Oysterband make British, folk-based music, acoustic at heart, sometimes intense, sometimes rocking. Since 1987 they have toured 35 countries and won 5 BBC Folk Awards - 'tremendous, joyous, remarkable...the cream of their genre' Rolling Stone
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies have been playing their songs and music of Northern England for a decade and a half around the folk festivals, clubs and concert stages of the world. They can be described as 'Acoustic simplicity coupled with electric vitality'.
BarlowCree is a Cardiff based folk-acoustic duo performing original material and adaptations of traditional and contemporary folk songs. Their magnetic stage presence, coupled with craftsman-like song writing is captivating audiences on both the club and festival scenes.
TWO COATS COLDER (Sunday)
Two Coats Colder are a quirky, progressive acoustic folk band performing a mix of self-penned traditional and contemporary songs. Their music has a jaunty, quirky edge.
Chris Bannister is a world-renowned singer songwriter who has quickly become the best known and most respected performer of the music of John Denver. His repertoire includes all Denver's original classic songs -including Annie's Song, Sunshine On My Shoulders, Country Roads. He has been chosen to perform in Aspen, Colorado this year with John Denver's original guitarist Steve Weisberg.
Eddi Reader MBE is a Scottish singer-songwriter, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and for an enduring solo career. She is the recipient of three BRIT Awards and has topped both the album and singles charts.From traditional to contemporary, Eddi Reader's passion and meltingly true vocals have made her into one of music's most popular and exciting performers.
Flossie Malavialle is a French singer who became involved in the British folk scene in 2000-2001 while she was on a teacher exchange in the North East of England. Her repertoire is very open as she likes all sorts of different music genres.