Line Up

We have put together an exciting and diverse line up for you over two main stages, bringing a number of rising stars to Bournemouth alongside some top notch established artists. We are taking over the whole Shelley

Theatre and the festival will run on the evening of Friday 2 November and all day on Saturday 3 November. There will also be workshops, sessions and an open mic so bring your instruments along and prepare to join in the fun!

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BEN ROBERTSON (SAT) - young singing fingerstyle guitarist with a bright future. You saw him here first!
IONA LANE (SAT) - rising folk starlet
JAMES EDWYN & THE BORROWED BAND (SAT) - one of the two winners of the Fatea Future Star competition.
KADIA (SAT) - traditional and contemporary folk songs, strongly rooted in the British folk tradition.
LUCY WARD (SAT) - one of the hottest performers on the UK folk scene
LUKE JACKSON (SAT) - award winning young roots singer-songwriter.
MERRY HELL (SAT) - festival favourites offering a slice of uplifting folk rock.
OKA VANGA (SAT) - award winning UK Folk & Roots duo
PLASTIC JEEZUS (FRI) - bringing their unique brand of uptempo wryness.
POLLY MORRIS (FRI) - comic folk band, expect the unexpected!
REG MEUROSS (SAT) - the 'master storyteller'.
ROBERT LANE (Sat) - Fatea Future Star winner
SAID THE MAIDEN (SAT) - Exquisite vocal harmony group. Collaborating with Kadia at the festival.
SHACKLETON TRIO (SAT) - an exciting blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material
THE TRIALS OF CATO (SAT) - tight musicianship and stomping dance tunes
TREVOR BABAJACK STEGER (SAT) - one of the two winners of the Fatea Future Star competition
WILL McNICOL & LUKE SELBY (SAT) - multi-award winning fingerstyle guitarist and drummer take us on a musical world tour.
WILL POUND (SAT) - master of the mouth harp
ZOË WREN (SAT) - young singer-songerwriter with a 'crystal yet satin voice'.