Grace Petrie - appearing at the 26th Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues 2023 - Katoomba - NSW Australia

Grace Petrie (UK)

More than a decade after first emerging, protest singer, LGBTQ+ activist, comedian and folk star Grace Petrie stands out as one the most important songwriters working in the UK today.

Exploding onto the folk scene in 2010 with the low-fi acoustic guitar/vocal release Tell Me a Story, Petrie quickly attracted attention with her polemical folk anthems, acerbic lyricism and open-hearted performance style.

It was the 2018 release of the album Queer As Folk which catapulted Petrie from cult status to mainstream attention. Petrie was then embraced by cultural heavyweights as a regular guest onThe Guilty Feminist podcast, performing with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2, and touring with Emmy Award-winning Hannah Gadsby.

Petrie’s most recent album Connectivity is built on the reflections of what humanity means in a world struggling against division and destruction.

‘An effervescent charm-bomb of a performer’ – The New Yorker