The L2F Lichfield Festival of Folk 2020

Steve Knightley

Venue: On line via Youtube

Sunday 22 November 2020: 8.00pm

Lichfield Arts are working to develop digital online content to keep our audiences entertained in these challenging times. This is our first offering – a collaboration between Steve Knightley, Firebrand music and Lichfield Arts.

Leading folk artist Steve Knightley is best known as the multi-award winning singer-songwriter/musician and founder member of widely acclaimed folk/acoustic roots trail-blazers Show of Hands.

As well as his monumental international career with Show of Hands, Steve has a successful solo career and many other acclaimed collaborations under his belt.

Show of Hands made their first recording in 1987, have released 30 successful albums to date and have won numerous awards and accolades including several BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Steve Knightley has recorded ten acclaimed solo albums since 1999.

His professionalism and engagement with the audience is second to none. He doesn’t see himself as above or apart from those who see him play and this awareness underpins his drive to involve his audience in his work. He is continually dedicated both to delivering his best, connecting with his audience and fostering a warm embracing sense of community.

Expect a highly entertaining evening of songs with a few songs exclusive to this show. All without needing to leave the comfort of your own home! So get your tickets now, stock up on some drinks and snacks, get online and escape for a couple of hours.

Tickets £20 per household.

The performance will start on You Tube at 8pm. Steve will perform 2 x 45 minute sets with a 10 minute interval. Steve will then host a ‘meet & greet’ after the show for Q&A’s and a chat with those who wish to join.

Ticket sales close at midday on Sunday 22 November 2020 and the links will then be emailed out that afternoon to those who have purchased tickets.

Here is the ticket sales link to purchase tickets:



A Sound Track to the Festival That We Didn’t Have …

L2F Lichfield Festival of Folk Weekend 23-25th October 2020


The weekend of 23-25 October should have been an action-packed few days of folk music and other activities in Lichfield.  Like so many other festival organisers, we weren’t able to bring you that, but to keep you in the mood, below you’ll find a selection of tracks from the artists that you would have seen.  To keep the event alive, we did organise a Songwriting Challenge, and were delighted with the number and quality of the entries we received on the theme of L2F Lockdown to Freedom.  You’ll find all the entries here.

Friday Evening – The Guildhall

Karen Pfeiffer and Paul Walker

When Stuttgart meets Stoke.  Just what a half German needs for a start to a festival weekend, with a sentiment that we hope you share with us: ‘see you next year’.

Auf Wiedersehen Me Duck

John Tams and Barry Coope

What would L2F be without our Patron and friend John Tams rounding the night off?  Here he is with his partner in crime Barry Coope.

Will I See Thee More

Rolling Home

Saturday afternoon – The Guildhall

Roving Crows

Sometimes you’ve got to dance … even in Lichfield!

Up Heaval

A Different Thread

Lichfield, Staffordshire meets Durham, North Carolina. A beautiful version by talented couple, from both sides of the pond.

Potters Field

Time to grab a bite to eat in town, and ready yourselves for an energetic evening.

Saturday Evening – The Guildhall

The Lost Notes

All the way from Moseley, with a warning from your mother

Demon Barbers

You want energy?  Coming up!

XL Live

You want anthemic stomp and an animation?  They have it!

Rise Up

Sunday afternoon – The Guildhall

Rob McHale

A perfect, chilled start to a Sunday afternoon with the American singer-songwriter.

The Ghost of Jessie James

Chuck Micallef and Dave Luke

Not sure if they are referring to the Guildhall Bar with this song …

Where the Soul of Man Never Dies

Sherburn, Bartley and Saunders

This might remind you of sunny, Sunday Sidmouth days, with a pint in hand.

Gerry Colvin Band

A reflective end to the afternoon, after which time to grab a bite to eat and prepare for the evening finale.

House of the Setting Sun

Sunday Finale – The Guildhall

Gathering Tides

Fiddle -Fusion – a jazz-rock tinged, get up off your chair, musical melange to start the evening off, from a band capable of feet-moving rhythms and great reflective pieces. Check out their new EP Adjust the Sun.

Stop Motion


That’s it for the year that sadly never happened . So let’s say farewell with Rangari inviting guest singer (and adopted local lad) Tony Christie to perform with them.

Star of the County Down