Following the earlier announcement of his brand new Under The Apple Tree Roots Festivals, Whispering Bob Harris is delighted to confirm Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Patty Griffin will headline the evening concert on the main stage. Her appearance at the festival will be her last in the UK in 2016
Bob’s first ‘festival in a day’ will be held at the prestigious Cadogan Hall in London on Saturday 10th September and will bring together all of the things his career has been built on – authentic, wonderful music in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Also confirmed for the main stage are twin sister UK country duo Ward Thomas, who are having a breakthrough year prior to the release of their second album. They will join other previously announced artists -Squeeze co-founder Chris Difford with guest Boo Hewardine, Welsh songstress Judith Owen and her band, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Martin Longstaff and The Lake Poets from Sunderland, Ivor Novello award-winning artist Scott Matthews, and Nashville singer/songwriter Andrew Combs, who made a terrific impression at this year’s C2C festival. Up and coming acts also include BBC Introducing favourite Dan Bettridge and Lewis and Leigh, who combine their musical experiences from the Mississippi and Wales.
Alongside the main auditorium stage, there will also be the chance to catch acoustic performances on a second, more intimate stage located in the main promenade, with performances from Catherine McGrath, Small Town Jones, Blair Dunlop, Balsamo Deighton and Dexeter.
“We are really excited by the addition of Patty and Ward Thomas to the list of fabulous musicians appearing at my first festival” says Bob Harris “the full line line-up is a wonderful balance between exciting new talent and established stars, Patty and Ward Thomas will provide the perfect end to a perfect day in a perfect venue. I think it’s a great way to start this new series of one day festivals”
The Cadogan Hall festival is the first in a series of plans to host other intimate Under The Apple Tree events both in London and around the country. “Our intention was always to allow UTAT to grow organically as a brand” explains creative director Miles Myerscough-Harris ‘We are committed to creating events that work for artists and the audience. Our Festival In A Day is one step in that direction”