Music

Lakefest @ Eastnor Castle

Music

Lakefest @ Eastnor Castle

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

Between August 10 and Auguest 14 Eastnor Deer Park will welcome the talents of Seth Lakeman, The Alabama 3, Feeder, Wilko Johnson and Kila.

English folk singer-songwriter Seth Lakeman was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005 for his album 'Kitty Jay' and he also plays with his brothers Sam and Sean Lakeman. 

Following the Mercury nomination he has released the gold selling 'Freedom Fields' and 'Word of Mouth', a deft collection of mini-musical biographies of colourful West Country characters.

 

Alabama 3 are from London and are best known for supplying the theme tune ('Woke Up This Morning') to The Sopranos. They describe themselves as "a pop band, a punk rock, blues and country techno situationist crypto-Marxist-Leninist electro band."

They were signed to Geffen Records for £1m and recorded 'Exile on Coldharbour Lane'. 

Feeder are a Welsh rock band formed in Newport, Wales. Their early material showcased a heavy rock sound reminiscent of grunge, but the band would later introduce acoustic aspects into their music. They have released nine studio albums, three compilations, two EPs, and 34 singles. Between 1997 and 2012 they scored 25 top 75 singles between 1997 and 2012.

Wilko Johnson's guitar work was the driving force behind Dr. Feelgood. He has also became a member of Ian Dury's backing band The Blockheads and has been credited as influencing the punk sound. On stage Johnson coupled jerky movements on stage with a choppy guitar style. In 2014 he released Going Back Home with Who lead singer Roger Daltrey.

2016 saw the family friendly music festival bring We Are Scientists, Cast, The Coral and Primal Scream to a Herefordshire audience.  

For the first four years Lakefest was held in Gloucestershire before moving across the county border. 

For early bird ticket prices click here

Date
10th - 14th August, 2017

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