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All the events listed below are taken from the latest “Hot Off The Press” latest festival news that the folking news desk have hand-picked for you.

Folkeast announces its first guests for 2018

Growing in stature every year, East Anglia’s fast-rising FolkEast is back for the seventh time this August, proving why it is nothing like other music festivals. The three day festival will return to the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall, the home of Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, between ...
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Underneath The Stars presents its full line-up

South Yorkshire's stellar music & arts festival Underneath The Stars returns this summer with another exciting line-up of established and emerging talent across the folk, jazz, roots, bluegrass, fusion and Americana music worlds, as well as the promise of enticing workshops, arts, crafts and food stalls, highlighting the creative talents ...
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Fairport’s Cropredy Convention announces Brian Wilson as headliner

Fairport's Cropredy Convention music festival have announced that Brian Wilson will perform the legendary Beach Boys album Pet Sounds at Cropredy on Thursday 9 August 2018. Acclaimed for its ambition and sophistication, Pet Sounds is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential albums of all time. Released in 1966, ...
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Maverick Festival 2018

Following a milestone 10th anniversary last year, the UK’s first and finest Americana festival is thrilled to announce further additions to its 2018 line up.  This year Maverick Festival will take place from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July, showcasing the most authentic and talented musicians from both sides of ...
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Korby Lenker – Thousand Springs

For many artists, stepping into a studio to record an album can be challenging enough. But when East Nashvillian Korby Lenker began working on his seventh album, Thousand Springs, he decided to skip the studio altogether and head to his home state of Idaho to record in places that held ...
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The Shires added to Towersey line-up

The UK’s biggest country/ Americana act completes Towersey Festival’s massive 2018 line-up Acclaimed British country duo The Shires are the final headline act to be announced for the 54th Towersey Festival (24-27 August 2018, Thame, Oxfordshire). Hailing from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes, aka The Shires, are ...
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First news of this year’s Tønder Festival

For 44 years now the European folk, country and Americana scene has been meeting in Tønder - a tranquil Danish city just a few kilometres behind the German border. In these 44 years, the originally small folk festival has become one of the biggest genre events in Europe. Year after ...
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TOWERSEY FESTIVAL reveal line-up for 2018

The Proclaimers, Richard Thompson, Beth Orton and Big Country are among the acts headlining the 54th Towersey Festival (24-27 August 2018, Thame, Oxfordshire). Joining them at one of the UK’s longest running festivals are Fishermen’s Friends, the Sharon Shannon Band and Daphne’s Flight. It's been 31 years since Scottish twins ...
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Gretchen Peters joins Gate To Southwell 2018

One of America's most successful singer-songwriters, Gretchen Peters, will be one of the headline acts at this year's Gate To Southwell Festival in rural Nottinghamshire this June. Grammy-nominated and recently inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gretchen's songs have been recorded by diverse artists such as Etta James, ...
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FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR 12TH DERBY FOLK FESTIVAL

Derby Folk Festival returns in 2018 for its twelfth year, right in the centre of Derby. Following the fantastic success of last year’s “best ever festival”, which was enjoyed by thousands, Derby LIVE is pleased to confirm that the twelfth Derby Folk Festival will take place from Thursday 4 to ...
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Shrewsbury Folk Festival reveals more names

Folk legend Richard Thompson is set to make an electrifying return to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival after organisers announced a rare appearance by the musician with his Electric Trio. The former Fairport Convention musician, named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time, ...
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Wickham Festival Announces 2018 Line Up

Wickham have just announced that The South and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel are among the latest acts confirmed for this year's Festival. Also recently confirmed are singer-songwriters Reg Meuross and Jim Malcolm; Scottish duo Saltfishforty; the wonderful Mary Coughlan from Ireland; and great live bands Police Dog Hogan, The ...
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BLUES & FOLK STARS LINED UP FOR GATE TO SOUTHWELL 2018

There’s a perfect blend of rising stars, festival favourites and music legends lined up for next year’s Gate To Southwell. Already booked for the East Midlands’ premier roots and acoustic event are hugely-successful veteran Geordies Lindisfarne, award-winning folkies The Young’uns, one of Ireland’s greatest singers Cara Dillon performing with special ...
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Cambridge City Roots Festival – the line-up

The spirit of the world-famous Cambridge Folk Festival will inject the city with winter cheer in February and March, when Cambridge’s second city-wide winter folk and roots festival opens for two weeks of exceptional music and events. An all-encompassing Corn Exchange line-up includes: the soaring, Gambian sun-drenched chords of stunning ...
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Fairport Convention announce first names for Cropredy 2018

Fairport's Cropredy Convention music festival has announced the first acts booked for the 2018 event which takes place on Thursday 9, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 August. The line-up is not yet finalised and more acts will be announced in January. Cropredy 2018 will feature two sets by host band ...
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Lincoln Alive announces its festival line-up

Before we know it summer will be upon us, and by popular demand, so will this festival...... Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that the festival will be returning to the county and taking place at Lincoln Alive on Saturday 14th July 2018 Following the great success of last years ...
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