The Acoustic Festival of Britain has been going since 2006, and this year's event sees a number of outstanding artists on the bill. Fairport Convention, Tir na nOg, and Martin Turner are some of the artists we've covered, and there are many more, including The Men They Couldn't Hang, Howard Jones, Chantel McGregor, and many more. The festival runs June 2-4, 2017 at Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire.
by Jon Davis, Published 2017-01-27
Staffordshire’s brightest and best music and arts festival, The Acoustic Festival Of Britain is ready to announce the first wave of the delightfully diverse and exciting range of artists who will grace the stage and have you up and dancing this summer.
Long-established Irish psych-folk two-piece, Tir Na Nog (Leo Kelly and Sonny Condell), acclaimed English rock-eccentric and self-proclaimed rock’n’roll’s greatest failure, John Otway, former-frontman of charting punk band Tenpole Tudor, Ed Tudor Pole, English acoustic-punk rock diehard TV Smith, former frontman of pioneer punk band The Adverts, , renowned singer-songwriter son of Roy, Nick Harper , much acclaimed act The Acoustic Beatles, superb young blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor, acclaimed American singer-songwriter Nell Bryden, Canadian folk singer-songwriter Mo Kenny and Sam Kelly Trio, led by splendid young folk musician and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Sam Kelly, will also appear in 2017,
Plus Sam Evans Band, The Outcast Band, Seize The Day, The Rumblestrutters, Thrill Collins, Gaz Brookfield, Boy On A Dolphin, The Barsteward Sons Of Val Doonican with lots more acts still to be confirmed.
The festival features available camping areas and lots of other activities for the whole family, so check out the website link below to find out more.
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