One of folk music’s most well respected and exciting acts,“Show of Hands” will be headlining at Wath Festival 2016.
The festival organisers are delighted to have secured these award winning performers, as the band are in great demand, performing to sell out audiences in the UK and abroad. Taking a short break from their nationwide tour, they will appear at the festival venue, Montgomery Hall, on Sunday May 1.
Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. Knightley, who writes most of their inspired material and Beer, a dazzling multi instrumentalist, have built up a huge following which has seen them sell out the Royal Albert Hall three times, headline major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD and playing all over the world, from Europe to America, Australia and India.
Voted Best Live Act by the public at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the jury is still out on just what kind of music they play. A genre defying mix of rock, roots, blues, country and trad, and often influenced by the music of other countries, it is played out on an array of instruments from slide guitar to fiddle, mandolin to South American cuatro.
The four day music festival running, from Friday April 29 until Monday May 2, features many other brilliant and diverse performers, including Jez Lowe, Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra, Billy Mitchell, Edward II, Tom McConville Band, Jessica Simpson and The Willows.
Details of the full line-up can be found at Click here