Southern Fried Festival is back for 2018 with a stellar line up of American roots music

Southern Fried Festival

26th JULY - 29th JULY 2018

12.00PM
23.00PM
Perth Concert Hall - Horsecross Arts Ltd

Perth Concert Hall - Horsecross Arts Ltd

Mill Street
Perth, Perth and Kinross, PH1 5HZ, Scotland
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Southern Fried Festival is back for 2018 with a stellar line up of American roots music

The ever popular Southern Fried Festival is back for its eleventh year and it promises to be another incredible weekend of American roots music!

This year’s festival will run from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th July and will be headlined by the legendary Steve Earle & the Dukes, as well as Rodney Crowell, Iris DeMent, Graham Nash and Gretchen Peters.

The main stage gigs will take place in Perth Concert Hall but you can catch some of the others acts featured in this year’s festival at other venues in the city centre.

This year the newly refurbished Perth Theatre will host Southern Fried afternoon gigs where you can catch Blue Rose Code, The Bevvy Sisters, Darrell Scott, Amythyst Kiah and more. And once again the Salutation Hotel will be hosting late shows right after the main stage gigs on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Of course one of the big draws of Southern Fried Festival is the Outdoor Stage – a chance to see some of the best American roots music absolutely free!

Compered by local funny man, Bruce Fummey, the Southern Fried Outdoor Stage opens on Perth Concert Hall Plaza at 5pm on Friday 27thJuly and will showcase a vast spread of American roots music featuring some of the best acts from home and abroad.

Southern Fried Festival director, Andy Shearer, is looking forward to another exciting weekend which will cover all the American roots music bases from blues to bluegrass, soul to country, rock and gospel.

“The overall line-up for Southern Fried once again demonstrates the rude health of the UK’s own home-grown Americana scene,” Andy commented.

“We’re delighted to partner with the fast-growing Americana Music Association UK to offer places to five of their member acts: Lucas & King, Son of the Chief, James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band, Anton & The Colts, and The Coaltown Daisies.” 

See the Full Line up of gigs below:

Thursday 26th July 2018 - Southern Fried Presents: Steve Earle & The Dukes, Thee Mastertons

Thursday 26th July & Friday 27th July 2018 - Southern Fried Presents: Whiskey Shivers / Longstay

Friday 27th July 2018 - Southern Fried Presents: Rodney Crowell and Iris DeMent

Sunday 1st july - Friday 27th July 2018 - Southern Fried Voices

Friday 27th July 2018 - Southern Fried Presents Late and Southern Fried with Geordie Mackeeman & his Rhythm Boys, Red Pine Timber Co, Ellie West and The Worry Dolls

Saturday 28th July 2018 - Southern Fried Presents Blue Rose Code, The Bevvy Sisters with Southern Fried Voices 

Saturday 28th July 2018 - Southern Fried Presents Graham Nash: An intimate evening of songs and stories

Saturday 28th July 2018 - Southern Fried Presents Late and Southern Fried with Yola Carter, Dean Owens & The Whiskey Hearts, Meaghan Blanchard and The Wandering Hearts

Sunday 29th July 2018 - Southern Fried Presents: Darrell Scott and Amythyst Kiah

Sunday 29th July 2018 - Southern Fried Presents: Gretchen Peters and the Southern Fried String Quartet


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