This summer, The Nest Collective invites you to discover extraordinary music around the campfire.
Every week from May to September, we gather in beautiful green spaces under city skylines and listen to amazing music by artists from all over the world.
We come together in the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, around the fire with food, drink, music and each other. The performances are unamplified, allowing you to get up close and personal and hear the artists’ music in a very intimate way.
What the audience said:
“This event was phenomenal. I cannot wait until I attend another one… the musicians were something else. I certainly didn’t feel as though I was in Peckham, but some enchanted woodlands” – Design My Night
“Walking into a wonderland of nature with beautiful music and people, it made me feel wonderfully elated.” – Jane S
“What a magical gig! Sat around a campfire in the beautiful @Glengall_Garden as the sun sets listening to @JGhedi & @PiersFaccini. Lovely lovely lovely @NestFolk #Peckham #CampfireClub” – @showmethemunny
“The atmosphere was incredible, I knew I would love the music but I loved the atmosphere just as much.” – Anon
“Beautiful magical evening with #CampfireClub such a wonderful idea for unamplified performance around a campfire” – @soryahh
BBC Radio 2 Folk awards, Scots Trad awards, Scottish album of the Year, and Songlines Top of the World Editor’s Pick winning singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic as well as writing and performing her own instrumental pieces.
A skilled collaborator, Rachel is a founder member of the successful UK folk bands The Shee and The Furrow Collective. She also plays fiddle and viola and works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling.
‘Haunting vocals and elegant harp’ – The Guardian
‘Harp and strings blur the border between worlds’ – The Financial Times
Katie Doherty & The Navigators
Hailing from Teesside and based in Newcastle for a long time until she was swept off her feet and up a hill in County Durham by her sheep farming husband, Katie Doherty is an award-winning songwriter.
“Hers is an ascent worth following…and then some” – Folk Radio UK
Previously, Katie has toured with Kathryn Tickell and supported Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Karine Polwart and Ray Davies, amongst others. She has recorded and toured with German based, British folk band Broom Bezzums for the past six years.