With more names yet to be added to the bill, the Hertfordshire music festival’s line-up is already hitting all the high notes!
Announced today and joining Levellers, Seckou Keita’s Homeland Band and The Young’uns on the Main Stage line-up are The Staves, a superb indie-folk band featuring the skilful musicianship and exquisite harmonies of Jessica Staveley-Taylor (vocals/guitar) and Camilla Staveley-Taylor (vocals/ukulele).
On booking The Staves, Festival Director Adam Slough told us “We last welcomed The Staves to Folk by the Oak in 2019 and their performance was nothing short of exceptional. The combination of their outstanding musical talents and sisterly banter make them one of the best bands you will catch live this summer and we can’t wait to welcome them back to our Main Stage!”
In a line-up that offers everything from internationally renowned artists and exciting up-and-coming talent, iconic band Levellers will headline the Main Stage, with a high energy set packed with their most loved tracks. Announced to headline the festival’s second stage, the Acorn Stage, is Essex legend and festival favourite Beans on Toast.
Folk by the Oak regulars will recognise Kora master Seckou Keita who has wowed in previous years as both a solo performer and in collaboration with Catrin Finch and the Spell Songs band. He returns to the festival Main Stage with his new collaboration, the Homeland Band, featuring an array of exceptionally talented artists and promising an uplifting, upbeat set.
Also returning to Folk by the Oak’s Main stage are The Young’uns, with their spine-tingling harmonies, heart-on-the-sleeve storytelling and raucous humour, while making their first appearance here is the The Furrow Collective, a collaboration between 4 seriously talented individuals drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry: Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts.
Also announced for the Acorn Stage are the Malin Lewis Trio and the Grace Smith Trio, both offering an innovative and boundary pushing approach to folk music, and with 4 more artists to be announced for the Acorn Stage and one more Main Stage announcement tantalisingly close, the organisers are urging customers to make the most of their Early Bird Tickets and book before the end of January at www.folkbytheoak.com