Final acts for Fowey Festival of Words and Music announced
The inaugural lineup for The Fowey Festival of Words and Music has been revealed as organisers announce the final acts set to appear.
The festival formerly known as 'du Maurier' gets underway in May and this final reveal shows a festival boasting an eclectic and exciting mix of established and up and coming talent covering a wide spectrum of the arts.
Heading up the latest acts announced are the best-selling electric string quartet the music industry has ever seen!
Bond, consisting of Tania Davis, Eos Chater, Elspeth Hanson and Gay-Yee Westerhoff have sold over 4-million records worldwide and, among sell out concerts across the globe, also played at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.
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They'll be bringing their enticing mix of latin, folk, jazz, rock, pop, Indian and middle eastern styles to Fowey on Thursday, May 16 at 8pm. Tickets will be priced at £27.50.
The day before, Wednesday, May 15, offers a musical treat from a different time as Cantabile, a vocal harmony group peppered with comedy take to the stage.
The group have captivated audiences from Carnegie Hall to Buckingham Palace and when they bring their show, 'Harmony and Humour' to Fowey audiences can expect a musical journey through tributes to famous harmony groups, such as The Beach Boys & Manhattan Transfer, to The Beatles, Billy Joel and beyond.
Tickets to see Cantabile are £17.50 with the show beginning at 8pm.
Grahman Gouldman's 'Heart Full of Songs' is beating in Fowey from 8pm on May 12.
As part of 10cc, he wrote and co-wrote many of the bands hit singles including I'm Not In Love, Dreadlock Holiday and The Things We Do For Love.
Graham and his 10cc bandmates Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson and Mike Stevens will provide an acoustic evening of songs that showcase the depth of his songwriting talent.
Tickets for the show are priced at £22.50.
Rounding off the final announcement of acts and completing a very strong lineup for the festival is Comedian and writer, Tony Hawks.
Tony will be introducing a screening of his hilarious and uplifting film, 'Playing the Moldovans at Tennis'.
Following the film Tony will take to the stage to take part in an informal question and answer session.
The screening and Q&A night will take place on Friday, May 10, at 8pm with tickets priced at £10.50.
Tickets went on sale to Platinum Patrons on February 18. They'll be available to Gold Patrons on February 25 and to the general public on March 4.
The complete lineup of evening and daytime shows for the Festival Marquee venue is as follows:
May 9 – Baron Herzog's Box of Operatic Delights 2013.
May 10 – Tony Hawks: Playing the Moldovans at Tennis.
May 11 – Michael Murpurgo: A Medal for Leroy.
May 11 – The National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
May 12 – Ken Livingstone.
May 12 – Graham Gouldman's Heart Full of Songs.
May 13 – Seann Walsh & Josh Widdicombe.
May 14 – Lau.
May 15 – Cantabile 'Harmony and Humour.
May 16 – Bond.
May 17 – YolanDa Brown and her Band.
May 18 – An intimate evening with Ruthie Henshall.
Tickets are available from www.foweyfestival.com.