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Subject: SEFAN 2010-04-14_01 Crawley Folk Festival 2010: Headliners

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Date: 13 April 2010 16:11:12 BDT
Subject: Crawley Folk Festival 2010: Headliners

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What a line up Crawley Folk Festival has for music fans this year! The finest artists on the folk scene will be performing at The Hawth over three nights at "one of the must-see events in the folk calendar" (BBC).

Enjoy a unique take on folk music from Adrian Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds. The band play songs by The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers, Talking Heads, Squeeze and more with Celtic folk feel.

Ade sings and plays ‘thrash mandolin' alongside Troy Donockley (Uillean pipes, cittern, whistles, vocals) and Andy Dinan (Fiddle).

You may have been lucky enough to catch the band's performance at last year's festival. If you did you'll understand why we have had to bring them back for 2010. Public demand has been huge and and Crawley Folk Festival aims to please so the trio will be headlining the Theatre on Friday night before they head off to play Glastonbury on Sunday.

Tickets: £16.50 (discounts: £13.50)
Special price for weekend ticket holders: £10 when purchased at the same time.

On Saturday night you will be spoilt for choice as the fest offers up two stages with two great headliners.

The open air amphitheatre provides the perfect setting for this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Martin Simpson and his band to perform. After 35 years as a professional musician Martin is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world having played with Jackson Browne, Danny Thompson, Martin Carthy, Cara Dillon, Martin Taylor, Dick Gaughan and many more.

Headlining the Theatre stage on Saturday night is legendary blues master Steve Phillips with The Rough Diamonds. Steve takes inspiration from the grand early masters of Country Blues; Robert Johnson, Blind Blake and Willie McTell plus urban performers such as Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters and takes audiences on a musical journey stopping off en route to flirt with fifties R ‘n' B and Western Swing.

Tickets for the Martin Simpson Trio or Steve Phillips and The Rough Diamonds: £15 (discounts: £10) each

Another award-winner is in charge of bringing Crawley Folk Festival to a close for another year on Sunday evening. 2010 BBC Folk Music Award ‘Folk Singer of the Year' Jon Boden performs with The Remnant Kings who will be weave concertina, banjo and fiddle with electric guitar, thumping bass and clanging percussion. A performance not to be missed.

Sunday Early Bird ticket: £15 (discounts: £10) if booked before Sun 9 May
(after this date the ticket price will increase by £2.50).

You can purchase a ticket for one day or the whole weekend by calling the box office or visiting The Hawth website:

01293 553636

For further information on the festival line up, blogs and more visit

P.S. Folk fans don't have to wait until June to enjoy great music. Wheeler Street will be performing in The Hawth Studio on Friday 7 May at 8.15pm. The seven-piece band have a passion for folk music and an explosive energy that leaves audiences clamouring for more.
Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11) are available now!

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