The Marine Theatre
TICKETS FOR ALL FOUR HEADLINE SHOWS ARE £20,
OR BUY A WEEKEND PASS FOR ALL FOUR FOR JUST £72.
Doors open at 8pm.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
Gigspanner Big Band
We kick off Lyme Folk 2020 with one the most exciting collaborations of recent times. Gigspanner began life as a trio - with former Steeleye Span fiddle player Peter Knight being joined by percussionist Sacha Trochet and guitarist Roger Flack - but the line-up has been expanded to form the Gigspanner Big Band, with acclaimed multi-instrumental duo Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin - winners of the BBC Folk Awards Best Duo) and Bellowhead co-founder and melodeon player extraordinaire John Spiers joining the fray. As collaborations go, it doesn't get much more mouth-watering than this.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
Fay Hield band
Returning back to the live stage after a few years out, Fay teams up once again with Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron, who wowed our audiences in last year's finale concert, to tour her new album, Wrackline. Fay breaths life and meaning into old stories presenting them with a fresh twist and consummate musicianship from Sam and Rob including fiddle, concertina, guitar and banjo. Expect to be enveloped in music, woven through magical stories. It will be a night to remember.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30
Ninebarrow & Friends
By popular demand, our festival patrons will be bringing their unique 'Ninebarrow & Friends' show to Lyme Folk Weekend for the third successive year. Once again they will be joined on stage for what is always a stunning and unique musical event - and once again there will be a whole new bunch of friends!
MONDAY, AUGUST 28
Round off the weekend with one of the best live acts to hit the folk scene in years. Merry Hell came to Lyme Folk Weekend in 2018 and just blew us away. Winners of both the Best Band and Best Live Band at the Folking.com awards, the band have been blazing a trail with their high-energy, foot-stomping folk-rock, and there is no better way to bring the curtain down on a fabulous weekend of live music.