This Is The Kit is the beloved musical project of one Kate Stables, born in Winchester, England and now at home in Paris, France.  Bashed Out, her band’s much lauded third album, released in 2015, was the result of an extended period collaboration with the record’s producer Aaron Dessner (The National, Sharon Van Etten, Local Natives), won over Elbow frontman Guy Garvey as well as his fellow BBC 6Music & Radio 1 DJs (Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley, Cerys Matthews, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart).  It was also a favourite of ours and her set on the Cloudspotting stage that year was full of wonder – Kate reflected on it herself as a highlight of her summer.


‘The musical equivalent of being wrapped in a cosy blanket’ The Independent


We first invited them to play in the Ribble Valley in 2012 at The Grand, in Clitheroe, and are chuffed to bits to have them return to headline Cloudspotting’s Sunday night some five years later.

This Is The Kit have a new album due out for an early summer release with a single in May, so expect great new things to be in place as we bring the curtain down on Cloudspotting ’17.


For more 2017 line-up information, click here.



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