Details announced for Beverley Folk Festival 2016

Beverley Folk Festival has begun to announce its headline acts. They include the multi-award winning songbird, Kate Rusby, folk-rockers Steeleye Span and rising folk stars, The Young’uns. The latest addition to the lineup is former BBC Folk Awards Musician of the Year Tim Edey, who has been rated as one of the world’s finest-ever Melodeon and Guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today. Adding to the eclectic mix will be the Acoustic Strawbs, the very first festival performance of the Lindisfarne Story Stage Show, featuring former band members Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell, and sci-fi folk band Maia. There are also plans for a ‘Tyne Treasures’ night when Lindisfarne’s Mitchell and Laidlaw with The Lindisfarne Story Band will be performing the iconic 1971 album, FOG ON THE TYNE, in its entirety. Joining them for this concert will be rhythm and blues band, The Animals and Friends, including original members John Steel and Mick Gallagher. The will perform their much-loved classic hits including House of the Rising Sun and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place. Completing theline-up will be acclaimed Durham-born singer-songwriter Jez Lowe, double nominee in this year’s BBC Folk Awards as Best Singer and for Best New Song. Next year’s festival the fourth to be held on its relatively new site at Beverley Racecourse, Beverley  runs from June 17 – 19, 2016. Winter Special weekend tickets are currently on sale at £95, a saving of £20 on the full price.

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