Plans for the 2013 Grillstock are hotting up, with the announcement that Kitty Daisy & Lewis will lead the music and mayhem in Bristol, 11th – 12th May and Manchester, 8th and 9th June.
Trio of siblings, Kitty Daisy & Lewis from North London will headline the festival with their eclectic 1950’s styled sound of ‘thigh-slapping traditional rhythm and blues’, while the BBQ’s smoke away in the background. The band has most prominently supported Coldplay on tour in the US and will release a much anticipated new album in 2013.
Grillstock Bristol: 11th and 12th May 2013
Kitty Daisy & Lewis will be joined by Tennessee born singer songwriter and Southern Belle Valerie June with her own brand of organic moonshine roots music, beautifully showcased in her Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) produced album ‘You Can’t Be Told’(out this March). Currently touring with Jake Bugg and taking the UK media by storm Valerie is set to be a household name in 2013, comparing herself to a combination of Dolly Parton and Billie Holiday. For a touch of Americana meets Indie, Ha Ha Tonka will also take to the stage in Bristol, named after Tonka state Park in their native Missouri this fourpiece will capture the crowds with their Southern Rock sounds. Country folk fans will love local stars The Redhillbillies who will open the stage on Saturday and on Sunday Rockabilly Supergroup Kat Men.
Grillstock Manchester: 8th and 9th June 2013
In Manchester Kitty Daisy & Lewis will be joined by Grillstock favourites the Congo Faith Healers, combining down and dirty gypsy blues with wild guitar playing and voodoo vocals. With fans including Chase and Status, Dizee Rascal and The Streets, Riot Jazz will provide a twisted mix of funk, soul, hip-hop and jazz. Dr Tid & the Triple Eights, Manchester’s own Honeyfeet and classy country act The Good Intentions complete the current line up with more to be announced on a later date!
Along with this musical feast, festival goers can wash world class competition standard BBQ down at one of the three Brooklyn Brewery bars, promising some of the best craft beers from around the UK.
Bristol festival – 11th & 12th May
Manchester festival – 8th & 9th June
Tickets are £10 per day or £15 per weekend