Simkins are proud to be supporting the first virtual AmericanaFest UK

Posted: January 7, 2021


On 26 and 27 January 2021 the UK Americana Music Association will be hosting two full evenings of showcase performances, followed by the UK Americana Awards on 28 January.

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. 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.

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. The full list of showcasing artists for 2021 is available here: The AMA-UK is proud to present a gender balanced programme for the 4th year running; something it champions in all its activities.

Wristbands for the whole event, which will be held virtually from 26-28 January 2021, are on sale now: