Tier 2 tickets are selling out and we expect to move to tier 3 in the next few days, so if you're thinking of coming, now would be the time to get your tickets!
It's only a few weeks until the festival and we're in the midst of finalising all the running times which will be on the website soon. It's going to be a good one!
While last September’s event was a great success – named “the best live event of 2021” by the prestigious RnR music magazine - everyone felt the absence of global acts due to pandemic travel restrictions. But now leading French Canadian band, Le Vent Du Nord (who were a big hit at the festival in both 2012 and 2017) will return to perform again, celebrating 20 years on the road. Oregon’s finest contemporary folk duo Fellow Pynins will also be appearing, and Southwell warmly welcomes back the much-loved American banjo and doghouse bass marital combo of Truckstop Honeymoon. And of course, not forgetting Sunday's headliner, Dervish, BBC Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 winners and one of the best-loved Irish traditional bands over the last 30 years. Fronted by Cathy Jordan, among Ireland’s most famous singers, Dervish have played everywhere from Glastonbury to Rio De Janeiro (in front of 250,000 people) and become international cultural ambassadors along the way. The Guardian described them as “simply brilliant…they carry Irish history with them” and many regard them as the natural heirs to The Bothy Band and The Chieftains. We have had a couple of European artists we've been unable to book because of the complexities and costs of immigration but it's great to get back to a more normal international line-up.
How about upgrading your festival experience: glamping with the brilliant Tee & Toast - you may have seen the rows of bell tents last year. Check it out here.
Keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for all the latest news. See you soon!
The GTSF Team