THREE stages at the Fayre, you can find music to enjoy whatever your tastes
1. MAIN STAGE - Market Square - centre of town
2. STAGE 2 - High Street side of Newent Park
3. ACOUSTIC STAGE - In the Food Village
Bands for 2019 (more to be announced)
PUFFER an acoustic duo - Samantha Huffer and Alex Powell. Performed at many festivals and their own gigs, as well as open mic nights.
The ROVING CROWS
Powerful Celtic undertones and intoxicating tribal rhythms
After winning International Artist of the Year at the Australian Celtic Music Awards in 2017 the band completed a 3 week tour in Australia this May supported by the UK Arts Council.
Roving Crows push the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre and play with genuine passion, energy and soul – a must see live act.
A vibrant mix of Celtic-inspired fiddle alongside original and intelligent lyrics backed by pounding, tribal and electronica infused dance grooves; the band comprises fiddle, electric and acoustic guitar, electric 5 and 6 string bass, pumping bongo percussion rhythms and vocals.
As well as almost constant national touring, the band has released 3 albums and 2 EPs since their launch in 2009. The most recent album ‘Bury Me Naked’ was released in April 2017 at the Gloucester Guildhall and has received some fantastic reviews:
"An adventurous and inspired heady cocktail of Celtic and World music with a social conscience and a beating heart." - Mike Davies - Folking.com - April 2017 "they’re a band capable of delivering a uniquely inspiring style." - Duncan Haskell - Songwritng Magazine - April 2017 “...epic treatment of Ride On...” "They will do well on the festival circuit." - Robin Denselow - The Guardian - April 2017
FolkWords Album Of The Month March 2017 “...innovative, vivacious, pulsating Celtic folk rock” - Tim Carroll - FolkWords - March 2017
Nominated for Best Album – FolkWords Album Awards 2018.
Look out for other great BANDS and solo acts on Stage 2 and the Food Village Stage