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Thursday, 9 April 2020 - Saturday, 11 April 2020
Exeter Pheonix

Mad Dog Mcrea are pleased to announce details for their inaugural Gypsy Caravan Weekender which is taking place over the 2020 Easter Bank Holiday weekend, Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th April 2020, at Exeter Phoenix.

In the Main Auditorium, Thursday sees sassy alt rock/grunge pop band Hands Off Gretel headline with folk/punk festival favourites Black Water County and upcoming Irish rock group Sick Love supporting. Friday sees a return to Exeter Phoenix for high-energy, fiddle leading, footstompin’ Noble Jacks with rockabilly five piece The Hawkmen and Cornish four-piece bluegrass outfit Flats and Sharps supporting. Saturday will be headlined by none other than Mad Dog Mcrea themselves with support from upcoming Irish singer songwriter Amy Montgomery with her raw and beautiful voice and Old Sea Legs which is the new project from Ian Bermingham; songwriter, performer and former frontman of The Eskies.

In Studio 1, which is being curated by BBC Introducing Devon & Cornwall, Thursday will see traditional Balkan and Middle Eastern sounds with lively reggae and ska from The Cabarats with support from earthy, bluesy, ambient, singer songwriter Michael Sykes Band. Friday welcomes back alternative/indie/folk group Huw & the Greater Good and Bicycle Repair Man with their quirky folk style. Saturday Plymouth based indie Rock ‘n’ Roll four-piece Chay Snowdon headline with The Barefoot Bandit supporting with their electrifying blend of modern roots reggae, bass-heavy riddims, deep dark dub and soaring trombone lines.