Festival musicians take to Lancaster church

Stranded Horse
Stranded Horse

A ONE-day festival featuring a fantastic line-up of experimental musicians and alternative folksters is due to take place in a former Lancaster church on June 12.

The appropriately named Lancaster Aisle of Light Festival features music from Nancy Elizabeth, Stranded Horse, Dan Haywood’s New Hawks, Paddy Steer, Harvey Lord, Ponies, Mikey Kenney and Sam and The Plants.

The venue is St John’s Church in North Road, which has held music concerts for hundreds of years.

The mini festival has been organised by Lancaster promoters Little Argument With Myself (LAWM) promotions and Dan Haywood, and is running over two sessions, between 2pm and 6pm, and 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Richard Twine, from LAWM, said: “The opportunity arose to put something on in St John’s, which is one of the most amazing and interesting spaces in the city.

“Dan Haywood already had plans for a few acts, and I was keen to put on French Kora player Stranded Horse, who I regard as something of a genius.

“So we combined and here we are with a great looking one-day festival. People can expect beautiful and innovative and diverse music in one of the most intriguing spaces that Lancaster has to offer.”

There will be no bar, but refreshments will be available, tickets start from £6 and under 16s go free.

Tickets are available from www.wegottickets.com/event/120574.

Tomorrow night, Friday, Livewire Lancaster are back at the Yorkshire House after putting on a great show in the marquee at the Nice N Sleazy Festival at the weekend.

This time, Florida’s Victims of Circumstance take to the stage with support from Broken Nose, The Privelaged Few and Roman Polanska.

See the Lancaster Guardian (02-06-11) for full story.