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 2022 The Acoustic Stage is very proud to welcome back tent favourites Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, (Fri) The Waterboys (Sat) and Suzanne Vega (Sun). They would also like to say hello to newcomers 49th & Main, Tom Webber and ETC winner, Lewis McLaughlin. But all the artists, established or new, are all bonded by a common love for great music and attracted by the warmth of the audience.