In their journey from humble, honest beginnings as ‘guerrilla buskers’ to a tidal wave of critical acclaim, CC Smugglers have developed a reputation for exceptional live performances. We were very excited when they agreed to headline our Acorn Stage in 2018!
They got their big break by busking the crowds outside UK tour dates of 2 time Grammy Award-winning Old Crow Medicine Show, who were so impressed with their street performance they invited them to share the stage for their remaining gigs. Since then they have stolen the show at some of Europe’s biggest festivals, and much closer to home at Cambridge, Cornbury & Glastonbuy.
Their dedication, showmanship and passion for what they do, combined with some serious musical talent, make their live performances so stand-out, and made them the perfect fit for the headline slot on our Acorn Stage. Judging by this photo taken by the Smugglers, our audience seemed to agree!
Great live. Just Brilliant- Bob Harris, Radio 2 -
The best live band on the scene at the moment- Cerys Matthews, BBC6 Music -
Hugely engaging live performance- Paul Sexton, The Sunday Times -
Besides the infectious joy they exude while playing, their understanding of the music is so deep as to make it sound effortless- Alex Petropoulos, Songlines Magazine -