Skinny Lister is not your average English folk group. Not average in any way in fact. Borrowing the nickname from the Lister family, pioneers in the use of antiseptics, the band have grown naturally over the past three years and are now a main stage festival act around the world.

Recent dates have included Fuji Rock, Coachella Festival, Glastonbury and Bestival as well as a tour with folk-punk legends Flogging Molly. Described by one journalist as ‘like the Pogues, but with better teeth’, Skinny Lister is a force to be reckoned with and their live show is an experience you will never forget.

This autumn see’s the band touring the UK once again, taking in several new locations including Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds on Wed 13th November 2013.

“If you like your folk sprinkled with a dash of fun then look no further” – Drowned in Sound

Skinny Lister Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Rollin’ Over’ below:

Plus support from DIRTY OLD FOLKERS

A super-charged folk ensemble, Dirty Old Folkers create musical mayhem. Think of a Viz comic, being narrated by The Pogues.

Juxtaposing folk with comedy, cabaret and political satire, Dirty Old Folkers cook up a fine brew of a show. Theirs is a pick ‘n’ mix sweetie bag of musical genius, stretching across an ever expanding repertoire – Irish folk – bluegrass – blues – a quick detour to jazz – classical music – a nod to Black Sabbath, all while spanking Pete Seeger’s monkey!

They sing of the Bankers’ Bonus system, a Sonnet to the Coalition Government and an Ode to Theology. Deeply rooted in the urban jungle in which they reside, Dirty Old Folkers picket against the UK’s industrial demise. All captured in their hot-off-the-press debut album ‘WILL DANCE FOR CASH’.

“DOF simultaneously move, shock and delight their audiences, doffing the proverbial cap towards several genres. In my opinion, they are a whole new genre of their own. Their music says “here’s a gap – and we’re filling it”. The Dirty Old Folkers are professional, slick and exciting” – **** Birmingham Mail

Dirty Old Folkers Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Birmingham’ below:

And with opening support from MILE WIDE STRIDE

Mile Wide Stride are Nathan Russell, Chris and Steve Eardley, Zane McRae, and Spencer Walker. The boys are attracting attention after being championed by UB40’s mighty Brian Travers.

Travers produced their first EP, and invited Steve Cradock and Oscar Harrison of Ocean Colour Scene to guest on the record.

Mile Wide Stride Links: Website | Facebook | Youtube

Watch the video for ‘Better off Dead’ below: