Saturday, 27 February 2010

Didmarton announce headline bands from the US

The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band (photo: Tim Benko)

Thanks to the organisers of the Didmarton Bluegrass Festival in England, for this news:

The 2010 festival is scheduled for 2-5 September, at the usual location, Kemble Airfield, and will feature the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band (Jody Stecher, Keith Little, and Paul Knight), the Claire Lynch Band, and Jack Lawrence, all from the US.

The UK lineup is no less prestigious with local heroes Bill Smarme & the Business, the Scoville Units, Salmagundi, the Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys, the Slowdown Boys, and a lot more to be confirmed.

Concerts will take place on two stages, with the main stage programme starting on Friday at lunchtime. The festival is also in negotiations with a top folk act for a separately billed concert on the evening of Thursday 2 September.

All the usual activities - dance, instrumental seminars, tuition tent - will be on the programme and we have placed our order for sunshine!

Tickets are on sale and a booking form is available on the website, where you can also keep up with the latest news.

Please also consider joining our festival forum if you want to make suggestions and comments about the event, it's your event too! There's a link on the website.

Details of the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band can be seen here.