We are SO excited to announce that award-winning traditional folk group Elephant Sessions have confirmed that they will headline the performance stage for 2018.
‘The versatility of Elephant Sessions is its strength. Passionate about their culture and their origins, these Scots are using their instruments like weapons to destroy clichés…We love them ‘Rolling Stone Magazine
‘Absolutely superb…’ Chris Hawkins (BBC Radio 6)
‘A pyrotechnic highlight of the Soiree d’Ouverture d’Ecosse’ (Festival Interceltique de Lorient) Songlines Magazine
‘All We Have Is Now is an album evocative of lazy days and party nights’ – Folk Radio UK
2017 has been a remarkable year for Elephant Sessions. The band who hail from the Highlands of Scotland and who met at the Newcastle University Folk degree have exploded onto the indie folk scene with unparalleled effect. The release of their album ‘All We Have is Now’ in June of this year, was followed by live appearances at some of Europe’s most notable festivals. Audiences crowd surfed their way through the summer and marquee floors broke under the weight of bouncing fans.
The Mercury nominated Alt J, along with BBC Radio 6 found themselves converted to the band’s unique brand of indie folk. Reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine sat alongside folk magazine coverage. Radio features accompanied documentaries and highlights shows on television stations. Charting in the French download charts and selling bucket loads across Europe ‘All We Have is Now’ has firmly established this band as completely unique. Elephant Sessions transcend boundaries and shake the very foundations of expectation. Closing the year with sell out shows across the UK, the band find themselves nominated for both Folk Album of the Year and Live Act of the Year at the BBC Scots Trad awards.
2018 promises to be no different and opening the year with a show at the world renowned Celtic Connections festival, the band head over to Australia in March for what will be a debut tour of some of the nations most respected festivals.