The Men They Couldn't Hang, Merry Hell, The Salts and 3 Daft Monkeys headline our first three-day Easter Folk Weekender, called Folk, Rattle and Roll!
That's three concerts with three bands/acts each evening on April 10, 11 and 12 from 7.00pm...
The Men They Couldn't Hang will headline with an acoustic line-up on Friday. This is a real coup for Forest Arts. They are folking.com's Best Live Band winner in 2019 and have fifteen albums to their name since their birth in the 1980s - Nick Parker + Ben Wain are their special guests. Kicking-off the weekend on will be young roots, rattle and rollers, Mantic Muddlers.
Easter Saturday's headliner are 3 Daft Monkeys, who brilliantly blend world music with folk and Celtic influences. They have appeared at New Forest, Purbeck Valley and Wickham Festivals and in 2018 at Glastonbury where they also appeared on Mark Radcliffe's Glastonbury highlights TV show. Co-headliners are The Salts who take sea-shanty folk-rock to places it never thought to go. Special guest is Jonny Phillips, a regular at Purbeck Folk Festival.
On Easter Day, Sunday 12th April, we welcome back rousing folk-rockers Merry Hell, who sold out at Forest Arts in March 2018 and are regulars at Wickham and dozens of other festivals every summer. They won Best Band in folking.com's awards in both 2018 and 2019. Foot-tapping support from The Devil's Damned String Band plus special guest singer-songwriter Darren Black.
As well as the main stage acts, there will be guests playing in The Green Room.
Seating is unreserved for this festival style event, and drinks may be taken into the main venue. Please note, the concerts start at the earlier time of 7.00pm.
There are a limited number of three-concert Early Bird season tickets, with the first 45 tickets up for grabs at just £45 each, and also limited evening tickets subject to availability.
Accommodation & Camping - Please visit the website www.thenewforest.co.uk for details on accommodation in the area.
Book your three evening pass to see Folk, Rattle and Roll: Easter Weekender at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!