Acoustic Stage

Sponsored by The Angel Hotel


3pm Lonesome Pines

Gloucester-based Lonesome Pines are Jon Hoyle (guitar, slide, vocals) and Pat Roberts (bass uke vocals). They mine a rich vein of country/blues storytelling from The Carter Family to the Handsome Family via Hank Williams, Richard Thompson, Gillian Welch and Chuck Berry. Their own songs are mostly about supermarkets and unsatisfactory relationships.

3.30pm Anna Purver

Anna Purver is a harpist and instrumental teacher based in the Forest of Dean. 

4pm Acoustic George

Acoustic guitarist performing covers and original songs

4.30pm Baldwin Brothers

Local acoustic duo blending their original material with popular classics – guaranteed to leave you wanting more!

5pm My Mate H

Acoustic Duo from the Forest of Dean.

5.30pm Topaz

An eclectic mix of originals and popular covers played in their own acoustic style.

6pm Frankie Wesson

Singer-songwriter Frankie Wesson started writing songs and performing in her hometown of Abergavenny at the age of 16. Her cinematic songs draw inspiration from her personal experiences of bitter-sweet nostalgia, unrequited love, teenage angst and the complicated reality of growing up LGBT. Frankie’s original songs have been featured on BBC Radio 6 and BBC Introducing.

6.30pm Gordon Wood

A songwriter, singer and guitarist with a wealth of experience. Starting out as vocalist and bass player with various bands from the South West of England, he moved on to become part of the UK blues scene, performing alongside such artists as Dr Feelgood, Wilco Johnson, Norman Watt-Roy, Steve Gibbons, Geno Washington, Edwin Starr and Steve Marriot of the Small Faces. Nowadays his music has evolved to include a much wider spectrum of influences – country, rockabilly, Americana, folk and more. 


3pm Lightly Twned

Husband and wife duo performing an eclectic mix of comedy, amusing, spoof and cover songs on ukulele, guitar, harmonica and cajon drum.

3.30pm Near Side Lane

Near side lane are a husband and wife duo that are two thirds of the popular “Rob Connolly Band” they do an eclectic mix of acoustic covers

4pm Max ft. Michelle & friends

For over 15 years Max has brought his original acoustic material to the Forest of Dean and nationwide. After a hiatus from performing he’s back to bring some soulful, honest vibes to you all. He will be joined on stage by some special guests including Michelle, from whom you can expect 90s R&B nostalgia infused with some tongue in cheek renditions to which you are invited to sing along too.

4.30pm The Scowles

Acoustic Duo providing indie/rock and pop covers.

5pm Alaric Sheer Hardwick

Often called Ricky – I’m currently writing/ performing solo acoustic music & covers. I sing and play guitar (occasionally piano)!

5.30pm Ed B

Singer/songwriter and ukulele player. I play a mix of covers and originals from a mix of genres, including pop, folk and country.

6pm Free Beetroots

Fun acoustic offshoot from Small Dogs Bite artists Tim Buckmaster & Mike Edwards, adding the immense creative and vocal talents of Graham Mizen! An entertaining mix of offbeat(root) originals and interesting takes on popular, fun cover songs

6.30pm Mike ‘Shadow’ Hodges

Open mic host at the Dog House Coleford and The George St Briavels 

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