Summertyne Americana Festival
22-24 June 2016
Now firmly established in the summer calendar, SummerTyne Americana Festival at Tyneside’s Sage Gateshead is a three day jamboree that celebrates American roots music and brings together some of the finest and most exciting performers from both sides of the Atlantic.
With the UK’s appetite for country music steadily growing SummerTyne kicks off with an exciting transatlantic double bill of two of the hottest young acts to break on to the scene, with an exclusive appearance by Nashville’s Striking Matches and the UK’s Ward Thomas. Saturday night’s headliner is rockabilly queen Imelda May and on Sunday two of the Americana scenes most influential award winning singer songwriters, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Gretchen Peters perform.
There are rare appearances by Texas’ favourite country duo Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison plus Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay, New York’s new folk pioneers The Mike + Ruthy Band and Gill Landry from Old Crow Medicine Show. There’ll be dazzling bluegrass styling’s from Ron Block (Alison Krauss and Union Station) with mandolin protégé Sierra Hull and a highly anticipated bluegrass rework of The Who’s rock opera Tommy, by The HillBenders. There’ll be raw, authentic blues, soul and southern rock from The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Lucky Peterson and The Kentucky Headhunters.
On the free Jumpin’ Hot outdoor stage, country appetites will be sated by Eve Selis, 10 String Symphony, Luke & Mel, Urban Pioneers and Mary Jean Lewis plus soaring country gospel from Yolanda Carter and Mississippi blues from Little Victor.
With street food, a film programme and more acts still to be announced, you’re sure to find something to put a smile on your face. It’s SummerTyne time!
For more details go to summertyne.com or call Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661.