Headline Acts for 2022 – Press Release

Following the announcement last month that Nailsworth Festival is back in May this year, we can now provide more details of the main acts.

Brodsky Quartet (Photo: Sarah Cresswell)

We are delighted to be welcoming the Brodsky String Quartet back to Nailsworth, as part of their 50th anniversary tour. Since forming in 1972, they have retained a pre-eminent position amongst British string quartets. As well as performing around the world and earning praise for their complete cycles of quartets by Shostakovich, Beethoven, Schubert and others, they have made musical history with ground-breaking collaborations with celebrated artists from the world of rock and pop. They will be appearing on Saturday 28th May.

Ken Wood and the Mixers
Mrs Christie at her desk

On Saturday 21st May Ken Wood and The Mixers will bring their own unique blend of bold, brassy soul, stomping R&B and ludicrous on-stage antics. They will be presenting “Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul” the Mixers’ very own big stage show – a breathless musical journey to discover the roots of soul.

Liz Grand is another artist returning to the Festival, with her new one-woman show ‘Where Is Mrs Christie?’. In 1926, the famous author went missing, presumed dead by many, for eleven days. Was it a publicity stunt? Or was there a darker secret involved in this disappearance that was to affect her for the rest of her life? The answer to all these questions will, as in all good thrillers, be revealed in this show!

The Festival provides an opportunity for you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club on Wednesday 25th May. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits & Eartha Kitt, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. Moscow Drug Club have played some great venues and festivals of note including: WOMAD, National Theatre London, International Gypsy Guitar Festival, Trowbridge Pump Festival, Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival and many others.