Headliners for 11th Words & Music Festival Revealed

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Nantwich Words & Music Festival organizers have announced the 2018 headlining acts as well as making tickets available earlier than ever before.

Headliners for the eleventh annual festival include contemporary indie rock band British Sea Power, Steve Hogarth of Marillion and Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young.

The festival will run from 8th to 14th October attracting an original and diverse mix of musicians and poets from across the world to perform in a variety of venues in the Cheshire market town.

Internationally acclaimed Nantwich resident and festival director, Thea Gilmore, returns to the festival for the eleventh time, being the only artist to have performed every year since the festival begin in 2008.

Back by popular demand, Scottish singer Horse McDonald returns to the festival. Horse has opened for legends including Tina Turner, BB King and Bryan Ferry.

Judie Tzuke joins the bill on Sunday afternoon of the festival, an English songwriter most well known for her smash hit ‘Stay With Me ‘Till Dawn’. The intimate gig is the perfect chance to see a ‘national treasure’ up close.

Festival Director Nigel Stonier, said: “The festival has evolved over the 11 years, we’ve grown from a weekend to an entire week and there have been changes – but the core values remain the same – we want to bring world class performers – from household names to newcomers – right to the heart of Nantwich. We want to celebrate original words and music in as many forms as possible.”

Previous years have attracted world famous names including Badly Drawn Boy, Carol Ann Duffy, Ian McCulloch, Barbara Dickson, The Magic Numbers, THERAPY?, Tim Burgess, The Lightning Seeds, Simon Armitage, Mark Radcliffe and ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris.

Tickets are now on sale at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com

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