of camping and parking FREE. Kids 12 and under are free as always plus NEW teen weekend tickets for just £50 + Booking fee. JOIN US HERE

Line up so far:

CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM - FANTASTIC NEGRITO

HIS LORDSHIP - NIKKI LANE

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER ALL-STARS (A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA & NEW ORLEANS

CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS - DADDY LONG LEGS

THE NUDE PARTY - NICOLE ATKINS - SHARDÉ THOMAS AND RISING STAR - SCOTT H. BIRAM

JESSE MALIN - GA-20 - MICHAEL MESSER’S MITRA - ASHLEY CAMPBELL

HANK WANGFORD & THE BIG BASS COMBO - THE HANGING STARS ACOUSTIC DUO

MORTON VALENCE - BOBBY LEE - LEGENDS OF COUNTRY - THE ARLENES

THE JONNY HALIFAX INVOCATION - KING SALAMI & THE CUMBERLAND 3

THE FILTHY SIX FEATURING FRANCESCA BELMONTE - OUR MAN IN THE FIELD - EILEEN ROSE

HONKEYFINGER - FRANK FROM BLUE VELVET - US - JASON MCNIFF - 4D JONES

DYLAN KIRK & THE KILLERS - THE MEN WHO FELL TO EARTH - JOLI BLON CAJUN BAND

DAVE SUTHERLAND - DEADBEATZ - TORIA WOOF - THE COBBLER BOB STRING BAND

Tickets

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Tickets on sale,  priced at £129.50 +fees for the weekend, which includes entry with 3 nights of camping. This year a Teens ticket has been introduced at £50 + fees.

A Saturday-only ticket is priced at £55, with entry from 9am including 1 night of camping. A teens ticket is £22. Children aged under 12 years can attend for free.

Free parking for cars. 
Live in vehicle passes are £55, £60 or £65 depending upon size of vehicle, or with an electric hook-up available for an additional £80, £90 or £100.

 




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