Chagstock Announces More Acts


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Folk singer, songwriter and virtuoso fiddler Seth Lakeman is a multiple BBC Folk Award-winner and former Mercury Music Prize nominee. One of Devon’s finest musicians, Seth’s uplifting modern takes on classic Westcountry folk songs, shanties and legends have captivated audiences worldwide for over 20 years.

Chagstock is one of the Westcountry’s best-loved festivals. Set in 70 acres of farmland on the edge of Dartmoor, Chagstock is renowned for its stunning location, diverse line-up of artists and non-corporate, family friendly atmosphere. Chagstock showcases the very best music, food and entertainment that the Westcountry and the UK have to offer.

Headlining the main stage on Friday are mighty alt-rockers, New Model Army. Their incredible stage presence, combined with a massive back catalogue of classic songs from across their 35-year history, makes them the ideal band to round off the first evening at Chagstock.

Also on the Friday main stage line up are Neville Staple Band, whose frontman has been at the vanguard of Ska since joining The Specials back in 1978. BBC Folk Award nominee Martha Tilston, and Irish Music Award winning Celtic Fusion act Roving Crows.

Saturday’s main stage headliner is yet to be announced, but Seth Lakeman, house band New Crisis, raucous six-piece electro swing band Electric Swing Circus and female-fronted reggae band Dojo will ensure the Dartmoor faithful are in full swing long before they hit the stage.

Headlining the Marquee on Friday are the wildly popular Plymouth based Folk-Gypsy-Pop band Mad Dog Mcrea. They are joined by Police Dog Hogan who are making a real name for themselves in the folk-bluegrass scene. Completing the line-up are the brilliant Folk-Rockers Rusty Shackle, whose 2013 album ‘The Bones‘ reached number 13 in the iTunes singer/songwriter charts.

Saturday’s Marquee stage line up is headlined by the incredible London based six piece “GypStep band”, Molotov Jukebox. Fronted by their hugely enigmatic frontwoman Natalia Tena (who’s ‘other’ career as an actress has seen her appear in numerous high profile roles including About A Boy, Game Of Thrones and four of the Harry Potter movies). Co-headlining are The Eskies “Ireland’s best 5-piece gentlemen’s club who play gypsy-folk-noir with occasional brass and wind sections“. Completing the bill are County Antrim bornCieran Lavery, hugely popular Bristol-based Acoustic magazine “Singer Songwriter Of The YearGaz Brookfield and Cambourne’s Kezia; 2-time winner of The Cornish Guardian’s ‘Best Female‘ Award.

As introduced in 2012 in recognition of the tough economic climate for families, all children under 12 can attend the festival for free (ticket is required). Chagstock’s capacity is once again capped at just 5,000 tickets to ensure that its intimate, family-friendly atmosphere is maintained.

Simon Ford Chagstock Festival organiser says, “After three consecutive sold-out years the pressure is one again on myself and the team to deliver the best Chagstock ever. With this incredible Friday line-up we have gone a long way to achieving that, but there is still plenty more for us to do…! Keep an eye on the website and facebook for updates, band announcements and all the Chagstock news you need…And of course, as always we are sticking to the non-corporate vibe and family friendly atmosphere with loads of great and varied music, food and entertainment”

Chagstock Festival is a Not For Profit Organisation, proud to support Devon Air Ambulance Trust and WaterAid

Weekend Tickets are priced at £85 (Adults), £55 (Under 18’s),
Under 12’s are free (ticket is still required). A Family Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Under 18s is £240.
All weekend tickets include 2 nights of camping and car parking.

Day tickets will also available later on, Booking fees apply.

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