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Another four great acts announced!

Yet more good news, starting with The Trials of Cato - four artists added to the line-up.

The Trials of Cato

Formed in Beirut, the band returned to the UK in 2016 and set to performing tirelessly up and down the country, leading to BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe hailing them as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times” Their debut album, Hide and Hair, gained attention in national publications, receives repeated national airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, and won Best Album at the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

The Shackleton Trio

Captivating songwriting and fiery tunes that combine mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo with powerful three part harmonies. Seven years performing together has seen the band played on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4, with gleaming ★★★★★ reviews, an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival’s prestigious main stage, a host of UK and European festivals and international tours, and many miles in the Mondeo. This is a band that clearly enjoy playing together, and are not to be missed.

Lauren South

Singer and multi-instrumentalist whose self-penned and traditional songs have gained her a reputation as one of Warwickshire’s finest up and coming folk musicians.

Paul Carbuncle

A former winner of GTSF open-mic competition, Paul Carbuncle returns armed with folk songs of Kent (via Nottingham), folk songs of Nottingham (via Kent) and “a formidable right hand”.

We've also added details to the website of Thursday's emerging artist showcase on the Frontier Stage here

It looks like another lovely weekend in store - enjoy!

The GTSF Team


3rd to 6th July 2025

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