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