Event Information

15/05/2023 - 21/05/2023
Civic Hall Box Office
01270 628633

Nantwich Roots Festival

Nantwich Roots launched last year as a sister festival to Words And Music. Many of you asked us if we will do it again … and the answer is … YES! Nantwich Roots is BACK and will run from May 15 to May 21, 2023, inclusive.

MIKE SCOTT has been the voice and songs of THE WATERBOYS since forming the band in 1983. Writer of classics such as “Whole Of The Moon”, “Fisherman’s Blues”, “A Man Is In Love’ and “A Girl Called Johnny” , Mike very rarely performs solo shows or plays outside the band, so we’re thrilled to say we’ve enticed him to Nantwich Roots. Mike will be playing at Nantwich Civic on Saturday May 20th and will be joined onstage by Waterboys keyboard maestro, James Hallawell. This is a one-off gig and likely to sell out – we strongly recommend early purchase of tickets to avoid disappointment.

LINDISFARNE are back in Nantwich by popular demand! The legendary Geordie folk-rockers, led by founder member Rod Clements, have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of their No 1 album “Fog On The Tyne” with a national tour that has reaffirmed their recent new lease of life. Expect to hear material from all stages of their career, including some forgotten gems – and of course hits such as “Run For Home” and “Meet Me On The Corner”.

ELIZA CARTHY first took the world of traditional folk by the scruff of the neck in the ’90s … since then she’s collaborated with artists as diverse as Nick Cave, Paul Weller and Rufus Wainwright and been nominated for two Mercury Music Prize awards. She has continued to evolve as a masterly fiddle player, wonderful singer and unique presence in roots music. Eliza will be joined onstage by virtuoso musicians Saul Rose and David Delarre.

THE TRIALS OF CATO are a Welsh / English band, originally formed in Beirut, and described by Mark Radcliffe as “one of the real discoveries of the folk circuit in recent times”. Their debut album “Hide And Hair” won the the BBC Radio 2 Folk Album of the Year Award in 2019, and the much anticipated follow-up “Gog Magog” has recently been released to rave reviews. Their live shows are famous for their energy and virtuosity, and they will kick Nantwich Roots into orbit with what should be a roof-raising opening night at the Crown Ballroom on Monday May 15.

There are more names to be announced soon, visit wordsandmusicfestival.com for the latest updates or tickets. You can also follow Nantwich Roots Festival updates on twitter @NantwichRoots