The Acoustic Stage is a festival within a festival. For the last thirty years or so, people have been trooping up to the hill to the haven of the Acoustic field. The crowds visit the Acoustic Stage to either avoid the rain and, maybe even, the sun – in the sanctuary of super-duper circus tent – or, to hear acoustic, song-based music. Mostly it’s blues, folk, contemporary or country music, but…..it’s not always played on acoustic instruments.
The Acoustic Stage has had the pleasure to welcome Ray Davies, Christy Moore, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, The Waterboys, Robert Plant, The Moody Blues featuring… Michael Eavis, John Prine, Art Garfunkel, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Keane and The Bootleg Beatles, amongst many others.
In 2023 we’re really happy to welcome back Paul Carrack, currently on top form, as well as the legendary Steve Earle and Rickie Lee Jones. There will also be performances from other tent favourites, Sharon Shannon and The Bootleg Beatles, not together you understand, but on consideration that could be a match made in heaven. We’d like to welcome Toyah & Robert for the first time, think of it as a late lunch.
We’ve got the majestic Al Lewis starting the proceeding on Friday.
As you’ll see from the full list below it’s definitely a vintage lineup in anyone’s book.
Photos by Sarah and agiferencz from the Glastonbury Gallery