Thursday, 21 July 2011

25th Guildtown Bluegrass Music Festival, 29 July-1 Aug. 2011

The Scottish Bluegrass Association announces that the lineup at its 25th Guildtown Bluegrass Music Festival (29 July-1 Aug. 2011) in Guildtown, Perthshire, Scotland, will be headed by Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa (USA), who have had two recent sell-out European tours. G-Runs 'n Roses (CZ/SK) won #1 European Bluegrass Band awards at two major European festivals in 2010; having already played in the UK this year at the 23rd North Wales Bluegrass Festival, they will be playing at the La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France next month. Scottish-born Innes Campbell is the current Australian flat-picking guitar champion, returning to Scotland with his band Present Company.

Also performing will be the Scots bands Gold Rush, Dapper McDans, Home Made Jam, the Moonshiners, and Grass Routes. Guildtown 2011 will feature Bill Monroe centennial celebrations. A full programme for the festival can be downloaded in pdf format, and ticketing details are on the SBA website, where you can also find the schedule for other dates to be played by Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa in Scotland and England, during their tour (28 July-8 August).

Bands are invited to submit applications to play at Guildtown 2012.