Last year on the Busker's Stage this young, talented singer/songwriter from Wansford is now kicking off the day's entertainment,
Uppingham pupil, 15-year old acoustic guitarist Mike Sharp won a school music competition judged by Stevie Winwood for his 'inventive song writing and competitive performance'.
Young singer/songwriter from Peterborough, studying in London and influenced by Muddy Waters through to Damien Rice. Conor has supported The Wallbirds, The Envy Corps and The Subways.
BLUE SOUL EXPRESS
Acoustic alternative folk with Richie Gale on guitar and vocals and by multi-instrumentalist Kate Anderson on flute, clarinet and keyboards.
RUFF & READY
Raucous sing-a-long Irish tunes which - the perfect accompaniment to a pint of Guinness. In demand in boozers throughout their native Nottinghamshire, they make their first excursion to Stamford
Ukranian born folk singer/multi instrumentalist will offer her unique music embellished with flute and percussion from Richard Kensington.
Taking the best of Regina Spektor, Joni Mitchell and Nerina Pallot and blending into something very special this Scottish singer/songwriter has a mesmerising presence. Radio 2's Steve Lamacq described her as 'A great singer/songwriter' when she was featured on his show. She's also been played on Radio 6 digital. www.myspace.com/katflint
LOST ON CAMPUS
Rob Lynch plays innovative acoustic music from his EP ...Tell Them I Had a Wonderful Life on LAB Records. Rob's just finished a LAB Records UK tour with Mimi Soya. www.myspace.com/lostoncampus
A major new UK talent with rave reviews for her new album Catch The Echo in everything from The Observer to Rock 'n' Reel. Compared to Nick Drake and Macy Gray, her music is championed by Bob Harris and Andy Kershaw. Her album features folk legend, Danny Thompson, and she's currently touring with guitarist John Etheridge. A Riverside scoop not to be missed.
One of the UK's best Pogues tribute bands who really succeed in bringing the spirit and music of the legendary band alive. Furnish yourself with a pint of the blackstuff and try to imagine Shane McGowan with teeth and minus several of bottles of Martini!
A bit like Nick Drake meets Nic Jones' is how James has been described. This exceptional singer/songwriter, a former finalist of the Radio 2 Folk Awards signed to Folkwit Records, he draws influences from the blues via Richard Thompson and John Martyn, and is nominated for the INDY Awards 2008.
Returning to Riverside to headline the Boomerang Acoustic Stage Opaque's music is left-field art folk, infectious and indescribable, with acoustic instruments and electronica. Performing songs from their excellent The Last Moustache, Opaque are guaranteed to provide a memorable finale to the proceedings.