2018 Headliners

Friday

Jez Lowe – Main Headliner

Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last twenty years.

Hobo and the Hippies – Late Night Act

Five piece alt-folk, country band hailing from the west of Kent. Performing their own material with songs inspired by their experiences, local characters and places. Often with a comical and care free attitude to their live shows, you can be damn sure the hobos are not one to forget.

Saturday

Granny’s Attic – Main Headliner

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominees 2014

These three young men are all exceptional musicians, fine singers and play a range of English, Irish and Scottish traditional music as well as their own compositions. Formed in 2009, they have since played at clubs and festivals up and down the country, and have been heralded for their lively performances and maturity beyond their years in their delivery and selection of traditional songs.

Missouri Guts – Late Night Act

The Missouri Gutts are a three piece, acoustic, americana, folk-rock band from North-West Kent. They play songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, The Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Ronnie Lane as well as their own original songs and arrangements of traditional material.

Sunday

Richard Digance – Sunday Afternoon Comedy Headliner

2017 marks 50 years of performing by Richard Digance. With a BAFTA Nomination as TV Entertainer Of The Year and Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers, he turned his back on show biz for his first love of music and live performance. 4,000 live shows, 62 British tours, 14 books, 3 stage plays, 32 albums and nearly 4 million YouTube visits says it all. He composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson’s best-seller ‘The Road To Little Dribbling,’ His Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by The BBC, are used as English Teaching Aids, in 14 countries from The USA to Swaziland,his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions. He supported Robin Williams at The London Palladium, and supported Steve Martin in The USA. On TV he played guitar with Queen’s Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues.  Yes, after 50 years he’s still doing what he loves.