CRANFEST 22 will take place on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September. The music will be hosted in several different venues in town, ranging from small, intimate acoustic venues, such as The Hive and Larkins’ Alehouse, to a large open-air stage in The George Hotel.
We aim to make use of St Dunstan’s Church again, as well as the Vestry Hall, and this year we will utilise the excellent Queen’s Hall Theatre as an extra venue.
As with last year, we aim to showcase a wide variety of music genres across the various venues so that there is something for everyone to enjoy. With an extended programme on Friday evening, we will have thirty-six different artists playing over the two days. Returning favourites include Southern rockers Melonheadman and the delightful folk duo Red, Green & Blue.
New artists this year include indie-folk-rockers The Outcast Band, fine Americana from Naomi Bedford and her band, jazz giant Paul Malsom and trio, and Kent reggae stars The Liberators.
Other genres featured are blues, from Jinda Biant, the Ben Hemmings Band and Dave Ferra, fine folk-rock from Wildwood Jack, Watergrain and Touchstone, plus some good old rock’n’roll from The Varlies, Dirty Lexi and Common Buzzards.
With many more fine artists playing as well, you can be sure there will be something for everyone!