Sunday, 25 July 2010

Didmarton Bluegrass Festival, 2-5 Sept. 2010: latest news


Thanks to John Wirtz for the latest press release on this year's Didmarton Bluegrass Festival (2-5 Sept. 2010) at Kemble Airfield, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England - seen by many as Britain's premier bluegrass and acoustic music festival. The full press release can be read here. For images or more information about the press release contact Joanna Froud by telephone (07500 959630) or e-mail.

This year Didmarton offers its biggest and best programme, headed by two multi-award-winning groups: Peter Rowan (USA) with his full Bluegrass Band, and the Claire Lynch Band (USA). The thirty-five acts confirmed at present, featured in nine scheduled concerts, also include a wide range of acoustic music headed by folk superstars Show of Hands on a special Thursday-night concert. All the usual Didmarton attractions include concerts, dance displays, instrumental seminars, the tuition tent, a wide range of traders and quality catering, and open mic sessions.

The 2010 Didmarton raffle features instruments donated by two highly respected luthiers, Tom Nechville (USA) and Phil Davidson (UK). All proceeds go to helping young musicians to attend Sore Fingers Week. All site facilities will be open from Wednesday afternoon till Monday morning. The bar, with the best beer prices on the UK festival circuit, will be open from Thursday through to Sunday night.

Tickets are now on sale on the Festival website. An advance booking discount is on offer.