Rhiannon Giddens to headline at Gate to Southwell this summer

Photo: Ebru Yildiz

It has been confirmed that the Gate To Southwell Festival (GTSF) 2024 will be the only chance to catch Rhiannon Giddens performing in the UK this summer.  The multi-Grammy award-winning folk, foots and americana star will fly in from Roskilde Festival in Denmark to perform at the Kirklington Lakes site in Nottinghamshire on Saturday 6th July.  “It’s a real coup and huge honour for us,” says GTSF director Mike Kirrage.  “She’s a great performer and entertainer and one of the most important roots artists of her generation.”

GTSF runs from 4th to 7th July at Kirklington which is midway between Mansfield and Newark and just north of the picturesque market town of Southwell. This year marks its 17th iteration.

Other internationally-respected artists appearing this year including The Fugitives from Canada, Manran and Blue Rose Code from Scotland, Charm Of Finches from Australia, Daoiri Farrell from Ireland, Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening from Northumberland, Suntou Susso from Gambia, The Haar from Ireland, Lizzie No from New York and many more.

One of GTSF’s strengths has been promoting both highly-respected international performers and up-and-coming local artists over the four days.  The first night of the festival will be headlined by Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening from Northumberland and award-winning Dartmoor-based duo Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, but it will also showcase some of the best acts in the East Midlands including Starscreen, Littlewolf, The Terrible Parents, Julia Waldron, Porterhouse, The Levy Circus and the acclaimed duo Malc Slater & Rhydian Wyn.

Full information and tickets for this great family festival can be found here.

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London based self-diagnosed music junkie with tastes extending to all points of big tent americana and beyond. Fan of acts and songs rather than genres.
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