First acts for Hatfield music festival line-up announced

PUBLISHED: 14:09 09 December 2014 | UPDATED: 18:07 09 December 2014

Folk by the Oak 2014 [Picture: Elly Lucas]

Folk by the Oak 2014 [Picture: Elly Lucas]

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Organisers have confirmed the first acts playing a music festival taking place in Hatfield next summer.

Bellowhead will play Folk by the Oak 2015 [Picture: Paul Heartfield]Bellowhead will play Folk by the Oak 2015 [Picture: Paul Heartfield]

Folk by the Oak (FBTO) returns to the grounds of Hatfield House on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

And the showcase of all things folk and acoustic will once again be bringing an exciting and eclectic ‘line-up of headliners’ to the Queen Elizabeth Oak Field at the Hertfordshire stately home.

The FBTO team announced the first main stage performers today (Tuesday), with Mercury Music Prize nominees The Unthanks and Bellowhead, Britain’s most successful traditional folk act, confirmed to appear.

Early bird tickets have also gone on sale today.

The Unthanks - sisters Rachel and Becky - will appear at Folk by the Oak 2015 in the grounds of Hatfield House [Picture: Andy Gallacher]The Unthanks - sisters Rachel and Becky - will appear at Folk by the Oak 2015 in the grounds of Hatfield House [Picture: Andy Gallacher]

Festival director Adam Slough said: “Last year was our biggest year yet at Folk by the Oak and we are very excited to be gearing up for another great festival.

“Having two such phenomenal acts to announce is a great way to end this year and send us into next year buzzing with ideas and energy, ready to make Folk by the Oak 2015 even better.”

Folk by the Oak 2015 takes place the day after the Battle Proms classical concert.

Doors open at 12.30pm, the music starts at 1.30pm, and the event finishes around 10.30pm.

* See this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, out Wednesday, for more on the first acts announced for Folk by the Oak 2015.


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