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Only one week left to save £15 on a weekend ticket to "one of the best festival line-ups of the summer" . We'll move to Tier 2 tickets when these run out. Headliners Gretchen Peters, Lindisfarne - ... See more

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1 day ago
Ceilidhs

Our ceilidh and dance programme is coming together for 2018. Led by Banter, and featuring Tautas Roks, Urban Folk Theory and English Contra Dance Band so far, with callers Tim Walker, Alex Cumming, ... See more

We launched a new dance venue in 2017 and this year it’ll be better than ever. Across the weekend it will be led by Banter (Simon Care, Tim Walker and Nina Zella) and featuring a whole raft o…

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1 week ago
Luke Jackson: Solo - Duo - Trio (Album Review) | Folk Radio UK

"Jackson is one of the most dynamic and exciting live performers of his generation"
Folk Radio UK review of the brilliant Luke Jackson's latest album Solo-Duo-Trio. See the trio across the weekend - ... See more

Solo | Duo | Trio is the next best thing to actually having been there and a persuasive reminder that, whatever format he works in, Luke Jackson is one of the most dynamic and exciting live ... See more

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1 week ago
James Edwyn and the Borrowed Band

Great to see talented up-and-coming artists who we have championed getting the plaudits they deserve...

HIGH FENCES 4* REVIEW - MAVERICK MAGAZINE!

"...a mature and incredibly well played set of intelligent songs..."

We're very chuffed indeed with this lovely review from the equally lovely Paul Kerr ... See more

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2 weeks ago

Great to see two of our 2018 headliners in the nominations for the BBC2 Folk Awards announced yesterday. Cara Dillon for Best Folk Singer, and The Young'uns for two awards, Best Album and Best ... See more

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2 weeks ago

Lots of artist announcements made over the last couple of weeks. Here's a reminder of those booked so far, with many more to be announced. Gretchen Peters, Lindisfarne - Official, The Young'uns Cara ... See more

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2 weeks ago

Not long now until Tier 1 tickets run out so hurry to beat the price increase sure to happen by the end of February. Tickets have been selling faster than ever this year - and thank you all who have ... See more

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2 weeks ago

Not long now until Tier 1 tickets run out so hurry to beat the price increase sure to happen by the end of February. Tickets have been selling faster than ever this year - and thank you all who have ... See more

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2 weeks ago
James Keelaghan & Hugh McMillan

Announced - one of Canada's best exports James Keelaghan playing with multi-instrumentalist Hugh McMillan.

James Keelaghan is one of Canada best exports. He is a warm, passionate and articulate songwriter and performer. His passionate mix of roots rock, Americana, and contemporary folk has established h…

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2 weeks ago
The Rye Sisters

Also confirmed, close harmony Americana, country-folk duo from Lincolnshire The Rye Sisters

The Rye Sisters (Ishani and Sue) are a duo from Lincolnshire who perform Americana and folk-country songs in close harmony to guitar, mandolin and fiddle. They pull from broadly American influences…

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2 weeks ago
Ray (Chopper) Cooper

This is a rare opportunity to see award-winning folk / rock musician when Oyster Band former member, Ray Cooper appears at the beautiful Hopbarn Southwell for an intimate evening with you all. Ray ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Morrissey & Marshall

Also confirmed today, London-based Dubliners, Morrissey & Marshall, brilliant, relevant and emotion-rousing songs, performing across the weekend.

Six years ago, Darren Morrissey and Greg Marshall arrived in London from Dublin with two acoustic guitars and a headful of shared dreams. They set about hauling themselves up the hard way from the …

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2 weeks ago
Josh Okeefe

Confirmed: Up and coming country singer/songwriter Josh Okeefe delivers songs that stick in your head with a smoothness you’d expect to find on someone much older. Originally from Derby, he is now ... See more

“Sometimes, when you least expect it, the music gods throw you a gem. An undiscovered, uncut diamond – sparkling with such unadulterated potential and promise that it stops you in your tracks…

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3 weeks ago

We are on a roll at the moment with three great artists announced over the last few days and some crackers to be added over the weekend, Don't go away!

