Winners of the public vote at the UK West Coast Folk Festival 2024.

Jon Palmer Acoustic Band are a high energy six-piece folk-rock band based in West Yorkshire, where they have built a strong reputation as an exciting and energetic live act. Jon Palmer, who writes all the band’s songs, is a prolific songwriter who draws on his folk roots and is not afraid to comment on the world we live in today.

The band are accomplished musicians and are no strangers to the intimacy of a club setting, the warmth of a theatre or performing on a full-blown festival stage.

The band’s most recent album Vacca Wall has top producer David Crickmore (Steve Tilston, Pete Coe) at the helm, and contains a musically and lyrically varied mix of twelve great songs. The album has received outstanding reviews from the music press.

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The Box @ The Met
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“the most electrifying acoustic band in the country... very fine songs”

“an outstanding album of modern folk music... exceptionally talented band... one of the finest songwriters around”


“an album full of the joy of life, the thrill of living and genuine wonderment, appropriately, it is also a thing of wonder”


“both raucous and electrifying, in a way that belied their name, with a tour-de-force folk-rock performance that crackled with energy, joy and some positive social commentary. Definitely a major find”

“their joy illuminated the venue with feel-good folk-rock with spirit and a conscience”

At The Barrier

“Energy filled folk-rock spilled from a 6-piece that hit the audience straight between the ears right from the start, rarely letting up”


“the biggest noise of the weekend, topped with 6-part harmonies, flying fiddle, energy, joy and spirit”

Folk North West

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