Another batch of musicians have been added to the line-up on the final day of this year’s Platform Festival in Pocklington.
Pocklington-based singer-songwriter Daisy Allen will perform a stripped-back, acoustic set. Drawing on influences such as Melody Gardot and KT Tunstall, her music has been described as “delicate and elegant.” She has performed at numerous events at Pocklington Arts Centre in her short career and she released her first EP, ‘Drift’, in 2015.
Janet Farmer, manager of the arts centre, which is staging the event from 12-16 July, said: “We are extremely pleased to have added these new additions to the festival line-up. Daisy has performed at the venue’s acoustic nights, talent shows and various other functions in the past, so the natural progression was to programme her for the festival.”
York musician Dan Webster is teaming up with acclaimed Nashville musician Amelia White. Amelia’s newest album ‘Home Sweet Hotel’ has just been chosen by The Telegraph as one of the top country albums of 2016.
Also performing at the festival on 16 July is Plumhall. Band members Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall are a Yorkshire-based duo whose award winning self-penned songs are already winning them plaudits from the likes of R2 Magazine and Miles Hunt, who is the lead singer of The Wonder Stuff. The pair deliver guitar and harmony driven textures of folk, Americana and pop, and have been wowing audiences on the live acoustic circuit in the UK.
Janet added: “Dan performed at the festival last year and is teaming up in summer with Nashville musician Amelia White performing at a series of festivals in July. Amelia’s profile has risen since the release of her latest album. Plumhall are very well known on the regional circuit and their live performances have won them numerous awards.”
Folk rock artist Jake Morrell will also be entertaining crowds on the festival’s final day. Jake blends natural talent, a passionate love for music and a strong work ethic. He has recently released his first single with London-based producer Brett Shaw. The song entitled ‘Wire and Thorns’ reached number two in the iTunes country charts.
The line-up also includes The Shires, Badly Drawn Boy, Gretchen Peters, Seafret, The Dunwells and Barcode Zebra.