FolkEast announces its first live acts for Glemham Hall festival taking place between August 21 and 23

Acts confirmed for FolkEast 2015: Leveret

Acts confirmed for FolkEast 2015: Leveret - Credit: Archant

A festival celebrating folk music and locally-sourced Suffolk produce has announced its first acts to perform at this summer’s main event.

Acts confirmed for FolkEast 2015: The Unthanks

Acts confirmed for FolkEast 2015: The Unthanks - Credit: Archant

FolkEast will be returning to grounds of Glemham Hall in August for the third year running, offering a weekend of nationally-renowned musicians performing alongside up and coming local bands.

Bands confirmed for the 2015 line-up include The Unthanks, with their eclectic approach to traditional English folk, Canadian folk band Ten Strings and a Goat Skin and The Peatbog Faeries from the Western Isles. Other acts to perform over the three days from August 21-23 include Chris Wood and Andy Cutting, Martin Carthy, Josienne Clark and Ben Walker, The Wilson Family, Leveret and John Spiers.

FolkEast patrons, The Young’uns will be there to oversee the weekend’s proceedings and Jim Moray and Sam Carter’s folk-rock band False Lights will be returning after last years’s headline debut.

The event has grown in popularity over the years and organisers say 2015’s festival looks set to be its most well-attended yet.

Acts confirmed for FolkEast 2015 Joseinne Clarke and Ben Walker

Acts confirmed for FolkEast 2015 Joseinne Clarke and Ben Walker - Credit: Archant


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John Marshall-Potter, the event’s organiser, said: “We’ve only released some of the acts so far and I think we will again be able to offer a really interesting and eclectic mix of music.

“We are going to continue championing the local scene while featuring some nationally-acclaimed acts to bring the crowds – there should be something for everyone.”

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Alongside the musical performances, FolkEast has a strong ethos in supporting Suffolk’s food and drink producers, as well as local artists and craftsmen.

The event aims to source about 95% of its infrastructure locally and has been awarded a Silver Carbon Charter accreditation in recognition of its sustainability.

Weekend tickets, costing £110 for adults and £96 for concessions, are available by post and online from the website www.folkeast.co.uk

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