Purbeck Valley Folk Festival announces its final headline act for 2015 is Hot Rize

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival is overjoyed to announce that its final headline act for 2015 is Hot Rize. This is bluegrass royalty! Hot Rize represents a far-reaching set of talents including national radio host (Forster), Grammy-winning Americana icon (Tim O’Brien), bluegrass’ foremost teacher (Pete Wernick) and bluegrass’ most-awarded guitarist (Bryan Sutton). Its longevity spans more than half of the history of bluegrass music, having played in virtually every state, four continents– on TV, radio, and at festivals worldwide. Purbeck Valley Folk Festival (August 27-30), is set to be the highlight of the summer. Legendary acts rub shoulders with upcoming talent amidst the beautiful hillside surroundings of the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival located on the A351 (Valley Road) between Corfe Castle and Swanage. Apart from Hot Rize, the stellar line-up announced so far includes Chris Difford, Justin Currie, Richard Thompson, Stornoway, Kathryn Tickell, Megson, Martha Tilston & the Scientists, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin and The Moulettes. With a new name and site, the event is brought to you by father and daughter Catherine and Paul Burke, part of the team behind the award-winning Purbeck Folk Festival. Running over the Bank Holiday weekend, August 27-30, revellers can expect the very best folk, roots and world music. The organisers have carefully chosen an exciting line-up that reflects the diversity of the current folk scene, with plenty to keep music lovers and families entertained. Organiser, Catherine Burke, is extremely excited to be bringing so many well-loved artists together: “We have a broad definition of folk music at Purbeck Valley. As promoters we listen to the feedback our audience gives us. We always ask festival-goers to tell us who they’d like to see at the festival and, as well as introducing them to new music that we think they’ll like.” Music fans are also in for a special treat, as Saturday’s Songwriting Circle will see headliners Chris Difford and Justin Currie taking part. This is an intimate opportunity to hear the stories behind the songs from the musicians themselves. Purbeck Valley is surrounded by stunning views of Corfe Castle, accessible camping and some truly delicious food. Tickets are selling fast for this year’s festival, which takes place on August 27-30. Weekend tickets (Friday -Sunday) include free camping and are on sale now at just £100 (youth £50, children over three £20). A limited number of Festival day tickets will also be available. For more information please visit www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk and for tickets call 023 80711818 or www.ticketsouth.co.uk

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