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6 days ago
Nine Below Zero

We've got a bluesy Thursday night planned for 2018, led by Britain's no.1 rhythm'n'blues band Nine Below Zero, with the last of the original Louisana bluesmen Lil' Jimmy Reed, and the UK's most ... See more

Headlining our bluesy Thursday night line-up. Since their formation in 1977 NINE BELOW ZERO have developed a reputation as one of the best blues bands in the country. Their high energy live act was…

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1 week ago
Lindisfarne

70s folk-rockers Lindisfarne are back to get you on your feet on Friday night, with a classic six-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements. Get your Early ... See more

LINDISFARNE emerged from Tyneside in the 1970s and quickly carved out a unique place for themselves as one of British rock’s most original bands. Their pioneering sound, combining acoustic ... See more

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1 week ago
Cara Dillon + Friends

How about Cara Dillon for Sunday night? She'll have a couple of friends joining her too. Early Bird tickets sure to sell out soon! visit www.gtsf.uk for details.

You will be hard pressed to find a more emotive and captivating performer than award-winning singer Cara Dillon. Possessing a rare and unique voice that has been lauded since her very beginnings wi…

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1 week ago
John Smith

Now John Smith confirmed for Sunday - highly acclaimed English folk singer has toured extensively and played with many great names. Check him out!

John Smith has played to audiences all over the world in festival tents, living rooms and sold-out concert halls. He tours relentlessly with his guitars, looking to communicate through a song and t…

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1 week ago
Harbottle & Jonas

Totnes folk duo Harbottle & Jonas now confirmed!

Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. They have received plaudits from the likes of Seth …

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2 weeks ago
Mongoose

Confirmed! Mongoose, from Ireland, a vocal powerhouse eager to shake things up with their all-female folk-jazz-pop mix-up!

Mongoose is a musical melty-pot combining the vocals, instrument-playing and songwriting of four women – Molly O’Mahony, Ailbhe Dunne, Muireann Ní Cheannabháin and Cara Dunne. Their lat…

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1 month ago
The Boxcar Boys

And we can also announce Canadians The Boxcar Boys, "wild gypsy, old-jazz, klezmer, and folk"

The Boxcar Boys are a Toronto-based group of five young performers featuring Juno-nominated Rob Teehan on sousaphone, clarinetist and tunesmith John David Williams, jazz master Karl Silveira on tro…

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1 month ago
Rory McLeod

Confirmed, rousing harmonica player and guitarist Rory McLeod! "A one-man soul band and poet"

Rory Mcleod’s career has included being a fire eater and circus clown and his performances include storytelling in the tradition of the travelling minstrel or troubadour, and playing a wide r…

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1 month ago
The Furrow Collective

We are very pleased to confirm multi-award winning The Furrow Collective playing GTSF in June. Early Bird Tickets still available!

The Furrow Collective is an award-winning and critically acclaimed English/Scottish band consisting of four distinctive and talented performers: Lucy Farrell (viola, voice & saw), Rachel Newton…

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1 month ago
The Rogue Embers

Announced! Local high energy country blues band The Rogue Embers playing across the weekend.

Back in 2014 Danny Wyer (Guitar, Banjo & Vocals) first met Katy Marsden (Guitar, Ukulele & Vocals) at a local open mic night in Derbyshire. The two started to perform together at other loca…

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1 month ago

Still tickets available for Red Dirt Skinners at The HopBarn Next Saturday (4th). Sure to be a great night!

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1 month ago
Blue Rose Code: The Water Of Leith | Folk Radio UK

Great review of Blue Rose Code's new album, The Water of Leith out at the end of the week. See him here! Tickets www.gtsf.uk

With his fourth studio album The Water Of Leith, Blue Rose Code returns home to produce his most thoroughly absorbing album to date.

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1 month ago
Photos from The Gate to Southwell Festival's post

A few more acts announced!! See www.gtsf.uk for details and tickets. The Fitzgeralds - high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing from Canada; The Destroyers - Birmingham mega-folk to get ... See more

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2 months ago
Tickets 2018

Tickets now on sale. We've released a limited number of Early Bird 2018 tickets available via our website - follow the link and save grab a bargain. They are at the same prices as 2016 early bird ... See more

A Limited release of 2018 Early Bird tickets is now available at the same price as 2016 Early Bird tickets! Please see terms and conditions here. EARLY BIRD Adult Youth Family Weekend Extra (campi…

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2 months ago
Traders, Crafts and Catering Enquiries – for 2018

We are now taking enquiries for food vendors and other traders and stall holders for 2018. Please complete the initial enquiry form on our website via this link: ... See more

We are now taking applications for 2018 traders. Please fill in the form below, which is the first stage of the application process. Towards the end of the year we will be shortlisting and asking f…

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2 months ago

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3 months ago
folking.com

Nice interview with Sean of The Young'uns, and we get a little mention as first festival they were asked to play at.

Sean Cooney talks exclusively to Folking about how it all began, writing songs and life as a Young'un. http://folking.com/sean-cooney-talks-to-folking-about-writing-songs-and-life-as-a-youngun/

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3 months ago
Gate to Southwell Festival 2018, a playlist by Mike Stevenson on Spotify

As always we will be adding tracks to our Spotify playlist as we announce artists for 2018. Follow it via this link...

A playlist featuring Habadekuk, Blue Rose Code, Dallahan, and others

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3 months ago
Luke Jackson

Luke played GTSF in 2013 and since then has gone from strength to strength. He's playing the HopBarn next Friday (8th Sept) - will be a great night! See link for tickets.

Luke returns to The HopBarn following the succesful gig in 2016 of his trio, Luke is a young Roots Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ... See more

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3 months ago
Photos from The Gate to Southwell Festival's post

First 5 acts for 2018 announced! The Young'uns, Blue Rose Code, Habadekuk, Dallahan, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar. Ticket info to be announced soon, but save the date, 7-10th June 2018.

Nine ... See more

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4 months ago
A celebration of Alan’s life – Shrewsbury Folk Festival

As many of you will know, sadly Alan Surtees of Shrewsbury Folk Festival passed away at the end of June. He was a great friend to our festival and we send our condolences to all his family and ... See more

A celebration of Alan’s life July 7, 2017/in Latest News /by Jo CunninghamA celebration of Alan’s life will take place on Monday July 17th at St Chad’s Church, 1 St Chad’s Terrace, ... See more

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5 months ago
Ranagri @Gate To Southwell 2017

A little Ranagri on the Frontier Stage 2017

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5 months ago
James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band - Album Release

Alt country maestros Glasgow's James Edwyn and the Borrowed Band played GTSF 2017. They have recorded their second album, and are now raising funds to get it mixed, mastered and manufactured and you ... See more

Second album from Glasgow-Based Americana Sextet - help us get it out there! | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!

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5 months ago
Reg Meuross @Gate To Southwell 2017

Reg Meuross playing the Robin Hood Energy Stage GTSF 2017

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5 months ago
Gnoss @Gate To Southwell 2017

Scotland's brilliant newcomers Gnoss on Frontier Stage

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5 months ago
Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band @Gate To Southwell 2017

Dana Immanuel & the Stolen Band with a great cover of Tom Waits' Chocolate Jesus @ GTSF 2017

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5 months ago
Grace Petrie @Gate To Southwell 2017

Two of the reasons Grace Petrie packed out the stages at GTSF 2017

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5 months ago
FATEA - Home

Thanks Fatea Magazine for a great review....

Fatea Magazine Home Of Acoustic Music

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2018 Line up

Southwell Festival