We have a great evening concert to get the festival going this year, with some amazing music in quite different styles – we’re genuinely delighted that all three acts can be with us this year, and know you’ll have a great time watching and listening to them.
19:00 – 19:45 The Hut People
20:00 – 21:00 Martin Simpson
21:30 – 22:45 Oysterband
About the artists
- It’s about time we invited this paid to the festival, as they really are terrific! We thought they’d be perfect to kick things off on Friday evening in the City Marquee… Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established […]
- The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing. “What’s it like being the best guitar player in the world…?” Martin’s modesty […]
- Oysterband 40th Celebration Special… Classic songs from every era of a long and mighty career. Oysterband, the multi-award-winning outfit that brought passion, power and not a little poetry to folk and roots music, enter their 40th year as vital and creative as ever, with some of the finest songs in the modern folk canon to […]