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Please note that we are updating our line up .  We are not likely to have finalised this until end of October so please check back then for details of the 2018 line up

until then you will find bits of the 2017 line up so bear with us

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE IN DECEMBER

First off we list the Main Stage performers but please don't miss our Showcase Stage performers below

 

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from 7pm (in the beer tent)

We open with

The CASTLE BELLES

We have invited these ladies back.

If you have been with us in the last couple of years, you will know that this choir of ladies will show you a wide repertoire and enchant you with their harmonies of popular Country and Western songs

Followed by

WEST COUNTRY DUO

Duncan (Lead & Steel Guitars + vocals) & Nigel (acoustic guitar & lead vocals) make their welcome debut in the beer tent on Friday evening.  With a repertoire to suit everyone, they are guaranteed to get the party started with a bang.


Have a look at their Facebook page

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and organising the evening and performing will be  

 

PEDRO 

Having joined the Country circuit over 25 years ago PEDRO spent his time in all-live bands up until 2001 when he decided to take the plunge and go Solo for the first time. Initially he was very much a “Traditional-style” type of Country singer/guitarist, but in 2010 he decided to move much more into the ‘Line & Western Dance’ field –  in doing so (and to show the public there is a difference in what they get) he changed his stage name from “Pedro” – as he always had been on the pure Country scene – to his actual name: Peter Barlow, when he does only the modern Line & Western dance favourites, and it has worked incredibly well.

When you add the “new” style of music to his act, and add his genuine warmth and ‘Mr.Happy’ nature to the Peter Barlow shows you can’t fail to have an enjoyable evening in his company.

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SATURDAY           SATURDAY          SATURDAY        SATURDAY

Festival “welcome” at 10.45am by the Westerners traditional charge down the hill to the arena,

10.50am sound engineer plays 10 minutes of tracks to get the atmosphere going, and then we bring on the first band of the day at about 11.00

GAMBLER 

Darren & Don; a father & son act, very versatile with a touch of humour and a great choice to start the main festival.

click here for link to their web site

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DONNA WILDE

Donna Wylde: http://www.donnawylde.co.uk/
Welshpool welcomes back Donna Wylde. Donna typifies the old adage that the best things come in small packages – small in stature but big on entertainment this mufti award winning artistes will be gracing the stage with music for everyone.

For more details of Donna please click here for her webpage

 

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NASHVILLE NUMBERS

Nashville Numbers are a traditional four piece live country music band based in East Anglia. The band is fronted by singer and rhythm guitarist Karl Haylett. Karl has been playing and singing country music all of his life; his voice is classic Haggard, Waylon, Cash, Bare style - one of the finest singers you'll find on the country circuit.

Their web page can be found here nashnums.com

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A find from our Showcase Stage

We are delighted to welcome back

EMMA SWINDELLS

Those of you who were lucky enough to hear Emma perform in 2015  on our Showcase Stage and last year on our main stage will know that we are in for another treat listening to this talented New Country performer

 

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MAGILL

These guys set the stage alight wherever they appear and if line dancing is your thing you’ll already know these guys need no introduction. They will have the dancers up from their first number and leave them needing a rest by the time they get to their last song.

click here for link to their web site

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HAYLEY OLIVER BAND

Known to many admires as the ‘Voice of Country Music’ Hayley is blessed with the voice of an angel. Here with her full band line up Hayley and the guys are going to treat the Welshpool audience to her very unique style of country – she is not to be missed.

click here to see her web page

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and after them PEDRO will star in the Beer Tent until the wee hours.

He will be accompanied by a mixture of RICK our Compare and PAUL CHALLINOR our festival singer. 

It may be that we will be able to persuade some of our acts from the SHOWCASE STAGE to join in the fun of the evening

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Pedro

   

SUNDAY      SUNDAY        SUNDAY        SUNDAY         SUNDAY

10.50am sound engineer plays 10 minutes of tracks to get the atmosphere going, and then we bring on the first band of the day:

SUNDAY

9.45am welcome to the Sunday by the Westerners traditional charge down the hill to the arena.

9.50am sound engineer plays 10 minutes of tracks to get the atmosphere going, and then we bring on the first band of the day:

 

FOOLS GOLD TRIO  

 

Debbie & Paul are joined by Dave Rowland on pedal steel to make up the full fools gold trio for Welshpool. Again, they are no strangers to the festival and widely regarded as one of the finest acts on the British Country Music scene.

Click here for link to their web site

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THE JEFF GALLENT BAND  

The Jeff Gallant Band: http://www.jeffgallantband.com/_gallant/static/about_us.asp
The Jeff Gallant Band are making their debut at the festival. They first entered onto the country music scene in 2001, at the time using the band's original name of Jeff Gallant & The Norfolk Cowboys, at the Country Music Festival at Pontins of Pakefield, Suffolk, to a near capacity audience. After receiving 3 encores at the end of their set they have never looked back.

Click here for their web site

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THE HAYLEYS

The Hayleys: http://www.cometrecords.net/
This award winning Trio are: Becky: award-winning vocalist and songwriter who gives a powerful rhythm & fingerstyle guitar. Jo-Ann: award-winning vocalist and the rock-solid anchor on Bass & Brian: award-winning songwriter, slide guitar & flat picker. They are pure class which is evident from their first note to their last. Their Humour and musical diversity make for a most memorable and entertaining show.

Click here for their web site

 Another find from our 2016 Showcase Stage 

Tom Wright

 

THE DOLY PARTON STORY

by

ANDREA PATTISON

The Dolly Parton Story – featuring Andrea Pattison. http://www.dollypartonstory.com/about.php
Andrea is making her debut at Welshpool - her show pays tribute to one of the greatest icons of popular music: Dolly Parton. You can expect to hear accurate versions of Dolly’s most celebrated material, from her early Country classics such as “Coat of Many Colours” through to her later smash hits such as “Islands in the Stream” and “9 to 5” and so on.

Click here for the Dolly Parton Story web site

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TEXAS GUN

Texas Gun: https://www.facebook.com/groups/64334120915/
Quite simply - Three generations (Father, Son & Grandson). Providing some of the finest entertainment available on the country music circuit today. The class of these guys from Scotland is evident. That’s why they are here to bring down the curtain on another Welshpool festival – quite simply nobody does it better.

Click here for link to see the Band on Facebook

And dont miss the closing ceremony with the Welshpool Westerners parading into the arena and accompanied by PEDRO singing the Trilogy 

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And on the

SHOWCASE STAGE

we offered in 2017 an interesting line up of NEW COUNTRY artistes
and, no doubt, stars of the future

The organisers reserve the right to change any of the acts at anytime.

Saturday

10:00 Luke Day
11:00 Meg McPartlin
12:00 Two Ways Home
13:00 Tammy Wilde
14:00 John Smith
15:00 Emma Moore
16:00 The Tom Browne Band
17:00 Matt Evans
18:00 Tallie Harrison

Jam Session follows after the final act on Saturday

Sunday 

10:00 One Crow Sorrow 
11:00 Echo Papa 
12:00 Harpers Ferry
13:00 Amy Westney 
14:00 Angels with Dirty Faces
15:00 Naughty Alice 
16:00 Penny Jayne Black
17:00 Devon Mayson

 

The organisers reserve the right to change any of the acts at anytime.