THE final line-up for this year’s Southern Fried Festival has been announced.

The four days at the end of July will bring a whole wealth of entertainment.

Steve Earle & the Dukes, Rodney Crowell, Iris DeMent, Graham Nash and Gretchen Peters headline Perth’s Southern Fried Festival of American roots music from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29.

As well as these main stage gigs in Perth Concert Hall, there are afternoon gigs in Perth Theatre with Blue Rose Code, The Bevvy Sisters, Darrell Scott, Amythyst Kiah and more.

The Salutation Hotel once again hosts late shows after the main stage gigs on Thursday 26, Friday 27 and Saturday 28.

Andy Shearer, festival director, said: “The overall line-up for Southern Fried once again demonstrates the rude health of the UK’s own homegrown Americana scene and we’re delighted to partner with the fast-growing Americana Music Association UK to offer places to five of their member acts: Lucas & King, Son of the Chief, James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band, Anton & The Colts and The Coaltown Daisies.”

There is a 25 per cent discount when buying five shows or more and, even without buying tickets, there are still several ways to enjoy the Southern Fried Festival atmosphere with free outdoor and acoustic stages and a series of fringe events at venues across the city over the weekend. 

Compered by Bruce Fummey, the Southern Fried Outdoor Stage shines a light on the vast spread of American roots music, showcasing the best acts from home and abroad.

It opens on Perth Concert Hall Plaza at 5pm on Friday 27 with 50s and 60s inspired country music and bluegrass from Lewis’s The Tumbling Souls.

Dancing fiddler Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys mix up country, bluegrass and the traditions of Scotland filtered through their home of Prince Edward Island in Canada at 6pm.

For more line-up details, check out the event website or follow the festival on Twitter and Facebook