The Maverick Festival has announced the latest additions to the 2018 bill for the eleventh staging of the acclaimed Americana festival. Those names include Memphis band Southern Avenue and Texas-raised singer Bonnie Bishop. Australia will also be represented at the festival by Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, making a welcome return in 2018, with rising Aussie star Imogen Clark along for the ride. Closer to home The Mountain Firework Company and longtime friends of Maverick Hank Wangford and BJ Cole will also perform. Please read on for more about the latest Maverick additions:
This year the Maverick Festival will take place from Friday 6th – Sunday 8th July, showcasing the most authentic and talented musicians from both sides of the Atlantic. Over the past decade Maverick Festival organisers have stuck to what they believe in, presenting exciting and inspiring line-ups year after year.
New additions include the most talked about band in Memphis, Southern Avenue, whose style embodies their home city's soul, blues and gospel traditions while adding a youthful spirit and dynamic energy all of their own.
After working on new album Ain't Who I Was with the hottest producer in the business Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson); Texas-raised Bonnie Bishop heads to the Suffolk countryside to make her UK festival debut. Returning to us from Australia, we welcome back Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, who bring with them rising Aussie star Imogen Clark.
Not forgetting the UK talent, Maverick welcomes Brighton based band The Mountain Firework Company to the festival this year. The acoustic five-piece have been described as" A bitter sweet country cocktail... on the rocks "
Maverick Festival is excited to announce a special feature in this year’s programme celebrating music from Hawaii and its contribution to Americana. The programme includes Maverick favourite Hank Wangford, who will be sharing tales from his days on the trail with the paniolos, Hawaii's very own cowboys, and BJ Cole and his band who will debut tracks from their new album, showcasing the slack key guitar and featuring the Hawaiian singer and dancer, Kehau Kahananui.
Set amongst the picturesque Victorian farm buildings of Easton Farm Park, the site is nestled deep in the Suffolk countryside, yet only two hours from London. The festival presents music performances, film & workshops and features over forty different artists, across five stages indoors and out.
Visit maverickfestival.co.uk for the latest line-up and ticket offers.
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