It's not long until Tier 2 tickets are replaced by Tier 3 tickets - so now would be a good time to buy at lower prices. We have full 4-day tickets (Weekend Extra), or Weekend (Fri-Sun) or tickets for one day at a time. See which suits you with a guide to what's on below:
Thursday is Americana night, with Tex-Mex from Los Pacaminos headlining the main stage, featuring Paul Young, one of the UK’s best-loved vocalists.Supported by a string of stars from the US: Funny as hell, grisly, and moving, Truckstop Honeymoon, plus rising bluegrass superstars Blue Summit and rootsy rock'n'roller Josha Cook.
And on other stages, a showcase of local roots and acoustic artists from across the Midlands and more on other stages.
Friday brings Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel to Southwell. Steve is famous for worldwide hits such as ‘Judy Teen’, ‘Mr Soft’, ‘Sebastian’ and ‘Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) and is recognised as one of the UK's greatest performing songwriters.
Also on Friday, punk veterans Otway and Barrett, young protest singer Grace Petrie, Canadians Jessica Pearson & the East Wind, up-and-coming Yorkshire folk star Katie Spencer, beautiful harmonies from Netherlands' SYA, a radical new take on contemporary folk from Bird in the Belly, Danish Americana from Ida Wenøe, Indian-influenced folk from Mishra, plus Alden Patterson and Dashwood, Winter Wilson, Flossie Malavialle, Scottish singer-songwriter Kim Edgar, and Ceilidh with Austria's Hotel Palindrone (plus many more)..
Saturday headliners are Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys who are playing some of Europe's biggest stages in 2019. Plus Gordie MacKeeman & his Rhythm Boys (Canada), Calan, young Irish band JigJam, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Sam Kelly & Ruth Notman, Ranagri, Nancy Kerr, Pete Morton, Honey & the Bear, and loads more. Ceilidh with Blackbeard's Tea Party.
Saturday wouldn't be quite the same without one of our best -loved features, the afternoon special. This time we will be celebrating 50 years on from the iconic Woodstock Festival. We've put together a house band who will be joined by a host of festival artists on the main stage.
Sunday will be another fine day. Headlining in the evening the contemporary Celtic giants, Skipinnish, with Blue Rose Code, Jim Causley, 3 Daft Monkeys, Rosenblume, Morrisey & Marshall, Eabhal and many more. A lot of our artists play across multiple days so check the website for details.
On Sunday afternoon we have a Euro Concert with Basque folk and dancing from Korrontzi, the irrepressible BOC from Mallorca, Jigjam, and Flossie Malavialle.
On Sunday evening Sunjay Sings Buddy! Demonstrating the love of Buddy Holly's music and reliving some of his great performances of the touring show "Buddy Holly and the Cricketers", with the Sunjay Brain Trio.
There's so much more we could have fitted into this email, including children's activities across the weekend, including Jan's Van, music workshops, storytelling, Dan the Hat, Johnny & the Raindrops and more.
So get planning! and if you haven't already got your tickets, get them now whilst Tier 2 stocks last!
The GTSF team.