Music Tuesday, February 7th , pictures by: Banner pic: Mark Latham/Facebook

Put the Date in Your Diary: Feeder to play Lakefest 2017 at Eastnor Castle

Music Tuesday, February 7th

Put the Date in Your Diary: Feeder to play Lakefest 2017 at Eastnor Castle

Dig out your CD player (player, player, player) FEEDER are headlining Lakefest 2017.

The Newport band of the early-2000s will be rocking the Eastnor Deer Park as the festival returns for round two. Also on the bill are Sopranos theme-tuners The Alabama 3 and Dr Feelgood's Wilko Johnson.

Following Lakefest's successful move to Herefordshire in 2016, the first acts to play the 2017 summer festival have been announced.

Between August 10 and Auguest 14, Eastnor Deer Park near Ledbury will welcome Seth Lakeman and The Alabama 3.

English folk singer-songwriter Seth Lakeman was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005 for his album 'Kitty Jay' and, not unkindly, often labelled the 'poster boy of folk'. Following his Mercury nod he released the gold selling 'Freedom Fields' and 'Word of Mouth', a deft collection of mini-musical biographies of colourful West Country characters.

Alabama 3 hail from London and are best known for supplying the theme tune ('Woke Up This Morning') to The Sopranos. Not a bad gig. They describe themselves as "a pop band, a punk rock, blues and country techno situationist crypto-Marxist-Leninist electro band." Which is also how I describe myself on Tinder.

The group were signed to Geffen Records for £1m (again, not a bad gig) and recorded 'Exile on Coldharbour Lane'. 

2016 saw the family friendly music festival bring We Are Scientists, Cast, The Coral and Primal Scream to Herefordshire, having previoulsy been held around a lake (clue is in the name) in Gloucestershire. 

Early bird weekend tickets, on sale now, range from £35 to £95. Under 12s are £20 and kids under 5 go free.

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