Red Rooster Festival 2023 confirms first wave of acts

The Red Rooster Festival have just announced their first wave of acts for 2023, a very strong and impressive first wave of artists at that. Rooster favourites and popular recent visitors to NAC, Daddy Long Legs make a welcome return on the main stage and will surely once again blow the roof off the big top, as they always do with their energetic and explosive live rhythm and blues sets. Now with an expanded line up too. Other names announced include Fantastic Negrito, Jesse Malin, and I was personally delighted to also see the inclusion Nikki Lane, the Highway Queen herself, as well as Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, The Nude Party, GA-20, local legends The Arlenes, King Salami and the Cumberland 3 (who can forget their previous Rooster appearance?!), and UK-based Finnish band Us.

After yet another sell out in 2022 set in the idyllic grounds of Euston Hall, the UK’s much loved Blues and Americana festival, Red Rooster, has today confirmed its first wave of acts for next year’s summer showdown. 

Set to take place on 1ST – 3RD JUNE 2023, the event will once again bring the best in Cajun, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues, Roots and Country to the heart of the Suffolk countryside. 

The wonderfully wild, blues genre bending world of Fantastic Negrito will be hitting the main stage next summer. His vision of blues is as eclectic and all-encompassing as Prince’s was to soul. Part love story, part history lesson, Fantastic Negrito’s extraordinary new album, ‘White Jesus Black Problems’, is an exhilarating ode to the power of family and the enduring resilience of our shared humanity.

Smart and sassy singer and songwriter Nikki Lane, brings her blend of vintage country and rock, armed with Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) produced new album ‘Denim & Diamonds,’ coming with fiery cowboy boots and a denim jacket. 

San Francisco’s Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express will also be performing on the main stage, complete his mix of modern lo-fi sensibilities with his storytelling songs and swampy roots influences.

New York City’s most explosive Rhythm & Blues street gang Daddy Long Legs make their welcome journey back to Red Rooster. 

Formed in a North Carolina dormitory in 2012, The Nude Party celebrates the clanging rock of the ‘60s while blending modern elements that made Rolling Stone magazine laud their debut album. 

“The Fearless Storyteller” – Uncut Magazine, Jesse Malin will make his eagerly anticipated Rooster debut next year. The first double album of Malin’s career hits like a collection of heartfelt and eloquent short stories that never lose their dirt and swagger. 

GA-20 will also be heading to Euston Hall and they’re clearly on to something big. It’s a movement, a new traditional blues revival. The dynamic, throwback blues trio are disciples of the place where traditional blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll intersect.

It’s 25 years since The Arlenes released their first music and 21 years since their Loose Records debut. The band are now back and in business, releasing a 6 track EP ‘One More Hill To Climb’ on Lido Records. 

The Arlenes

5 years ago King Salami and The Cumberland 3 blew the Red Rooster crowd away and organisers are delighted to announce that they’ll be back with their mongrel mix of Caribbean, France, Japan and Spain to Euston Hall. 

King Salami and the Cumberland 3

Also joining is the blistering punk-rock sounds of Us, the band originally hailing from Finland but who have now started roots in the UK. 

As ever, Red Rooster will bring a taste of the Deep South to England complete with authentic street food, BBQs, kids entertainment, boating, and the much loved Howlin’ Woods DJs. 

Red Rooster has consistently sold out the last four years and the 2023 event will no doubt follow suit. Red Rooster is proud to be one of the best value festivals out there at just £129.50 + Booking fee for the whole weekend. 

This includes three nights of camping and parking FREE. Kids 12 and under go for free as always and organisers this year have also introduced a teen weekend ticket for just £50 + Booking fee.

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After being starved of so many travelling international acts during the pandemic years it is really heartening to see these names alongside some amazing UK acts. Red Rooster is back in a big way, and this is only the first wave announcement. It’s something exciting to look forward to and keep our spirits warm during these cold midwinter nights. Tickets are on sale and available here.

Red Rooster’s big top (c) shashamane

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