Americanafest UK 2021

This event will be streamed online


The UK Americana Awards ceremony on January 28 will include unique performances from: American Aquarium, Emily Barker, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, Mary Gauthier, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, and a host of this year's nominees (see below for full list of nominees). Once again presented by Bob Harris OBE, the show will also feature appearances from award-winning actor Colin Firth CBE, BBC Radio 2's Johnnie Walker, BBC Radio 6's Steve Lamacq, Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, as well as an unmissable 'In Conversation' with the legendary Mavis Staples and former AMA-UK award winner, Brandi Carlile.

A very special John Prine Tribute Show will air directly before the Awards on January 28 with performances from Billy Bragg, Ferris & Sylvester, Ida Mae and many more. The late John Prine has been honoured with the specially created Songwriter Legacy Award 2021, in celebration of the legendary US singer-songwriter's life and work.

The Showcase Festival will run across two stages on both of the evenings of January 26 and 27, delivering an amazing 14 hours of music across two days. Some of the many highlights will be sets from Courtney Marie Andrews, Joshua Burnside, Darlingside, Jason Isbell (and the 400 Unit), Larkin Poe, Jim Lauderdale, Mipso, Katie Pruitt, The Mavericks, The War and Treaty. The AMA-UK is proud to present a gender balanced programme for the 4th year running; something it champions in all its activities.

In AmericanaFest UK's strongest international line-up to date, Thirty Tigers, Canadian Independent Music Association, Sounds Australia, Yep Roc, North Carolina Music Export and Prince Edward Island will all host individual showcases and parties, with an impressive roster of artists each performing one or two songs. From the UK, leading independent Americana label Loose Music will also present its own showcase.

*Artist is performing during a guest host showcase. Performance length will vary.

Presented by The Americana Music Association UK.

Please note: All live stream events are subject to change. Not all events listed are live performances by the artist - they also include archived concerts, DJ sets, masterclasses, Q&As and more.