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3 weeks ago
The Outside Track

Announced - The Outside Track
"The Outside Track is one of the very topmost and best-regarded world-class pan-Celtic acts – and that’s not a claim to be made lightly! And the outfit’s a real ... See more

A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track‘s marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Truckstop Honeymoon

Also announced today from the US, Truckstop Honeymoon. Hollering with all their hearts over a five string banjo and a doghouse bass, Truckstop Honeymoon live the life they sing about. Touring across ... See more

“ONE OF THE MOST INTEGRATED, ENJOYABLE, COUNTERCULTURE ACTS AROUND” Dirty Linen Magazine, USA “BLUEGRASS, PUNK-ROCK AND A PALPABLE DOSE OF SOUL” The Pitch, Kansas City MO Hollering with all ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Luke Jackson Trio

Great to have Luke Jackson back at the festival, this time with the trio. Deservedly multi-award winning and one of the bright young things of English folk music.

Luke is a Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. With a b…

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3 weeks ago
Gretchen Peters

Saturday night just got a whole lot more sassy! One of Nashville's greatest singers and songwriters, Gretchen Peters just confirmed as headliner. Tickets now available for the Saturday concert, and ... See more

For two decades, Gretchen Peters has been one of Nashville’s most beloved and respected artists, known never to shy away from darkness and struggle in her writing. “If Peters never deli…

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4 weeks ago

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1 month ago

We have a very special announcement coming soon! Watch this space...

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1 month ago
Blues Legends on Thursday Night

Southwell Gets the Blues!
The Greet will meet the Mississippi on Thursday 7th June for the evening concert in the Big Top.
Headliners Nine Below Zero have been one of Britain’s best blues exports ... See more

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1 month ago
Cara Dillon on Twitter

Phew!

“I would just like to state I have NOT gone into administration. #Carillion”

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1 month ago
Sandie Shaw

Support your small music venues....

I would like to wish you all a happy new year and great music to lift the spirit.
The only way great music can continue to survive and thrive is if there are many small venues where future artists ... See more

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1 month ago
Gate to Southwell Festival 2018, a playlist by Mike Stevenson on Spotify

Our Spotify playlist has been updated again with some of the recently announced acts....follow it to see updates all the way to the festival

A playlist featuring Cara Dillon, The Young'uns, Habadekuk, and others

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1 month ago
John Smith - Headlong (Live in Barcelona)

Here's John Smith with Headlong, from the 2017 album of the same name - a great listen and highly recommended. He's playing Sunday. tickets www.gtsf.uk

New album HEADLONG out now on vinyl, CD, download and streaming platforms: http://bit.ly/2ne0EeE facebook.com/acousticsmith twitter.com/johnsmithguitar insta...

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1 month ago
Dance displays 2018

See the website for a string of dance sides now added to the line-up for 2018. And don't forget it's Plough Sunday this weekend (7th Jan) which kicks off with the service at St. Denis Church, ... See more

Dance is a key part of the festival – On site, with ceilidhs of course, and dance displays by a host of dance sides, as well as children from local schools. Plus, on Saturday morning the main…

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1 month ago
Folk Radio UK

Announcement on Folk Radio UK just now!

The Gate to Southwell Festival announces names for 2018 including Lindisfarne, The Young’uns, Cara Dillon, Habadekuk, John Smith, Kris Drever, Nine Below Zero, The Lil’ Jimmy Reed Band and more. ... See more

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1 month ago
Ol Savannah

Canadians Ol' Savannah now confirmed - rootsy, bluesy, hillbilly - plumbing the depths of old time mountain music from south of the border. Not to be missed!

Based in Montreal, Canada, this incredible ‘Hillbilly’ band are unlike anything else you are ever likely to hear, partly due to the blend of instruments on which the beautiful sound of an ... See more

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2 months ago
www.gtsf.uk

Hurry Hurry Hurry! Last few Early Bird Tickets now on sale...they are sure to run out before the weekend! Lindisfarne - Official Cara Dillon Nine Below Zero The Young'uns Dallahan Blue Rose Code Kris ... See more

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