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The Big Green Cardigan


The Big Green Cardigan Festival  has great artists and real beer at sensible prices.  Home cooked food, plenty of clean toilets, no queues and a campsite.

This is an over 18s show, hassle-free, relaxed atmosphere end of summer vibe.  Have a glass of the ‘Green Cardigan’ ale brewed by Franklins Brewery and enjoy the Festival.

Lots of music from blues to klezmer to jazz.  No tribute acts, no karaoke artist. 

There are no cars in the festival field or the camp site, these are kept in the car park but the large car park is less than 50 metres from the site.

Dogs are not allowed into the festival except for guide dogs (and the resident farm dogs).

The bar is open more or less all the time stocked with local real ales and cider, award winning local wine and even maybe a lager.  No alcohol to be brought into the festival field as the bar helps pay for the festival.

Friday 7 September

Saturday 8 September

Sunday 9 September

Friday 7 September

Terry Pack's Trees

No subtle opening this year, mighty sounds and mighty groove to blast open The Big Green Cardigan 2018!

The Fargo Railroad Co.

A southern rock/americana inspired 4 piece band established in 2013

Chasing Shadows

Dynamic Pop-Folk duo comprised of Leo Snook and Charlotte Tingley.  Charlotte is classically trained singer and pianist and Leo is a reformed-rocker who spends most of his time writing sad songs about the sea.  It's their differences that made their strengths with powerful contrasting sounds.

Echo Town

A duo consisting of brothers Ric and Robert Harrison who achieve a full band sound with just two pairs of hands.  Instantly recognisable for their multi-instrumental perfomances and eclectic sound.

Anita Jardine's Banned

A songwriter who remains true to her heart, delivers with soul and is unbowed by industry trends.  Captivating melodies and infectious rhythms.

Saturday 8 September

Ian Roland Trio

Ian Roland, Simon Yapp and Brione Jackson are a Roots, folk trio of 12 string guitar, fiddle and cello from Brighton.

The Claire Hammell Band

Claire whose "voice is golden" according to Rick Wakeman has been there and done it.  Her song "You take my breath away" first record by Tuck and Patti then by Eva Cassidy has had over 2,000,000 plays on You Tube and was released as the single from Eva's number 1 album 'American Tune'.

Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou

Brit-folk darlings Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou, who have opened for many big name artists including; Tori Amos, Ron Sexsmith, Louden Wainwright, Damon Albarn and Beth Orton are getting back out on the road again.

Son of Dave

This one-man harmonica & beat-box genius beats his own path, turning rhythm and blues upside down and gathering a huge international army of devoted fans from all walks of life.


Stillhouse are a mandolin, guitar, double bass and vocal trio ensemble presenting original songs and instrumental material with roots in bluegrass and contemporary folk.

True Strays

True Strays mark an attempt to create honest, liberating blues driven music with an old school feel.

The Haystingers

The Haystingers are a 5 piece Hillbilly-Boogie band from Hastings.   They wear hats, great shirts and play good 'ole country music to get you dancing and put a smile on your face!

Roving Crows

Powerful Celtic undertones and intoxicating tribal rhythms.  Roving Crows push the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre and play with genuine passion, energy and soul.

Sunday 9 September

A Mid-Summer's Night Dream

The Songbox Band

Notes from the Underground

Instrumental duo performing original material on violin and percussion ranging in style from contemporary classical and Latin jazz to experimental world and psychedelic soul.

Sister Suzie

It has been said she's a little lady with a big voice, you can't help but move your feet to her explosive rhythm and blues.

Paul Cheese

Musician, sound artist, producer, singer, cyclist, songwriter.   His last album was written and recorded on a 4000 mile cycle across Europe.

Mighty Sounds

The band was formed in 2015 out of a long love of reggaue music and a desire to bring the authentic riddims of roots and dancehall to the south coast.


The Big Green Cardigan Open Sessions hosted by Ricky Adelaide


Further information on the bands and ticket sales - go to the Big Green Cardigan


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