If you’re into old school rock & roll, blues, bluegrass, folk, country & klezmer then then this year’s Red Line Roots Festival should interest you. All takes place in The Cobblestone, Dice Bar & Sin É from October 22nd – 25th.
The Red Line Roots Festival all started last year on a wild and blistery October Bank Holiday weekend in 2008. We began by linking three pubs surrounding Smithfield that were built by a passion for music, The Cobblestone, Dice Bar and Sin É. These pubs didn’t play any old chart or pop, no sir ee, we kept it raw and rootsy. We are back this year to cause even more raucus in the three pubs and we are now introducing you to another onslaught of gigs and events from Thurs 22nd – Sun 25th of October that will draw you in for a whirlwind weekend and leave you feeling like lost tumbleweed come Monday morning.
In Sin É we have daytime events, old school cinema, beer tasting, comedy, spoken word and theatre to lead you into music filled nights of blues, country, rock and balkan beats. Down the road in Dice we are going a bit more hell and brimstone with D – 66, a genuine one-man punk-blues-explosion-maniac, Here Comes The Landed Gentry, a big bad hairy old school rock n’ roll band and loads more acts to add more wildness to the air. The Cobblestone will be filled with stringed instruments from the trad sessions going all night in the front bar to the back room venue hosting stunning old-time, folk and bluegrass.