The full line-up has just been announced for this year’s SummerTyne Americana Festival (22nd – 24th July 2011), a multi-stage event inside and outside The Sage Gateshead, one of the world’s premier concert halls, situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead. During a weekend of Texan twang, vintage Nashville sounds, deep New Orleans’ soul, award-winning Americana, bluegrass, classic rock, films and much more, SummerTyne showcases world class acts alongside up-and-coming artists, making it one of the most highly regarded Americana festivals in the UK. This year’s headliners include Irma Thomas (the Soul Queen of New Orleans with one of only two UK shows), Raul Malo (former frontman of The Mavericks performing exclusively at Gateshead with the Northern Sinfonia), and Lyle Lovett (the unique Texas singer-songwriter). Tickets are on sale from 10am today. Read on for the full line-up.
2011 FESTIVAL HEADLINERS
Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans and Soul Rebels Brass Band
Raul Malo (of The Mavericks) with Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of The Sage Gateshead
2011 FESTIVAL LINE-UP
JUMPIN’ HOT OUTDOOR STAGE (FREE)
Justin Townes Earle
The Savoy Cajun Band
Richmond Fontaine Acoustic Duo
Redlands Palomino Company
John Miller & His Country Casuals
The Lucky Strikes
Smoove & Turrell
HOME FRIES OUTDOOR STAGE (FREE)
The Cornshed Sisters
Jess & The Pimptones
Little Mo & Band
The Buffalo Skinners
Lesley Roley Trio
Eleanor & Julia’s Big Yee Haa!
The festival also includes boat trips, a film programme, children’s concerts, SummerTyne Idols bus trips and a poster fair. Tickets are now on sale (outdoor stage events are free). For more info, updates and artist bios, visit the website or telephone 0191 443 4661.