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2021 & 2022 Photos Here

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International Roots & Acoustic Music Festival

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29th June to 2nd July 2023

 

Tickets are now on sale for GTSF 2023, taking place from 29th June to 2nd July, again at our beautiful lakeside setting in Kirklington, Notts. We had great reviews of 2022 - including from RNR Magazine who say "excellent cast list...too many good performances to mention. It has become a great favourite and if you haven't been already, try it."

There is a gallery of 2021 and 2022 pictures here.

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Line-Up 2023

Line-up

Here's the first of 2023's line-up of over 50 artists.

Raghu Dixit Project

Often hailed as India’s biggest cultural & musical export, Raghu Dixit’s unique brand of infectious, happy music transcends age, genre, and even language.

Saturday

Dog Show Sessions

An unmissable collaboration between West Country folk legends, Show of Hands, and Madrid-based Irish American roots quartet, Track Dogs. Six voices, fiddle, Cajon, trumpet, banjo, guitars, bass and mandolin.

Friday

Nine Below Zero

One of the most popular British Rhythm and Blues acts returns to headline Thursday Night Blues on the Lake Stage. "Superbly executed, highly infectious"
Record Collector

Thursday

Martin Harley Band

One of the UK's most celebrated blues musicians playing Thursday Night Blues with his band. “No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business” – Roots Magazine

Thursday

Tom Russell

From USA, journeyman singer, songwriter and ex-rancher known for chronicling the life of blue-collar America, and “should be on any list of great songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Hank Williams”

Saturday

London Afrobeat Collective

Driving, politically-charged, rhythmic music with roots in Fela Kuti - funked-up to get you dancing on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday

John Smith

Steeped in the lineage of British folk, one of the UK's finest guitarists and songwriters, his honey-on-gravel vocals have brought crowds the world over to pin-drop silence and rapturous applause. Playing as Trio and Solo.

Sunday

Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended.

day TBC

Track Dogs

A nice melting pot of styles, which have one thing in common: the groove. From Ireland, England and the USA and heading back to Southwell!

Friday

Hoth Brothers

USA's Hoth Brothers bring their folk/ country/ bluegrass music to Southwell "from the wilds of New Mexico, with a barbed lyrical punch"

Friday and Saturday

Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi

The Italian duo finally make it to GTSF with their superb twist on country blues, ragtime and old time music from the US.

Thursday to Saturday

Bonfire Radicals

Birmingham's best kept musical secret. Vibrant and exciting, a musical blend of folk traditions full of originality and virtuosity

Saturday/Sunday

Tarren

Bristol-based Tarren are an ambassador for English Folk music, weaving minimalist hooks throughout songs and tunes that have the pulse of traditional dance at its heart.

day TBC

Winter Wilson

Everything that defines folk music and what makes it great, with an enviable reputations both as performers and songwriters

days TBC

NoGood Boyo

Go loud or go home! NoGood Boyo mash up trad Welsh with 90s dance music - like no other grassroots band coming out of Wales right now.

Friday

Gatehouse

Roscommon-based band Gatehouse are unashamedly trad and proud to present the music that has been the very heartbeat of their home turf – Connacht province of western Ireland – for generations

Friday

Jon Doran & the Northern Assembly

A ground-breaking new collaboration that seek to capture the excitement that lies within traditional song and breathe new life into old stories from the British Isles.

Friday/Saturday

The Brothers Gillespie

Sublime vocal harmonies, inspired guitar playing and a rich array of acoustic instruments, the Northumbrian brothers are stars of the future.

Saturday/Sunday

Lasair

Lasair are one of the fastest rising English ceilidh bands on the folk scene. They'll be opening the ceilidh programme on Friday night.

Friday

Juniper

Saturday's ceilidh is with Juniper, a young five piece folk band that bring their own style and flair to traditional English, Scottish and Irish tunes.

Saturday

Thorpe & Morrison

The energy of their Anglo-Scottish musicianship is palpable, creating a spellbinding mix of old and modern.

Thursday to Sunday

Keith Donnelly

Back to entertain the youngsters and oldsters alike, Keith is a one man talent show! A great guitarist, songwriter, comedian and kids' entertainer to boot.

Saturday & Sunday

Morton Valence

Intriguing alt-country duo from London who've been challenging categorisation for years, with an idiosyncratic songwriting style, very much informed by Americana, but with a heart and soul firmly rooted in the UK

day TBC

Lauren South

"I love Lauren's voice! It has a distinctive and unique beauty that allows her to turn every word she sings into a kind of magic formula" Reg Meuross

All Weekend

Foreign Affairs

Two brothers' close harmonies and catchy choruses create an honest and raw country-rock sound.

day TBC

Becky Syson

When you hear Becky Syson perform live you'll understand why she's been described as 'Sublime Folk Rock'...

day TBC

Tickets Now on Sale

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