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HEADLINING:

NATHAN EVANS

MON 27 MAY

Renowned for his viral hit The Wellerman as well as his anthemic rendition of Heather on the Hill, Nathan will bring the spirit of Scotland to the banks of the Severn with his uplifting blend of shanty, pop, and folk music.

Nathan Evans
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Nathan has a reputation as a truly authentic and well-loved artist and his  performance will be a true festival highlight, entrancing audiences with his infectious energy and famously euphoric melodies. Do not miss it.

ON THE MAIN STAGE:

  • DAN COOPER
    DAN COOPER
    DAN COOPER
    Sat, 25 May
    A master of multi-genre mixing with a crowd-pleasing, approachable and friendly vibe, Dan has got crowds moving at festivals across the South West and in most of the Gloucester's late night venues. We are psyched that Dan will be DJ'ing across all three days of the festival!
  • THE ROVING CROWS
    THE ROVING CROWS
    THE ROVING CROWS
    Sat, 25 May
    Multi award-winning unmissable Irish Folk Rock band Roving Crows are a must-see live act. A mix of fiery fiddle playing and lyrics alongside driving drums and bass. Their passion and energy on stage is infectious, never failing to deliver a great time.
  • THE INCREDIBLE 11
    THE INCREDIBLE 11
    THE INCREDIBLE 11
    Sat, 25 May
    The Incredible 11 are just that. An incredible eleven-piece Hip Hop and R&B orchestra like no other, performing the best of 80s, 90s and 00s UK and US classics with amped-up energy. With a fabulous band, a string quartet, MOBO Award-winning vocalist and world champion DJ, this is a set for the ages.
  • BRASSIENDA
    BRASSIENDA
    BRASSIENDA
    Sat, 25 May
    Brassienda breathe the sound of New Orleans Mardis Gras into the high octane party anthems that soundtrack your greatest memories. Inspired by the Hacienda Club, they fuse blazing horn sections with the seductive thump of percussive funk with spellbinding arrangements and a truly gifted vocalist.
  • THE CASH COWS
    THE CASH COWS
    THE CASH COWS
    Sun, 26 May
    Playing an intriguing and joyous mix of all your favourite songs from across the last century, The Cash Cows are overjoyed to be playing Gloucester Tall Ships as part of their 20th Anniversary Celebrations Tour. Expect dancing, singalongs, laughter, and a continuous game of "What is this song...?".
  • MAD APPLE CIRCUS
    MAD APPLE CIRCUS
    MAD APPLE CIRCUS
    Sun, 26 May
    An original blend of horn-fuelled styles, built on Ska/Hip-Hop/Jazz and Latin grooves – nothing but the good stuff. Owing to their unique sound and energetic performances, this hard-hitting Bristolian nine-piece have fast become festival favourites and popular across Europe.
  • THE CHERRY BOMB
    THE CHERRY BOMB
    THE CHERRY BOMB
    Sun, 26 May
    Young, energetic and easily one of the most exciting live party bands, The Cherry Bomb is a four-piece band and covers a vast range of music from Elvis to Kings of Leon. Folky with a rock edge, they really deliver a punch.
  • FOLK DANCE REMIXED: STEP HOP HOUSE
    FOLK DANCE REMIXED: STEP HOP HOUSE
    FOLK DANCE REMIXED: STEP HOP HOUSE
    Sun, 26 May
    Folk Dance Remixed‘s show Step Hop House is a fresh, quirky, colourful and magical collision of traditional music and Hip Hop: high-energy, a unique remix - this is Folk and Street Dance like you’ve never seen it before! And there’s a chance to dance at their Ceilidh Jam social dance too!
  • THE OLD TIME SAILORS
    THE OLD TIME SAILORS
    THE OLD TIME SAILORS
    Sun, 26 May
    Board the Sailorette and join the crew, 'The Old Time Sailors', for a night of footstomping, dancing and singing! Sail back to the 19th century for an immersive experience of traditional seafaring music performed in a way you have never seen before.
  • NORDET
    NORDET
    NORDET
    Mon, 27 May
    True sailors, Nordet have sailed from Lorient, their home port in France, to stages all over the world. And now to Gloucester. Their brand of traditional shanty is replete with accordion, the bouzouki, guitar, banjo and violin, and their energy will sweep you away.
  • THE GIN BOWLERS
    THE GIN BOWLERS
    THE GIN BOWLERS
    Mon, 27 May
    A rowdy and exciting swing band. Their dynamic stage shows at major festivals like Glastonbury, Shambala and Boomtown have gained them a reputation as purveyors of the finest, funnest swing. Sleazy horns, original arrangements and sultry rich harmonies make up their unique sound.
  • THRILL COLLINS
    THRILL COLLINS
    THRILL COLLINS
    Mon, 27 May
    Prepare to be blown away! Thrill Collins are a UK-based skiffle-pop trio who have a habit of rearranging the most epic pop songs of all time into spectacular medley marathons. Festival furniture for almost a decade, they have been performing since 2010 entertaining audiences around the world.

THE CRANE STAGE

Nestled on the dockside, our Crane Stage will play host to a range of brilliant local artists and performances.

 

From Shanty to Folk, RnB to Choral, this eclectic stage is the place to soak up the festival atmosphere and amazing music while checking out the best view of the Tall Ships!

ACTS ANNOUNCED SOON

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