Mad Dog Mcrea’s Gypsy Caravan Weekender

Thu 09 Apr 2020 - Sat 11 Apr 2020 | 7pm (All Nights) | £36* Weekend Ticket

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Mad Dog Mcrea & Midnight Mango, in association with Exeter Phoenix, are proud to present

Mad Dog Mcrea’s Gypsy Caravan Weekender

Mad Dog Mcrea are pleased to announce the headliners for their inaugural Gypsy Caravan Weekender which is taking place over the 2020 Easter Bank Holiday weekend, Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th April 2020, at Exeter Phoenix.

Thursday sees sassy alt rock/grunge pop band Hands Off Gretel headline, Friday sees a return to Exeter Phoenix for high-energy, fiddle leading, footstompin’ Noble Jacks and Saturday will be headlined by none other than Mad Dog Mcrea themselves.

Not only will there be a full programme of live music in the Main Auditorium of Exeter Phoenix, there will be live music in other spaces within Exeter Phoenix.

Limited Early Bird Weekend Tier 1 tickets are on sale now at £36. Booking fees may apply.

THURSDAY: Hands Off Gretel

Hands Off Gretel are a sassy alt rock/grunge pop band from South Yorkshire, who have built themselves a solid live reputation, for a high energy shows that are musically dynamic and visually compelling. They have created the perfect soundtrack of sugar-coated grunge-punk to vent and rail against the issues of body image, mental health, celebrity, childhood and loneliness all of which were addressed from a fiercely female, unapologetic, feminist perspective.

The band have received critical acclaim on their self-released album ‘I Want The World’ (2019). With Classic Rock putting this at No.15 in the Top 50 rock albums of 2019 ‘so far’ and Kerrang Magazine giving it a solid 4/5 Ks.


FRIDAY: Noble Jacks

With the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms, which have taken crowds by storm across the UK. The band tour relentlessly, with sold out shows across the UK on their headline tours, shows at major festivals including Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Bestival, plus major European festivals. With two albums to their name to date, the debut ‘What The Hammer’ and second album ‘Stay Awake’, both have received great reviews and play on BBC Local Radio and have become firm favourites among their fans and beyond.

Noble Jacks have one of the liveliest show around and invite you to dance with them.


SATURDAY: Mad Dog Mcrea

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band.

The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard!


Venue: Exeter Phoenix

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