Subscribe to our RSS News feed Follow safeconcerts on Twitter Follow Safeconcerts on Facebook 
You're the stars! We have thousands of crowd photos here.
We know live music would be nothing without you!
Protect yourself from ticket scammers and fraudsters
before you buy with our Be Ticket Safe® Directory

13th July 2012
Rhythm Festivals - new acts added and the full comedy line-up is announced

More News

The Churchfitters, Zeitz-Blues-Shaker, The Folk, The Whybirds and Kilto Take confirmed

Rhythm Festivals have announced that four new musical acts - The Churchfitters, Zeitz-Blues-Shaker, The Folk and Kilto Take have been added to the line-up of the three Rhythm Festivals.

The Churchfitters, the acclaimed Anglo-French-Irish folk band resident in Breton, with a huge cult following on the Folk Circuit, have agreed to open the main Big Rhythms Stage on Friday 24th August. Zeitz-Blues-Shaker are one of Poland's biggest bands, plus nearer home, hot young bands, The Whybirds, Kilto Take and The Folk have been added to the weekend line-up.

In the Comedy Theatre at Rhythm Festival, headliners John Cooper Clarke and Ardal O'Hanlon have been joined by the amazing Chris Lynam (who will be resurrecting 'The Greatest Show On Legs' first seen on late night TV show OTT in 1982 with a young Chris Tarrant and Lenny Henry - a vintage comedy treat awaits... plus Otiz Canneloni (who combines the illusion of magic and the logic of stand-up to produce a huge amount of laughter), Michael Fabbri (who reached the final of Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny), Mike Gunn, Duncan Oakley, Dougie Dunlop and Julian Deane.

The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock bouzouki. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax. The four virtuoso musicians from England, Ireland and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments - adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, electric hub-cap bass and a sackful of percussion to their ensemble. And let’s not forget the unique ‘bing-bong’ machine made out of hack-saw blades.

Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering. How do you adequately describe such a musically diverse, uplifting band? You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed ‘huge, huge fan’. He calls them 'totally brilliant and beautiful'.

Rhythm Festival, held as a single event in Bedfordshire since 2006, becomes 3 linked festivals in 2012 with the addition of Rhythm Folk and Rhythm & Blues and takes place at Old Warden Park in Bedfordshire over the Bank Holiday Weekend of August 24-26th.
Be Ticket Safe® and avoid ticket fraud:
only buy from legitimate outlets, don't lose out to scams & ticket touts

See our Be Ticket Safe® section for more in depth information about how to protect yourself

 

Sorry, but you need to login to your account to add feedback.

Login now, or sign up for your free account


Share Safeconcerts
Dull yet neccessary disclaimer: Safeconcerts.com cannot be held liable for any loss caused as a result of the publication of information here or of your acts or omissions based on the information published here. This is an open forum and as such we welcome contributions from any companies, artists or people listed to correct any inaccuracies. Unfortunately, due to the way that information is distributed, Safeconcerts cannot make any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this site. Read our full terms and conditions of use.
Contact Us | Website Terms of Use | BACK TO TOP | Safeconcerts: Proud to be a thorn in the site of ticket touts and fraudsters
Ticket Safe Home Page The Red List: websites to avoid now The Green List: websites we recommend Suggest a site here The latest Ticket Safe News How to buy tickets safely What to do if you've been a victim of fraud Ticket Safe Forum Ticket Safe Articles About Us Media Contacts Buy Concert Tickets Safely