‘Woodstock Live’ celebrates its 13th year of taking live music into the town’s beautiful and historic Town Square over the August bank holiday weekend. Organiser Chris Baylis explains the ethos behind the festival : “We aim to stage a creative event featuring, in the main, artists who play their own original material. Within this context we promote an eclectic mix of genres so that hopefully there is something for everyone to enjoy. It’s all for free with a friendly vibe and the festival has become a calendar event for both the local community and visitors from far and wide.”
This year’s festival features an intriguing mix of artists from, early in the day on Saturday August 25th, the sensitive songs of young local ‘Jazz Flowers’ to the evening’s headliners ‘Bennett, Wilson, Poole’, who’s debut Americana flavoured album was released earlier this year to critical acclaim, such that they have already been booked to appear on BBC One’s Andrew Marr show. Sunday starts with 3 hours of mellow music from artists who have appeared at the towns excellent ‘Acoustic Club’ and then ramps up into the evening via local ex ‘Mr Big’ legend ‘Dicken’ fronting a reformed ‘Broken Home’ to guitar protégée Rory Evans funk/rock band ‘Alboa’, local song smiths ‘The Shapes’ climaxing with masters of Ska ‘The Inflatables’.
Saturday August 25th – Sunday August 26th 1pm-10pm Woodstock Town Square
For full details please visit www.woodstocklive.co.uk