New artists join Kenilworth Arts Festival line-up

A string of new artists have joined the line-up for this year's Kenilworth Arts Festival.

Thursday, 26th July 2018, 5:24 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 5:08 pm
Author Kamila Shamsie joins the Kenilworth Arts Festival line-up

The festival, which runs from September 20 to September 29, will feature musicians, poets, authors and journalists at various venues across the town.

And new names were added to the already large line-up on Wednesday July 25.

Among those added are novelist Kamila Shamsie, whose latest novel Home Fire won the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction, and author Donal Ryan, whose latest book, From A Low and Quiet Sea, has been nominated for this year’s Man Booker Prize.

Novelist Donal Ryan will also appear

American singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop and award-winning multi-instrumentalist Erland Cooper are among the new musicians playing at the festival.

And best-selling children’s author Kiran Millwood Hargrave has also been added to the bill.

Other acts added include 12-string guitarist Toby Hay, novelist Mike Gayle, poet Will Burns, illustrator Ashley Crowley and 'poet-technologist' Chris Jelley, who’ll be leading storywalk trails through the Abbey Fields.

They join a line-up which includes Bon Iver member S Carey, Bake-Off finalist Ruby Tandoh and pianist Zoe Rahman.

Singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop will also be performing

Tickets will be available from Kenilworth Books from Wednesday August 1, or can be bought online here.