By Charles Hutchinson in The Press.
Poppleton Live will return in late April and early May and this time the village arts and music festival will be divided into two elongated weekends.
“The first weekend will be smaller shows, similar to the Poppleton Live events we hold through the year,” says organiser John Watterson. “The second weekend will be the larger shows in the Poppleton Centre that you’ve come to know and love.”
The festival will open on April 29 with a night of Americana music featuring Mean Mary and support act Zak Ford in All Saints Hall on The Green at 7.30pm. American folk-rock, bluegrass and blues musician Mean Mary combines lightning-fast playing on banjo, guitar and fiddle with haunting vocals in intricate story songs that draw on her life experiences. “Anything from ghost pirates to demon guitars could romp through a Mean Mary show,” says John.
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