From: Geraldine Hill [geri_at_flyingmonkey_dot_net]
Sent: 24 April 2007 17:26
Cc: Lucy Harris
Subject: update: 130 acts and five stages for Wye Fayre 2007

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Geraldine Hill
0207 987 0199 / 07932 783768
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Wye Fayre 2007 is at Withersdane Hall, Wye, nr Ashford, Kent TN25 5DA 6-8 July 2007
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- the new festival with an ‘old school’ feel, featuring folk, rock, blues, roots & Americana, indie, electronica, and psychedelia
Nizlopi + Kate Walsh + Ralfe Band + Luke Toms + John Smith + Things In Herds + Viarosa + Ruarri Joseph + Middleman + Smoke Fairies + Vijay Kishore + Eugene McGuinness + The Coal Porters + many many more
Please be seated on the grass at the right hand-side of the flying monkey stage... Come celebrate good times and kneel down before the Far & Away Tent Drink from the plastic pint cup and worship the sun, the moon, the stars... Dance to the sound of the electroacoustic club at The Bimble Inn until you drop into the forest clearing for a little spooky folk and banjo-busting bluegrass... Feast on the fat of the land, make a camping plot your kingdom and enjoy alcohol responsibly...
Fifth stage, more acts and more other fun stuff confirmed

Wye Fayre is a new festival organised by music lovers for music lovers. It will be magical and uncommercial ‘just like festivals used to be’ and boasts a line-up of Mercury nominees, up-and-coming unsigned bands, and established international acts, all curated by Will Rees of The Slaughtered Lamb’s Electroacoustic Club in London.
The music is a diverse and growing programme of folk, rock, blues, roots and Americana, indie, electronica, raw grooves and psychedelia now over 100 acts spread over five stages...
The programme of other stuff is diverse and growing too - now with a fine al fresco record shop, real ale, real lager, wine and cocktail bars, good food, a marketplace, an alternative healing and therapies tent, acres of space for free camping and parking, and even paid accommodation if you're not a happy camper!
500 Early Bird weekend tickets are on sale now at £40 + booking fee. Once they're gone it's £45 for the weekend (+ booking fee) or £25 pd, with discounts for groups and 13-17 year olds (under-12s free with a parent). Camping and parking are free, but campervan space is limited and must be booked separately in advance. Full ticket detail is at
Wye Fayre 2007 opens its garden gates from Friday 6 July until the afternoon of Sunday 8 July. Set in the stunning grounds of Withersdane Hall in the village of Wye, it’s slap bang in the heart of the Kent countryside but only ten minutes from Ashford International rail station and an hour from London and Lille. Note for bike lovers: the first stage of the Tour de France spins past about four miles away on Sunday!
Line-ups confirmed at 18 April (more pending) see website for band info:

Kate Walsh
Ralfe Band
Luke Toms
Things In Herds
John Smith
Ruarri Joseph
Smoke Fairies
Vijay Kishore
Eugene McGuinness
The Coal Porters
James Apollo (USA)
The Phantom Band
The Steals
Smoke Feathers
More Story Fours
Two Loons For Tea (USA)
Catherine Anne Davies
Blue Rose Code
The Cedars
Kat Flint
Nick Saunders
It Hugs Back
The Leisure Society
Jane Bartholomew
The Burning Leaves
James Yuill
Matt Kebbell
Bring Me Back
Jess Bryant
Dani Wilde
Stephen Junior
Ornand Altenburg (Norway)
Crane Brothers
Stanton Delaplane
Stephen Jowett
Gareth Gregory
Luke Rosier
Bela Emerson
Dana Immanuel
The Blisters
Niall Kelly
Lo Freq
Stuart JD Smith
Samantha Whates
Chris Aliano
Gareth Gregory
Ali Thoburn
Henry Dingle
Oli Wennik
Anthony Elvin

* music from 6pm on Friday 6 July until the morning of Sunday 8 July * site open Friday morning to Sunday afternoon
* tickets £45 weekend / £25 day (+ booking fee) see for agencies and outlets * discounts for group and 13-17 year olds; under-12s free with a parent * free camping and parking (rooms available too)
* 10 minutes to Ashford International rail station and five to Wye village * one hour from London and Lille
(or two hours Brighton, three Bristol, five Leeds, and 30 minutes Dover and Calais) * hear the music and get more info at

18 April 2007

Geraldine Hill
0207 987 0199 / 07932 783768