Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Local and live at Treefest

Posted: August 7, 2013 at 13:47 pm Author: Jon Ponting

If you're looking for local acts, this is the festival for you! Westonbirt Arboretum works with The 4014 Project to bring music to Treefest because of their unrivalled knowledge of the Wiltshire and Gloucestershire music scene.

Treefest music 2012

Out of the 29 acts featuring at Treefest in 2013, 11 are from Gloucestershire, 10 from Swindon and Wiltshire, and 4 from Bristol and Somerset.

Our evening headliners this year are the award winning Roving Crows and up-and-coming Swindon-based trad/folk/rock four piece Missin' Rosie.

Our lunchtime headliners this year are the most dapper fellows of foot-stomping folk, Frankie the Gambler, and the well-respected Devon songstress, Nicky Swann.

We’ve got some amazing acts playing this year, including:

· The Roving Crows - winners of Best Celtic Rock Band and Best Fiddle Player at the Irish Music Awards 2011

· Pete Taylor - Dursley based songwriter who is a master of the loopstation, meaning he can beatbox, play lead and backing guitar, plus several harmonies, and loop them live to make a fluid song

· Ben Maggs - songwriter from Cirencester... “Let’s get this right. If I heard that being played in the top 10 it wouldn’t be a surprise. Absolutely fantastic.” Paul Moss (BBC Introducing) Re: ‘Home, My Love’ played on BBC Introducing – June 2012

· Ethemia (Berny Poulton and Michaela Mott) acoustic duo from Gloucestershire who've been busy playing across the country in the last year, making friends and gaining fans wherever they go. Winners of the Best Hugs award by Swindon 105.5's The Late Show!

· Lonely Tourist - A Bristol based Glaswegian who's original tunes have been heard on BBC 6Music on more than one occasion! Very happy that he's making a return to our festival.

As well as the music we've got singing, songwriting and drumming workshops planned for the weekend.