Another name added to line-up of Hatfield music festival

PUBLISHED: 20:20 15 February 2015 | UPDATED: 10:18 16 February 2015

Last summer's Folk by the Oak in the grounds of Hatfield House [Picture: Elly Lucas]

Last summer's Folk by the Oak in the grounds of Hatfield House [Picture: Elly Lucas]


Another main stage act has been added to the line-up of a music festival taking place in Hatfield this summer.

Folk by the Oak 2015 takes place in the grounds of Hatfield House on Sunday, July 19.

After a foot-stomping, crowd-pleasing debut on the Acorn Stage last year, Keston Cobblers’ Club return by popular demand, this time appearing on the main stage.

They join the previously announced Bellowhead, The Unthanks, who entered the UK album charts at number 26 today (Sunday) with new release Mount The Air, Nancy Kerr and Lady Maisery on the bill.

FBTO is a festival of folk’s finest acts gathered together in beautiful leafy parkland at Hatfield House for an uplifting summer day of music.

Keston Cobblers' ClubKeston Cobblers' Club

Two main stage acts have still to be announced for the festival’s “line-up of headliners”.

The live shows of latest additions Keston Cobblers’ Club are joyous occasions, with a genuine warmth that has won them a growing legion of fans.

The BBC’s Steve Lamacq was the first to notice the band, declaring them “one of the best new discoveries I’ve made”, inviting them to do a Maida Vale session for him.

Dermot O’Leary and Bob Harris are among other DJs who also quickly spotted the band and asked them to appear on their shows.

Folk by the Oak 2015

Main Stage line-up so far:

* Bellowhead

* The Unthanks

* Nancy Kerr & the Sweet Visitor Band

* Keston Cobblers’ Club

* Lady Maisery

Headlining the Acorn Stage

* Moulettes

Terrestrial TV programmes have used the Cobblers’ music, Burberry has done the same with its commercials, and the band provided all the music for stand-up comedian Ross Noble’s ‘Sit Down Tour’ film.

Comedian and Radio 4 presenter Arthur Smith even incorporated a Cobblers song into his Edinburgh Fringe show last summer.

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