Linton Festival Postponement

After much consideration, regretfully we feel that, in light of the developing Coronavirus pandemic, we have no option but to postpone the 20th Linton Festival that was scheduled for 3rd-5th July 2020.
All those who have booked tickets, including camping tickets, will have their tickets rolled over to next year. The ticket roll-over process will be confirmed in due course and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.
With this in mind, we are pleased to announce the 20th Linton Festival will now be on 2nd – 4th July 2021.
We will do all we can to secure the same fantastic artist and bands we were looking forward to seeing in July.
If any of this years planned for bands are unable to be at the festival next year, we will endeavour to replace them with someone equal to or even better. We are also in touch with all of the other contractors.
This has not been an easy decision to make, but as the Covid-19 situation has progressed over the past couple of weeks, and in line with government guidelines, we have two very clear reasons:

1) It is our duty to festival-goers and to the people of Linton and surrounding villages to act responsibly and in line with government advice and regulations with regard to public health. The recent advice on social distancing and the cancellation of many other public events means we have no option but to comply with advice. Of course, there is a chance the restrictions may have been relaxed by July, but it’s too risky to make this assumption. Organising an event of this size takes a lot of work. It would be too last minute and could jeopardise the quality we deliver for our festival-goers.

2) Putting on the festival involves spending a considerable amount of money upfront to secure bands/artists and various contractors. We need to manage the finances very carefully and if we fail to cover our outgoings it could place the entire future of the festival at risk. With festival proceeds going to charity, this is not something we want to do. With so much uncertainty around how long the Coronavirus situation will last, we don’t believe there will be much public confidence in crowded events such as the festival so soon as July. We are sure you’ll understand why we have made this decision and we hope you appreciate it’s solely in the interests of protecting yourselves, bands, festival staff and the long-term future of the festival.

Now, we look forward to planning Linton Festival 2021. This is when we will finally celebrate our 20th Anniversary and let us tell you now, we promise to make it the very best festival ever!

If you have queries or questions about our processes and decisions, please get in touch via our contact page <click here >

Thank you for your understanding. We wish you, your friends and family a safe time ahead. Look after each other and be responsible.

We look forward to seeing you next year.

Our best wishes from all of the Linton Festival Committee.

Amor, Barrett, Barry, Fisk & Siegal

To celebrate the 20th Linton Festival a group of extraordinary musicians have come together to create a unique blues-rock experience.

Calling themselves “Amor, Barrett, Barry, Fisk and Siegal” the band is comprised of members from The Hoax, Boom Band, Hokie Joint, LaVendore Rogue, Mississippi Mudbloods and many more!

To those that follow the blues genre they are Jon Amor, Joel Fisk, Mark Barrett, Rob Barry and Ian Siegal.

When Joel Fisk was asked to put together a “super group” for Linton Festival 2020, a few names popped into his head immediately.

This band consists of members who have all played together r on numerous occasions, but never all at the same time!

The name is the height of imagination, but give you a clue of its members: Amor, Barrett, Barry, Fisk & Siegal.

So, in alphabetical order…

Having made his name as a guitar player with legendary UK Blues band The Hoax, Jon Amor has established himself as a find singer/songwriter in his own right, releasing a string of highly acclaimed solo albums, spearheading the widely successful Jon Amor Blues Group and as part of the all-star UK line-up The Boom Band.

Behind the drum set is Mark Barrett, of The Hoax, 22-20s and Beaux Gris-Gris & The Apocalypse fame. Mark has shared the bill with BB King, Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton and Johnny Winter to name but a few. Nominated 4 times for Drummer of the Year in the British Blues Awards.

On bass is Rob “Tank” Barry, 3-time Digital Blues Award winning Bass Player of the Year. Founder member of LaVendore Rogue, Joel Fisk & The Breakdown, Tim Aves & Wolfpack and The Rockin’ Armadillos. Rob has also played with such artists as Lightnin’ Willie, Hokie Joint, Jose Ramirez, Son Henry and Bobby Patterson.

5-time Guitarist of the Year nominee and UK Blues Challenge winner Joel Fisk burst onto the scene as a founder member of award-winning band Hokie Joint. He went on to form LaVendore Rogue, who have played shows all over the UK, Europe and in Memphis, TN.
He performed heavily on the UK Blues Scene with solo project, Joel Fisk & The Breakdown as well as Tim Aves & Wolfpack, before joining forces with Jon Amor to form The Fisk Amor Electro Acoustic Duo, who went on to be awarded runner up in the British Blues Awards Acoustic Act of the Year category.
In 2016 Joel toured as a member of Ian Siegal’s band for his 25th anniversary as a touring artist.

In Siegal’s 25+ years of touring, his mission statement has barely changed: songs that are real, shows that resonate, vocals served raw. Today he is considered by many to be the most compelling British Blues artiste since the great names of the sixties.
Tagged by Classic Rock Magazine as “a national treasure”, American’s Blues Bible says “vast talent” and MOJO magazine ranks him “the cleverest writer and most magnetic Blues performer in the UK”. He has taken his music to some 50 countries and presided over a trophy haul that includes two UK Blues Awards, ten British Blues Awards, four European Blues Awards, two MOJO Blues Albums of the Year and three US Blues Music Award nominations.

Together this group will throw their influences into a melting pot of Roots, Blues, Soul, Americana, Country and Rock & Roll.

To those that follow the blues genre they are Jon Amor, Joel Fisk, Mark Barrett, Rob Barry and Ian Siegal.

Chris Bevington

In 2014 Chris Bevington realised a lifetimes ambition to record a Blues based album drawing on influences such as Robert Cray, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Walter Trout, Eric Clapton and Joe Bonamassa.

After months of hard work, the first album ‘ Chris Bevington and Friends’ was released to critical acclaim here in the UK, USA and globally. The album charted in the UK Blues charts on 4 occasions during 2014, 2015 & 2016 and in the USA Blues charts in 2015.

Album 2 followed in 2016 and the band included a host of Guest Musicians, Manfred Mann’s vocalist Robert Hart, 2017 Blues UK Award winning vocalist Rebecca Downes, Chris Aldridge from The Climax Blues Band, Steve Overland from UK rock band FM and 10cc drummer Paul Burgess.
Album 2 also charted in the UK Blues Charts 5 times and added to the 2016 Top 40 Playlist and also Airplay by Paul Jones – BBC Radio 2.

The current line-up of this highly popular nine-piece outfit features Jim Kirkpatrick from FM, plus the fabulous duo Vocals of Kate Robertson and Sarah Miller from Nearly Dan and the Vocal and Guitar talents of Scott Ralph.

For 2018, we released “Cut and Run”, this features 12 original tracks written and produced by Scott Ralph and Jim Kirkpatrick as played on the Paul Jones Show on BBC Radio 2.

The Album has hit the IBBA UK chart for 5 months running, No 1 for May and June. The track Got to Know has also hit the European Top 100 Chart and is currently No 14.
The title track 61 & 49 from Album 2 “Better Start Cookin” has also been voted in the best 3 Blues tracks by Blues & Roots in the USA in January 2020.

For 2020 it’s an exciting time with the release of the bands fourth Album “Sand & Stone” in June 2020, watch the Website for details

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