Probably the best value americana festival in the UK lands again this year just after Easter so you can boogie away those calories – The three-day indoor Ramblin Roots Revue music festival returns to High Wycombe for a second year from 6-8 April, in association with americana label Clubhouse Records. The bill boasts more than 25 roots, Americana, bluegrass and alt-country acts from the US, UK and Europe including The Magic Numbers ahead of their new album, The Rails, and a UK debut performance from Norwegian band, Lucky Lips.
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The Ramblin’ Roots Revue will run across three stages at Bucks Students’ Union’s award-winning venue including the EarBelly acoustic stage, new for 2018, which will feature some of the rising stars from the burgeoning folk and roots scene. Artists from the US such as Jess Klein will be joined by European acts including the Midnight Union Band. Saturday’s live music will close with a tribute to Tom Petty, courtesy of The Clubhouse All Stars comprising acts playing at the festival along with other special guests. There will also be late night entertainment with DJ sets on both Friday and Saturday.
The confirmed line-up is: The Magic Numbers// The Rails// Danny and The Champions of The World//Jess Klein // Case Hardin// Robert Vincent// The Redlands Palomino Company// The Arlenes// Luke Tuchscherer and the Penny Dreadfuls// Lucky Lips// Polly Paulusma// Orphan Colours// Smith and Brewer// Robert Chaney// Felix Holt and the Radicals// Ags Connolly// The Midnight Union Band// Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou// Loud Mountains// The Savannahs// Carousel// Bennet, Wilson, Poole// The Raving Beauties// Alan Tyler// The Hanging Stars.
Tristan Tipping, head of Clubhouse Records, said: ‘ The inaugural festival was a great success, with more than 1,000 people enjoying acts across the broad Americana and country music genres. We’re proud to be back with another quality line-up that reads like a ‘who’s who’ in contemporary Americana. It promises to be a great weekend, whatever the weather, and as well as being indoors you’re guaranteed to always be within a few metres of a stage showcasing fantastic acts, a well-stocked, reasonably-priced bar and good food.’
Weekend tickets, including breakfast on Sunday, are £32.50 with Friday night (£15), Saturday (£20) and Sunday (£8) tickets also available.