Folk award winners join Woolbeding Parkland festival

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AWARD-winning folk singers Phil Henry and Hannah Martin will be heading the line-up at the Festival in the Park at Woolbeding Parkland later this year.

The two have been awarded the Best Duo category at the BBC Radio 2 folk awards held at the Royal Albert Hall.

Organiser of the Woolbeding Parkland festival, Simon Goodale, said: “Phil and Hannah are one of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk/roots/acoustic scene in recent years and received top reviews for their latest album, Mynd.

“Their live performances are captivating, with Hannah’s wonderful voice and song-writing complimented by Phil, one of the UK’s leading slide guitar and harmonica players.

Commenting on their appearance at the festival due to take place on May 31, he added: “We are really excited to be bringing such great musicians to Midhurst. I must congratulate Phil and Hannah on their fully-deserved win, they are two of the nicest, hardworking people you will meet in the music industry.”

A packed programme featuring some of the best acts on the festival circuit will be visiting Midhurst, with the line-up including vibrant Celtic music from Crossharbour and Legacy, Phil and Hannah, local favourites Daisy Trail and Ed Goodale, with the evening culminating with the full-on energy of The Outcast Band and festival headliners 
3 Daft Monkeys.

There will be children’s entertainers, festival trade stalls, a variety of food outlets and a well-stocked beer tent and bar provided by Langhams Brewery.

Festival in the Park will be held at Woolbeding Parkland, with gates opening at 1pm and entertainment running through until dusk.

Advance tickets for the festival are priced at £5 for adults and £3 for 
children, with children five and under free.

Tickets are available from or from Simon Goodale on 07580 105571 or The Midhurst Hub (The Tall Dog) in Church Hill, Midhurst.

There are opportunities for a wide range of traders at the festival and Simon 
has asked that anyone wishing to apply for a trader’s pitch should 
contact him either on 07580 105571 or at