Canada’s Harry Manx has had to withdraw from the Woodford Folk Festival. Backsliders will fill his spot.
Manx has fallen ill and has been forced to stop all touring for three months.
“Harry’s decision to postpone all touring for a three month period to undergo treatment is completely understandable. We are all wishing Harry a strong recovery, and we’ll look forward to seeing him again at Woodford in the future,” said Festival Programme Manager, Mandi McIntyre.
Backsliders founder Dom Turner commented, “We’re wishing our good friend Harry a speedy recovery back to full health. It’s an honour to be asked to help out and we look forward to being back playing for Harry’s fans and all our friends at Woodford Folk Festival.”
Backsliders have been around now for 27 years. The band features Midnight Oil / The Break drummer Rob Hirst, who will also perform with The Break at the Woodford Folk Festival this year.
Backsliders dates and times for Woodford Folk Festival
Friday 27th December – GRANDE – 1:30PM
Saturday 28th December – CONCERT – 3:15PM
Monday 30th December – BLUESTOWN – 7:30PM
Artists performing at Woodford Folk Festival
The artists first named to play Woodford Folk Festival 2013 are Beth Orton (ENG), The Basics, Clare Bowditch, Matt Corby, Tim Finn (NZ), Half Moon Run (CAN), Julian Marley (JAM/ENG), Busby Marou, Buffalo Tales, Chance Waters, Thelma Plum, Shellie Morris, Blue King Brown, Brendan Maclean, GANGgajang, Jordie Lane, Rose Cousins (CAN), Babylon Circus (FRA), Breabach (SCOT), Rachel Sermanni (SCOT), The Twoks
Woodford Folk Fetsival is also about culture. Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke will speak. His wife Blanche d’Alpuget will launch her new book. ‘The Young Lion’. Other speakers are Professor Ian Lowe, Dr Stuart Glastonbury, Anna Rose, Simon Sheikh, Denise Scott, Susan Johnson, Benjamin Law, Michelle Law, Melanie Tait, Kevin James Carroll, Robert Pekin, Dr Jessica North, to name just a few this year.Woodford Folk Festival
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