15th International Roots & Acoustic Music Festival
14th to 17th July 2022
We had a blast at our new location in Kirklington parkland in September 2021 and can't wait to get back there in July. Be assured, we've got our Covid plans in reserve just in case, and we got some great feedback about how comfortable people felt with the measures we put in place: "I was very hesitant to go in 2021, but I'm really glad I did. I was very pleased with the organisation. The outside stages, and separate entry to bars and toilets all worked very well" was just one of the many comments we received.
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The first of 40+ acts for 2022 announced below:
BBC lifetime achievement award winners with a line-up which includes some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, fronted by one of the country’s best-known singers, Cathy Jordan
Peat & Diesel
A Stornoway 3-piece on an extraordinary trajectory, Peat & Diesel have been selling-out in hours everywhere they play. Tongue-in-cheek lyrics celebrate island characters, and live they are riotous and extremely good fun
Mojo calls Ian Siegal "the cleverest writer and most magnetic performer of Blues in the UK”. Multi award winning: British Blues Hall of Fame, nine-times British Blues Awards winner, three-times European Blues Awards winner, and twice MOJO blues album of the year.
The Spooky Men's Chorale
Australia's Spooky Men can be uproariously funny. They can also move you to tears. Such is the power of these 17 sublime voices and stunning a cappella arrangements.
With the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms, which have taken crowds by storm across the UK. “An Explosion of insurmountable energy and brilliantly catchy riffs”
While & Matthews
With more than 25 years of unrivalled musical partnership, gathering numerous awards along the way, these much beloved singer-songwriters are one of the UK's most prolific female duos.
Daniel Smith Blues Band
'A serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK's Number One boogie pianist.' Blues In Britain.
'Dazzlingly accomplished boogie woogie and blues piano.' The Guardian.
Birmingham’s new young supergroup, brings together 15 of the UK’s finest young folk musicians in an adventurous collaboration producing contemporary arrangements of a traditional folk repertoire.
Anthony John Clarke
“He storms it every night he gets on stage. Brilliant!!! He had our audience eating out of his hand every night on the Fairport Convention Tour” says Fairport’s Dave Pegg
Thursday to Saturday