Cask Festival

Sun 27 June 1 - 7pm            Amphitheatre

The Cask Festival

 An afternoon of great music and good beer outdoors in The Hawth Amphitheatre.

 More details to follow

 1-1.45pm: Smokestack Duo

Bringing their unique brand of American roots music to lovers of the blues!
For 25 years this roots and blues outfit has performed at venues and festivals in both Europe and the UK, including sharing the bill with Booker T and the MG's, Nina Simone, Peter Green, and Taj Mahal.

'Superb musicianship!' Blueprint Magazine

 2.15-3pm: The Long Haul

Playing Texas Boogie, real Country and dance-floor Western Swing, the Brighton-based five piece features pedal-steel guitar, thumping upright bass and the classic sound of a Fender Telecaster. A video filmed at Bob Harris’s studio is set to accompany the release of the band’s third album.

‘Top-notch songwriting, superb playing... high-quality modern-day country’ American Roots UK

‘There is a stellar retro dance-hall feel to the Long Haul. Fabulous, immensely catchy songs’ Three Chords & The Truth

 3.30-4.15pm: Touchstone

Firm favourites at nearly every Hawth Folk Festival and many more events since 1992, Touchstone’s unique blend of original Sussex based songs and lively tunes always get an audience involved . For this afternoon’s Festival, Touchstone in their original line up create an entertaining and lively set, playing new songs from their forthcoming CD ‘Dirty Hands Clean Money’ which will be premiered at the Hawth’s Studio on Friday 15 October.

 4.45-5.30pm: The Wellington Wailers

The Wellington Wailers are a beer-loving sea shanty crew that was brought together in the salty air of Shoreham by sea. Many of the crew are keen sailors, but all of them have a lust for real ale, swilling back copious quantities in their local pub “The Duke of Wellington, where they have a regular monthly slot.

The Wailers were formed eleven years ago and since then have entertained at countless concerts, festivals, village halls and, surprisingly pubs. They have also been played on Radio 2 and sang alongside of such notables as “Fisherman's Friends”. The Wailers specialise in close harmony and rough humour, singing a variety of traditional sea shanties and encouraging the audience to join in the choruses.

6-7pm: Sitting Ducks

To round off the day new local covers band entertain you with a selection of lively classic rock and pop covers. Expect a wide variety of music in their set from the 1970s to the 2020s including upbeat songs from Jet, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Pretenders, Ellie King and more.

Tickets: £7.50 or £25 for group of four.


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