Maverick Festival 2018

Maverick
Bonnie Bishop – photograph courtesy of Rolling Stone

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 the Atlantic.  Over the past decade Maverick Festival organisers have stuck to what they believe in, presenting exciting and inspiring line-ups year after year.

New additions include the most talked about  band in  Memphis, Southern Avenue, whose style embodies their home city’s soul, blues and gospel traditions, while adding a youthful spirit and dynamic energy all of their own.

After working on new album Ain’t Who I Was with the hottest producer in the business Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson); Texas-raised Bonnie Bishop heads to the Suffolk countryside to make her UK festival debut.  Returning to us from Australia, we welcome back Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, who bring with them rising Aussie star Imogen Clark.

Not forgetting the UK talent, Maverick welcomes Brighton based band The Mountain Firework Company to the festival this year. The acoustic five piece have been described as” A bitter sweet country cocktail… on the rocks ”

Maverick Festival is excited to announce a special feature in this years programme celebrating music from Hawaii and its contribution to Americana. The programme includes Maverick favourite Hank Wangford, who will be sharing tales from his days on the trail with the paniolos, Hawaii’s very own cowboys, and BJ Cole and his band who will debut tracks from their new album, showcasing the slack key guitar and featuring the Hawaiian singer and dancer, Kehau Kahananui.

Set amongst the picturesque Victorian farm buildings of Easton Farm Park, the site is nestled deep in the Suffolk countryside, yet only two hours from London. The festival presents music performances, film & workshops and features over forty different artists, across five stages indoors and out.

2018 LINE UP

THE DANBERRYS / TERRA LIGHTFOOT / TOM PARKES
THE GRANDE / CURSE OF LONO / PEPE BELMONTE
MANTIC MUDDLERS / A DIFFERENT THREAD / JONATHAN BYRD
DANNY AND THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD  / DAN WEBSTE
THE LOCAL HONEYS / THE MOUNTAIN FIREWORK COMPANY
THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND / ARKANSAS DAVE
LUCAS & KING / LUKE TUCHSCHERER
JEFFREY MARTIN / ANNA TIVEL / THE MOST UGLY CHILD
PORCHLIGHT SMOKER / DYLAN EARL / THE BAYHORSE BOYS
SOUTHERN AVENUE /  BONNIE BISHOP / IMOGEN CLARK
LACHLAN BRYAN AND THE WILDES / HANK WANGFORD
BJ COLE / KEHAU KAHANANUI

TICKET PRICES

Ranger £100.00

Weekend ticket with admission to all stages and includes up to TWO nights camping FRIDAY and SATURDAY

Wrangler £80.00

Weekend ticket with admission to all stages No Camping

Rustler £50.00
Day ticket, Saturday only

Nighthawk £30.00
Friday night only

Holy Roller £25.00
Sunday only

Tenderfoot £25.00
Children 10-15 yrs, under 10’s go free

Festival website: www.maverickfestival.co.uk

A Crooked Mile – by Society

Following on from their hugely successful release SONGS FROM THE BRICKHOUSE, Society are back in 2011 with A CROOKED MILE. This stunning new release is guaranteed to bring the trio even more praise from media and audiences alike. For those that don’t know Society are a three piece country rock band from West Sussex who specialise in gorgeous three part harmonies that set them apart from the current crop of Americana or country rock wanabees in the UK. The band comprise guitarist Matt Wise, bassist Ben Lancaster and holding down the beat, F.Scott Kenny on drums. Their recorded and live sound has echoes of C.S.N.Y, The BandThe Heartbreakers, The Jayhawks and the late great Ronnie Lane and Slim Chance. Matt Wise composes most if not all of their material and when all three sing in harmony the result is simply stunning, this shown perfectly at the 2011 Maverick Festival where they had the audience spellbound listening to their live performance.

Since forming in 2004 Society have supported many great artistes including Eve Selis, Deadstring Brothers, Corb Lund, Luke Doucet and The Wailin’ Jennys. Apart from their own UK headline shows, Society have completed two tours of Canada along with a string of dates in the American mid-west gaining a whole new legion of fans in the USA.

This constant touring has honed both their musical and vocal chops and in the summer of 2011 Society returned to the studio to produce A CROOKED MILE, recorded both at the Brickhouse Studios near Brighton and the bands own Downland Studios located near Gatwick. Matt Wise was in the producers’ chair, ably assisted by engineer James Gasson.

The album is once again a collection of eleven original songs from the pen of Matt Wise and arranged by all three band members. Guest musicians featured on the album include Spencer Cullum who is one of the foremost young pedal steel players around today, Ben Davies and James Batchelar on keyboards, Pat Kenneally on melodica/piano and added pedal steel is supplied by Chris Pritchard.

The songs on A CROOKED MILE once again echo their love and passion for all things West Coast USA, Laurel Canyon and the great country rock music produced in the late 1960s/early 70s, yet their sound is brought into the 21st century with a distinctly indie feel. Stand out tracks include 40 Days, a stunning and anthemic crowd pleaser, Blues Flag, reminiscent of The Band at their finest, the bluegrass influenced Davey and the perfect opening track Wheels A’ Turning, country rock at its very best.

2011/2012 will see Society touring the UK to support the release of A CROOKED MILE and already the band are confirmed for several festival appearances in 2012.

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