Organisers have announced a cracking line up for the 10th Middle of Nowhere Music Festival, which will take place near Penkridge on 18th, 19th and 20th July 2014.
Billed as ‘Staffordshire’s blues, rock and folk event for everyone’ the festival has hosted some great acts over the past decade and, since moving to its new home at Lower Drayton Farm in 2012, has continued to grow. This year, headline acts include the UK’s best rhythm & blues band ‘Dr Feelgood’ who, since enjoying chart success with hits such as ‘Milk and Alcohol’, ‘Down at the Doctors’, ‘Back in the Night’ and ‘Roxette’ in the 1970s, have continued to write new material; performing regularly on the international circuit. They will head up the main stage on Saturday night.
Local lad and banjo virtuoso Dan Walsh will take centre stage in the acoustic tent on Friday night, while on the main stage “southern fried blues rock n’ rollers” the Herbacious Borders will get the party started before Birmingham’s Broombusters bring their signature blend of Rhythm n Blues, Ska and Reggae.
Upcoming duo the Mona Lisa Twins – 19 year old sisters who are winning critical acclaim for their 60s Beat-inspired original writing and sweet vocal harmonies – are another great addition to the line-up; their star set to rise with numerous radio appearances on the horizon and having racked up an impressive 2 million youtube views!
Other acts include Birmingham’s Aceldama, bringing a heavier rock vibe to proceedings, Lo-fi, Rock n Soul & Rockabilly band Holly Vee & the Hubkaps, Blue Tuesday and Stafford natives Pelo and High House. Acoustic acts playing throughout the weekend include The Taskers, Gin Sunday, Owen Charlton, Chris B, Ry Cleary and Anthony Small.
In addition to great live music, this family-friendly festival offers a host of other activities. Circus workshops, a ‘Green Craft Field’ with holistic therapies and children’s craft activity area, fairground rides and the farm’s family fun farm attraction with its adventure playground, Maize Maze, friendly animals and pony rides – are sure to keep revellers busy.
Day and weekend camping tickets are on sale now, priced at £50.00 and £25.00 respectively – or £45.00/£22.50 if bought in advance online a www.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk (accompanied under 16s half price). Tickets also available by calling 07817 691352.