Monday, 4 May 2009

4th Coastline Bluegrass Music Event, 5-7 June 2009

4 Wheel Drive at the 2nd Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival, Ireland (2008) with Uri Kohen (centre), festival organiser. This photo shows the band's present line-up, with Ulli Sieker (far right) on mandolin

The fourth Coastline Bluegrass Music Event, in north Wales, will include extended workshops for all the acoustic bluegrass instruments, starting with an introduction to bluegrass for beginners and those who have come from other genres, right through to the advanced levels.

The workshops will be given by experienced teachers from among the bands performing at the Festival. Headliners at this year's Event are 4 Wheel Drive (NL/D/BE), with the Toy Hearts (UK), Chill Until Blue (UK), and the Jay Walkers.

Chill Until Blue

A promotional video for this year's Event (5-6-7 June 2009) is on YouTube and MySpace. A gallery of pictures from last year's Event can be seen here. A full press release is here.

Among British newspapers, the Event has appeared on the Guardian's list of Top Ten UK Folk Festivals and the Daily Telegraph's lists of Top Ten Festivals for 2009 and Best Events for the summer of 2008. UKBluegrass.com ranked the Event as one of the favourite festivals in 2007.

Coastline Bluegrass Music Event
Plas Uchaf Farm, near Llandudno Junction
North Wales LL28 5PD, UK