Over the past four decades, Jez Lowe has been one of the UK’s busiest singer-songwriters, playing for audiences the world over, either solo, (with guitar, cittern, mandolin and harmonica accompaniment), or with his long-time band The Bad Pennies. Jez’s self-penned songs are among the most widely sung by other performers, whether by long-established acts like Fairport Convention, The Dubliners and Bob Fox, or by the new breed of stars like The Unthanks, The Young Uns, Megson and The Duhks. No less than Richard Thompson has called him “The best singer songwriter to come out of the UK for a long time” and BBC Radio 2 described him as “one of our finest songwriters“. Jez Lowe’s contributions to the on-going BBC Radio series The Radio Ballads has cemented this reputation, with a Sony Radio Award among the many accolades coming its way. We’re delighted that Jez will perform at the festival on Sunday afternoon & evening.