22nd June, 2021
The Festival will showcase some of the best regional musicians, who will be performing at locations across the Showground site. A new feature for this year is The Greenwood Stage, which will be located at the top of the Showground and will have live music from 2pm until 11pm on Friday & Saturday, and 12pm – 5pm on Sunday. The Leylines, a Bath & West favourite act who have previously performed at Glastonbury Festival, will be performing on Friday night. Their music, which they describe as ‘something that isn’t quite folk, sort of punk but 100% heart-pounding revelry’ is sure to have the audience on their feet.
The Headline act for Saturday is the South West’s No.1 Blues Brothers tribute band ‘Blues Others’; whilst on Sunday afternoon the vibe becomes more laid-back with Irie Fire, an eight-piece reggae fusion group. Americana band Hello Hopeville and country band Black River Sinners adds to the varied line-up, which has something to appeal to everyone’s musical tastes.
The Main Lawn will also be full of musical entertainment, and one of the main acts here is The Jelly Roll Jazz Band. This traditional and completely acoustic jazz trio play a mixture of 1920s standards such as ‘When You’re Smiling’ and ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’, classic swing tunes like ‘Autumn Leaves’ and ‘Fly Me To the Moon’, as well as putting their own spin on more modern songs – ‘Baby One More Time’ never sounded so good! You will also find them roaming around the Festival, doing performances wherever they fancy. They will be joined on the bandstand by sea shanty singers The Merchant Men, who will also be performing on The Greenwood Stage.
With a wide variety of other acts, roaming performers, and opportunities to camp onsite, a great Festival vibe is guaranteed. Transport is sorted too, as First Buses will be providing a Shuttle Bus Service all day on Friday and Saturday (8:30am – 6pm), with pick-ups & drop offs in Wells, Shepton Mallet and the Bath & West Showground.
The Bath & West Country Festival takes place between 27th and 29th August, and tickets are available now at https://www.bathandwest.com/tickets