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Sweeps Festival Music Schedule

Your guide to all the great bands and musical acts performing at this year's Rochester Sweeps Festival

Headline Act: Hobo and the Hippies

Gabriel Moreno

Here's your guide to all the great bands and musical acts performing at this year's Rochester Sweeps Festival. 

Genre key:

  • C Ceilidh bands
  • OF Original folk
  • TG Traditional and harmony groups
  • WR World roots
  • FR Folk rock
  • FC Folk comedy
  • CB Celtic bands
  • S Singers/songwriters
  • IF Indie folk
  • B Bluegrass
  • P Percussion
  • TD Traditional dance
  • RD Roots disco
  • CF Contemporary folk

Headline acts shown in bold

  • Friday, 29 April

    Gordon House Hotel: Pre-festival event with Sur Les Docks, 9pm

  • Saturday, 30 April

    11am

    • Castle Gardens Stage: Thomas Abrahams  WR
    • Star Hill Stage: Songwriters' Den on the Road   CF

    11.30am

    • Boley Hill Stage: Paul Corcoran  S

    11.45am

    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: Capella

    12pm

    • Castle Gardens Stage: The Fabulous Fezheads  FC
    • Boley Hill Stage: Rachel Lowrie  S
    • Cathedral Crypt: And One Red Mitten song cycle - The World Premier of late lamented Chris Broderick's song cycle where Vicky Price sings about Whitechapel victim Catherine Eddowes to honour her spirit and redefine her memory. OF

    12.15pm

    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: The Caramellos  WR

    12.30pm

    • Gordon House Hotel: The Bounty Hounds   FR
    • Three Sheets to the Wind: Tangled Elbow  WR
    • Eagle Tavern: Skinners Rats   TG
    • Coopers Arms: Ian Petrie & Sue Hudson  TG
    • Granville Arms: The Beard Conspiracy  WR

    1pm

    • Castle Gardens Stage: Gabriel Moreno & The Quivering Poets  S
    • Boley Hill Stage: Kitka; (1.15pm) TD
    • Ye Arrow: Swing The Bridge   C
    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: Jumbo Gumbo WR

    1.15pm     

    • Boley Hill Stage: Milton Hide  TG

    1.30pm

    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: Lemon & Paice  OF

    2pm

    • Boley Hill Stage: TD (2.15pm)  TD
    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: CJ & Dave Reay  CF
    • Oliver's Bar & Restaurant: DFL (CF)

    2.15pm

    • Castle Gardens Stage: The Lowly Strung  B
    • Boley Stage: Bob Kenward S

    2.45pm

    • Boley Hill Stage: The Caramellos  WR

    3pm

    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: Paul Corcoran   S

    3.15pm

    • Castle Gardens Stage: Kimber’s Men  TG
    • Boley Stage: Pytchwood TG

    3.45pm

    • Boley Hill Stage: Lemon & Paice  OF
    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: Milton Hide TG

    4pm

    • Castle Gardens Stage: Sur Les Docks  FR
    • Eagle Tavern: Thee Scarecrows  FC
    • Ye Arrow: The Fabulous Fezheads FC            

    4.30pm

    • Boley Hill Stage: Luke Daniels (TF)

    5pm

    • Oliver’s Bar & Restaurant – Thomas Abrahams WR     

    5.30pm

    • Gordon House Hotel: Gabriel Moreno & The Quivering Poets S                           

    8pm

    • Gordon House Hotel:  The Lowly Strung B plus Sur Les Docks FR

    8.30pm

    • Three Sheets to the Wind: The Dredgermen FR
    • Coopers Arms – Tangled Elbow  WR
    • Two Brewers – Ian Petrie Band TG
    • Granville Arms: The Bounty Hounds  FR

  • Sunday, 1 May

    11am

    • Star Hill Stage: Songwriters' Den on the Road CF
    • Castle Gardens Stage: Kimber’s Men  TG
    • Boley Hill Stage: Medway Folk  OF
    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: The Treehuggers S     

    11.30am

    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: CJ & Dave Reay CF

    11.45am

    • Boley Hill Stage: Capella OF

    12pm

    • Castle Gardens Stage: The Hot Rats WR
    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: Morrigan TG

    12.30pm

    • Gordon House Hotel: The Silver Darlings TG plus Kimber’s Men TG
    • Three Sheets to the Wind: The Hartley Morris Singers TG
    • Eagle Tavern: Swing the Bridge  C
    • Coopers Arms: Skinners Rats               TG          
    • Boley Hill Stage: The Tribal Banshees  TD
    • Granville Arms: Foot Down  C              

    1pm

    • 1pm: Boley Hill Stage: It's Complicated  CF
    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: Jumbo Gumbo WR
    • Ye Arrow: The Bounty Hounds  FR

    1.15pm

    • Castle Gardens Stage: The Fabulous Fezheads FC

    2pm

    • Oliver's Bar & Restaurant: Morrigan  TG
    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: Jonica Love

    2.15pm

    • Boley Hill Stage: Capella OF

    2.30pm

    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: The Tribal Banshees TD
    • Castle Gardens Stage: Sur Les Docks FR

    3pm

    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: Medway Folk OF
    • Boley Hill Stage: The Treehuggers  S   

    3.30pm 

    • Boley Hill Stage: The Silver Darlings  TG
    • Gordon House Hogel: McManigan Academy of Irish Dancers TD

    3.45pm

    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: Pytchwood TG

    4pm

    • Eagle Tavern: Triality TG
    • Ye Arrow: Skinners Rats  TG

    4.15pm

    • Castle Gardens Stage: Hobo & The Hippies  IF 

    4.30pm

    • City Wall Wine Bar: Pretending People FC
    • Boley Hill Stage: Foot Down  C

    5pm

    • Oliver’s Bar & Restaurant: The Flowing  IF

     5.30pm

    • Granville Arms: The Silver Darlings TG

    7pm

    • Gordon House Hotel: The Dredgermen FR

    8.30pm

    • Gordon House Hotel: Hobo & The Hippies plus Davey Malone) IF 
    • Three Sheets to the Wind: Gypskazz  WR
    • Coopers Arms: Bellibone Rig  CB
    • Two Brewers: Triality TG
    • Granville Arms: The Washed Up Jug Band  FC

  • Monday, 2 May

    11am

    • Castle Gardens Stage: The Bounty Hounds FR
    • Boley Hill Stage: Hog Eye Men TG
    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: It’s Complicated           CF
    • Star Hill Stage: Songwriters' Den on the Road  CF
    • Cathedral Crypt: Kimber’s Men  TG          

    11.45am

    • Boley Hill Stage: Henry Sparks  OF

    12pm

    • Castle Gardens Stage: The Old Country Crows  OF
    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: Ruby & Ríos  S
    • Cathedral Crypt: Helen North  OF

     

    12.30pm

    • Gordon House Hotel: The Hot Rats  WR
    • Three Sheets to the Wind: The Hog Eye Men TG
    • Eagle Tavern: The Beard Conspiracy WR
    • Granville Arms: Skinners Rats
    • Coopers Arms: Bruise S

    1pm

    • Castle Gardens Stage: Foot Down C
    • Ye Arrow: Ian Petrie Band TG

    1.15pm

    • Boley Hill Stage: Pretending People FC

    1.30pm

    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: Open Water

    2pm

    • Castle Gardens Stage: Davey Malone & The Longtails OF
    • Oliver's Bar & Restaurant: Bellibone Rig CB
    • Boley Hill Stage: Helen North OF

                                             

    2.30pm

    • Boley Hill Stage: Ruby & Ríos S
    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: Pytchwood  TG

     

    2.45pm

    • SWEEPS PROCESSION - starts from Star Hill
    • Castle Gardens Stage: Gypskazz WR

    3pm 

    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: Rachel Lowrie  S
    • Boley Hill Stage: Open Water      OF

    3.30pm: The Granville: LunaBarge IF

    3.45pm

    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: The Old Country Crows OF

    4pm

    • Castle Gardens Stage: Track Dogs  OF

    4.30pm

    • Boley Hill Stage: Luke Daniels TF 
    • City Wall Wine Bar Stage: CJ & Dave Reay CF

Want to know more? Find out more about the bands performing at this year's Festival. Check out the headline acts and all band biographies.

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