Somersault Festival announces full lineup

NEIL Halstead

NEIL Halstead

First published in Devon

A STELLAR weekend line-up is in store at the Somersault Festival at Castle Hill, Barnstaple, to join headliners Jack Johnson and Ben Howard.

Grammy award nominated musical duo Amadou & Mariam bring their unique Afro-Blues sound to the event on Saturday.

English singer, songwriter and DJ Fink, whose soulful chilled out sounds are a perfect match for Somersault, is returning to his South-West roots.

Omara ‘Bombino’ Moctar, originally from Tidene in Niger, described as a ‘guitar hero’ by Rolling Stone magazine, is also playing on Saturday.

Nick Mulvey, named on the BBC Sound of 2014 long list, will no doubt be conducting mass sing-alongs of his track Cucurucu, currently play-listed at Radio 1, 6 Music and Radio 2.

Crowns, whose music is partly inspired by traditional Cornish songs, will bring an authentic South-West sound to Saturday’s proceedings.

Another surfer on the line up is Neil Halstead, founding member of the recently re-formed Slowdive.

Halstead’s last two albums were released on headliner Jack Johnson’s label, Brushfire Records.

Canadian band Half Moon Run, whose single Full Circle is currently A-listed at Radio 1 and has received more than 2.5million views on YouTube, perform on Sunday.

Welsh indie four-piece Catfish and the Bottlemen will bring their explosive rock ’n’ roll to the stage.

Sunday’s line-up also features Hiss Golden Messenger, who are travelling in from North Carolina, and Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars.

The five-day summer camp festival runs from July 17-21 and Saturday and Sunday Super Early Bird tickets are already sold out.

For full ticket details visit www.somersaultfestival.com #somersault

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