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Full details at: https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/barking-folk-festival This event runs for two days in Barking, takes place on the Abbey Green and in the picturesque ruins. Current lineup includes: * Dreadzone * Will Varley * Gaz Brookfield * Quiet Loner * Afro Celt Sound System (!!!) * The Demon Barbers XL * Flamenco with Alma Gitana * TalkingDRUM Show up for part or all of the event, we'll make some coordinating details closer to the day. This was entirely free last year but things are a bit more complicated now. Events on the green are free but those in the ruin are being charged for this year, if you're not a Barking / Dagenham resident. See the link above for tickets.
Fancy a FREE day of Americana? It might be a little out of town, but the good people at 22o5 Promotions are putting on a free day of Americana music at the Hawth in Crawley. https://www.facebook.com/events/396160160919568/ https://www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/The-Hawth/Show/88992d0a-bd67-e911-a98f-d3e345c1e795/americana It runs from noon to 6pm and artists include: Dean Owens Porchlight Smoker The Hardy Band Sam Coe & the Long Shadows Kezia Gill The Jemima Price Band Society There is food and drink available all day, plus loads of free parking
The Borderline is closing! So lets pay it a visit while we can. Chuck Mead, (of BR-549 fame), plus a long and varied solo career, pays a rare visit to the UK in July. http://www.chuckmead.com/ Tickets now available ... https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/chuck-mead-the-borderline-tickets/9482375?pl=borderline
Continuing its decades-long legacy as one of the UK’s most iconic local festivals, Ealing Blues Festival 2019 takes place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July. Founded in 1987, the festival has become one of the biggest blues festivals in the UK, with acts performing across three stages in Ealing’s beautiful Walpole Park to an attendance of some 6,000 people. Acts so far announced are: Saturday: MACK ft. Tommy Hare, Tommy Allen’s Trafficker, Winnie & The Rockettes, Big Mama’s Door, Nicole Skeltys & The Disenchanted, Near Death Experience, Neil Stout’s Old + many more including headline acts TBA Sunday: Nick Lowe, Who’s Next, The Cosimo Matassa Project, Paul Cook Blues Band ft. Emma Wilson, Andy Twyman, The Eel Pie All Stars, The Great West Groove, Tim Stafell & Paul Stewart Band + many more including headline acts TBA Advance tickets £5 per day, £10 weekend + booking fee. £7 before 3 on the day, £10 after. Children under 12 free. Check for more details at: http://www.ealingbluesfestival.com/