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Count down to Acoustic Festival of Britain at Uttoxeter Racecourse

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: May 27, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

  • The Counterfeit Stones.

  • Organiser of the Acoustic Festival of Britain Mike Stephens.

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The Acoustic Festival of Britain 2014 is fast approaching and a new band has been added to the line-up.

The Counterfeit Stones, a well-known tribute band, has been added to the Saturday line up of the festival which is staged at Uttoxeter Racecourse.

A full set of Stones classics will be heard amongst the roots line up, and there will be a guitar master class on Sunday afternoon with festival favourite and American axe man Rodney Branigan, after his concert performance. He will be doing a workshop for the guitar enthusiasts from the local guitar classes with the Uttoxeter Music Centre.

The line-up for this year's Acoustic Festival of Britain includes:

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Friday: Steve Harley, Matt Cardle, Tony Wright & Millie, Wille and the Bandits, Ian Prowse & Amsterdam, Nick Harper, Quill, Steel Threads, Adam Palma, Pelico, Chris Woods, Steve Turner, Andrew Bazeley, The Irascibles, Alice Maciborskyi, Nik Lowe, Sisters in Grease, The Attix, Mr H, Damien Ryan, and Ghost of a Dog.

Saturday: Fairport Convention, Seth Lakeman, The Counterfeit Stones, Emma Stevens and band, John Otway and Wild Wilie Barret, Jon Gomm, Moulettes, John Smith, Polly and the Billets Doux, Chris Woods, The Swan Vesta Social Club, The Ukelele Theatre, Eric Faulker, Tir Na Nog, Pig Earth, Sons of Clogger, The Barstewards Sons of Val Doonican, Athur Kitchener, Lauren Thalia, The Big Fibbers, Barlowcree, Acoustica, The Maasai Tribal Dancers.

Sunday: The Animals, Ben Waters Big Blues Band, The Oytcast Band, Babajack, Rebelles, Lucy Ward, Rodney Branigan and Tim Snider, Gwyn Ashton, Wildfire Folk, Murphy's Marbles, Polly Money, Biggle's Wartime Band, Warren James, Piva, Dan Walsh, The Cheese Cutters, Gaudy Orde, Richard Taylor, and The Notorious Dawson Brothers.

This prestigious festival is so far removed from the festy vision of many: its clean, well kept and a 50/50 split in male and female with a mature audience, no dance tents, no boom - boom sound systems.

A campers haven, where the accessibility for caravan and campervans reflect the influx from motor home clubs. Parking next to the tents and caravans within 100 yards of event site, is an added attraction.

A child friendly area plays host to many varied workshops, free face painting, fairy house and open play areas.

The Acoustic Festival of Britain will be at Uttoxeter racecourse from Friday May 30until Sunday June 1.

For further information and to purchase tickets go online to http://www.acousticfestival.co.uk/

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