July 7-11th 2016     Draycott Showground, Hopwell Road, Draycott, UK     DE72 3PD
 

The 'Original' & Biggest Americana Festival In Europe

Celebrating 36 Years Of Real Americana

All those wishing to camp on site MUST PRE-BOOK this time by order of the licensing council.

The venue is well serviced by the INDIGO I4 bus that runs from the Nottingham to Derby through Beeston, Long Eaton, Breaston and Draycott.

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Thursday Band Listing

RICKY AND THE RETROS
Authentic 50's Rock 'N' Roll made alive through the powerful vocals of Baz Storer, skillful lead and rhythm Guitar of Leigh Bosworth, solid Bass grooves of Courtney Thomas, talented Piano playing of Mark Widdowson and the energetic pulsing Drums of Chris Storer.

Friday Band Listing

AYNT SKYNYRD
Aynt Skynyrd... but sure sounds like em. Whats more the authentic show these folks put on sure looks like em! Lynyrd Skynyrd were (are) the definitive Southern Rock Band. These guys have got to be the definitive UK Skynyrd tribute band.
LAZY DOG
Popular country music band who have shared the stage with rocknroll and Country Music greats. Always enjoyable.
BILL KIRCHEN
The Titan of the Telecaster is one of the singular instrumental stylists of American roots music, and to hear his sound once is to have it indelibly etched on ones musical memory.
BLUESWAMP SOUTHERN
Voted best Blues band and best album 2012/13 in Moonshine Magazine.
ROCKIN EM
These guys will have you Jiving and Bopping and Having a Ball with great authentic sounds of Rock n Roll. They play anything from Rock n Roll Classics to Beautiful Ballads.
TBONE COUNTRY BAND
Playing a mixture of original songs and covers from the likes of the Eagles, Bob Segar, Steve Earle, The Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Canned Heat, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
THE WANDERERS
Rockin 3 piece rocknroll and 60s band from Newcastle upon Tyne consisting of Perry on drums Rob on double bass and Dom on lead guitar.
ACOUSTICA
Unplugged Classic Rock and Pop from the 60s 70s 80s and 90s with a twist.
THE KOPY KATZ
The Kopy Katz are a wild fun 3-piece UK rockabilly band that cover songs by The Stray Cats Lee Rocker as well as 50s rockers like Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis. They even apply their own unique rockabilly sound to T.Rex, The Rolling Stones, Billy Idol and many others.
THE NORTHERN LINE SOUL/MOTOWN BAND
The Northern Line is an exciting and unique 5 piece band which has evolved from the group members passion for classic Soul, Motown and Northern Soul music.
THE JOHN LEWIS ROCK'n'ROLL TRIO
International rockabilly legend as frontman for the Rimshots, and solo an electrifying performer combining dazzling guitar with a glorious life-soaked voice which brings heart and depth to both classics and his own impressive songs. Be mesmerised by the missing link between Johnny B Goode and Johnny Cash.
THE HENRY SMITH BAND
One of the most influential Country singers in the United Kingdom. Henry has been voted BCMA Band of The Year 2010 and Entertainer of The Year 2010, 2011 and 2012, 2013 and was recently awarded The Peoples Choice Award at the BCMA Award Ceremony 2014. He is a very popular and energetic showman.
TONY CARLING
Incredible band that first played the show back in 2000.

Saturday Band Listing

LAZY DOG
Popular country music band who have shared the stage with rocknroll and Country Music greats. Always enjoyable.
ALLEYCATS
50s style rocknroll band based in SE London. A hard driving yet polished six-piece. From rockabilly, through swing-jive, rhythm`n`blues, to doo-wop and includes classic hits from most of the major fifties stars.
ALAN FULLARD
Exceptional international song writer with a wealth of experience and the writer of some truly great songs.
SIERRA-MICHELLE
A young Singer-Songwriter from the USA with a great voice and enthusiasm.
EJAB
EJAB (The Elbow Jake Acoustic Band) are a 4 piece band based near Derby. With songs from their new album There Are No Miracles Around Here.
DARREL HIGHAM & THE ENFORCERS
Rockabilly with a modern twist. Original songs mixed in with 1950s rockabilly covers. And the odd 70s Elvis song!!
GENE GAMBLER & THE SHUFFLERS
A five piece band from Wales playing authentic 50's Rockabilly/Rock 'N' Roll Music.
The BIG 'O' & TRAVELLING WILBURYS
The Big O And The Wilburys Show is rapidly becoming a National Touring Sensation and a must see show for fans of the legendary Traveling Wilburys.
HANK WANGFORD & THE LOST COWBOYS
Hank has picked at the miserable underbelly of country music for twenty eight years, inspiring others like Billy Bragg, The The, The Alabama Three and other alt.country musicians.
JOHNNY GUNNER & THE RAIDERS
A 50s/60s Rock n Roll band that play standard covers and some of our own material, we wear smart authentic stage clothing and are well mannered and professional giving an entertaining performance to enthusiastic crowds.
MEMPHIS LEE & THE CREEPERS
5 piece band based in wales, uk playing authentic 50s style Rock n Roll, rockabilly, rhythm n blues..Also crowned Twinwoods new artist of the year 2015!
TJAYE MARTIN
Tjaye Martin is without doubt one of the UKs most entertaining and versatile female singer songwriter, guitarists.
ACOUSTIC UNION
A four piece from the East Midlands who produce acoustic arrangements of a wide variety of pop and rock classics and their own material, Bluegrass, instrumental and traditional songs.
CRAZY HEART
Johnny Cash / Americana Blues with Attitude.
ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES
Excellent New Country Music band fronted by Stuart Landon.

