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
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
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