Steve Earle and Many More For Beautiful Days Festival

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Steve Earle

Grammy Award-winning American musician, actor, author and legend Steve Earle with his band the Dukes will headline Friday night at Beautiful Days.

The left-wing songwriter and guitarist,  whose 'outlaw' status is legendary, has one of the most distinctive voices in American music. Veteran American bluesman Seasick Steve whose most recent album Hubcap Music featured guest appearances from Jack White and John Paul Jones will headline Saturday night and festival founders, Brighton folk-rock band Levellers, will close the 2014 event on the Sunday night.

They will be joined in Devon in August on the main stage bill by Jamaican reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, American punk band Dead Kennedys plus the massive Germany reggae ensemble SEEED,  Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, reggae collective Easy Star All-Stars performing Dub Side of the Moon, The Undertones, festival favourites Dreadzone, anarcho-punk band Culture Shock, indie band Reverend & The Makers, reggae-influenced punk rock outfit Ruts DC, unique musical duo Public Service Broadcasting, Cornish singers Fisherman's Friends, Skinny Lister, The Computers, Chris T-T & The Hoodrats, Orphan Boy, Rusty Shackle and Treetop Flyers.

Headliners in The Big Top include the UK's top folk big-band Bellowhead and Saharan blues troupe Tinariwen. They are joined on the bill by folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span, African-American string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, Westcountry folk singer-songwriter Seth Lakeman, Adrian Edmondson's folk-punk band The Bad Shepherds, Irish folk singer Cara Dillon, Britain's most famous saxophonist Courtney Pine, Brussels-based multi-ethnic band La Chiva Gantiva plus 3 Daft Monkeys, Beans on Toast, Ferocious Dog, Kim Churchill and Zervas & Pepper.

The Little Big Top will play host to Stanton Warriors, Matrix & Futurebound, Adrian Sherwood, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Mad Professor, Bronzehead, Moody Boyz, Simian Frenzy, Mr Nice, Elle & The Pocket Belles, One Shot,  Carnivala, Josh Flowers & The Wild, DJ Ambiessence, Harry Vinnicombe, Lewah, King Farmer, Maxii P, Jessica Joy, Raggadee, Jonny G plus The Silent Disco with Ritchie Rundle,  Benny,  Lex,  Lee and Farmer.

Published on 18 March 2014 by Ben Robinson

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