The Bulverton is the hub for high energy festival action each night from 7pm through ‘til the early hours. The standing venue features dynamic evening roots shows, Late Night Extra ceilidhs, early doors sessions with special catering/bar deals and a post-LNE Betsy’s Lounge, the social space dedicated to relaxation and late night playing and singing. There are exciting plans for developments across the Bulverton site so look out for more news.
Doors and Sessions 7pm. Support acts 8.15pm.
Headliners on stage approx. 9.05pm. Unless otherwise stated.
FRIDAY 29th JULY: SHEELANAGIG
Sheelanagig have been bringing their barn-storming, foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe for over a decade. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – guitar, fiddle, double bass – added with the rhythmic energy of flute and drums and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, these boys from the South-West England create a real dynamic, inherent in both their furious, grooving dance medleys and their originally arranged original pieces.
SATURDAY 30th JULY: BLOWZABELLA
A genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable, driving, drone-based wall-of-sound – played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. Blowzabella compose their own music, influenced by English and European traditional folk music and song. Many of their tunes are “standards” in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. There is no one else quite like them.
TUESDAY 2nd AUGUST: GRACE PETRIE with BEN MOSS + SERIOUS SAM BARRETT
One of the standout songwriters and important voices working in the UK today with an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes – and a charismatic and urgent performer. Plus Yorkshire folk/country singer playing honest, heartfelt self-penned and traditional songs.
WEDNESDAY 3rd AUGUST: BIG SCOTTISH NIGHT OUT with PEATBOG FAERIES
Sidmouth favourites, these Highland trailblazers draw on a dazzling myriad of influences from jigs and reels through dance music, jazz, African, and more. They bring the sound of Scotland – fresh-faced and breathless – to the new audiences around the world. Their mainly instrumental music explores exciting themes and soundscapes, as well as locking into a trademark hypnotic ‘Celtic Dance’ sound that no-one can resist moving to!
THURSDAY 4th AUGUST: LIVE SILENT CEILIDH with URBAN FOLK THEORY + BEN ROBINSON
There have been many versions of the Silent Disco or Ceilidh, but none like this! The Urban Folk Theory are back with their all new and shiny Silent Live Ceilidh Band…top trad Tunes played live versus Classic and Ground-breaking Dance, Pop, Reggae, Folk and just plain awesome tracks re-mixed specifically for the ceilidh… two channels, two worlds of dance, one Sidmouth!