Thousands of people turned out for the festival yesterday, and we are expecting more of the same today, with a line-up featuring some absolutely excellent musical talent. Here’s your Stow Festival Sunday preview.
The music begins at 1pm on the Wild Card Brewery stage. Electronic17 present an all-day event of electro, beats and dancing. Joel Harrison kicks of proceedings, followed by Matt Richards, who went down a storm at Stow Festival 2014. At 3pm, iconic DJ Dave Congreve performs, a set that promises to live long in the memory. Next up we have deep house DJ Arié, followed by Electronic17 supremo Kat Richmond. Innoversions and Pej – Esotericsoul play after Kat, before a full live set from electro/punk music assault squad Dronningen (pictured, above) closes the stage.
The Rose & Crown stage opens at 1pm with the Rose & Crown Singers. The ‘On The Hour’ sessions continue with jazz maestros Alvin Burrell Quintet and folk duo Black*Scarr. Festival favourites The Uncommon Earth take to the stage at 4pm, followed by a raucous finale from Sh!ver. Later, on the upstairs stage, Walthamstow Folk present Fake Thackray in concert.
Over at Le Delice Cafe we have an afternoon of music from 2pm. Acoustic collective Mulletsfield open up the stage, after which Harry Pane plays, fresh from his storming set at Chequers last night. Then, at 4pm, multi-instrumentalist Player Piano plays a hotly-anticipated set.
The Warrant Officer stage hosts an extremely strong line-up of artists today. The stage opens at 4.30pm with a stripped-down set from Nat the Hammer, frontman of The Reverse. Next up we have Swedish vocalist Lisa Hedlund performing songs from her recent recording sessions, follwed up soulful singer Kenesha Melody. The noise levels go up a notch for our two headline acts. Rockers Kate (pictured) combine heavy riffs and soaring vocal melodies at 7.30pm, after which alt-rockers smallgang close the stage from 8.30pm.
On the Chequers stage we welcome down-and-dirty country tunes from the Nashville-on-Thames DJs from 3pm til 8pm, while over at St Mary’s Church we have our traditional Songs of Praise evening of orchestral and choral music from 7pm.
All the events are free, with the exception of Fake Thackray which is quite cheap. If you see a Stow Festival collection bucket then please do donate some coppers, it helps us keep running the festival each year. We’ve got t-shirts for sale as well, do pick one up. Enjoy the day.