The Rising Sun Arts Centre (RSAC) on Silver Street holds its tenth annual Here Comes the Sun music and arts festival on Saturday 27 August from 11am until 11pm.

Adam & Elvis are the headliners at this year’s festival, returning to RSAC after a performance in 2017. Grae J Wall & Los Chicos Muertos will provide “caustic skiffle and bar room melancholy”, Limpopo Groove will offer “afro jazz fused with tribal beats” and the festival’s founder Amy & Her Infernal Gibbons will take on Mozart’s clarinet quintet.

Double-bass playing troubadour Grant Sharkey, gravel-voiced Jack Cade and piano-based alt-popper Good Canary will be making their festival debuts. There will also be a showcase of performers from RSAC’s regular Open Page / Open Stage evenings including Philip Adler & Natalie Adams, Neal Noakes, Nick Byard, Alex Harvey, Kathy Tytler and Ian McKenzie.

Sherfield Village Brewery has created RSAC’s very own festival ale called Beer Comes the Sun, which will be available at the gig together with other food and drink. Local artists will be displaying their work, and the children can enjoy a treasure hunt as well as the return of Bob the flint giant.

Tickets are £8 in advance from this website, or £10 on the door. Children 14 and under can go in for free.

  1. The Rising Sun Arts Centre website and Facebook page
  2. Tickets to ‘Here comes the sun’
  3. There is a house on Silver Street…
  4. Sherfield Village Brewery