Summertyne Americana Festival



Martha Wainwright
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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Gateshead, Northumberland, England UK
Festival Contact Information

SummerTyne
The Sage Gateshead
St. Mary’s Square
Gateshead Quays
Gateshead NE8 2JR England UK
Phone: (44) 44-191-443-4666
Fax: (44) 191-443-4551
Email: ticketoffice@thesagegateshead.org

Festival Description

The festival includes the popular Americana Weekend and will see some of the United States’ brightest stars crossing the Atlantic and heading down to Gateshead for a whole weekend of American music. From new country, alternative country, folk-country and country-rock to bluegrass, soul, Americana, blues, rockabilly and honky-tonk, the festival will cover every shade of the American roots music spectrum and beyond.

Previous festival performers have included the legendary country-blues act Tony Joe White, a solo show from Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and film composer Randy Newman, talented Texan-born singer songwriter Guy Clark whose songs have been hits for everyone from Johnny Cash to Lyle Lovett, a rare UK visit from country rocker Dwight Yoakam and “the most accomplished new American female singer-songwriter to emerge in a decade.” (UNCUT) Tift Merritt.

Evening performances from some of America’s finest there will be a programme of free events all day Saturday and Sunday with an outdoor stage on Performance Square (right next to The Sage Gateshead on the Baltic side) featuring some of the best international country, Americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and honky-tonk artists around, presented by Jumpin’ Hot Club.

There’ll be more free festival entertainment from noon until sundown on Saturday and Sunday when Northern Rock Foundation Hall is transformed into the Americana Lounge. Workshops, performances and open mic sessions; and Americana film screenings.

Festival Dates July 19 - 21, 2013
Festival Links

http://www.thesagegateshead.org

Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Martha Wainwright as headliner, with special guest Sam Amidon
  • Matthew E. White plus suppport
  • The Mavericks
  • Patty Griffin
  • Larkin Poe
  • Honky Tonk Angels (Elizabeth Cook, Jan Howard, Brennen Leigh, Yolanda Quartey, Hannah Rickard, Lou Dalgleish)
  • Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys
  • My Darling Clementine
  • Shelby Lynne
  • Heritage Blues Orchestra and Mud Morganfield
  • Willy Mason
  • The McCrary Sisters
  • John Turrell & Band
  • Leeroy Stagger
  • Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay
  • Bill Kirchen Trio
  • Mighty Phil Lee
  • Rainbow Girls
  • The King Bees
  • Vera Van Heeringen
  • Dan Walsh
  • The Kentucky Cowtippers

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Tickets:
Venue:
  • Northern Rock Foundation Hall
    The Sage Gateshead
    Gateshead

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