Thursday 13th – Saturday 15th October 2016
Various venues, Bury, Greater Manchester
English folk at its broadest possible definition, Homegrown Festival reveals the breadth and majesty of this tradition in all its varied forms.
Twenty-six artists, representing the cream of the genre, are set to descend upon this historic market town. Featured artists include everyone from sparkling indie-pop act Turin Breaks (Thursday, Elizabethan Suite), now back into full stride after their 2013 reboot, to the legendary Steeleye Span (Saturday, Drill Hall), enjoying an artistic renaissance in late career and led by the redoubtable Maddy Prior.
Festival programmer David Agnew has carefully complied a series of events of great depth that reflect all aspects of English music.
Nancy Kerr (Saturday, Drill Hall) is the current queen of the scene, but Kemptation’s one to watch is O’Hooley and Tidow (Thursday, Fusilier Museum) – their subtly-crafted and anthemic performance smashed expectations at Cambridge Folk Festival and they have been lighting fires ever since. Or try Flats and Sharps (Saturday, The Fusilier Museum), the ethereal and beautiful Rhenigans Sisters (Friday, Fusilier Museum) or the evocative James Delarre & Saul Rose (Thursday, Drill Hall).
Check out our full playlist of artists appearing at the festival.
Full details can be found at the Homegrown Festival website.
Not an event to be missed, one for the curious and the enthusiast alike.