About The South Will Rise Again Festival
A BIG WELCOME TO YOU FROM THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN
Justin and Sharon of J & S Gifts Western Store, the leading retailers of western apparel would like to present to you the 3rd annual Country Music and Western Festival with Line Dancing and Rock 'N' Roll. Justin and Sharon with Heather MylesWe have the knowledge and experience behind us of over 21 years of supporting and attending shows and festival throughout the UK .
On the festival stage we are delighted to welcome a tremendous star performer, a USA headline act Mark Chesnutt and his 7 piece band who will appear on Sunday for a one off British appearance. Mark has 14 no 1 hits, 4 platinum and 5 gold albums. Over the 4 days you will be astounded by Top American acts including Jon Randall the 2005 CMA Award Winner, Lisa O'Kane a top singer/songwriter, Joe Sun, Billy Yates & Band, Bobby D Sawyer, John Permenter and a special showcase from Texas, Maren Morris who won the Terry Award in 2005. Over 40 artists will be performing over the 4 days with the cream of British Country artists Sarah Jory & Band, Cross Country, Henry Smith & Country Dreams, (too many to mention here) are joined by Mary Duff from Ireland . (Please see music heading for more artist details)
We have two huge marquees this year with large wooden dance floors, Kickers Corral, for Line dancers and the other (Daisys Den) for couple dancers/westerners and rock 'n' roll. Top instructors such as Lizzie Clarke, Rob Fowler, Kate Sala and the Rebel Riders, and other guest instructors will be on hand to give tuition. There will be 14 hours of dancing every day! We have live bands in the Daisys Den marquee every day with Calico, Glenn Rogers, Gemma Fairweather, plus many more!
New --- There will be a special appearance from Max C, see site for more info ! Western partner dancing will be in Kickers Corral a separate marquee with Mal & Jan and other guest instructors. Attending will be a Bucking Bronco, wild west re-enactments from The Lawmen with fast draw competitions, Native American Indian displays from The Dreamcatcher team will be attending with tepees and the British Champion Hoop Dancer !