SAT 28th JULY
11.00 Close Harmony
Carol and Martyn are no strangers to performing together. They are part of a successful live cover band playing corporate events and weddings but also branch out and do their own thing as Close Harmony. The result is a unique blend of vocals and tight harmonies bringing a classy start to Lammas 2012
11.50 Annika Brown
Annika Brown is a Brighton-based singer songwriter, who successfully fuses her eclectic influences, ranging from Carole King and Nick Cave to Regina Spektor, into a distinctive sound of her own. www.annikabrown.co.uk
Clive Whitburn (previously with 5th Quarter) and Mike Foyle are an acoustic duo who interweave original songs with an eclectic range of covers. Though traditional in their use of stringed instruments, the arrangement of the music is varied by a blend of vocals and the use of electronic effects.
2.00 Ragati String Band
Ragati String Band loves to get the crowd’s toes tapping to ‘FootStomping’ songs & tunes! – Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Fiddle & a good dose of T-Chest Bass & Stump Fiddle is just the mix we love ..
3.00 Matt Cooper
Stunning contemporary acoustic guitarist Matt Cooper has become a firm favourite with the Lammas Festival crowds – if you’ve not seem him before prepare to be amazed!
23 years since they formed as a project to produce electric folk music with a Sussex feel, Touchstone continue to produce Folk Rock at its absolute best with a mix of original songs and a classics.
SUN 29th JULY
12.00 Blueshift Jazz
Local masters of Cool Jazz and Be-Bop, Blueshift return for the Sunday lunchtime slot they have made their own
1.00 Sam Batt
Sam Batt’s unique sound lives in the spaces between Chrissie Hynde, Edie Brickell, Ani DeFranco and more traditional acoustic flavours of artists like Cat Stevens and Joni Mitchell.
2.00 Dub ‘n Tuff Allstars
The Dub’n’Tuff All Stars are a uplifting upbeat reggae soul funk 6/7 piece dancing band with influences are from Motown to punk , reggae, soul , funk and beyond…!
3.00 Last of the Wild
Traditional songs, with their focus on love war and tragedy and comedy reflect issues that are just as important to us today as they were to our ancestors who wrote them. Last of the Wild interpret these songs with electric instruments, 21st century rock influences and a lot of energy!
4.00 Open Air Celidh with “The Howlers”
Now a regular feature of the Lammas Festival, the open-air ceilidh is a chance for the festival crowd to get involved in the action. Led by popular local band, The Howlers, there is no better way to end the weekend.