FOLK AT THE FEST
Stumble across some fabulous Folk at this year’s event, from newcomers and local legends to mainstage headline acts, here is just a small taste of who’s on offer.
For contemporary English folk, The Young’uns are at the absolute pinnacle of the scene. The talented trio won Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for two consecutive years and their latest release Strangers picked up Best Album earlier this year. With a bunch of experience playing across the UK and around the world, they are a sure bet for a fantastic performance at LMF this year.
From across the Baltic Sea, Trad.Attack are Folk superstars in their home nation of Estonia and will travel here to Cornwall to show you why. The band use voices from archive recordings as head vocals and then mix it in with their own original music. The trio have conquered their own nation and are now on a mission to conquer the world. With a goal to perform in every country around the world, in less than 2 years they’ve already played in 28.
Inspired by the rich history and heritage of his home county and the songs penned by his mentor Harry ‘Safari’ Glasson, Will Keating will entertain you with traditional Cornish and Celtic folk songs.
Honey & The Bear
Pairing powerful guitar riffs with soaring vocal harmonies, foot-stomping rhythms and catchy melodies, Folk and Roots duo Honey & The Bear will perform songs telling intriguing tales of folklore from their home on the Suffolk coast.
From across the English Channel, Dom Duff brings his powerful Breton sound of guitar licks, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, words, rhythms and melodies all blended together to create his own ‘PowerFolk’.
The sound of Celtic folk mixed with rock and roll will headline Saturday night when Scottish and Irish legends The Waterboys take to the main stage. With endless hits spanning 30 years, they are absolutely not to be missed.
Other Folk artists that can be heard over the weekend include: Peatbog Faeries, Hannah Saunders & Ben Savage, Charlie Dore, Serious Child, Kitty Macfarlane, The Rowan Tree, Hireth, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Winter Mountain, Ailbhe Reddy, The Hut People, The Eskies and Mad Dog Mcrea.
Discover their sounds before you hit the town with our Spotify playlist: