Since hitting the music scene in 1989, Lighting Seeds have experienced national and international success with their songs featuring in the UK and US music charts. They made it big with hits including “Football’s coming home”, “Pure”, “Lucky you” and “The life of Riley”. They also received national acclaim following their collaboration with David Baddiel and Frank Skinner with their single “Three Lions”, which reached number 1 in the UK charts in both 1996 and 1998. They are sure to set the mood for festival goers at Middlewich FAB Festival’s Friday night concert.
Since their start in 2010, The Sundowners have released two albums and toured the UK for 18 months for their start into the music industry. Featured on their debut album are hits such as “Wild As The Season,” “Back To You,” and “Into The Light.” In addition, They are scheduled to release their new album this April. With their new lead single “Great Beauty” being labelled as “utterly majestic” by This Feeling, featuring on BBC 6 Music and Radio X, and with new music on the way, they are sure to provide an entertaining night.
Emma has experienced great success since starting her solo career in 2012 from reaching nearly three million plays on Spotify to having four consecutive singles playlist by Radio 2. Guildford’s singer, song-writer, and multi-instrumentalist, Emma, has an exciting year in 2017 with the tour and release of her third album, “To My Roots”. FAB Festival visitors can expect to hear new music from this album at Saturday night’s free concert alongside some of her previous hits from albums “Waves” and “Enchanted”. Emma is anticipated to draw in a younger crowd for this year’s FAB Festival with her pop, folk, and slightly country melodies.
Megan Dixon Hood
FAB Festival is thrilled to welcome back Cheshire born singer-songwriter Megan Dixon Hood. Talented Macclesfield born musician, Megan Dixon Hood, has a repertoire including playing at festivals such as Glass Butter Beach, 2000 trees, and Liverpool Sound City. Megan has also supported the recently acclaimed Rag’N’Bone man and has had play time on radio stations such as Radio 2.
In a recent post from Manchester Evening News, Megan Dixon Hood was named fifth in the top artists to watch out for in 2017 and will be a great addition to FAB Festival. Those who love nu-folk, alternative and indie music will not be disappointed by Megan’s performance. With her songs being played up and down the country, it will be amazing to have her back performing live at Middlewich FAB Festival 2017.
Eddy Morton & the Bushburys
Long-time favourites of the festival in the 1990s- and it’s taken all this time to get them back! They took the scene by storm back then and FAB has booked them every year possible for the festival and several one-off gigs outside at the Big Lock (happy days). Their music is infectious- covers/originals all have `the Bushburys` country/rock stamp on them with Eddy`s trusty leadership to the forefront, it’s wonderful to FINALLY welcome them back for one main stage set only- don’t miss it.
Off The Grid
Making their FAB debut so please give them your support Main stage OFF THE GRID – are three high school students from Cheshire who have been performing together for just one year. In that short time they have been invited to play at a number of folk festivals, have won a battle of the bands contest and wowed audiences in Liverpool last summer as part of the “Folk on the Dock” music weekend. Each band member can play a variety of instruments including, ukulele, mandolin, acoustic and bass guitars and banjo giving them uniqueness as they swap and change between songs. They play a mixture of original music and covers and in the words of Janice Long, who introduced them in Liverpool “the future of British music is safe as long as we have bands like Off the Grid!”