Sunday Band Listing

TRACEY K HOUSTON
One of the rising stars in Country and Rockabilly music with a great tribute to Loretta Lynn.
ROOT'N TOOT'N
Good Time traditional Hillbilly Country Trio.
HICKSVILLE BOMBERS
Playing rockabilly, rockin blues country and rocknroll music in a wild and energetic 50s style.
THE ROOMATES UK
Excellent UK vocal group influenced by the many vocal groups of the late 50s and early 60s e.g. Dion the Belmonts, The Earls, Delltones, Jordanaires etc.
HENRY SMITHS COUNTRY DREAMS
The popular award winning British Country Music is back to delight the Americana audience once again.
SHARNA-MAE & THE MAYHEMS
The talented daughter of Dave Brown and fan of the Americana makes a welcome return to the show backed by the Hicksville Bombers after her stunning debut at the 2013 show.
GORDON HENDRICKS
Gordon Hendricks is an award winning Elvis Presley tribute artist officially endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Constantly on the move, Gordon is selling out theatres and sharing his talent throughout the world.
THE KING CATS
The King Cats have become one of the top names of the UK Rock n Roll scene in recent years.
PAUL ANSELL
Paul Ansell formed his band in 1993. They now have thirteen CDs released. On the rockabilly scene they are highly regarded and they have fans worldwide.
AUBREY LOVEJOY & TENNESSEE RAIN
Aubrey Lovejoy is right up there among the true greats of British Country Music. Lovejoy has a beautiful warm baritone that evokes just the right emotion whatever the mood of the song and has supported American stars such as Tammy Wynette, George Hamilton IV and Marvin Rainwater.
DANIEL MEADE & THE FLYING MULES
Country, Boogie-Woogie, Honky-Tonk and Bluegrass. Something for those who have lived a little.
 

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Friday

Saturday

Sunday

RICKY AND THE RETROS
AYNT SKYNYRD
LAZY DOG
BILL KIRCHEN
BLUESWAMP SOUTHERN
ROCKIN EM
TBONE COUNTRY BAND
THE KOPY KATZ
THE NORTHERN LINE SOUL/MOTOWN BAND
THE JOHN LEWIS ROCK'n'ROLL TRIO
THE HENRY SMITH BAND
TONY CARLING
LAZY DOG
ALLEYCATS
ALAN FULLARD
SIERRA-MICHELLE
EJAB
DARREL HIGHAM & THE ENFORCERS
GENE GAMBLER & THE SHUFFLERS
The BIG 'O' & TRAVELLING WILBURYS
HANK WANGFORD & THE LOST COWBOYS
JOHNNY GUNNER & THE RAIDERS
MEMPHIS LEE & THE CREEPERS
ACOUSTIC UNION
CRAZY HEART
TRACEY K HOUSTON
ROOT'N TOOT'N
HICKSVILLE BOMBERS
THE ROOMATES UK
HENRY SMITHS COUNTRY DREAMS
SHARNA-MAE & THE MAYHEMS
GORDON HENDRICKS
THE KING CATS
PAUL ANSELL
AUBREY LOVEJOY & TENNESSEE RAIN
DANIEL MEADE & THE FLYING MULES
 

These terrific artistes are performing in two huge marquees which are now called 'The Memphis Stage' and the 'Americana Opry Stage' are situated close to each other to minimise walking distance. Due to the music being held under cover there is a legal limit to the maximum capacity of each of the marques at any one time, this will be strictly adhered to for the duration of the festival.

'To be sure of getting in either venue be sure to book in advance early'

Non-exhibitors must book via www.theticketsellers.co.uk Tel: 0844 870 0000 (0121-472-6688) (see tickets link at the top of this page). Exhibitors/Traders/Food vendors must book direct on 01159 390 595

  The usual favourites and More!
Free Jive and Line Dance Classes, Fashion Show hosted by Boo Boo Kitty Couture, Native Indians, Kitty Winks Beauty Parlour, Trade Stands, Food Court, Craft Fair managed by Noo Noo's, Kidz Zone with Bongo Bongo, Free to participate activities for under 12's, Face Painting, Street Entertainers, Mad Cap Games, Authentic Westerners encampment, Wyatt Earp Western Shoot Out, Car Displays & Awards, Custom Bike Show, Miss Americana, Burlesque Shows, Tattooist And soooo much more to be confirmed! check out the Facebook Page for updates.
A kaleidoscope of colour & sounds, Fun for all the family.


Americana International Booking Forms & Prices

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 With a Magnificent Display of American Vehicles & Bikes dating from the early 1900s.

THE EVENT For 'LIVE' COUNTRY/ROCK 'N' ROLL MUSIC & CARS

 Europes # 1 American Lifestyle Event - A Real Crowd Pleaser

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Don't Miss This Unique Tribute To The USA...It's 'Simply The Best'

The organisers reserve the right to alter/cancel any part of the event without prior notice if the need arises.