Mad Dog Mcrea’s Gypsy Caravan Weekender
Rescheduled for 2022
Fri 29 Apr 2022 - Sun 01 May 2022
Tier 1: £39 (Sold Out) Tier 2: £49 (Now on sale) | Day tickets available below
Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st May 2022
Mad Dog Mcrea are pleased to announce the headliners for their inaugural Gypsy Caravan Weekender which will place over the weekend, Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May 2022 at Exeter Phoenix – Exeter’s newest festival!
Friday sees local heroes acoustic duo Sound of the Sirens headline; get your dancing shoes on go wild to Riot Jazz Brass Band on Saturday; and Sunday will be headlined by none other than Mad Dog Mcrea themselves.
Mad Dog Mcrea will also be opening the weekend with an acoustic set on Friday!
Not only will there be a full programme of live music in the main Auditorium of Exeter Phoenix, there will be live music in two other spaces within Exeter Phoenix – in total 20+ bands/artists, plus DJ’s and a beer festival.
Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. Matched with the unshakable dedication of their massive and “loyal-to-the-hilt”, fan base, the band are more than just a very popular, festival act – with five albums under their belts, they are serious and acclaimed recording artists too.
Sound of the Sirens are the Exeter-based acoustic singer-songwriting duo of Abbe Martin & Hannah Wood. Honing their craft over the past decade, Abbe and Hannah have cemented themselves as firm favourites nationally and internationally too.
Complementing the diversity of their lyrics, their instrumentation is vast, and varied – Abbe plays acoustic and high-strung guitar, mandolin, and bass drum, while Hannah plays acoustic and electric guitar, tambourine, snare drum, and the piano.
The pairs’ musical and vocal dexterity dovetail beautifully on the co-written songs, which range from beautiful, emotive ballads, to up-beat, foot stomping, hand, sing-along anthems. The dynamic duo excel in the live arena with a certain majesty about their live performances – the onstage chemistry, camaraderie, and banter is worth the ticket price alone.
2021 has turned into a big year for Sound of the Sirens with new management, new agency and a new album imminent, produced by Saul Davies from the band James.
Riot Jazz Brass Band hail from Manchester’s prolific creative scene, spreading unconditional love and irresistible energy across the nation and continent. The 9-strong troupe comprises of three trumpets, three trombones, drums, sousaphone and is fronted by the prodigious MC Chunky. The sheer enjoyment and passion which emanates from these musicians is as infectious as it is inspiring. Drawing from Jazz, Hip-Hop, Drum & Bass, Balkan, Grime, Dubstep, Latin, they write and play whatever their hearts desire. Be prepared for a unique, genre-bending exhibition of exhilarating music, guaranteed to have every crowd on their feet.
Sound of the Sirens
OPENING THE MAIN STAGE:
Mad Dog Mcrea (Acoustic)
Riot Jazz Brass Band
Black Water County
Flats & Sharps
STUDIO 1 STAGE
Millie Manders and The Shutup
Huw & The Greater Good
Bicycle Repair Man
Mad Dog Mcrea
Old Sea Legs
STUDIO 1 STAGE
The Michael Sykes Band