Crawley Folk and Real Ale Festival have been running for well over 20 years. It has music stages set up both inside and outside the grounds of the Hawth Theatre. The festival is free entry apart from the odd Studio / Theatre performance which is ticketed. Camping passes for the whole weekend cost only £10. The Music programme was fantastic with so many talented bands and performers. Here is a collection of my Photography of some of my favorites bands / artists.
Described by Bob Harris as “a warm and infectious sound”, Worry Dolls’ music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments.
Sussex based trio - One for the Road.
Merry Hell - Uplifting songs.
Matthew Shepherd, a young immensely gifted new comer to the folk scene who has been delighting audiences in London, Essex and beyond with his collection of self-penned songs. He performed to a full house, showing how popular he has become in such a short space of time, he also performed alongside bass player Greg Huff.
Crawley favourites return to the Triangle main stage producing a solid musical performance for the crowds to enjoy.
The Salts closed the festival with masterful musicianship and style.
An Acoustic set in the Studio for Tim Kent and Bing Lyle who delighted us all with music to listen to, songs to sing.
Fred’s House performed a fantastic set proving they are a band that will be going places. Show highlights include the singles Ghost Town, and Shut up and Dance from their new album Faultlines. Although my highlight was their own rendition of David Bowie’s “Star man”
Wild Ponies from Nashville featuring lead singer Telisha William’s powerful vocals with her rhythmic band who can turn it up to 11 and rock the house
As the rains came tumbling down, the audience braved the elements enjoying the thunder power that was Hunter and the Bear, who won the day with their energetic performance in the rain. The audience just simply loved them
Sussex based Trio - One for the Road.
Merry Hell uplifting songs unite the crowds in these interesting times.