Singer who helped soundtrack US TV joins Galtres Festival line up

Foy Vance – on his way to North Yorkshire. Photograph © Jamie Neely on flickr
4 Apr 2014 @ 1.34 pm
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Foy Vance – on his way to North Yorkshire. Photograph © Jamie Neely on flickr
Foy Vance – on his way to North Yorkshire. Photograph © Jamie Neely on flickr

YorkMix can exclusively reveal that Galtres Parklands Festival has added Northern Irish acoustic singer-songwriter Foy Vance to this year’s line-up.

Vance shot to fame in the mid-noughties when a brace of his songs were featured on the second season of US medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

He has gone on to consolidate this early success, touring and collaborating with a host of acoustic luminaries including Bonnie Raitt, Ed Sheeran and Michael Kiwanuka, releasing the Northern Irish Music Prize-winning album Joy Of Nothing last year.

A virtuoso singer, Vance is noted for his Americana-tinged style, rootsy instrumentation and highly contemporary dynamic sensibilities.

Vance’s breakthrough on Grey’s Anatomy

This year’s Galtres Parklands Festival takes place at Duncombe Park in Helmsley from Friday, August 22 to Sunday August 24.

Foy Vance, who performs on the Duke Stage at 6.15pm on the Friday, joins the likes of The Human League, Levellers, Bellowhead and others still to be announced on the festival line-up.

The festival also features attractions for children, theatre, spoken word, independent food stalls and a near-legendary beer and cider tent.

“We’re thrilled that Foy will be joining our Friday night Duke Stage line-up,” said festival director James Houston.

“We take great pleasure in bringing such outstanding acts to North Yorkshire every summer, and we’re confident that Foy, along with the likes of The Human League, Levellers and all the very best local acts, will create some truly special moments for our festival-goers in August.”