Thanks to all for making TD Sunfest '17 one of the best ever!! Next year TD Sunfest '18 will be from July 5-8. See you there!

Sunfest

The Young'uns

The Young'uns, current holders of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards coveted "Best Group" title (they also won in 2015), have proved themselves a unique proposition - writing and performing a cappella or subtly accompanied songs that tell it how it is alongside traditional songs from their native North-East England (Stockton-on-Tees) and further afield - songs of conscience, songs of warmth and wit, songs to provoke, songs to inspire. Renowned for their pitch perfect harmonies and rapid-fire humour, their live show undeniably has the human touch. Always engaging, frequently heart- warming, they have built an enviable audience rapport. They are an act that truly takes the cliché out of the "make you laugh, make you cry" tag.

Just two years after giving up their day jobs, Stockton Folk Club's star pupils had a milestone year in 2015 with the release of their third studio album Another Man's Ground, appearannces at the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City, collectively celebrating their 30th birthdays and racking up accolades including Best Group in the FATEA Awards, Best Live Act in the Spiral Earth Awards and listed as one of MOJO's "Best Albums" of 2015. A decade of performance around the country, national radio sessions, more than 40 festival appearances (Cambridge to Glastonbury) and increasingly acclaimed album releases has delivered a gregarious, sharply honed, pull no punches act that clinched the Best Group trophy at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in Cardiff - a hugely popular result that saw them beating off opposition including the mighty Bellowhead. Their eagerly anticipate new album “Strangers” will be released on September 29, 2017. It is a collection of folk songs for our times – an homage to the outsider, a eulogy for the wayfarer and a hymn for the migrant.

Beguiling audiences around the world, they seamlessly switch from beautiful ballads to brilliant banter, from profoundly poignant songs to infectiously irreverent humour. This, combined with their passion for storytelling and commitment to maintaining the tradition of social commentary, has led to five-star reviews, live sessions on BBC Radio 2, 3 and documentaries on Radio 4 as well as countless sell out shows and main stage festival appearances throughout the UK and abroad. They are a superb live act who should not be missed!

Press Quotes
“The harmonies are glorious, the wit is waspish. The songs are powerful, the banter is relentless and the audience is happy. What’s not to like?” - ★★★★★ Colin Irwin, The Guardian
"Great singers and very, very funny" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
"With a rare vocal affinity usually the reserve of close blood relations...richly melodic, lyrically elegant and wryly observant...The Young'uns have something to say and something that demands to be listened to" - The Living Tradition, Scotland
"Magnificent...destined to become hailed national treasures before too long" ★★★★★ – Maverick