With rock-steady rhythms, blazing horns, fabulous harmonies and fiery melodeon melodies, Edward II were a regular feature of world and roots festivals across the world throughout the 90s.
Born out of the Rock Against Racism movement it was originally conceived by a loose punk collective to celebrate the similarities between the England’s diverse communities, particularly English folk and Caribbean roots and reggae. Signed to Cooking Vinyl the band released a number of critically acclaimed albums before splitting up in 1999.
In 2016 the band returned and released the critically acclaimed ‘Manchester’s Improving Daily’ CD (4* Guardian, 4* Mojo Magazine), and have been performing at festivals across the UK including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Towersey and Boomtown.
Underneath the Stars is located at Cannon Hall Open Farm near the village of Cawthorne, Barnsley. Underneath the Stars 2017 takes place from 21 – 23 July.
Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 4AT, United Kingdom
15 miles North of Sheffield (35mins drive)
33 miles East of Manchester (1hrs drive)
180 miles North of London (3.5hrs drive)
Curated, produced by and featuring the wonderful Kate Rusby, Underneath the Stars is a fabulous family festival featuring some of the best roots and folk music on offer today. The 2017 line-up also features Newton Faulkner, Show of Hands and Raghu Dixit. We are overjoyed to be taking part in the great event and will be performing a mix of old favourites alongside some of the tracks from our recent Manchester's Improving Daily release.
Find out more and how to get tickets by going to http://underthestarsfest.co.uk
If coming by road, Wickham is just two miles north of the M27 (junction 10) near Fareham and is less than 10 miles from both the M3 and A3. Alternatively, for a scenic route, take the A32 from Alton and head south through the beautiful Meon Valley.
Journey time from London approx. 90 minutes. For those with Satnavs, the postcode is PO17 5HD
One of our favourites and a real hidden gem of a boutique festival - lovely site, brilliant line-up and really well produced festival. This year features sets from KT Tunstall, 10CC, Seth Lakeman, Oysterband, Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band...
Go to https://www.wickhamfestival.co.uk for info and tickets.
Costa del Folk Festival - Portugal at the Hotel Grande Real Santa Eulalia 5* Resort And Spa in Albufeira.
A new one for us and one we are very excited about! We are told there will be music, singing, dancing and laughter aplenty from morning until the wee small hours at venues situated throughout the complex. What makes this the ultimate feel-good festival is that it literally has everything you’d want from a traditional folk festival but without any of the drawbacks!
There’s an outdoor stage for afternoon concerts AND an indoor venue for evening concerts, a comfortable Hotel bar and break out rooms for tutorials / sing arounds, late night folk club, plenty space for impromptu sessions as well as ceilidhs every day you really don’t want to miss out on Costa del Folk PORTUGAL!!