We are delighted to welcome back to the festival this band that were such a major success when they performed at the festival in 2019. Led by the legendary Leeds-based troubadour Gary Stewart and backed his incredible 6-piece band, this spectacular group of musicians come together to recreate Paul Simon’s landmark Graceland album in all its glory.
Expect to hear those magical songs, with their captivating stories, distinctive harmonies and South African rhythms brought to life in front of you with no detail spared; from the layers of guitars and percussion, right down to the legendary bass solos and maybe even some token dance moves – if you’re lucky!
Let the singing, dancing and nostalgia take hold and pretend you’re basking under the hot summer sun in Zimbabwe.
The ERT Team: We have a committed Board, comprising of professional theatre-makers and business experts. Patrons: Dame Judi Dench and Sir Mark Rylance Ambassadors: John Godber & Richard Bean Associated Artists: Mark Addy, Berwick Kaler, William Houston, Anna Maxwell-Martin, David Bradley Directors of the Board: Adrian Rawlins – Artistic Director Vincent Regan – Creative Director Chris Wade – Music and Comedy Programming Anne Cooper – Planning and Funding Sue Kirkman – Manager John Merrylees – Technical Production Tom Wilders – Finance