Sunday, May 11, 2014

Weekends away 2014: Lunar

WHAT? Leftfield approach to a folk festival in Nick Drake's home town

WHERE? Umberslade Estate, Tanworth-In-Arden, Staffordshire

WHEN? 6th-8th June

WHY? A satellite event of the sainted Moseley Folk Festival, Lunar was established two years ago, took a year off and now gets it together in the country with all manner of extra activities, from mask making to African drumming workshops to Afro-Caribbean traditional storytelling to Northern Soul dance lessons. And on Saturday morning, listen to Nick's own scratched copy of Pink Moon on the Drake family gramophone! Yeah, I know.

HOW? £89 weekend

FRIDAY: British Sea Power, Tim Burgess, Toy, Money, Don Letts DJing

SATURDAY: Donovan, Temples, Linda Perhacs, Laura J Martin, Goodnight Lenin, Victories At Sea, Seeland, John Renbourn and Wizz Jones, Andy Votel DJing

SUNDAY: The Polyphonic Spree, Lanterns On The Lake, Misty's Big Adventure, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, The Magic Band, Pram, Scott Matthews

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