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Ilfracombe Folk, Roots & World Music Festival - Autumn Sounds in the South West!

Before we know it October will be upon us, and by popular demand…………so will this festival……

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Ilfracombe Folk, Roots & World Music Festival will be returning to Ilfracombe Holiday Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 20th, 21st, 22nd October!

Following the great success of last years festival, this year’s line-up had to be even more special.  With two blockbusting headliners Fairport Convention and Lindisfarne plus 15 very different beguiling and a final headline act to be announced very soon; this will most definitely be one of North Devon’s finest festivals in 2017 and certainly a weekend not to miss!  

Based in suburban north London, Fairport Convention played their first concert in a church hall in May 1967 and very nearly half of a century later, Fairport Convention is in fine form and are still one of the busiest bands around.  In 2002, they won the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the seminal album Liege And Lief was voted ‘Best Folk Album Ever’ by Radio 2 listeners.  In Summer 2006, Liege And Lief was awarded a Gold Disc for its continuing sales.  In August last year, the band staged Fairport’s Cropredy Convention music festival in Oxfordshire and in most years, there are tours in the USA, Canada and UK by the Fairport Acoustic line-up and the spin-off band The Dylan Project.  The current line-up of Simon Nicol (lead vocal, rhythm and electric guitars), Dave Pegg (backing vocals, bass guitar, mandolin), Ric Sanders (violin), Chris Leslie (lead vocal, fiddle, bouzouki, mandolin) and Gerry Conway (percussion and drums) is still packing venues wherever they play! 

Lindisfarne, the unforgettable 70s folk-rock pioneers return to form with a classic six-piece line up of long-time members, fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle, guitars; Dave Hull-Denholm, vocal, guitars; Steve Daggett, vocal, keyboards, guitars; Charlie Harcourt, guitar, vocal; Ian Thomson, bass, vocal and Paul Thompson (ex-Roxy Music) drums.  With a repertoire of incredible songs like “Meet Me On The Corner”, “Fog On The Tyne”, “Lady Eleanor” and “Run For Home” and a reputation for live performance second to none, Lindisfarne’s power to galvanise festival and concert audiences remains undimmed and is guaranteed to get the crowd on its feet and singing along

The expansive and incredibly impressive line-up comprises of:

Friday – Headline act to be announced – Papillon – Folklaw – Galley Beggar – Emi McDade – Kezia

Saturday – Lindisfarne – Gilmore & Roberts – Said The Maiden – Mia And The Moon – Crumbling Ghost – Alice Gullick

Sunday – Fairport Convention – Wille & The Bandits – Richard Digance – Linda Em – Luke Daniels – The Broadside Boys

When artists of this calibre get together, festival goers can expect to see top class live performances and hear a range of incredible sounds, with sets that incorporate a creative mix of original new material and a few classic numbers that many will remember!

Situated in a beautiful part of the country, the holiday park has been extensively refurbished by the new owners and with fully furnished apartments, ranging from one bedroom to as large as three bedrooms and a range of other great facilities; there is everything needed under one roof.  Facilities include:

Two Heated Indoor Pools – Sauna – Fully Equipped Gym – Indian Cuisine & Takeaway – Free WiFi in the Clubhouse – Launderette – Bar Meals – Store On Site – Restaurant & Takeaway

With accommodation for the weekend being just a short walk away from the music you won’t need to worry about booking that taxi to take you home or to a hotel at the end of each night. Also – car parking is free for the weekend – so you don’t have to worry about where you leave your car. So whether you’re local to North Devon, travelling from the other side of the country or overseas to be with us, you’ll only have to focus on the music and enjoying yourself.  No need to search for food and drinks on the day either, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone’s taste!

If you fancy a stroll into Ilfracombe, to maybe see world renowned artist Damien Hirst’s Verity sculpture in the picturesque port – you’re situated only minutes away.   Alternatively, if you want to chill out (literally), why not have a wander on one of the many fine and award winning beaches in and around the area, with secluded coves and wide stretches of golden sand and crashing surf.

Don’t miss out on Ilfracombe Folk, Roots & World Music Festival on 20th, 21st and 22nd October 2017

The festival will take place in North Devon’s largest entertainment venue at Ilfracombe Holiday Park, Marlborough Road, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 8PF

Early Bird Ticket are only £119 per person – includes 3 nights self catering accommodation (Based on 2/3/4 Sharing)

Early Bird Ticket (Single Occupancy) are only £145 – includes 3 nights self catering accommodation

Day Tickets are only £25 per person

Tickets can be purchased by calling 01472 349 222 or online at http://www.ilfracombefolkfestival.co.uk/tickets.html

To find out more about line up and the festival in general, please visit http://www.ilfracombefolkfestival.co.uk/index.html

Don’t be late, the music starts at 2 p.m and ends at 11.30 p.m each day

https://www.facebook.com/ilfracombefolkfestival/

We’ve already started to countdown the days….so why not join us in Ilfracombe this October!

Clitheroe Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival - Ready To Rock!

Before we know it Autumn will be upon us, and so will this festival……

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Clitheroe Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival will be taking place at The Grand in Clitheroe on Sunday 15th October 2017! 

