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Lichfield Arts have announced the line-up for Fuse Festival’s Acoustic Tent. The line up features artists from around Lichfield as well as some from furhter afield.
Out in the Crowd
Fuse Acoustic organiser, Rob Morris said, “This year’s Acoustic tent promises to be the biggest one ever. It has attracted a large amount of interest, with many of Lichfield’s original bands wanting to play. It promises a wide selection of music, from introspective singer songwriters, to full bands playing everything from Indie Rock to Blues, Funk, and Jazz. It is always a good night out, a chance to catch some of the local musicians playing in one place, and it is all free, as all of the Fuse Festival is. People always say how much they enjoy the atmosphere in the tent, so if you have never been down to the Acoustic Tent before, get down this year” The tent will be open from 6.30pm till 10.30pm on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th July. Performing on Friday will be “neo-trotsky communist radicals, The Skinnies, local bands The Low Orders and Little Dipper, The Maffa Kings with their “bluesy, sun-soaked guitar music and funk rythms, followed by three-price girl group Out in the Crowd before the return of mid-nineties band, Turner, who have reformed for the event. Songwriter and British Academy of Music student, Dean James will follow before Jo Rafferty leads into closing act, meberob.
Nuclear Minogue
Saturday will start off with The Treehorns who were recently chosen by Steve Lamacq for his pick of the week on BBC Radio 2. They’ll be followed by Red Light Octopus and Lichfield three piece, The Country Bumpkin Band. Then, the winners of Leicester’s Best Acoustic Act in January 2008, Barricades Rise will delight with the calm before the storm of rock guitarist Jonathon Hood. Summer Sundays, The Stunts and local favourite Nuclear Minogue will round off this year’s event. Also available on the night will be the new CD, ‘Don’t fence me in’, a compilation of songs from acts who have taken part in Fuse Acoustic during it’s now four year run. You can pick one up for £5, all of which will go towards funding the festival’s future. For more details, see the Fuse Acoustic web site or tweet them.