Acoustic Festival of Britain

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Online contact form:
http://www.acousticfestival.co.uk/php/contactus.html

Festival Description

The acoustic music festival features folk, rock and alternative artists in their purest form. In addition to the performances, there will be dancers, trading stalls all in a family-friendly atmosphere. There is camping on site and lodging nearby for festival-goers convenience.

Festival Dates May 31 - June 1, 2013
Festival Links

Online contact form:
http://www.acousticfestival.co.uk/php/contactus.html

Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Friday, May 31
    • THE PROCLAIMERS
    • JOHN OTWAY
    • JENNY BELLE STAR
    • RUSTY SHACKLE
    • THE WEE BAGBAND
    • TRACY HUNTER
    • PHIL COOL
    • CHRIS CROSS
    • NORTHERN QUARTER
    • TJ & MURPHY
    • CHRIS WOODS
    • Sons of Clogger
    • Tom Strasser
    • David Youngs
    • Rubber Duck Orchestra
    • Cruel Folk
    • Scott Towns
    • Louise Petit
    • Tori Lamb
    • Rose Redd
    • War of Roses
    • Stephen Royal
    • Cavemen
    • Krafty Flaville
  • Saturday, June 1
    • THE HOLLIES
    • THE CHRISTIANS
    • CURVED AIR
    • GARETH GATES
    • ED TUDOR POLE
    • SIMON TOWNSHEND
    • RADIO MARY
    • BABAJACK
    • ROVIN CROWS
    • PELICO
    • RODNEY BRANIGAN
    • Biggles Wartime Band
    • Afternoon in Paris
    • Me and Deboe
    • David Philips
    • Nibs van der Spuy
    • Sam Beeton
    • Chris Chambers
    • Polly Money Emma Black
    • Tom Daly
    • Alice Maciborskyj
    • Laura Thalia
    • Nanateas
  • Sunday, June 2
    • BAKA BEYOND
    • THE QUIREBOYS
    • ERIC FAULKNER
    • MILES HUNT & ERICA NOCKALLS
    • THE WONDER STUFF
    • MERRY HELL
    • T.REXTASY
    • RORY MCLEOD
    • FAKE THACKRAY
    • Nick Welsh
    • Wildfire Folk
    • The Hut People
    • Patsy Matheson
    • Frazer Kennedy
    • Martin Stephenson
    • Richard Taylor
    • Jemma Johnson
    • Rob Halligan
Artist features 2013:
  • Wildfire was formed by Lichfield Arts as a Youth Ensemble to play music as it should be played - with enthusiasm, energy and style! Initially inspired by the Birmingham Conservatoire Folk Ensemble and lead by fiddle extraordinaire Joe Broughton, Wildfire started off as a one off workshop and was so inmensly popular that it quickly developed into a band in its own right with regular rehearsals and performances all over the country. Now directed by world famous Paloma Trigas, the band have gone from strength to strength - they have a demanding and varied repertoire and are performing across the country at a range of events such as Lichfield FUSE festival, Upton Folk festival, Dr. Johnson Tri-centenary celebrations and much more! The group boasts nearly 20 members between the ages of 12 and 25, and offers a unique chance to play folk music in a contemporary way, learning to arrange, write, and perform. Wildfire is bustling with great young talent and a fantastic sound - think raucous brass riffs against a lively tune on flutes and fiddles, grounded by funky percussion rhythms, a show not to be missed!
  • Polly Money
    Hey, I am a 17 year old singer songwriter from Cornwall. I am currently in my second year of a BA Hons Degree in Songwriting at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London (ICMP). I have been gigging in Cornwall for a few years and having moved to London I am now regularly gigging here. Last year I played at my first festival, The Acoustic Festival of Britain which was an amazing experience. I started writing songs when I was 10 years old and recorded my first album when I was 13. I am going back into the studio shortly to record my debut EP. This is a very exciting time for me as I am writing lots of new music on both guitar and piano and am loving performing at so many different venues.
  • Lauren Thalia was born 19th November 1999 and lives in Basingstoke, Hampshire in England. Lauren is best known as the confident 12 year old who surprised the nation when she stepped out on stage with her big guitar and sang solo in front of the judges of Britains Got Talent. Her impressive acoustic renditions of Keri Hilson’s Turn My Swag On and Labrinth’s Earthquake prompted Simon Cowell to describe her as “fearless and very, very cool” followed by “I think you’re a little star.”

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Social networks:
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    http://www.facebook.com/AcousticFestival
Articles:
  • Uttoexeter Acoustic Festival - Folkish, rockish and daring (Music News, May 10, 2011)
    http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Uttoexeter-Acoustic-Festival——Folkish,-rockish-and-daring&nItemID;=41109

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Practical Info:

Tickets:
  • Information online at
    http://www.acousticfestival.co.uk/tickets.html
Venue:
  • Uttoxeter Racecourse
    Wood Lane,
    Uttoxeter,
Staffordshire, ST14 8BD
  • The Racecourse is located off the A50 between Burton-on-Trent and Stoke-on-Trent the racecourse is clearly signposted from the A50, A515, A518 and Uttoxeter Town Centre.

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