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AmericanaFest UK 2021 'Staying Connected'

  • 26 Jan 2021
  • 4:00 PM
  • 28 Jan 2021
  • 11:00 PM

To register for an AmericanaFest UK 2021 Virtual wristband please go to DICE and buy your wristband 

UK AmericanaFest will be virtual in 2021. Although the AMA-UK board members realised that the coronavirus pandemic would make it impossible to host the event across venues in Hackney as they had very successfully for the past 5 years, they recognised more than ever the need to stay connected, for artists to enjoy vital showcase opportunities and for the community to celebrate the success of its award winners, all of which inspired the decision to proceed online. The Awards and showcases will be viewable across all devices and platforms via a unique UK AmericanaFest website. 

“AmericanaFest UK is the ultimate celebration of Americana music in the UK and, in our sixth year, taking our programme online for the first time, we will also welcome a host of international names from Australia, Canada, and the US  Our line-up is one of the best yet, with two nights of showcases , culminating in our ever-popular UK Americana Music Awards on 28 January 2021. 

Throughout the shared trauma of the 2020 pandemic, the creative sector has been incredible in the way they helped keep others’ spirits high with their music. The Board of the AMA-UK is determined to create an event to bring us all together again.  Even if we can't travel and be in the same room, we can still gather in the same space online to celebrate those artists who have been brave enough to release music in recent months or used their platform for good causes. 

I am very excited for the event and also very humbled by the support and generosity of the music community during these times.  I, for one, cannot wait to see everyone at AmericanaFest 2021.” 

Stevie Smith CEO AMA-UK

The Awards show itself will be preceded by two evenings of showcases, featuring exciting international partners including Prince Edward Island, Thirty Tigers, Canadian Independent Music Association, North Carolina Music Export, Sounds Australia and Loose Music from the UK.

For the full awards nominations list head over to

As part of this year’s activities, AMA-UK along with charity partners Help Musicians, is focussing on mental health and wellbeing, with a new set of aims to include inclusivity and diversity. They are signed up to Keychange and will continue to have a 50:50 gender balance across everything they do. After the success of their two songwriting workshops hosted with Hackney Council Culture team, working firstly with elders and then the Windrush generation, AMA-UK is delighted to be hosting a third songwriting workshop, this time with NHS workers.

More details about the showcase lineup to be announced soon!

MEMBERS Virtual 3 day wristband

This wristband will give you entry to 2 nights of international showcase events and the annual UK Americana Awards hosted by Bob Harris OBE.

Members get a 15% discount on the base price. LOGIN to the member's area to get the members discount code before heading over to DICE to purchase your ticket.

Virtual 3 day wristband

This wristband will give you entry to 2 nights of international showcase events and the annual UK Americana Awards hosted by Bob Harris OBE

Follow this link to DICE to purchase your ticket

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