About The Festival
Welcome to the Midland’s premier acoustic, roots and dance festival, situated near the picturesque market town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire.
2016 will be our 10th festival and so will be extra special. We have been growing and evolving into a truly unique event, described by R2 magazine as an “excellent festival” and by Folk Radio UK as “without doubt, superb…and with a reputation for breaking new talent, both home grown and imported”. Have a look at previous line-ups here.
“Without doubt, it’s been a fantastic few days in Southwell in early June 2015. But it’ll be a really hard act to follow in 2016! Can’t wait…” Spiral Earth
We bring you the most eclectic range of artists you will hope to find at any roots music event.
We have started to announce the line-up for 2016 with many more names still to come. On Thursday we are featuring Irish powerhouse Kila and Jim Moray and Sam Carter’s new band False Lights. Hayseed Dixie headline on Friday and then on Saturday, festival favourites Show of Hands make a welcome return. We round off with Eddi Reader bringing emotion and entertainment to Sunday night.
You will also see many other names from Southwell-past to help us celebrate our 10th year in style!
Southwell is arguably the prettiest town in Nottinghamshire.
The stunning Southwell Minster is a splendid cathedral with one of the finest Norman naves in Europe. The Minster hosts music from the festival on Friday afternoon.
While you are at the festival, it is well worth spending time wandering the independent shops and pubs which help make the town so special, and which come alive with dancing and other events while the festival is on.