Beth Rowley, The Southern Companion and Gangstagrass among 48 acts to play 2019 AmericanaFest UK

Beth Rowley, The Southern Companion and  Gangstagrass among 48 acts to play 2019 AmericanaFest UK

Beth Rowley, The Southern Companion, Gangstagrass, Arkansas Dave and Coco and the Butterfields are among the 48 acts who will play this 2019 AmericanaFest UK.

The acts will perform at five venues in Hackney, London, between January 29-30, followed by the UK Americana Awards on January 31 which will take place at the Hackney Empire.

Graham Nash OBE will be honoured at the ceremony, while Robert Plant, Frank Turner, Ethan Johns, Nathaniel Rateliff are among the nominees – see a full list.

Alongside the showcases and the awards, AmericanaFest UK is also staging two days of conferences, which includes BBC Ulster’s Ralph McLean interviewing Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson, Bob Harris in conversation with John Oates and a keynote speech from US musician Rhiannon Giddens among the highlights.

AmericanaFest UK is open to non-members who want to just attend the showcase gigs, with tickets available now.

Robert Plant, Emily Barker and Mumford & Sons were among the winners at this year's UK Americana Awards.

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