Paloma Faith to head out on tour
PALOMA Faith will perform in three venues across the region as part of her latest tour.
The singer and actress, known for her eccentric style, is due to release her latest single Trouble With My Baby on August 11 and after headlining the Royal Albert Hall on September 5 as part of the BBC Proms she will set out on the road.
As part of the tour she will perform at Sheffield City Hall on October 28, Hull City Hall on October 31 and York Barbican on November 1. For ticket details go to www.palomafaith.com or contact the individual venues direct. ONE of the most unspoilt places in Yorkshire is the tiny village of Cawthorne, just outside Barnsley.
Boasting houses that are hundreds of years old, and a road that was made in the 1920s, which villagers still refer to as “the new road”, Cawthorne remains every bit the traditional English village.
One of its attractions is Cannon Hall Farm, which hosts an array of events throughout the year.
This weekend, it will be host to its first official festival, Underneath the Stars.
This will be a three-day folk festival, headlined on Saturday by folk star, Kate Rusby, a resident of Cawthorne and one of British folk’s most acclaimed artists.
The other headliners will be Richard Thompson and The Puppini Sisters.
Kate and her brother, Joe Rusby, spearheaded Underneath the Stars, with the help of their friends, the Nicholson family.
While Kate will close Saturday night’s festivities, Joe will be sound engineer for almost the whole the festival.
Kate has already played several benefit shows at Cannon Hall Farm in previous years.
Sitting in their parents’ kitchen in Cawthorne, she explains why they chose this place to host the festival.
“It’s a fantastic place. It’s right up on the hill, so the view is just absolutely glorious; the perfect setting.
“It grew from just one Saturday night concert to having the three and this is the next step, which is a very large one, to make it a whole three-day event.”
This has been Joe and Kate’s first attempt at organising a festival, and their hard work has paid off, but was it an overwhelming experience during the planning stage?
“It’s not overwhelming, I think it’s ambitious, but we wanted to take that step, really, and just see how it goes running an event in this area, because there isn’t so much”, begins Joe.
“There’s Leeds Festival and there’s a big one on the same weekend, Tramlines Festival in Sheffield, which is a different style, so we’ve got a clear idea of how we want it to be and there isn’t anything similar to it in this area.”
“There are quite a few folk festivals dotted about, but I think what we are doing is a bit more ambitious, like Joe said,”adds Kate.