There are only a few days left to go until the Frome Festival is officially open. Some events have unfortunately had to be cancelled due to COVID regulations, and other events are now operating at half capacity, but there are still plenty of tickets available.
Sadly the music in pubs which is usually such an important part of the Frome Festival is not able to go ahead this year. We do however have some fabulous musical acts performing on both the outdoor stages at the Silk Mill and ECOS at the Merlin theatre.
On ECOS, on Thursday 8th July we have the Fabulous Red Diesel, They are a circus full of jazz, and their new single ”Butterfly Mind’ spent 6 weeks on the Jazz FM playlist. Click here to have a listen to them:
On Friday 9th July we have Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra on the outdoor ECOS stage. Described as a North Eastern Swing style that’s utterly their own. If you’d like to have a listen to them, click here to have a listen:
All events at the Silk Mill are on a purpose built outside stage with a new canopy for the audience. The Bar will be open and events will of course be seated.
Wednesday for example we have: 4pm a Rhythm & Inner Pulse Workshop with Dave Smith, 5pm Frome Music Club DJs, 6pm We Don’t Scare Easy Tribe, 7pm Bonne Nouvelle, 8pm Chris Redmond’s Tongue Fu, 9pm Sinnober, and finishes with Jo Hyde & Dave Smith + Resident DJ Frome Music Club, from 10pm.
Everyone seems in need of some humour and cheering up at the moment and most of our comedy events are now either sold out, or nearing capacity. We do still have some tickets left for the hilarious Mitch Benn, an Edinburgh Festival favourite. He will now be performing on the outdoor stage at the Silk Mill on Monday 5th July, with his Ten Songs to Save the World: One broken world and ten funny songs to fix it. From BBC Radio 4’s “Now Show” to his column in the New European, award-winning Mitch Benn, spreads insight and laughs in equal measure. Join the “country’s leading musical satirist” (The Times) as, with six string in hand and a head full of silly rhymes, he identifies the problems and proposes (semi-serious) solutions.
We also still have tickets for the fabulous George Egg. In the 2018 Frome Festival, he sold out the Merlin with his George Egg DIY Chef show. He’s now back with a brand new show, and you can watch a little here: George Egg’s Movable Feast, which he will be performing on the outdoor stage ECOS at the Merlin theatre, on Saturday 10th July.
Please note if you have a ticket to John Hegley (now sold out) on Thursday 8th July, that this will now take place at Rook Lane.
With very best wishes,
THE FESTIVAL TEAM