Rachel McShane and the Cartographers

Bellowhead alumni Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East of England. As a member of Bellowhead Rachael toured internationally as well as making several TV appearances.

The Lucy Ward Band

Derbyshire singer-songwriter Lucy Ward will make a more than welcome return to Lichfield Guildhall when she co-headlines L2F on Saturday night.

The Lost Notes

The Lost Notes write songs about things that matter. Like the perils of one night stands and plastic surgery, the plight of bankers, greaseballs, snakes, Greco-Roman health and safety failings, mules, mermaids and the downright miserable.

Dan McKinnon

Blessed with a gorgeous, room-shaking baritone voice and the keen insight of a natural storyteller, Nova Scotian folksinger/songwriter/solo guitarist Dan McKinnon has carved out a defiantly unique musical path.

Steve Bonham and the Long Road

Renegade Americana, Anglo-American Roots. It’s hard to pin down the compelling, distinctive high energy music of Steve Bonham and The Long Road. It’s a swampy brew of styles mixed from both sides of the ocean, characterised by sharp lyrics, great melodies and the fab sound of acoustic instruments being played with passion and purpose. It’s a kind of music that appeals to the renegade and outlaw in us all.

Bill Bates

Bill Bates is a leading comedian and singer-songwriter on the national folk scene. He loves to perform his songs at folk clubs, folk festivals and at house parties. He sings a mixture of funny songs and serious songs.

Sam and the Watlings

A folk trio from the West midlands, Sam Shemmell is well known in the Midland's folk scene for his resonant voice and big personality. He has teamed up with husband and wife duo, bassist and vocalist, Gareth and Rachael Watkins who are making a big impression on the circuit.

Wildfire Folk

Wildfire was formed by Lichfield Arts as a Youth Ensemble to play music as it should be played - with enthusiasm, energy and style! Created as part of the Lichfield Arts Folk Arts project, Wildfire started off as a one off workshop and was so immensely popular that it quickly developed into a band in its own right with regular rehearsals and performances all over the country.