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Words + Music Festival – Special Event

JUNE 25 to 27 inclusive

Here it comes… Welcome Words and Music lovers.

We’re happy to announce our first live events of 2021. (How great does it feel even just to read those words?!)

First, the necessary disclaimer. In these unprecedented times the safety and well being of performers, staff and audiences will always be our priority… accordingly, we all accept that plans can change very abruptly.

But plans, ways forward, have never been more important. HOPE has never been more important. And we HOPE very much to welcome you to the following.

A SPECIAL WORDS AND MUSIC WEEKEND – JUNE 25 to 27 inclusive. THREE UNIQUE ONE-OFF SHOWS
plus Community Workshops

Featuring …

TOM ROBINSON

70s & 80s hitmaker (2 4 6 8 Motorway, War Baby), New Wave innovator, early gay activist and BBC6 Music presenter - (who played an unforgettable set here in 2017) -is back in town for our opening night.
Tom will headline with an intimate acoustic performance at The Crown Ballroom, spanning all stages of his career.

JOHN BRAMWELL

Leader of I Am Kloot and festival favourite, returns to Nantwich for a solo performance on Sunday evening of June 27 at The Crown Ballroom.

IVAN CAMPO

Prolific and diverse Manchester based indie folk trio, regularly featured on BBC 6 Music.

PAUL COOKSON

Widely travelled and internationally published poet, Slade fan, Everton supporter and raconteur.

O’HOOLEY AND TIDOW

BBC radio 2 folk award winners, composers of the theme to the smash hit series “Gentleman Jack”, make their Nantwich debut in an afternoon ‘matinee’ concert at the Crown Ballroom on Sunday June 27.

HANNAH WHITE

London based singer/songwriter who graced the festival in 2015 and 2016, recently nominated for an Americana UK album of the year award and now returning to Nantwich for an acoustic set at the matinee show on June 27.

GRACE SAVAGE

UK beatboxing champion, Radio 1 playlisted artist who performed a show stopping set here in 2018, returns to blend hip hop beats programmed live on stage with pop melodies. Grace brings her stunning one woman show to the Crown Ballroom on the evening of Sunday June 27.

STEVEN LANGSTAFF

Fast emerging locally based poet, a breakout hit of the 2019 festival.

CATHY JAIN

Prodigiously talented singer/songwriter, Nantwich resident. Has played Words And Music twice, in 2017 and 2019... now a featured BBC Radio 1 artist, pursued by major record labels.

Tickets for these shows are on sale online from midday Thursday April 15.

Tickets will be limited in number as we will be following government guidelines to the letter. If – and only if – the restrictions are relaxed in June as has been suggested, we will then release more tickets. But for now – if you want to come, please please get in quickly to avoid disappointment.

So, thanks for reading this and for your interest. The encouragement and support of regular followers over the last 12 months has been incredible and has meant so much to us.

WORDS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL is now in its 14th year and is here in Nantwich for original music and poetry, community and inclusivity. Same as it ever was.

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