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Big Green Cardigan

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 8 September

Rob Tognoni

From Tasmania, Australia and introduced to Europe by blues master Dave Hole in 1994, Rob Tognoni delivers a 100% powerfully charged experience with every performance.  There is simply no compromise, which is strongly evident in his music.  After 40 years, Rob is now being compared with the greats of his genre and have firmly established him in the European venues and festivals as well as gaining many fans of hard blues rock worldwide.

Matilda's Scoundrels

Formed in 2014, Matilda’s Scoundrels are a 6 piece agro folk punk unit from Hastings. Blending traditional punk instruments with accordion, mandolin, tin whistle and gravelly vocals makes for an exciting mix of music which has had hundreds of bodies moving, feet tapping and beer flowing

Lekiddo - Lord of the Lobsters

There is no other act like Lekiddo.  Charismatic energetic pop singer songwriter and producer and, social media's most talked about artist at Glastonbury 2014-17!

RX Shantymen

Milton Hide

Ingrid Pitt Orchestra

Mild Stallions

The Big Green Cardigan Open Sessions hosted by Ricky Adelaide

Saturday 9 September  

Roots 8

ROOTS 8 features Osibisa's Gregg Kofi Brown and Cymande's Sam Kelly with three times' Grammy Award Winner Phil Ramocon, Jerome Marcus, Tony Qunta, Dan Blomeley, Clare Hirst and the powerful, emotive harmonies of British Blues girl, Kyla Brox on backing vocals.

ROOTS 8 deliver a selection of World Music including well-known Osibisa hits and Cymande favourites.  It's a combination of the African and Jazz music that has driven Gregg's career - an influence that has also shaped and moulded Sam's powerful drum rhythms.

Sunday Driver

Fusing together elements of indie, world music, Asian traditional sounds, jazz and folk to paint a heady, deliciously powerful sonic landscape that never fails to move the heart, head and feet.

Mark Harrison Trio 

'one of the British Isles' great blues singers and guitarists... totally and absolutely original' (Mike Harding)

Dove and Boweevil Band

A band that refuses to play just one genre!  Roots, Americana, Soul and Blues.  Leaving audiences wanting more and wishing to expand musical tastes while giving a well respected nod, gratitude and love to what has gone before it...


Sika & Phil Thornton

Dandelion Charm

Stone Junction

Someone Anyone

The Big Green Cardigan Open Sessions hosted by Ricky Adelaide

Sunday 10 September

Savage 2nd Line

'Crawling from the wreckage of a head-on collision between Professor Longhair's mother root honkytonk, Tom Waits' low-life tales of dreams withering on the vine and Memphis Slim's fire comes a beast that will not conform to the UK blues scene...'

A man with a past, who gave up selling sex to sell soul.  And sex.  He plays dirty blues piano not seen (since Esquerita taught Little Richard a lick or two circa 1952) and sings with a power and honesty rarely heard.

Echo Town

Echo Town consists of free spirited brothers Richard and Robert Harrison.  They are recognised for their vibrant and energetic performances, contemporary freedom songs and use of multi instruments such as lap-slide guitar, djembe, didgeridoo and harmonica.

The Dylema Collective

Sweet neo-spoken-soul.  Dope-ass Funk.  Multi-sensory killa-jazz.  The kinda music that makes your brain and booty dance.

Talitha Rise

"A voice that can only be described as like a Tolkein Elf, it is rich in harmonics, ethereal and just plain gorgeous!" Fatea Magazine.

Joe's Blues Hub


Vocal Explosion

Ricky Adelaide closing party


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


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