The live music programme for this year’s Lions Clun Real Ale & Cider Festival starts at 1pm on Friday with a showcase of the up-and-coming talent from Weston College between 1pm and 6pm, including the following acts:-

Leechelle – Original Indie Folk

Emily Ford – Indie Original

Charlie Kelly – Acoustic Covers

Rideout Blues Band – Blues Covers & Originals

The Like Minded – Indie Originals & Covers

Megan Paige – Melodic Covers

Holly Simpson – Acoustic Covers

This is followed at 6:45pm by professional entertainer Johnny Edgar with a blasting set of popular crowd pleasers.

The headliners for Friday night at 8:30pm are Irie Fire, an amazing, lively 8 piece originals reggae fusion band with a full horn section and all the vibes you could possibly ask for.

Irie Fire were finalists in this year’s Glastonbury Pilton Stage contest, reaching the final 6 from over 600 entries. They were also booked to support the legendary Toots and the Maytals back in May 2000, and Aswad which illustrates the sheer pedigree of this band.

Saturday, the live music starts at 3pm with our very own local Sea-Shanty group The Steepholmers, formed in 2018 featuring a repertoire of rousing sea shanties that you can’t help but join in with.

The Steepholmers raise money for the RNLI, and are happy to welcome new members to their team.

This is followed by professional entertainer Johnny Anderson, with a mixture of popular covers and original music.

Duane Conn & The Connections will be on stage at 6pm to really get the party started with a lively set of popular rock n’ roll and rockabilly classics. These guys are incredibly talented, and annoyingly good looking.

Headlining on Saturday are The Tanoys, a popular four piece function/party band playing pop/rock classics.

Formed in 2017, the Tanoys play a wide range of classic covers from the seventies through to the noughties, but they do focus on bringing popular, well known songs to the audience that a lot of covers bands don’t usually play.

All four members are well seasoned musicians bringing decades of experience and commitment to form a well polished act, demonstrated by a quality set of tight well rehearsed rock and indie numbers. Fast building a reputation in the West Country, this is a band not to be missed. 

To complete the weekend the amazing Swing Fever jazz band will be on stage at 1.30pm on Sunday, with “Jazz on the Lawn” featuring all the big-band classics.