Exciting news! Lisa Mills confirmed as one of the headline acts for the wonderful SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 in Gateshead amongst stars from both sides of the Atlantic including the Shires, William Bell, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Merle Haggard ‘s Strangers featuring Ben & Noel Haggard, Chuck Prophet, Jim Lauderdale, Sam Outlaw, Marlon Williams, Angaleena Presley, Jesca Hoop, Callaghan, Ashley Campbell, Worry Dolls, Jo Harman, Cath & Phil Tyler, Tim Eriksen, Sarah Darling, Earl Thomas, Amythyst Kiah, Savoy Cajun Bandand many more.
First Names Announced For SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017
With Americana and country music more popular than ever in the UK, SummerTyne Americana Festival organisers are delighted to announce this year’s line up. Celebrating the finest American roots music this feel-good festival brings together some legendary artists, a whole bunch of rising stars and the best of the next generation for a weekend long party and some UK only shows.
Headliners taking to the stages at Sage Gateshead between 21 and 23 July will be The Shires, William Bell, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Merle Haggard ‘s Strangers featuring Ben & Noel Haggard, Chuck Prophet, Jim Lauderdale, Sam Outlaw, Marlon Williams, Angaleena Presley, Jesca Hoop, Callaghan, Ashley Campbell, Worry Dolls, Jo Harman, Lisa Mills, Cath & Phil Tyler, Tim Eriksen, Sarah Darling, Earl Thomas, Amythyst Kiah, Savoy Cajun Bandand many more.
Heading up the main stage and still riding high as the UK’s most popular country act, The Shiresmake a welcome return to Sage Gateshead with very special guests including rising star Sarah Darling. Winner of the Grammy Award for best Americana Album, Stax legend William Bell and his band will perform another UK exclusive, supported by the 12 piece Stax Academy Revue and in another not to-be-missed one off special show, award-winning singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman will perform with special guests Callaghan and the SummerTyne Strings.
One year on from the death of the legend that is Merle Haggard, Sage Two welcomes Merle Haggard’s Strangers featuring Ben and Noel Haggard, his sons, alongside their father’s band and supported by none other than Ashley Campbell, daughter of country superstar Glen Campbell.
On the back of her soon to be released album Wrangled, (21 April), Kentucky native and Pistol Annie’s Angaleena Presley takes to Sage Two and there’s also a double bill of two of the finest female blues voices from both sides of the Atlantic, Jo Harman and Lisa Mills.
A true godfather of the Nashville scene, Jim Lauderdale will play a unique double bill with Californian rising star Sam Outlaw and making a welcome return to SummerTyne will be singer/songwriter and Americana legend Chuck Prophet back with his five piece band.
In the SummerTyne Late Lounge there’ll be an opportunity to hear one of the most exciting and evocative new voices on the international Americana scene, New Zealand born Marlon Williams. Hotly tipped Manchester-based Californian Jesca Hoop will play with her full band supported by up and coming UK act Worry Dolls, and from Newcastle, via Massachusetts, Phil and Cath Tyler bring their brand of folk to SummerTyne in a concert featuring special guest and collaborator Tim Eriksen.
Back for 2017 will be the hugely popular Jumpin’ Hot Stage with MC, BBC Radio Newcastle’s Mr Drayton. The stunning riverside setting provides a perfect backdrop for audiences to kick back and enjoy a sizzling combo of country, blues, folk, rockabilly, bluegrass and soul. Headliners include Earl Thomas and Savoy Cajun Band plus lots more special guests from the US and UK.
Another must see at SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 will be an exhibition of artwork by Jon Langford. A respected visual artist he is best known for his striking portraits of country music icons including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.
With free and ticketed concerts inside and outside, street food, films and more SummerTyne 2017 is sure to get feet tapping and put huge smiles on every face.
See Y’all at SummerTyne!