Four new additions to the folk and country line-up…some of whom you might recognise from last year!
The Trees are a collective of musicians from Plymouth who have fused their individual styles and skills together to form a folk-heavy, harmony-rich, multi-instrumental roots project. Formed in September 2017, you can expect to hear a mix of covers and originals, raging stringed solos and stripped back acapella tunes when the take to Market Square on Sunday.
Circe’s Diner are dedicated to self-penned, honest, rootsy tunes and return to the Festival with their Country, Americana, Folk and Pop traditions, yet the presentation and lyrical content comments on modern life through wondrous tales of love, loss, friendship and tigers! If you missed them performing to the Great British Bakeoff’s family in the final, make sure you don’t miss them at The Harbour Bar and The Anchorstone Café.
Alex Hart has been lucky enough to have played at some legendary venues including the Troubadour, Ronnie Scott’s and many concert venues around Europe. And we’re lucky enough to be able to see her at The Guildhall on Saturday. She has toured with Martin Barre from Jethro Tull and worked with the likes of Terry Britten (Grammy away winner for Tina Turner’s ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’) and is currently spending time recording at State of the Ark studios in Richmond.
Bristol-based Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country and soulful rock with a contemporary edge. What’s more, fate has blessed her with a ‘smoky vocal’ style that perfectly fits her music. Make sure you catch her at Bayards Fort on Sunday.