White Hart Festival: A weekend to remember

PUBLISHED: 15:38 24 April 2019

The White Hart, in Weston in Gordano, food and drink festival.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The White Hart, in Weston in Gordano, food and drink festival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A weekend to remember

The White Hart, in Weston in Gordano, food and drink festival.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe White Hart, in Weston in Gordano, food and drink festival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

With 10 acts and two stages, extensions to the teepee and a new garden bar, this year's White Hart Festival is back, bigger and better than ever before.

Last year, more than 600 people turned out for the ticket-only event, which was a complete sellout.

In addition to the live music, this year's festival will include a hog roast, big pan paella, authentic Italian pizzas, fresh oysters, a wine stall and a gin bar. All three White Hart bars will be open serving local real ales and ciders along with fine wines and their usual range of drinks.

Taking place over the weekend of May 18-19 from 2-11pm, the festival will play host to an acoustic stage and the usual main stage.

Acts performing during the weekend include: Flamenco with Cuffy, Jimmy and Amanda, The Cats' Pyjamas, Emily Merry, GMT Unplugged, Andy Durrant, You, Me and the Dancefloor, Dan Korn Music, John P Crooner Prescott and The B Sides.

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Whilst all the festival music has been handpicked to offer the very best in entertainment across the whole weekend, ones to watch out for include local talent John P Crooner Prescott and Emily Merry. Local swing sensation John has a reputation for beingone of the most exciting and versatile jazz singers to emerge from the South West in recent years. His smooth vocals encompass a wide repertoire from the great American songbook, with influences from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and, more recently, Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams. He can also perform classic favourites from the 60s, 70s & 80s and musical theatre songs.

Emily Merry is another local sensation. This young singer blends soul with pop craftsmanship to produce tunes that exude heart-wrenching poignancy andbelie her young years. She will capture your heart with her folkie lyrics and soulful sounds – not to be missed.

Tickets for the event cost £10 if purchased in advance or £15 on the day if any remain unsold (unlikely). The tickets, available from Venga in Portishead High Street, the White Hart in Weston-in-Gordano or online at Eventbrite will provide unlimited access to the festival over the two days and travel on the courtesy Venga bus to and from Portishead and Clevedon.

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