Middlewich FAB Festival
'a fabulous weekend of folk & roots music'
2014 festival dates 13-14-15 June!
First artists confirmed for 2014!
The first artists to be confirmed Hat Fitz & Cara bring fabulous foot-stomping delta blues from Down Under`!
Emma began her musical journey when she was bought her first guitar at the age of 3, after being enchanted by her Mum's playing.
When she was discovered by music manager, Bob James - Emma's songwriting career took off. She found herself working with established artists and songwriters all over the world, frequently making trips to LA, Nashville and Europe.
With a passion for performing and longing to release her own music, Emma decided to concentrate on her career as a singer-songwriter. Her music is catchy and filmic, and has been used on TV, clients including BBC and ITV
`Emma's ability to produce her signature sound on whichever instrument she chooses, impresses me no end. That coupled with the soft tone of her voice suggests a successful career and one with longevity, is part of Emma`s destiny` Ross Gautreau, A&R Polydor records
Emma will be performing at Middlewich FAB Festival on 15th June
Over the FAB weekend Melody Smith Animation was making a community based animation, Middlewich FABrication, based on the Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival. The idea was that people had the chance to animate themselves and become part of the animation.
How many of our FAB Fringe venues and familiar faces can you spot?
Read more about the project at www.melodysmithanimation.co.uk
Brilliant session at MFAB 2013!
Thanks to Robbie Sherratt for putting a video of this FAB session on Youtube!
This wasn't even an official session. How good is that?
A message from our Festival Patron Mark Radcliffe
So once again thrill-seekers we find ourselves following the lay-lines back to mythical, mystical Middlewich.
Hopefully by June the ambient temperatures will have clawed their way into double figures and the snow drifts been reduced to manageable levels, so we can concentrate on the serious business of revelry and good vibes. Once again we raise our trusty tankards to Dave and all at the Middlewich Politbureau Culture and Counter-Espionage Unit who have somehow managed to avoid the national moratorium on fun and get another festival up and running.
Some thoroughly marvellous established acts on the folk scene are here this year ensuring an atmosphere of unbridled hedonism around the town, but there are also newcomers aplenty re-enforcing the commitment of all at the festival to give a platform to up and coming original talent. And those acts, though booked on artistic merit, do tend to be a bit cheaper - which is nice. We're all on a budget these days eh? Well, except for premiership footballers and the odd oligarch who are, mercifully, thin on the ground in the Middlewich area.
As for myself, well I'll be back in action at The White Bear in their admirably appointed boutique venue upstairs with my new band The Foes. Join us for an evening of regret, loss, broken hearts and the odd dead dog. An evening of abject misery assured. Be warned though, numbers are limited so book early to ensure disappointment.
Seriously, it's great to be back and I look forward to sharing a foaming pint on some lock gate with you over the weekend'.
Yes it`s FREE but that's not the only reason it`s FAB!
Up to 15 venues host music and dance from lunchtime on Friday through to Sunday night. On the canalside and in the town centre, artists from around the UK (and beyond) perform to 1000s of visitors each day.
Together with 100s of canal boats and town centre setting, Middlewich FAB (folk and boat) Festival continues to provide a fabulous showcase of live entertainment each June - join us?
Like many events we rely on volunteer help so if you would like to get involved next June contact me. Likewise if you have ideas or recommendations please let me know- firstname.lastname@example.org
(Middlewich Town Council Events Manager)