Scottish singer Eddi Reader, folk legend Nic Jones, powerful singer-songwriter Vin Garbutt and the reunited line-up of folk-reggae sensation Edward II - this is just a taste of the fantastic range of music lined up for the 2012 Warwick Folk Festival.
Now in its 33rd year, the four-day extravaganza takes place on Thursday to Sunday, 26-29 July. The Festival's unique programme has something for everyone from the dedicated folk die-hards to the ever-growing audience of music lovers who are discovering that 'folk' covers a wide range of tastes and styles including blues, rock, country and funk.
The packed programme of over 130 events offers a huge choice of concerts, ceilidhs and workshops on the main festival site plus a vast array of sessions, dance displays and open air concerts in the historic town centre.
The Festival also has a strong reputation as a family-focused occasion with entertainment and events to delight all generations, not to mention an excellent showcase for the growing army of young musical talent to share the billing with the seasoned veteran acts.
Other big name guests heading for Warwick that weekend include Faustus, Jim Moray, Damien O'Kane, the talented trio of Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle, the new line-up of Scottish band Breabach, plus a return appearance by talented young singer and BBC Folk Award winner Lucy Ward.
Says Festival Director, Dick Dixon, 'Each year we plan for Warwick Folk Festival to be the best yet. Last year's event was a fantastic success and it will be a tough job to improve on it. But with the line-up we have for 2012, we're confident that we will.
'You won't have to be a folk music buff to enjoy a superb weekend of first-class entertainment to suit all tastes and ages.'
Further details and ticket arrangements are available on the Festival's website - www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk.