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Sunday at the Festival

26th May 2024 @ 6:06am – by Webteam
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The Festival continuers in full swing on Sunday with another 15 acts for you to enjoy.

And the Arts and Crafts part of the Festival will be in continues in the Public Hall (10am to 5pm).

Afterthought – The Shroppie Fly 1.10PM

This Birmingham based funk-tinged indie rock quartet have been busy writing and releasing their own material to an ever growing fanbase, and we welcome them for their Audlem Festival debut. Expect fresh sounding original tunes delivered with youthful vitality!

Heidi Browne – The Lord Combermere 1.40PM

Making a much anticipated return to Audlem, Heidi has been gigging since the age of 16. After studying classical violin and flute as a child, she then moved towards popular music and took up guitar and piano. Her music ranges in genre from rootsy-pop to jazzy-folk, seasoned with reggae influences and a touch of the theatrical.

The Hank Bros – Methodist Church 2PM

Making their first appearance at the festival this year, this charming multiinstrumental quartet play classic American country music, covering artists such as George Strait, Hank Williams and Willie Nelson. Yeee-Haw!

Ben Owen – The Bridge Inn 2.10PM

Fantastic singer songwriter Ben makes his festival debut, evoking the golden age of 1980's Rock & Metal, Ben's vocal range is proof that the future of Rock music is in very good hands."This guys got a big future ahead of him" – Wyatt Wendels Planet Rock"A mash up of a raw sounding Black Stone Cherry and Pop!" – Henry Evans Capital FM

The Boat Band – The Shroppie Fly 3PM

In 2024 The Boat Band celebrate 35 years of music making. Formed in 1989 gigging round Scottish Islands in a small boat. Since then they've travelled by land and sea, round Britain and beyond, expect Creole, Caribbean, Gospel, Cajun, English, Zydeco & Blues – nothing slips through the net.

Sandbach Ukulele Band – Methodist Church 3.40PM

Festival newcomers, this 20+ strong ukulele band formed in 2016, and play music from their nearly 1,000 songbook, which might have one George Formby song in it (they won't play it though!) expect anything from AC/DC to the Cure via Lonnie Donegan, you're guaranteed a lively hour!

The Blue Yellows – The Lord Combermere 3.40pm

The Blue Yellows are an independent original grunge-folk band of both intensity and tenderness, with tunes ranging from fervent, emotive wig outs to sing-along anthems. With a host of releases over the past 5 years, their creativity seems boundless, their shows always jubilant.

The Amber Lamps (original) – The Bridge Inn 4PM

A set of original numbers from local musicians Martin, David, Nic & Dave, who went down a storm at last years festival. Driven by twin guitars, solid bass, driving beats and soaring vocals, their original songs evoke all that is best about funk-infused indie-rock from the last 20 years.

The Travelling Wrenburys – The Shroppie Fly 4.40PM

An appropriate name for a band of musicians made up from local musical giants! Neil 'Kegsy" McCallum on drums, Colin Browne on keys and vocals, Steve Hayes on guitar and vocals and Alisdair Mackenzie on Sax, this is an absolute powerhouse of a line up!

Hipster – The Lord Combermere 5.50PM

This established four piece have been around a bit, and with thousands of gigs played, they deÞnitely know how to put on a good show. Expect expertly delivered covers from a wide range of bands, including The Killers, Oasis, Springsteen, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and many more.

Zydecomotion – The Bridge Inn 6.10PM

Chris Hall (accordion) called his mates Bryn 'Mad Dog" Davies & Horace Panter (bassist for The Specials), Andy Watson agreed to take on drum duties, Bryn drafted in his son on guitar, and the band went into the shed and got down to work. The Scrub board is ready, are you ready to come
and find out what that Zydecomotion is all about?

Gambler – The Shroppie Fly 6.30PM

Always a firm festival favourite, local boys Gambler return, rocking familiar songs that other bands do not dare cover, including Toto, The Who, ZZ Top and U2. A genuine power trio, their consummate musicianship and wonderful three part harmonies create a sound so much bigger than the
sum of its parts.

Nastee Chapel – The Lord Combermere 8PM (inside)

Formed in 2019, the two core members of the band, NatalieGrace & Steve, have brought their love for traditional folk music and poured in ideas from their eclectic musical backgrounds, creating a fresh sound that will tickle the tastebuds of music maestros and casual listeners alike, straddling the line between virtuoso skill & crowd-pleasing tunes.

The Amber Lamps – The Shroppie Fly 9PM (inside)

The second appearance this weekend for these guys, this time performing
a set of well chosen lively covers, perfect for rounding off your Sunday at
the festival with a proper knees up. Nice!

James McGrath – The Bridge Inn 9.30PM (inside)

Hailing from Nenagh in County Tipperary, James is no stranger to Audlem, a place he affectionately calls his second home. Having conquered the Irish Charts on more than one occasion with his captivating songs about life in an Irish town, his performances are always passionate and engaging, his wit effortlessly charming.

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