Worx FM
Transglobal Underground
Black Umfolosi
The London Community Gospel Choir



Local school, Stoke College opened the Festival with Paul Simons Graceland album, a start to the day that created an atmosphere which echoed the fantastic weather and stayed for the whole day. 
Worx-FM were back, with their rich blend of Reggae and Blues. 
Sheffield Community Gospel Choir also made a return appearance with their gospel music. 
A new band to the Clare Festival was Black Umfolosi. World renowned from Zimbabwe, with traditional African capella sounds and dynamic dancing.

Following the success of Clare '98, we had to go bigger and better. Boy! did we do that. 
To head the bill, we had Lindisfarne with their Geordie folk music pulling in the crowd. One of the most original bands to emerge from the classic era of British rock - the 70's Geordie band, playing all their hits and many other classics from 28 years at the top.

Trans-Global Underground jumped aboard for a twisted trip around the world. We heard everything from Egyptian electro to Hungarian hip-hop.
By popular demand, Worx-FM returned this year and delighted the crowd with their rich blend of Reggae and Blues. The evening before, they performed in a local pub giving drinkers a preview of the day to come.

This was not to be their last appearance at the festival, as Tim Hain, founder of Worx-FM brought an even bigger line-up back to CWMF in 2003. They were fabulous.

Paul Cooper compared the day, bringing his special touch from the stage.
This is the second year Paul has compared at Clare Music Festival, and it is probably not going to be the last!
Giant swing boats looking over to the stage gave the crowd a trip to new heights. Stalls along the back of the arena gave an atmosphere of tranquillity and the sunshine stayed with us all day which made for a warm summer's eve to watch Lindisfarne.