Acoustic Stage

The Acoustic Stage is a festival within a festival. For the last thirty years or so, people have been trooping up 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 – and, 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, Paul Carrack, Nick Lowe, Robert Plant, The Moody Blues featuring… Michael Eavis, John Prine, Art Garfunkel, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Keane and The Bootleg Beatles, and amongst many others.

In 2024 we’re so happy to welcome Ocean Colour Scene, the legendary Judy Collins and Ireland’s premier Trad act, Dervish. There will also be performances from Tanita Tikaram, Ralph McTell, Russell Crowe, not to mention Dolly Parton’s cousin Jada Star.   The fab Bootleg Beatles return to our stage for a record-breaking 12th appearance. The London Community Gospel Choir return – after too long a break – for their traditional Sunday afternoon session. Earlier on the Sunday afternoon, Chris Difford is hosting a Songwriters Arc featuring several sonqwriters of renown. We’d also like to welcome three very exciting acts making their Acoustic Stage debut: Angie McMahon, Paul Casey and Jessie Reid, we’re convinced all three are future headliners!

As you’ll see from the full list below it’s most definitely a vintage lineup in everyone’s book.



Photos by Sarah and agiferencz from the Glastonbury Gallery

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