Line Up

We are putting 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!

There will be an opportunity for new artists to win a chance to play the opening slot on both of the two main stages. Sign up to the mailing list and follow us on social media to be the first to hear when the competition opens.

View our handy YouTube play list of all the artists here.

 

ANGE HARDY (SAT) - award winning Somerset folk songwriter and singer.
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'.
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'.