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Curzon Music Festival returns
May 18 @ 12:00 am - May 19 @ 12:00 am$30
The Curzon Music Festival, in association with Songs from the Shed, makes a welcome return to the Clevedon cinema on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19. This year’s festival will be presenting the ‘best bands you’ve never heard’ with an exciting mixture of experienced festival acts curated by Clevedon’s Songs from the Shed. Since its first year in 2016 the May Music Festival has brought new and thrilling acts to the 105 year old auditorium with some of the best British and international faces in rock and folk music. On Friday it kicks off with The Model Folk, a six piece band, hailing from the deepest darkest reaches of North Somerset. Their sound is an eclectic cocktail of folk based influences that reaches across a range of genres. Following them, and returning after last year’s festival, Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band bring their own version of bluegrass, using one microphone, five instruments and voices which blend together to make a highly traditional yet thoroughly original sound. Headlining Friday night is Ushti Baba, a riotous gypsy-folk outfit that play hypnotic trans-European melodies. Saturday starts off with London artist with Berlin roots, Roxanne de Bastion, who will be playing classic songs as well as those from her latest album Next up is the impressive multi-musical skills of Texan Rodney Branigan.
Playing three instruments at once (two guitars – a 12-string and 6-string – and a tambourine) Rodney is a real musician with extraordinary talent. Beautifully rounding off the afternoon session, Edgelarks, the new project from Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, winners of Best Duo at 2014’s BBC Radio Two Folk Awards, soar in. Following a short break, Gabby Young, inspired by acts who have crossed genres into electronica such as Bjork, Imogen Heap and Portishead, will take to the stage. Then it’s time to take a step in to Moscow Drug Club, a curious musical place where elements of 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango and Gypsy Campfire meet. Finally headlining Saturday night with the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks
bring their high-energy rhythms to the Curzon which have taken crowds by storm across the UK and beyond. Tickets are £30 for the whole weekend. Alternatively you can buy tickets for Friday at £15 and Saturday at £20. Visit www. curzon.org.uk for more details.