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Since commercial beginnings Lucy Spraggan has been quietly working hard and is now preparing her fourth album and testing out her material at around 20 festivals this summer, including Y Not, 29-31 July.

How would you describe your sound?
I’d say a mixture of folk, pop and spoken word.

Tell us what you’ve been up to since last summer?
After releasing my third album We Are last year, I’ve been on two UK tours and released a new EP. I’m writing the new album now and also co-writing for some great bands and artists.

What festivals are you playing this year?
I think I’m confirmed on around 20 festivals so far, but they’re not all announced yet. There are some great festivals lined up so it’s going to be a great summer

Who else are you excited to see at the festivals?
I really love Everything Everything so I’m pretty bloody excited to see them.

If you could curate your own festival with artists dead or alive what would the line-up look like?
It would be a country/folk festival. Cash, Dolly, Don Maclean, Kirsty MacColl, Elvis and Kenny Rodgers would have to be top of the bill. I love music that tells stories; I think I’d call it Folk Tales.

What’s your best festival memory?
I played Beat-Herder in Lancs. We borrowed a campervan and explored every single part of that place. It’s magical. I ended up with a tattoo of a stranger’s name…

What’s in your festival survival kit?
Battery packs, beer and sausage rolls.

Apart from music, what should the ideal festival have?

Great food and craft beers.

Antonia Charlesworth

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