We're very pleased to announce that Billy Bragg, The Wonder Stuff, Kate Rusby and Midge Ure are among the headline acts lined-up for the 52nd Towersey Festival.
They’re joined by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Tom Robinson Band, Edward II, 9Bach, The Young’uns, Nizlopi and Nell Bryden, plus enduring Towersey favourites Roy Bailey, Rusty Shackle and Nancy Kerr and James Fagan.
Billy and Kate will need no introduction to Towersey-regulars. Influenced by Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and the DIY punk scene, Billy is one of the UK’s most respected songwriters, while Kate is one of folk's most soulful and angelic voices.
The Wonder Stuff head to the festival as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations. The band scored a run of big-selling Top 40 hits in the ‘90s including The Size Of A Cow, Circlesquare and the No1 Dizzy, and continue to wow audiences.
As a solo artist and member of such acts as Ultravox, Thin Lizzy and Visage, Midge Ure has contributed to a staggering number of hits. His most recent album, Breathe Again, saw the musician revisit his Celtic roots, while the accompanying tour boasted such ‘greatest hits’ as If I Was, Vienna, No Regrets, Dancing With Tears In My Eyes and Fade To Grey.
BBC Radio 2 Folk Music Awards 2015 winners also feature strongly in the line-up, with The Young’uns (Best Group), Welsh act 9Bach (Best Album for Tincian), Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker (Best Duo), and Nancy Kerr ( Best Singer).
We reckon it's a great mix of acts, combining big names and new acts with some nice surprises and plenty of Towersey favourites!
Published on 25 January 2016 by Ben Robinson