The 12th SummerTyne Americana Festival is taking place at Sage Gateshead from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July 2017.
The festival brings together a mix of legendary artists, rising stars and emerging talent over its 3-day programme of special events and exclusive performances.
The Shires are among the headliners for the festival, which will also see performances from rising star Sarah Darling; a UK exclusive show from this year’s Grammy Award winner for best Americana Album, Stax legend William Bell with his band, supported by the remarkable, 12 piece Stax Academy Revue and a one-off, unique show from US singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman, who will perform with special guests Callaghan and the SummerTyne Strings.
There will also be performances from Merle Haggard’s Strangers featuring his sons Ben and Noel Haggard, supported by Ashley Campbell, daughter of country superstar Glen Campbell. Pistol Annie Angaleena Presley and a double bill of two of the finest female blues voices from both sides of the Atlantic, Jo Harman and Lisa Mills will also perform. Jim Lauderdale will play a double-bill with Californian rising star Sam Outlaw and making a welcome return to SummerTyne, singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet, with his five-piece band.
The SummerTyne Late Lounge will include performances from New Zealand born Marlon Williams, Manchester-based Californian Jesca Hoop, with her full band and supported by up and coming UK duo Worry Dolls, and from Newcastle via Massachusetts, Cath & Phil Tyler in a concert featuring special guest and collaborator Tim Eriksen.
The Jumpin’ Hot Stage will return for another year as audiences enjoy country, blues, folk, rockabilly, bluegrass and soul with headline sets from Earl Thomas & Band and Savoy Family Cajun Band, alongside a wide range of burgeoning talent from the US and UK including: Rhona Dalling, Buffalo Skinners, Paul Handyside Trio, The King Bees, Archie Brown & The Prisoners of Fender, Big Ray & the Hipthrusters, Stax Academy Revue, Dexeter, Fargo Railroad Company, Vera Van Heeringen Trio, Howlin’ Ric and the Rocketeers, Amythyst Kiah, Bradley Creswick Western Swing Sinfonia, Robert Vincent Band, Errol Linton Blues Band, Jonathan Terrell and High Plains Jamboree.
The festival will have an exhibition of artwork by Jon Langford, a visual artists best known for his striking portraits of country music icons including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.
The full line-up so far is:
Friday 21 July
The Shires plus special guest Sarah Darling, Merle Haggard’s Strangers Featuring Ben & Noel Haggard, plus Ashley Campbell, SummerTyne Late Lounge: Marlon Williams
Saturday 22 July
William Bell plus Stax Academy Revue, Angaleena Presley, Jim Lauderdale / Sam Outlaw (double bill), SummerTyne Late Lounge: Jesca Hoop and Worry Dolls
Sunday 23 July
Beth Nielsen Chapman plus special guest Callaghan, Jo Harman / Lisa Mills (double bill), Chuck Prophet, SummerTyne Late Lounge: Cath & Phil Tyler plus Tim Eriksen
For tickets and further details on the artists appearing, go to: www.summertyne.com or contact Sage Gateshead ticket office on 0191 443 4661.