So, Sidmouth’s deceptively-titled (in that it lasts eight days) Folk Week has just published an initial list of artist names, and will thus host the likes of Show Of Hands, Lau, Capercaillie and Nic Jones Trio between 2-9 Aug 2013.
Earlier in the year than that, death-blues twosome Wet Nuns have invented a new alternative to any average festival. The band’s all-new Detestival, as will overtake Sheffield’s Queens Social Club at the end of March, is set to feature such special guests as Hookworms, Bo Ningen, Wolf People and – self-evidently – Wet Nuns themselves.
Daft Punk are also rumoured to be playing next year’s Coachella, but since that isn’t a certainty yet, it won’t appear in the following official festival line-up update:
DETESTIVAL, Queens Social Club, Sheffield, 30-31 Mar 2013: Wet Nuns, Wolf People, Bo Ningen, Hookworms, KULT COUNTRY, John J Presley, Blood Sport. wetnuns.com/blog
SIDMOUTH FOLK WEEK, various venues, Sidmouth, Devon, 2-9 Aug 2013: Capercaillie, Show Of Hands & Miranda Sykes, Blowzabella, The Spooky Men’s Chorale, Lau, Nic Jones Trio, Flook, Peatbog Faeries, Maddy Prior & Hannah James & Giles Lewin, Le Vent Du Nord, Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Saltfishforty, Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young, Tim Eriksen, Roy Bailey, Coope & Boyes & Simpson, John Kirkpatrick, Melrose Quartet, Bella Hardy & The Midnight Watch, Dave Burland, Colum Sands, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, Emily Portman Trio, Lady Maisery, Steve Turner, Jeff Warner, Sandra Kerr, The Askew Sisters, Jim & Lynette Eldon, Richard & Jess Arrowsmith, Pete Shepheard & Arthur Watson, Will Duke, Roger Digby & Liz Giddings, Bob Lewis, Short Sharp Shanties, Under Her Skin, Toothless Mary, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Bedlam, Flowers And Frolics, Mr Gubbin’s Bicycle, Steamchicken, Gloworms, English String Band, Cis Hinkle, Joe Hodgson, Frances Richardson, Les Barclay, David & Kathryn Wright, Ivan Aitken, Madeleine Smith, Jerry O’Reilly, Pendragon, Moonlighting, Momentum, The Jovial Crew Band, Mollie Koenigsberger, Berkshire Bedlam, Boggarts Breakfast, Flag & Bone, Gog Magog Molly, Outside Capering Crew, Sallyport Sword And Rapper, Silver Flame Rapper, Stoney Steppers, Stroud Ladies, Whip The Cat, Witchmen. www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk