Here’s everything you need to know about the Wolverhampton Country Nights and Wolvestock Festival, two fantastic events for country music fans in the Midlands.
Wolverhampton Country Nights
Held at Bantock House once a month, the Wolverhampton Country Nights aim to bring some of the brightest talents in UK country music to the Midlands, providing a night of superb entertainment for a very reasonable price. Wolverhampton’s own Emma Swindells hosts the event, performing a set with her band at the end of each show.
Most recently one of the best British newcomers, Thorne Hill, performed at the March country night, following the release of his debut album ‘No More Holding Back’ which has received superb reviews. He was joined by Narn and Emma Moore, two fellow up and coming talents that captivated the audience with their vocals and infectious songs.
On Saturday 30th April, another country night will take place, featuring performances from Holloway Road, Chloe Chadwick and Gary O’Dea. Holloway Road are set to release their brand new EP ‘Roots’ on Monday 18th April, so fans can look forward to hearing some of the new songs being performed live at Bantock House. They impressed once again at this year’s Country2Country, a festival they have played at a number of times before, and recently opened for Dexeter on the ‘Waiting For A Lifetime’ UK tour.
Tickets are priced at just £4. You won’t get better value anywhere else! Tickets are available to buy on the door, or alternatively you can call the Midland box office on 08703207000.
Wolvestock Festival returns once again this year, taking place between 1st-3rd July at Wolverhampton Racecourse at Dunstable Park. The festival will welcome a number of familiar faces from the Wolverhampton Country Nights, including Emma Swindells, Narn, Thorne Hill, Holloway Road and more, combining a huge array of talent from across the UK for three days of terrific country music.
The festival has been running for 22 years now and has become a tradition adored by local country music enthusiasts. With the emergence of Buckle and Boots Festival and the astonishing growth of Country2Country in recent years, hopefully this is the beginning of a new era in UK country, allowing festivals like Wolvestock to thrive. Why not kick off your summer with some fantastic country music?
Day tickets are priced at just £7 for adults and £4 for children aged 5-16. Alternatively, you can purchase a camping ticket for £35 which includes two weekend wristbands. Free car parking is available at the festival, and there will be a number of trade and food stalls. All the details can be found at wolvestock.com