More acts added to Middle of Nowhere Music Fest line-up

Added to the line up – Goat Roper

Several more acts have been added to the already impressive line-up for this year’s Middle of Nowhere Music Festival, which will take place at Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge on Friday 28, Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 July.

Friday night’s packed schedule remains the same, with local group The Taskers, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers tribute Too Petty; madcap covers band Lost The Plot and headliners Fleetwood Bac who will replicate a full Fleetwood Mac show as they were back in the 70s & 80s.

Fresh acts include The Quiet Men, made up of three super-talented musicians – Barclay James Harvest and Kate Bush pianist Colin Browne; local guitar hero Dan Machin; and Climax Blues Band drummer Roy Adams. They join the Saturday line-up alongside Jump the Shark; The Angels with Dirty Faces; The Blue Horizon; The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Thin Lizzy tribute Black Rose, The Zeppelin 3, big name Gaz Brookfield and 70s glam rockers Glam 45.

Dan Baird

Sunday will also see some fresh talent take the stage in the form of two acts picked at a recent Open Mic Night where the winning bands were given a slot to play the Middle of Nowhere. They include local young talent in the form of Ryan Wakelam, while the other winning band -Gloucester-based Lila J’s – bid to travel for the chance to bag a slot at the festival certainly paid off. A slot is also being given to local youngsters Meghan Jenkins & Jasmine Gardner who impressed the audience with their show of sheer talent but were pipped to the post by the winners.

The Blue Horizon

These newcomers find themselves in excellent company with the rest of Sunday’s line-up featuring headlining country rock act Dan Baird & Homemade Sin, Blues artist Jake Henry, The Runawayz, Smashed and the festival’s very own supergroup The Middle of Nowhere Jam Band.

Jake Henry

In addition to great live music, the family-friendly festival offers access to the farm’s family fun farm attraction with its adventure playground, Maize Maze and friendly animals.

Weekend camping and a limited number of day tickets are now available at

Gaz Brookfield