The fourth London Folk & Roots Festival gets underway later this month offering 18 Days of the very best in Folk, Roots, World, Blues & Country Music (Saturday 28th October – Saturday 18th November 2017).
DMP and Kilimanjaro have announced a diverse lineup which includes many artists we’ve featured here on Folk Radio UK. That lineup includes Gretchen Peters (US), Hot Club of Cowtown (US) Foy Vance (N.Ireland), Blick Bassy (Cameroun), Show Of Hands (UK), Brooke Sharkey (UK), Blair Dunlop (UK), Jesse Dayton (US), Calan (UK), Kaia Kater (US), Rhiannon Giddens (US).
The festival will take place at various and varied major venues across London, including, Union Chapel, The Shepherds Bush Empire, and Bush Hall amongst others – as well as smaller, though prestigious club venues – such as The Borderline and Slaughtered Lamb + others.
Now in its fourth year, and boasting a line-up that includes, not only some of the best and most established names in their field (Gretchen Peters, Union Chapel, 7 Nov. Show Of Hands, Union Chapel, 9 Nov) – but also the cream of breaking and emerging artists, (Brooke Sharkey, Union Chapel 17 Nov), innovative album projects, (Kathryn Williams, St Pancras Old Church 8 Nov), as well as eclectic world music acts, (Bissy Black, Union Chapel 17 Nov.)
Founder, curator, and promoter, David Messer, of DMP says:
“I’m really pleased that the festival is establishing itself as part of London’s music calendar. It continues to grow in size with an eclectic mix of UK and international artists ranging from country, rockabilly and blues to traditional folk. It’s great to see artists getting the credit they deserve such as Foy Vance, who we have worked with for a number of years, selling out his three Union Chapel shows already, Rhiannon Giddens heading to sell out her Shepherds Bush Empire show and many others doing the same. We also have an excellent line up of new artists on our Introducing nights and supporting other major artists playing the festival. Giving new artists a platform to be heard is a big part of why we do this and I hope to see some of these headlining their own shows in the future.”
Watch our video playlist of some of our personal festival favourites below:
You can also listen to the festival’sSpotifyy playlist here:
Full Festival Listings:
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – Islington Assembly Hall, Sat 28 October, Keston Cobblers Club & CC Smugglers – Union Chapel, Sat 28 October, Ailbhe Reddy + Soham De + Albert Jones – St Pancras Old Church, Thurs 2 November, Samantha Whates & Elliott Morris, Thurs 2 November, Jesse Dayton – The Borderline, Thurs 2 November, Foy Vance – Union Chapel, Thurs 2, Frid 3, Sat 4 November, Sam Outlaw With Band – Dingwalls, Thurs 2 November, Calan – The Slaughtered Lamb, Frid 3 November, Blair Dunlop + Rory Butler – The Lexington, Sat 4 November, Jonny Lang – Shepherds Bush Empire, Sat 4 November, Cabinet of Wonders – Bush Hall, Sat 4 & Sun 5 November, The Secret Sisters – Union Chapel, Mon 6 November, Kitty Macfarlane & Kelly Oliver – The Slaughtered Lamb, Tue 7 November, Gretchen Peters + Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage – Union Chapel, Tue 7 November, Kathryn Williams – St Pancras Old Church, Wed 8 November, Patch & The Giant & Emily Mae Winters – The Slaughtered Lamb, Wed 8 November, Show Of Hands – Union Chapel, Thurs 9 November, The Worry Dolls – The Borderline, Thurs 9 November, Hot Club Of Cowtown – Dingwalls, Frid 10 November, Jo Harman – The Borderline, Sat 11 November, Mark Eitzel & Band Featuring Bernard Butler + Mull Historical Society – St Pancras New Church, Sat 11 November, Sean Taylor – The Slaughtered Lamb, Sun 12 November, Carrivick Sisters & Kirsty Merryn – The Slaughtered Lamb, Tue 14 November, Luke Jackson & Jared & The Mill – The Slaughtered Lamb, Wed 15 November, Kaia Kater – The Slaughtered Lamb, Thurs 16 November, Marc O’Reilly – The Islington, Thurs 16 November, Rhiannon Giddens + Kaia Kater – Shepherds Bush Empire, Frid 17 November, Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express – ULU, Frid 17 November, Brooke Sharkey & Blick Bassy – Union Chapel, Frid 17 November, Skerryvore – The Slaughtered Lamb, Sat 18 November
For tickets and further details visit: Londonfolkandroots.com