Saturday 4 August
Sessions commence at 7.00pm
Saturday night is hosted by BBC Introducing (Devon & Cornwall) and showcases some of the south west's finest artists. Starting with singer/songwriter and rising star Will Heggadon, the captivating and delightful Sadie Horler, the unfeasibly-talented Tom James, and ending with the epic visceral prog folk rock of Haunt the Woods. Yum!
Arrive in good time - with fantastic music right from the start!
We are delighted uber-talented Will Heggadon will be opening the Fringe this summer!
We were blown away by his music first heard on Sarah Gosling's BBC Introducing (Devon & Cornwall) Saturday night show earlier this year.
With his ear-grabbing and beguiling vocals the young singer-songwriter from Exeter plays both guitar and piano beautifully and is starting to build a large following – particularly on Spotify with over 250,000 streams and a place in the UK Viral 50 Chart.
Suggest you arrive early to witness this star in the making.
Real pleasure to have charming Exeter singer-songwriter Sadie Horler and her band in the barn this year.
Sadie and her family have been involved with the Fringe for a few years now curating the popular Fringe Marquee Sessions on the Monday. Her sunny personality immediately shines through on stage and with her intricate guitar picking and effortless vocals, Sadie performs with warmth and authenticity, captivating her audience with her engaging but unaffected stage presence.
Stoked to catch Tom James on a visit back home to his native Cornwall and have him back in the Fringe fold this summer!
'Fringe vet' Tom last performed at the sessions with his band back in 2013 when he stunned the audience with his astonishing percussive finger style guitar playing and musicianship.
Since then Tom has retained his free-spirit as an independent artist extensively touring Europe and more recently South Africa with his guitar and surfboard while growing his fan base and absorbing cultural influences along
the way and developing his unique music to a new level.
They were awesome a few years ago at the Fringe so we are chuffed to welcome the boys back to the barn for the Saturday night finale.
Haunt the Woods are an exciting young prog rock band from the Cornish/Devon boarders with a sound that blends soaring vocals, beautiful melodies and spellbinding guitar. Add in some epic crescendos and heartfelt lyrics for extremely powerful and visceral live performance.