Nicky James & State of The Heart and Dexeter have been added to the already stellar line up that includes BBC Radio 2 favourites Ward Thomas and several BCMAwards nominees at Midwinterfest in Torquay in January. “The response has been fabulous,” says Kirstin Reynolds from NEO Music “the schedule for the weekend is pretty full on, the line up represents a really good cross section of the country music genre and we are really looking forward to it”. There is still some availability and all details can be found on the advert in this issue of Maverick. On history of the festival, Alan West, NEO Music has commented: “For many years between 1989 and 2004, in what seems like a previous life, I put on country music weekenders at Lyme Bay Holiday Village in Seaton, Devon. Lots of fun was undoubtedly had by all and even now, 12 years on, I get reminded very regularly of the many great memories people have of The Seaton Party!â€ Back in March, we had the pleasure of being a part of The Country2Country event at The O2 in London and I got to see, and enjoy very much, several of the acts from the UK performing with us. For the first time since The Lyme Bay Holiday Village was bought by a major supermarket chain, I fancied putting a weekend together again!!” It will be Midwinterfest at The Derwent Hotel, Torquay on the weekend of January 16-18, a weekend of concerts covering the country music spectrum in an intimate environment.