Exeter’s Sound Of The Sirens Confirmed For First Royal William Yard Festival Plymouth
They will be joining headliner and international folk sensation Seth Lakeman for the event on May 27 and 28 – which promises to celebrate “peninsular living” and everything the beautiful West Country has to offer.
The Exeter-based Sirens – Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood – have been championed by BBC presenter Chris Evans and after appearing on his TFI Friday television show last year they are gaining fans all over the world.
They will be performing tracks from their newly released acoustic album For All Our Sins, following a whirlwind year which included performing in front of thousands at the Isle of Wight Festival and supporting Rick Astley on his UK arena tour.
The festival will bring areas of the historic Grade 1 listed ex-Naval victualling yard to life with beautiful classic cars, motor bikes and boats providing the backdrop to six stages, dotted around the yard offering an array of musical styles.
And Devon-born folk star Seth Lakeman, who was nominated for a Mercury Award, will be headlining the two-day festival following the release of his eighth studio album The Ballads of the Broken Few.
He will be joined by UK house music legends Full Intention who will be playing the Factory Cooperage stage and Game of Thrones star Natalia Tena who will be fronting her band Molotov Jukebox on the Harbour stage.
Other top West Country talent includes dance music duo Full Intention, acclaimed saxophonist Martin Dale and 1940’s style, seven piece jump jive band Company B.
There will be a relaxed, Balearic-style sundowners bar, DJs and a cabaret and cocktail bar.
And a host of street food stalls selling great, locally caught produce including tasty treats from the Bigbury-based Oyster Shack and wine from the award-winning Sharpham Estate near Totnes.
Royal William Yard events manager Jim Pascoe said: “It’s great to have so much local talent to choose from and we’re so delighted that so many of the acts we’ve contacted want to take part in this inaugural event. I know for many of our performers it will be a welcome return home after touring all over the world.
“The weekend will have something for everybody, from the latest dance music to a trip back in time to the jump and jive days of the 40s.
“We really hope this event goes from strength to strength and becomes one of the most popular dates in the Royal William Yard calendar.
“With so many great acts raring to go it’s obvious they recognise the venue as one of the best places to work, rest and play in the whole of the South West.”
To buy tickets or find out more visit www.royalwilliamyard.com
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(from a press release)