With lockdown let up just around the corner, a bumper weekend of great music and good vibes awaits at the fourteenth Maverick Festival, hosted from 3rd – 5th September.
Now the country’s leading American event the festival, Maverick which has been going since 2008, welcomes some of the finest Americana musicians to Easton Farm Park, just outside Woodbridge.
Featured in the Guardian, Telegraph and Mail on Sunday as one of the best of the fests, this year’s line-up includes Rich Hall who will bring his hoe-down back to the Barn as well as hosting a musical tribute to the late, great John Prine and, as travel restrictions ease, California-based artists Sara Petite, The Crux and the Sam Chase Trio will be heading our way along with New Orleans singer-songwriters Lynn Dury and Shawn Williams. East Coast troubadour Rod Picott makes his only UK festival appearance, and the cult American trailblazer Jerry Joseph makes his festival debut.
Home-grown artists will include famed musician/producer Ethan Johns and Blackeyed Dogs, Peter Bruntell “one of the finest songwriters in Britain” according to the Independent, the UK’s godfather of Americana Hank Wangford, wild Welshman of the Waco Brothers and former Mekon Jon Langford, top Scot Dean Owens plus scene veterans Los Pistoleros who opened the very first Maverick Festival in 2008 and will re-form with their original lineup featuring steel guitar maestro BJ Cole.
Paul Spencer, festival director adds: “Maverick is very much a family friendly affair with a spacious campsite and glamping in pre-erected bell tents. There’s a great selection of local ales and cider and exclusive Californian wine from our American partners at Rescue Dog Wine along with handpicked food vendors catering for every taste.”
Presented across five stages amongst the restored Victorian farm buildings and thirty acres at Easton Farm Park, full details can be found, and tickets purchased at maverickfestival.co.uk