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Double the Entertainment, Double the Fun!

This year our new venue, Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, offers Nottingham CAMRA to the chance to bring even more entertainment to the festival, whilst still retaining quieter areas.

We now have two stages, both utilising the two separate outside areas to create village atmospheres, like those so popular at previous festivals at Nottingham Castle. However, don't worry there will still be plenty of beer, cider and food available with the usual brewery bars and interesting popup catering stalls.

The Bolero Square area will host an acoustic stage featuring unplugged artists and solo entertainers. There is an eclectic mix with everything from a New Orleans marching band to Rat Pack, Spanish Guitar to a retro female vocalist as well as the traditional folk music and blues.

The main stage, in the backstage village, features various old favourites as well as bands new to the festival. Headliners are Wednesday -The Undergroundhogs (who have actually been joined on stage by Tony McPhee – he rates them that highly), the fabulous Dawson and the Dissenters on the Thursday. Friday sees a London based band, Cover Story, who feature the talents of "The Voice" himself Mr Steve Overland and to close on the Saturday a blistering sing along set from the UK Chicago Blues.

Sets are designed to fit together so you can catch all the action in both locations and not a miss a thing. Music for all tastes, whilst enjoying a beer and, in the designated smoking areas, a cigarette or two.

(Artist are verbally contracted at present)

For more information - contact Alison here

ENTERTAINMENT 2018 - Programme

Date & Time & Venue Performer(s)
Wednesday, 17th October 2018 - 13.30-14.30 - Main Stage The Food Doctors
Wednesday, 17th October 2018 - 15.30-16.30 - Main Stage Mandarins
Wednesday, 17th October 2018 - 17.30-18.30 - Main Stage Jack's Got A Plan
Wednesday, 17th October 2018 - 19.30-20.30 - Main Stage Husk
Wednesday, 17th October 2018 - 21.30-22.45 - Main Stage The Undergroundhogs
Wednesday, 17th October 2018 - 14.30-15.30 - Bolero Square Evie M
Wednesday, 17th October 2018 - 16.30-17.30 - Bolero Square Fun Chorus
Wednesday, 17th October 2018 - 18.30-19.30 - Bolero Square Matt Turner
Wednesday, 17th October 2018 - 20.30-21.30 - Bolero Square Rose Devine
Thursday, 18th October 2018 - 13.30-14.30 - Main Stage Pesky Alligators
Thursday, 18th October 2018 - 15.30-16.30 - Main Stage Stagefright
Thursday, 18th October 2018 - 17.30-18.30 - Main Stage Backline Blues
Thursday, 18th October 2018 - 19.30-20.30 - Main Stage Verbal Warning
Thursday, 18th October 2018 - 21.30-22.45 - Main Stage Dawson & The Dissenters
Thursday, 18th October 2018 - 14.30-15.30 - Bolero Square Richie Muir
Thursday, 18th October 2018 - 16.30-17.30 - Bolero Square Ant MacAndrew
Thursday, 18th October 2018 - 18.30-19.30 - Bolero Square Dean Thomas * (Subject to contract) TBC
Thursday, 18th October 2018 - 20.30-21.30 - Bolero Square Pistol Pete Wearn
Friday, 19th October 2018 - 12.00-13.00 - Main Stage Stampede
Friday. 19th October 2018 - 14.00-15.00 - Main Stage SheRoks
Friday, 19th October 2018 - 16.00-17.30 - Main Stage The Business
Friday. 19th October 2018 - 18.30-20.00 - Main Stage Accoustic Union * (Subject to contract) TBC
Friday, 19th October 2018 - 21.00-22.45 - Main Stage Water for Dogs * (Subject to contract) TBC
Friday. 19th October 2018 - 13.00-14.00 - Bolero Square Nick Aslam
Friday, 19th October 2018 - 15.00-16.00 - Bolero Square Coulton Brothers * (Subject to contract) TBC
Friday. 19th October 2018 - 17.30-18.30 - Bolero Square Two Hombres
Friday, 19th October 2018 - 20.00-21.00 - Bolero Square Jake Burns
Saturday, 20th October 2018 - 13.00-16.00 - Main Stage Morris Men (Phil)
Saturday, 20th October 2018 - 11.30-12.30 - Main Stage The Ghetton Blasters Brass Band (30 min Set)
Saturday, 20th October 2018 - 13.30-15.00 - Main Stage Blues Bursters
Saturday, 20th October 2018 - 16.00-17.30 - Main Stage The Lapels * (Subject to contract) TBC
Saturday, 20th October 2018 - 18.30-20.00 - Main Stage Nightwires
Saturday, 20th October 2018 - 21.00-22.45 - Main Stage Uk Chicago Blues
Saturday, 20th October 2018 - 12.30-13.30 - Bolero Square The Ghetton Blasters Brass Band (30 min set)
Saturday, 20th October 2018 - 15.00-16.00 - Bolero Square The Lunchbreakers
Saturday, 20th October 2018 - 17.30-18.30 - Bolero Square Flint, More & Byrne
Saturday, 20th October 2018 - 20.00-21.00 - Bolero Square Booba Dust

 

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