As this is our first festival in Clitheroe, we wanted showcase the quality of live music in the UK and present a line-up that will appeal to music lovers of all ages and tastes.   We think we have achieved this and with six very different bands that include legendary names and emerging artists…………..this is sure to be a memorable musical extravaganza!

The Headline Act will be announced soon, but so far the line-up includes:

  • Dr Feelgood – formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, Dr Feelgood remains a highly popular and exciting live rhythm and blues act!
  • Danny Bryant – often referred to as a “National Blues Treasure”, this is a title that Danny has worked tirelessly and passionately to earn!
  • Red Butler – four young people that have amalgamated into a dynamic band and are able to generate power and sensitivity in their take on blues-rock!
  • The Rainbreakers – passionate to deliver authenticity, the band have sustained an honest and ever growing following through a relentless desire to perform!
  • The Blues Issue – a South coast 5 piece band with an explosive combination of twin guitars, hollerin’ harp and a supercharged rhythm section!

So why go to this festival……as well as a distraction from an often increasingly demanding daily life, making friends, having a great time…….if that’s not enough, it’s also proven to be good for us in other ways too!

A few examples from research on the health benefits of listening to music include; it can lower stress levels, raise states of consciousness, change and improve moods, develop the brain and is useful in meditation. I think music in itself is healing.  It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ~ Billy Joel 

The fact is, there isn’t a single human culture on earth that has lived without music in its many forms; for rituals and healing ceremonies, to ease stress, soothe pain and help with sleeping patterns.  Those that have said music heals the soul, appear to be right…….so why not get in touch with your inner self and treat yourself to a day or two in Clitheroe this Autumn!

No need to worry about searching for food and drinks on the day either, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone’s taste!

Don’t miss out on going to Clitheroe Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival on Sunday 15th October!

The festival will take place at The Grand, 8 York Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2DL

Early Bird tickets are only £23.00 and can be purchased by calling 01472 349 222 or online at http://www.solidentertainments.com/blues/clitheroe/tickets.html

To find out more about line up and the festival in general, please visit http://www.solidentertainments.com/blues/clitheroe/index.html

Don’t be late, doors open at 1.30 p.m, the music starts at 2.00 p.m and ends at 10.00 p.m

https://www.facebook.com/events/1183996825055937/

https://www.facebook.com/bluesfestivalsuk

https://twitter.com/solidents

Whitby Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival - Ready To Rock!

Before we know it Autumn will be upon us, and by popular demand, so will this festival……

Whether its Fish and chips or ice cream; history or culture; vampires or Goths or simply great music: it’s all on offer in a beautiful part of the country!

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Whitby Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival will be returning for the fifth year to Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 14th October 2017! 

With six very different striking bands, legendary names and emerging artists………this is a festival that will appeal to music lovers of all ages and tastes.  The Headline Act will be announced soon, but so far the line-up includes:

  • Dr Feelgood – formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, Dr Feelgood remains a highly popular and exciting live rhythm and blues act!
  • Danny Bryant – often referred to as a “National Blues Treasure”, this is a title that Danny has worked tirelessly and passionately to earn!
  • Red Butler – four young people that have amalgamated into a dynamic band and are able to generate power and sensitivity in their take on blues-rock!
  • The Rainbreakerspassionate to deliver authenticity, the band have sustained an honest and ever growing following through a relentless desire to perform!

.        The Blues Issue – a South coast 5 piece band with an explosive combination of twin guitars, hollerin’ harp and a supercharged rhythm section!

So why go to this festival……as well as a distraction from an often increasingly demanding daily life, making friends, having a great time…….if that’s not enough, it’s also proven to be good for us in other ways

A few examples from research on the health benefits of listening to music include; it can lower stress levels, raise states of consciousness, change and improve moods, develop the brain and is useful in meditation. I think music in itself is healing.  It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ~ Billy Joel 

The fact is, there isn’t a single human culture on earth that has lived without music in its many forms; for rituals and healing ceremonies, to ease stress, soothe pain and help with sleeping patterns.  Those that have said music heals the soul, appear to be right…….so why not get in touch with your inner self and treat yourself to a day or two in Whitby this Autumn!

No need to worry about searching for food and drinks on the day either, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone’s taste!

Don’t miss out on going to Whitby Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival on Saturday 14th October!

The festival will take place at Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3EN

Early Bird tickets are only £23.00 and can be purchased by calling 01472 349 222 or online at http://www.whitbybluesfestival.co.uk/tickets.html

To find out more about line up and the festival in general, please visit http://www.whitbybluesfestival.co.uk/index.html

Don’t be late, the music starts at 2.00 p.m and ends at 10.00 p.m

https://www.facebook.com/events/1863803113891385/

https://www.facebook.com/bluesfestivalsuk

https://twitter.com/solidents

 

Lanterns@The Trubadour

 

Lanterns is a pseudonym of Jana Vargova, a London-based singer-songwriter and pianist. Melodic choruses with her haunting soulful vocals will take you into her world of self-reflection, contemplating loss and gain, roaming and
searching for home and fascination with the unknown.

Don’t miss her acoustic set on 15th of July @ The Troubadour!

 

http://lanterns.band

https://www.facebook.com/lanternz/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnSax3dm6OI

 

Door at 8pm

Ticket £8 online/ £10 door