For most of us, 2016 was a tumultuous and ugly year – one steeped in political chaos and an air of uncertainty. For South Shields songwriter Nadine Shah, these headlines had been a big part of her life for years. She has earned a reputation for her uniquely rich, soulful voice; but her music deals with a wide range of contemporary issues from gentrification to the refugee crisis and Islamophobia. She’s a social commentator who promotes mental health, gender equality, and tolerance for ethnic and religious minorities.
Her live performances are warm, honest and fearless and we can’t wait to welcome her to Larmer Tree Festival for the first time.
“…few current artists make music with such a simmering edge.” The Guardian