Back and bigger than ever, Smoked & Uncut, a series of mini music festivals across the south of England, have upped the amount of tickets available due to popular demand.
Lime Wood and THE PIG hotels play host with entertainment offered by musicians from the local area, up and coming artists and accomplished stars. Food will come from each hotel and drinks will come from various specialists including local ales from regional breweries, cocktails from Chase Distillery and and English fizz from Nyetimber.
First up in June, THE PIG-on the beach, Studland Bay, plays host to Lucy Rose, Lucy has toured the UK, Europe, China, USA, Malaysia and Singapore but this is her first time to Studland Bay. A festival favourite, Lucy played Glastonbury for the third time in a row last year amongst many other large festivals. This year, her second album will be released in the summer and has already gained support from Radio 1 who made the first single to be released from it, their 'Track Of The Day'. Also on the bill is South London singer-songwriter Jake Isaac. Jake has been the main support on Paloma Faith’s European tour this year and will be following up his critically acclaimed EP with a new release through Elton John’s record label. Full line up can be found here.
Lime Wood, New Forest, hosts the second instalment. The fun happens in the hotel's green and lush gardens, making this festival feel like a glorified gathering of friends, with superb music from I Am Kloot (Solo) singer John Bramwell. John formed I Am Kloot in 1999 and has seen the 2010 album Sky At Night nominated for a Mercury Music Prize and 2013's follow up enter the UK album chart's top 10. Winchester’s Polly & The Billet Doux add further musical excellence to the bill, they've have performed at Glastonbury, Hop Farm Festival, Secret Garden Party and Cambridge Folk Festival.
THE PIG-near Bath mini-festival is this year being co-curated with Danny Goffey and Pearl Lowe. Expect fun, frolics, dancing and a wide range of amazing music. Ed Harcourt, booked by co-curator Danny Goffey has released six albums, one of which was Mercury Nominated. He’s composed film scores, toured with the likes of REM, Wilco and Snow Patrol, performed with everyone from Patti Smith to Nick Cave, and his CV is littered with co-writing credits that include the likes of Paloma Faith and Lisa-Marie Presley. Teleman, a 4 piece alternative indie pop band will warm the stage for Ed Harcourt. The band have recently been added to the bill for this summer's Blur concert in Hyde Park, London. Model and DJ Daisy Lowe will be spinning the records on the day in between the live music.
Last but certainly not least at THE PIG, New Forest, we have Andy Burrows, Andy was first seen as the drummer in chart topping band Razorlight. Since stepping out as a singer in his own right, Andy has released 5 albums and composed the soundtrack to Christmas favourite 'The Snowman & Snowdog'. Just before Andy, six piece The Night VI will strut their stuff, offering harmony drenched pop likened to Fleetwood Mac and London Grammar.
Price:? Each festival has a maximum number of only 600 tickets, making these exciting festivals small and nicely intimate. At only £30 per person and, judging by previous years, these tickets won’t be available for long…
Adult - £30 per person / ?Family Ticket - £100 which is based on 2 Adults and 2 Children.
Tickets can be purchased here
Published on 23 April 2015 by Ben Robinson