BEVERLEY SNAPS UP THE BEST!
Beverley Folk Festival is expecting a massive demand for tickets after two of its major acts booked to appear at this year’s event swept the board at the BBC RADIO 2’s FOLK AWARDS, presented at the Brewery, London this week.
MARTIN SIMPSON scooped Best Album andBest Original Song while rising stars on the scene RACHEL UNTHANK & THE WINTERSET ran away with the Horizon Award for emerging new talent. Scunthorpe born Martin was also nominated for Folk Singer and Musician of the Year while Rachel was nominated for three other awards, Best Group, Best Album andBest Live Act.
Festival Organiser Cally Barker said “We are delighted that our festival programme will combine such a mix of experienced and new talent on the folk scene. There will be something for everyone at this 25th birthday extravanganza.”
Weekend and day tickets are now on sale for the Festival — tickets for individual events will be available shortly. For more information, contact the Festival Hotline on 01377 217 569 or check out the website www.beverleyfestival.com
Other festival acts include Whippersnapper (reforming for the 25th celebration), the legendary Waterson:Carthy plus Mike Waterson, Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Tasmin Little, Roy Bailey & Tony Benn, John Shuttleworth, Dave Torduff, The Hut People. More exciting artists will be announced very soon.