More Main Stage Acts 24

Here are more of the great Acts that will be appearing on the Main Stage in Hope Square.

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Steve Wilson

and the Innocent Bystanders

Steve Wilson and The Innocent Bystanders are a five-piece band hailing from Weymouth in Dorset. Lead by singer-songwriter Steve Wilson, the band also features Simon Felton on bass/vocals, George Hall on guitar/vocals, Dave Hackett on drums/vocals and Lucy Hackett on Keyboards/Ukulele/Flute/vocals.

Please note timings will be announced in the Programme nearer to the Festival.

The Melstock Band

The Melstock Band take their name from the works of Thomas Hardy, who gave this fictional title to the singers and musicians of the parish of Stinsford, where his father and grandfather were prominent in leading the dancing, carolling, merrymaking and church singing, and where the young Thomas Hardy played his fiddle for weddings and parties.

Urban Folk Quartet

UFQ have ignited audiences across the world with their cross-genre, contemporary take on folk music for over a decade. Rooted in Celtic tune forms and traditional song, UFQ also take influence from Afrobeat, Indian classical, funk, rock and a whole lot more. Featuring Joe Broughton on fiddle, guitar, and mandolin; Paloma Trigás on fiddle and vocals; Tom Chapman on cajón, percussion, and vocals; and Dan Walsh on banjo, guitar, and vocals, their show is a multi-instrumental spectacle of high-energy virtuosity. 

Weymouth Concert Brass

The band has been playing for events in Weymouth, Portland and the area since 1985. We compete in band contests and also play concerts and for fairs, festivals, remembrances, weddings, funerals and departing cruise ships. All with music appropriate for the occasion.

The Shackleton Trio

The Shackleton Trio (formerly The Georgia Shackleton Trio) play an exciting blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material. Accompanying herself on the fiddle, Georgia writes and performs ‘wordy songs about other people’, instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from her native East Anglia.

Sam Kelly

Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. As a young child Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing folk songs, and play folk tunes on his melodeon. Having caught the bug, Sam has dedicated his life to rediscovering and renewing the sounds of his gaelic heritage, and creating exciting new music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music.