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After a highly successful mini-festival in Newcastle last year, ‘folk-ish’ pioneers Driven Serious are turning their attention to Darlington’s Majestic Theatre for their second festival outing. This year’s Folkish Fusion will take place on Saturday 14th July, with performances from a variety of bands straddling Americana, country, folk and rock, with collaborations aplenty between the acts.

Performing on the day will be Darlington’s own country/Americana fusion band Ol’ Glory; the intriguing prospect of rapturous misery courtesy of The Dead Seat, whose rockabilly, Southern gothic, chaingang and gospel fusion is sure to set feet tapping and hearts bleeding; a performance from women’s choir from Hartlepool, who will offer up a selection of folk and rock arrangements; plus a set from organisers Driven Serious, whose new line-up and intense folk rock songs will bring the house down. The band have been highly praised for their enthusiastic live show as well as their emphatic blend of punk, folk and rock sound.

Rob John Jones from the band explains more about the gig: “We believe in giving original and talented artists the opportunity that they deserve to share with an open-minded audience what they have discovered in the way of art. It’s a night that is made by the audience as much as the acts.”


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