Komedia Bath has teamed-up with Kelston Records to present the Once Upon A Hill family festival at the Old Barn site at Kelston Roundhill, near Bath on 4 August.

Once Upon A Hill promises to offer a full day of music, friends and ideas, as well as children’s activities and games, with children under 11 getting in for free (although they will still need a ticket)!

What’s more thhere will be a cash bar, food available all day and random acts of musical kindness. People wishing to camp for free (with views from your tent across the Avon valley) may do so by prior arrangement.

The line-up

Headlining will be Stick in the Wheel, or ‘Britain’s most exciting new folk band’ as Uncut magazine has it. By turns spiky, tender, lyrical, driven: the band’s musicality has a way of making radical folk music even more relevant for now.

Haiku Salut are a critically acclaimed, Derbyshire-based three piece. Pleasingly difficult to pin down, their music is evocative, compelling and uplifting. Their most recent album Etch and Etch Deep collected four star (and better) reviews from The Observer, The Guardian, Mojo, NME, Clash, Drowned in Sound, The Financial Times, God Is In The TV and several more besides. A third album, scheduled for release sometime this year, will feature in their set.

Haiku Salut photographed by Richard J Richards

Two local bands complete the line-up. The Greg Cordez Quintet is a collection of brilliant musicians from the flourishing Bath and Bristol jazz scene. And Rock of Eye does a similar improvisatory thing, but springing out of the trio’s love of, and grounding in, folk music.

Price: £26 (Advance), £16 (Student with NUS card) Doors: 2pm
Music Starts: 3pm
Ages: All ages welcome
Ticket link: https://komedia.co.uk/bath/day-event/once-upon-a-hill-festival/