There's a fantastic line-up of artists booked for this summer's Gate To Southwell Festival which promises four days (8th to 11th June) of fantastic live music!

In addition to Kate Rusby, the first lady of English folk, and Jon Boden, former frontman of Bellowhead, the legendary harmony supergroup Daphne's Flight (first formed at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 1995) will be reuniting to appear at Southwell on the Saturday (June 10). Also just confirmed, another celebrated group, the intoxicating Blazin' Fiddles from Scotland will get the party started on Thursday June 8th. No other band has quite captured Scottish fiddle music's variety, energy and sensitivity like Blazin' Fiddles.

The 2017 bill will now feature award-winning Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, a return for Ranagri, all-female Wookalily, swing-folksters The BeauBowBelles along with a rare chance to see Chris Sherburn & Denny Bartley. Leading the way on the Frontier stage, there's Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra, Sheelanigig and Dana Immanuel & the Stolen Band.

All this adds to the impressive international line-up already announced including BOC from Mallorca, Canadian bands Le Vent Du Nord and The East Pointers, Americans Chris Smither and The Ooks of Hazzard, plus the last European tour of Australia's Cloudstreet. There's plenty of home grown talent too such as The Changing Room (Sam Kelly and Tanya Brittain), acclaimed duo Megson, award winning Megan Henwood, performance poets Les Barker and Jason Maverick, newly-formed Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, singer-songwriter Jack Harris and Tyneside's She Shanties.

As well as all the great music there will be on-site camping, street theatre, family entertainment, dancing, great food and much more!

Don't miss out, to see the full line up so far - over 35 artists booked already – and purchase tickets please go to www.gtsf.uk

Appeal for Help

We urgently need your donations of fabric, old CDs, and plain cotton sheets please. These are to be used to make decorations for the festival site. If you have any suitable items please contact Sue Smith on 01636 814309.