Not long now until my favourite festival, Red Rooster, with another cracking line up …
The setting, the vibe, and the music is top notch. Relaxed, friendly just down the road on the Norfolk-Suffolk border. Check out the superb line-up for this year (Norwich is well-represented as you will see).
2nd – 4th June 2016
Euston Hall, Suffolk
‘A whisky-sippin’, guitar -strummin’ banjo- pickin’ weekend of Southern Blues, roots & country’
Red Rooster, the Suffolk Rhythm & Blues festival, which returns for its
third year this summer (2 nd -4 th June), is very pleased to announce its line up of
artists for 2016:-
THE JAMES HUNTER SIX – THE HANDSOME FAMILY –
KING KHAN & THE SHRINES
BOB LOG III – JAMES LEG
DADDY LONG LEGS
THE RAILS – TAV FALCO & PANTHER BURNS
THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE – JEB LOY NICHOLS
BIG JOE LOUIS
FLATS & SHARPS – ROB HERON & THE TEA PAD ORCHESTRA
SISTER COOKIE – IZO FITZROY
IDA MAE – LANK SMITH & THE PYTHONS – THE JOHNSONS
THE ARLENES – DOVE & BOWEEVIL – DJ 78
Headliners James Hunter Six bring a classic yet modern brand of rhythm n blues
that captivates listeners across the generations and earned them two Billboard Blues
Chart #1’s in the process. They headline along with King Khan & The Shrines. They
have recently signed to Daptone Records releasing the critically-acclaimed album,
‘Hold On!’ The Handsome Family from New Mexico bring their unique, highly
descriptive narrative and exhilarating musical re-imaginings of everything from
Appalachian holler, psychedelic rock, Tin Pan Alley and medieval ballad!
This year Red Rooster also introduces new late-night hotspot, The Howlin’ Woods.
Designed in the style of an old-school Southern record store, resident DJs will be
spinning the finest RnB, Soul and Rock n Roll ‘til the early hours, whilst the bar
serves some of the finest shots on the planet. ‘Take a load off by day and get lost by
night’ is our watchword.
Red Rooster aims to champion the very best in R’n’B, Americana, Blues, Soul, Roots
and Country, the perfect destination for a ‘Deep South’ weekend of music, food and culture.
Located in the beautiful private gardens of Euston Hall in Suffolk, designed by
celebrated landscape designers William Kent and ‘Capability’ Brown, Red Rooster
attracts not only music devotees but families, festival goers, and tenderfoots alike.
The backdrop is idyllic, the atmosphere laid back and engaging. Kids can run freely
through vast corn fields, families can enjoy lip-smacking authentic ribs and soul food
by a campfire under the stars, and most importantly enjoy a fun event where the
whole kit and caboodle can get down and dirty to the raucous sounds radiating from
the woodland’s main stage venue. The days are slower in the South so there’s also
plenty of time to kick back and enjoy the roaming brass bands, who recreate the
spirit of the French Quarter, New Orleans.
The hospitality, food and culture of the Deep South is fully embraced at Red Rooster
with a number of award-winning street food traders. Sample authentic Creole-style
cooking with Colonel Tom’s gumbo, gourmet mac’n’cheese from the Mac Factory,
Southern Comfort soul food from Soul & Pepper, Texan BBQs & brisket from The
Harbercue, Southern-style jackfruit tacos from the infamous Club Mexicana.
This year Red Rooster welcomes on board Man Meat Fire recent winner of ‘Best Low & Slow’ in TVs ‘BBQ Champ.’ hosted by Adam Richman and Myleene Klass.
Drinks on offer will include a wide array of cocktails – including refreshing juleps,
Lousiana Jams, Pickle Backs and Hillbilly Moonshines. There will be a range of ales
& beers, whiskeys & bourbons – all served in swell Southern style – by the boys & belles from Soul Shakers .
For those who enjoy the luxury and ease of boutique camping, options are now
available here http://www.redrooster.org.uk/info/accommodation/
Tickets are available from http://www.redrooster.org.uk/tickets
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