Glastonbury-style event will see American artists descend on Easington farm

Nicola Balfour (left) and Ellin Hare, organisers of the Jumpin Hot Jamboree festival pictured on the farm
Nicola Balfour (left) and Ellin Hare, organisers of the Jumpin Hot Jamboree festival pictured on the farm

A GLASTONBURY-style event will see some of America’s hottest roots talent descend on a farm.

The second Jumpin Hot Jamboree will take place at Thorpe Lea East Farm, in Easington Colliery, from Friday, June 20 to Sunday, June 22.

Headlining are Richmond Fontaine’s new project The Delines, who mix country music with soul, and the festival will also feature rock ‘n’ roll Royalty in the form of Jerry Lee Lewis’ niece Mary Jean Lewis.

The bill also features New York City’s Rebecca Pronsky and Sunderland’s the Cornshed Sisters.

But the Solstice weekend promises much more than live music, with great food, real ale and wine bar, stalls, The Living Archive Project, free camping, two forest/beach walks and children’s games.

Other acts include Dom & The Ikos, The Lost Bros, David Broad & Serious Sam Barrett, Big Red & the Grinners and Skylark Song, Gem Andrews, Shipcote & Friends, Crossings Band, Side Cafe Orkestrar, Kennedy and Masamba and a campfire songwriters’ session.

Tickets can be bought at wegottickets.com or Newcastle’s The Cluny on (0191) 2304474.