Sunday Free Stages
Spend the day seeing the best up-and-coming Americana talent from the North East and beyond, in association with Jumpin’ Hot Club and Americana Music Association.
Jumpin’ Hot Stage
1.30pm – 2.20pm The King Bees
3pm – 3.50pm Fargo Railroad Company
4.30pm – 5.20pm Barbara Nesbitt Band
6pm – 6.50pm Bennett Wilson Poole
plus DJ Stagger Lee Fisher
12.50pm – 1.30pm Blair Dunlop
More acts to be announced
11.30pm – 12.30am : Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum or whatever else– as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them.
The Tea Pad are seven years into a remarkable story that began with four friends studying at Newcastle University and now sees them playing venues and festivals across the UK and mainland Europe. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne but with members hailing from Orkney to Warwickshire, the Tea Pad sound draws on myriad influences – from Bob Wills to Django Reinhardt, George Jones to Tom Waits – yet ultimately sounds like nobody else, that North Eastern Swing style that’s utterly their own and changing all the time.
Sunday 21 July