Less than four weeks away, the Big Green Cardigan music festival is still that well-kept secret right on our doorstep - a relaxed and intimate event embracing all music genres.
This year’s Friday headliners, The Christians, is a much-loved Liverpool band whose infectious melodies and harmonies have deep emotional impact. Feeding on accusations, protest, despair and even self-doubt, their “socially aware soul” made a big impact in the late 1980s. Their double-platinum debut album, The Christians, featured the Top 30 singles Forgotten Town, Hooverville, Ideal World and Born Again. Over the years they have continued to tour extensively in the UK, Spain and France receiving rave reviews for live performances. The Christians are performing as part of a Friday line-up which includes folk/punk Matilda’s Scoundrels and indie darlings Dorey the Wise. Friday tickets are just £18.
Other acts over the weekend include major festival favorites Tankus the Henge, and award-winning Jo Harman, Lisa Mills and Brooks Williams, both from the USA, and Terry Pack’s 30-plus player jazz ensemble Trees, plus British Blues award winner King Size Slim, Tim Hoyte, Noble Jacks and Roger Hubbard.
The Big Green Cardigan will include real beer and home-cooked food at sensible prices, plenty of clean toilets, no dogs and no kids, just loads of great musical acts. The Big Green Cardigan Festival is for over-18s only and aims to provide its audience with a hassle-free, relaxed, end-of-summer vibe. And, if the weather is not at its best, all the performing areas are under cover.
A limited number of tickets are still available at £65 for the whole weekend (includes free camping) or £18 for day tickets, available from www.biggreencardigan.com, or, AHA Stationary Supplies, Mount Street, Battle and Music’s Not Dead, Devonshire Road, Bexhill.