Electrifying acoustic roots band The Urban Folk Quartet will delight fans with ‘new music’ at the upcoming Towersey Festival, being held over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The jaunt will see the award-winning quartet perform material from their career, while throwing in a few new tunes from their impending seventh album.

Yet-to-be-titled, the album will form part of The UFQ’s 10th anniversary celebrations, running throughout 2019 which sees the band enjoy further live shows , a 13 date tour, and some major festival appearances.

We love Towersey because it’s a friendly festival and just the right size

UFQ co-founder Tom Chapman said: “We debuted a few new tunes on our autumn 2018 tour, and the response was fantastic. So we’ll be road-testing more new numbers throughout these dates, dropping them into the set alongside established fan favourites and the occasional rarity.”

He added that folk music recently has been gaining momentum and reaching new audiences: “There has certainly been an increase in folk elements coming into mainstream music, and I think that fans are maybe looking for something a little bit different.

“People are definitely becoming more eclectic with their music tastes.”

Discussing their year-long birthday celebrations, Tom said: “We can’t believe it’s been ten years, and the new material’s sounding really special!

“Over the bank holiday weekend we are playing a total of five gigs at three festivals so it’s going to be great fun!

“We love Towersey because it’s a friendly festival and just the right size.

Towersey Festival

“The site is brilliant, the atmosphere relaxed with a pretty good chance of seeing everything you want, without the fear of missing any acts that you really love. We are really looking forward to it.”

Formed in the summer of 2009, The Urban Folk Quartet excel at playing live, hosting high-energy, genre-defying acoustic shows that leave audiences breathless.

Comprising of fiddle player and guitarist Joe Broughton, fiddle player Paloma Trigás, percussionist Tom Chapman and banjo/ guitar player Dan Walsh, the quartet’s dazzling musicianship (and showmanship) finds four artists at the very top of their game.

Tom agreed: “We have had a very good year and we are right in the middle of the really exciting bit of it”

Towersey Festival runs from Friday August 23 – Monday August 26.

To be there, or for more information go to towerseyfestival.com

And watch out for our guide to this year’s Towersey Festival coming soon at oxinabox.co.uk