Special Closing Concert –  An absolute must

Sunday 3rd September

Tickets available through De La Warr Pavilion-


Peter Knight’s Gigspanner will headline the closing concert of the festival. His departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span has enabled fiddle player Peter Knight to turn his full attention to his trio, Gigspanner, and in the process they have established their reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene.

“What makes Gigspanner unique is the variety of musical colours on their palette. What makes them brilliant is how they blend them without ever muddying the landscape” ~      Spiral Earth

“Many people as they trickled out into the night said that this was one of the best gigs they’d ever been to. I’d agree with that. If you get a quarter of a chance to see them, go – there were people there last night who had traveled many miles to be there. It was well worth every mile” ~    Mike Harding : Broadcaster/Musician/Writer

The captivating nature of their set stems not only from their creative ability and vision, but the eclectic nature of the material chosen. There are eddies and undercurrents drawn from a whole palette of influences which serve to arrest and inspire. Audiences remain engaged and curious to the closing notes.

Once experienced, never forgotten.

The fabulous Liane Carroll and her husband bassist Roger Carey, will be a very special treat as the main support act for the closing concert.

Liane has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years. Born in London and raised in Hastings; from the beginning of her musical career at the age of fifteen, she has dedicated her life to creating a deep and abiding connection with audiences all over the world through her exceptional talent, versatility and ability to truly interpret a song.  Along the way she has collaborated with such diverse artists as Paul McCartney, Gerry Rafferty, Long John Baldry, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin OBE, Joe Stilgoe and drum and bass outfit London Elektricity with whom she headlined in 2016 at Finsbury Parks Hospital in the Park festival. She appeared with them again at Glastonbury Festival 2017.

“She seems in some magical way to be made out of music” ~   The Observer

“Deeply soulful, wonderfully honest” ~   The Times

“Liane Carroll doesn’t just sing jazz. She is jazz.” ~   MOJO Magazine