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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 the AmericanaFest UK website buy your wristband 

The Americana Music Association UK (AMA-UK) is delighted to announce the full line-up of performers and events for its first virtual AmericanaFest UK, January 26 – 28 2021.

The UK Americana Awards ceremony on January 28 will include unique performances from: American Aquarium, Emily Barker, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, Mary Gauthier, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, and a host of this year’s nominees. Once again presented by Bob Harris OBE, the show will also feature appearances from award-winning actor Colin Firth CBE, BBC Radio 2’s Johnnie Walker, BBC Radio 6's Steve Lamacq, Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, as well as an unmissable ‘In Conversation’ with the legendary Mavis Staples and former AMA-UK award winner, Brandi Carlile. 

A very special John Prine Tribute Show will air directly before the Awards on January 28 with performances from Billy Bragg, Ferris & Sylvester, Ida Mae and many more. The late John Prine has been honoured with the specially created Songwriter Legacy Award 2021, in celebration of the legendary US singer-songwriter’s life and work.

The Showcase Festival will run across two stages on both of the evenings of January 26 and 27, delivering an amazing 14 hours of music across two days. Some of the many highlights will be sets from Courtney Marie Andrews, Joshua Burnside, Darlingside, Jason Isbell (and the 400 Unit), Larkin Poe, Jim Lauderdale, Mipso, Katie Pruitt, The Mavericks, The War and Treaty. The AMA-UK is proud to present a gender balanced programme for the 4th year running; something it champions in all its activities.

In AmericanaFest UK’s strongest international line-up to date, Thirty Tigers, Canadian Independent Music Association, Sounds Australia, Yep Roc, North Carolina Music Export and Prince Edward Island will all host individual showcases and parties, with an impressive roster of artists each performing one or two songs. From the UK, leading independent Americana label Loose Music will also present its own showcase.

The full list of showcasing artists for 2021 is: Andrew Farriss*, Arnold Richardson*, Beccy Cole*, Brent Cobb*, Charley Crockett*, Charlie Collins*, Chatham County Line*, Chuck Prophet*, Church of Roswell, Cory Gallant*, Courtney Marie Andrews*, Daisy Chute, Dan Bettridge, Dan Sultan*, Danny George Wilson*, Darlingside*, Declan O’Rourke, DeLila Black, Diana Demuth*, Dustbowl Revival, Eddy Smith & The 507, Emily Barker*, Emma Swift, Fanny Lumsden*, Fenn Wilson*, Gill Landry*, Good Lovelies, Gordie MacKeenman & His Rhythm Boys, Grant Lee Phillips, Hamiltones, Hannah White, Haunted Hearts, Ida Mae*, Israel Nash, Jaimee Harris, James Riley, Jason Isbell (and the 400 Unit)*, Jim Lauderdale*, Jim White*, Jimmy Vipperman*, Joana Serrat*, Josh O’Keefe, Joshua Burnside, Judy Blank, Karen Jonas, Katie Pruitt, Kyshona Armstrong, Lakota John*, Larkin Poe, Lauren Housley, Lawrence Maxwell*, Logan Ledger, Lucero*, Massy Ferguson, Megan O’Neill, Michaela Anne*, Mipso, Misty River, Native Harrow*, Our Man in the Field, Peter Bruntnell, Rissi Palmer*, Robert Vincent*, Roseanne Reid, Ruthie Collins, Saije*, Sam Coe, Sarah Potenza, Southern Avenue, The Handsome Family*, The Hanging Stars, The Marriage, The Mavericks*, The Northern Belle, The Wandering Hearts, The War and Treaty, Tracy McNeil*, Tre Burt*, Treetop Flyers*, Troy Cassar-Daley*, True Strays, Wild Ponies.

*Artist is performing during a guest host showcase. Performance length will vary.

“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

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 purchase your ticket



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