High & Lonesome

High & Lonesome

We check out the strength in depth of this years exquisite High & Lonesome festival line up in advance of this weekends festival!

Following the last two triumphant years High & Lonesome once again takes over three of Leeds finest venues this coming weekend. With the added bonus of a second day, the main festival boasts an exceptional line up again this year and will take place at the Brudenell Social Club and Left Bank and the Sunday’s events taking place at Hyde Park Book Club and the Brudenell Social Club.

The Sunday features a headline set from the experimental and eclectic Low Anthem alongside a brilliant supporting line up featuring & The Kids, Sam Airey and Lilac’s Daughter. Whilst there is also an event at Hyde Park Book Club with Jake Houlsby headlining and support comes from Caitlin Stubbs, Toby Noble, Pneumadome and One Day, After School.

The Saturday is our main focus for this preview though with such a plethora of acts it’s hard not to be bowled over, headlining the Brudenell are Leeds natives I Like Trains who promise to put on an incredible show as always. With their powerful tracks laden with darkness they’re sure to bring the main stage to a triumphant close.

However, events don’t stop at the close of the main stage this year with the Incomparable BC Camplight taking to the Brudenell Games Room stage after I Like Trains. His late night set is sure to be one of the highlights of the day, as his sonically rich and diverse sounds are set free at the end of what promises to be an incredible day.

Applewood Road offer something altogether different, their three delicate voices coming together in harmony as their sound fosters a true richness in spite of it’s sparse arrangements. The only problem with their set is that they clash with the incredible Steve Gunn, who has consistently astounded us with his incredible sound. This all for making for a tough decision.

Folk stalwart Michael Chapman is always a joy wherever he plays, his genial manner and phenomenal guitar playing continues to set him apart from all of the rest. Olivier Heim is the complete opposite to Chapman, his laidback grooves are set to provide a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere.

Fenne Lily’s sincere folk tinged tracks will be another highlight as she proves why she is garnering increased support from across the board. Anna B Savage has a similarly delicate vibe to her music, and is equally touted as being the next big thing by the music media. The depth of this years line up is incredible.

With so many exceptional artists High & Lonesome is quickly becoming one of the most highly anticipated fixtures of the musical calendar, this weekend promises to live up to that.

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High & Lonesome can be found online here highandlonesome.co.uk. They’re also on Facebook and tweet as @HighAndLonesome.
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