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Here are brief details of the artists playing at this year's festival. If you would like to hear them in action, simply click on the their photo.......
Formed in 2010, The Breretons were born from the ashes of The Original Sinners, brother/sister duo Marc and Charlotte opting for a return to their folk roots to play heartfelt story telling songs crafted around haunting harmony vocals.
With an eclectic mix of styles, and with fresh original songwriting, Jon is making a name for himself for his unique guitar playing, influenced by performers such as John Mayer and John Martyn, and for his passionate vocal delivery.
MelonHeadMan reflect an ongoing love affair with 70’s Classic Rock. Their passion for what they do is evident in their electric live performances and on stage charisma.
Mike fashions his carefully-composed and appealingly literate tracks superbly. His voice is warm and melodic, and his sound, stylish musicianship flows like an endless river.
Her original, melody led songs often draw on her own life and connect in a way that everyone understands. She is known for her poignant lyrics and for her outstanding voice.
Bundles of energy! Jumbo Gumbo play Louisiana roots music, fresh from the swamp, sung in English and French. If you can't move to this, you're already dead! A top start to the day!
RED, GREEN & BLUE
Red, Green and Blue are a Kent-based songwriting partnership who bring their wonderful songs to life with a timeless arrangement of vocal harmonies.
GRACE & DANGER
Eastbourne founded four-piece Grace and Danger are making a name for themselves and are quickly becoming known as the must see new-blood act on the UK blues-rock scene, with incredible song-writing, ear-catching vocals and virtuosic guitar.
Cafe Society is a group of accomplished jazz musicians who play tuneful melodies with a vintage flavour. They combine a charming mix of vocals, guitar, double bass, violin, trumpet and saxophone with unique arrangements by band leader Frances Rae.
A UK-based contemporary blues/soul singer-songwriter, Steffan is heavily influenced by the acoustic world of California. He has toured the world as a guitarist, singer and songwriter.
DAVID SINCLAIR 4
DS4 has won glowing testimonials for a show full of good time rock & roll energy; a bluesy rock masterclass that displays the band’s pure musical talent and tightness as a unit.
Rattlesnake Hearts formed during Summer 2015, drawing inspiration from classic '70's West Coast artists including Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, CSNY, The Byrds, JJ Cale & The Eagles.
John sings songs of travel, adventure, discovery, friendship, love and weather. A fine performer with aneat style a relaxed delivery, a warm voice, and an infectious personality.
Motor Raider is a compilation of thoughts, ideas, and creative output, it’s a combination of rock, comedy, protest, satire, and most important of all, it is quintessentially British!
Will's music sways between hypnotic passages that are unafraid of taking their time to more euphoric singalongs. Now, with two EPs, many gigs and many, many miles under his belt, the release of his debut album is a fitting way to cap his journey.
Hunter Muskett split in 1974 but, after a 30+ year hiatus, reformed to record a new album and they've been at it ever since! Fine song based folk rock, with lush vocal harmonies lithe playing and superb musicianship, their sound is as fresh as ever.
The importance of presenting music in interesting ways is well understood by singer-songwriter David Mumford. The result is a cauldron of juicy new folk and acoustic music.
MG creates vignettes of ordinary life often set in the location of his hometown, Southend, a history of growing up in seaside suburbia which is both affecting and observant.
JONNY HEPBIR DUO
Jonny is one of the long-standing players on the British Gypsy jazz scene, performing in a duo with fellow player Luke Eastop. Expect a vibrant mix of swing, jazz and latin grooves.
Sam's music is exceptional; gentle folk ballads sit alongside passionate blues & roots laments, everything driven by his astonishing guitar playing, providing the focus for his fine voice.
Dom's music knits together British and European folk traditions - classical guitar, mining songs, unaccompanied singing, poems set to music, bluesy riffs and stirring vocals.
FATE THE JUGGLER
Described by one record reviewer as 'Folk' because they use acoustic guitars and 'Rock' because they use electric guitars, Fate the Juggler are happy to occupy the space between… and to stretch those boundaries to follow their muse.
A love for music with almost primitive fire, music with feel, music with jubilance and with groove unite Unit 48, a 6-piece Medway band that turns on the funk, playing original music that crosses a number of styles including soul and jazz.
GEOFF EVERETT BAND
A gutsy, exciting guitarist and vocalist with stunning style, Geoff's playing is aggressive and beautiful with imaginative dynamics and fluid, articulate grammatical soloing.
His soulful tones have seen him sell out headline shows in London and the South-East, his debut album "Spreading Light" showcasing his powerful message of love, peace and hope.
THE TOM COLE BAND
Steeped in American folk, Tom crafts heartfelt songs from everyday life, with a fine vocal style backed by a mix of Merle Travis style fingerpicking and country flatpicking.
MARTIN & RAMONA
Martin is a folk singer based in Faversham with roots firmly in the English tradition. Ramona is an accomplished harpist and violinist. Together they make sweet music.
Hannah writes honest songs about the human condition. exploring the need to push on through the hard times, no matter how dark they may seem.