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Davies & Way 

 Newton Farm Foods          Ring O'Bells PH

NEW FOR 2016 - SESSIONS TENT

Enjoy a friendly and relaxed celebration of live music and family-fun around two free outdoor stages in the beautiful village of Priston, 6 miles from Bath. Ticketed events are also staged in the village hall and church over the weekend.

Our lineup includes the following great performers - the great majority are free-to-view!

Jim Moray*, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, Doreen Doreen, Reg Meuross (our Patron Artist) with guests Lily Meuross & Emma Shoosmith, The Drystones, Kevin Brown & Band, Fantasy Orchestra, Foreign Affairs, Emma Hooper & the Stringbeans Quartet*, The Bookshop Band*, Will Lawton & Weasel Howlett, The Verandah Band, Isobel Holly, Rob Lear, Frobisher, De Fuego, Helen James & Paul Barclay, Fat Stanley, Cathy Judge & Johnny Francis, Barry Lane & the Fridge Mechanics, Georgia Lewis Band, Carrivick Sisters, Jekyll & Hyde, Ant Noel, Roaring Trowmen, Hannah McPhillimy, Nathan Ball with guests Jez Hellard & Nye Parsons, Saskia & the June Apples, Jimmy Brewer, Thirsty Jenny, Ursa, Tim Hugh*

* require tickets


Jim Moray was nominated this year as False Lights for R2 Folk Awards - Best Album, while Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin were again nominated for R2 Folk Awards - Best Duo - evidence of the high quality of our line-up.  Tim Hugh is a locally-based cellist of world-renown.  You can buy tickets for the performances by Jim Moray and Tim Hugh here.

Other activities include morris dancing, market stalls,  an arts project and special venue for kids, plus singing and music workshops and a sessions tent.

We were very pleased to have been included last year in the North Somerset Times list of  "10 Somerset music festivals that aren’t Glastonbury".  We were equally pleased that 98.7% of the audience surveyed at the 2015 Festival rated their overall experience as Very Good or Good.  We are working hard to do even better this year!

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