Stage line-ups and set times announced for Hatfield House music festival

PUBLISHED: 18:41 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:32 12 July 2017

Folk by the Oak at Hatfield House [Picture: AdrianCallaghanPhotography.com]

Folk by the Oak at Hatfield House [Picture: AdrianCallaghanPhotography.com]

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Thousands of music fans will converge on Hatfield House this weekend for the 10th Folk by the Oak - and festival set times have been announced.

Kate Rusby will appear on the main stage at Folk by the Oak 2017 in the grounds of Hatfield HouseKate Rusby will appear on the main stage at Folk by the Oak 2017 in the grounds of Hatfield House

The all-day folk and acoustic festival returns to the Queen Elizabeth Oak Field at the Hertfordshire stately home on Sunday, July 16.

The likes of Kate Rusby, Show of Hands, Levellers and Shake the Chains will all play the main stage, with Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys due to headline the smaller Acorn stage after appearing at the recent second Kimpton Folk Festival in the county.

Organisers have announced the full Folk by the Oak 2017 stage line-ups and set times for Sunday.

Levellers will close this year's Folk by the Oak festival at Hatfield House by playing Levelling the Land liveLevellers will close this year's Folk by the Oak festival at Hatfield House by playing Levelling the Land live

As Hatfield regulars already know, Folk by the Oak always ends with a bang – with a spectacular firework finale.

And Brighton folk/punk band Levellers will bring the festival to a close this year by performing their classic Levelling the Land album.

Levelling the Land features the hit singles and festival favourites One Way, 15 Years and Far From Home, plus tracks The Game, Liberty Song, Sell Out, Another Man’s Cause, Riverflow, Boatman and the incendiary Battle of the Beanfield, all of which will be brought dramatically and spectacularly to life at Hatfield House.

Folk by the Oak at Hatfield HouseFolk by the Oak at Hatfield House

Gates will open at noon with Leveret the first band on the main stage at 1pm.

Acoustic blues legend Eric Bibb is due on stage around 4.35pm, with Show of Hands returning to Folk by the Oak at 5.50pm.

Kate Rusby, the original inspiration for the festival, is on at 7.25pm for 70 minutes, before the Levellers’ closing set kicks off around 9.15pm.

• Folk by the Oak 2017 Festival Timings

Main Stage Performances:

Leveret: 1pm - 1.45pm

This is the Kit: 2.10pm - 2.55pm

Shake the Chains: 3.20pm - 4.05pm

Eric Bibb: 4.35pm - 5.20pm

Show of Hands: 5.50pm - 6.45pm

Kate Rusby: 7.25pm - 8.35pm

Levellers: 9.15pm - 10.30pm, performing Levelling the Land Live accompanied by Folk by the Oak’s trademark firework finale at approximately 10.30pm.

• Acorn Stage Performances:

London Youth Folk Ensemble: 12.30pm - 1pm

Kitty Macfarlane: 1.45pm - 2.10pm

Fara: 2.55pm - 3.20pm

The Hut People: 4.05pm - 4.35pm

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage: 5.20pm - 5.50pm

Patch & The Giant: 6.45pm - 7.25pm

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys: 8.35pm - 9.15pm

* Please note all performance times are subject to change.

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