Victorious Festival Announce First Tranche of Acts for 2019

Victorious Festival

Victorious (23-25 August ’19) – the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival – has unveiled a host of incredible musical acts as a special treat in time for Christmas.

With headliners still tantalisingly withheld until the New Year, the award-winning festival has revealed some of the amazing talent that will grace Southsea Common next August bank holiday.

The Specials

Genre-defining Two-Tone legends The Specials play the opening night. With a career spanning more than 40 years, a bag full of hits and still as energetic as ever its safe to say Friday night will be party night!

James Bay

Saturday sees a spread of delights including Brit Award winning singer/songwriter James Bay, stunning Swedish garage-rockers The Hives and purveyors of high-octane indie rock The Rifles.

The Rifles

On the bill for Sunday is the multi-award winning electro-classical fusion sensation Clean Bandit and The Vaccines – a guaranteed festival highlight with their infectious brand of pop-rock.

Justin Young of The Vaccines

Festival director Andy Marsh said: “We wanted to spread a little festive cheer by revealing just a smattering of what we’ve got in store for next year. It’s already shaping up to be our best line-up to date, we can’t wait to announce the rest of it!”

Main (Common) Stage, Victorious Festival 2018

Tickets for Victorious Festival are on sale now at victoriousfestival.co.uk. Early bird tier 1 tickets end at Midnight on Sunday 23 December. Current prices from just £25 per day (fees apply).

Dylan & Young Joint Headline British Summer Time

British Summer Time Hyde Park announces its first headliners for 2019 – two of the greatest musicians of all time on one night. Bob Dylan and Neil Young are joint headliners on Friday 12th July 2019.

Bob Dylan by Simon Jay Price

Bob Dylan’s impact on popular music and culture is immeasurable. The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, he is responsible for some of the most influential albums of all time including, Highway 61 Revisited, Blood On The Tracks and Blonde On BlondeHe continues to be vibrant and on the cutting edge, Bob Dylan has received 10 Grammy Awards (including wins for Love And TheftModern Times and the Album of the Year Grammy for Time Out of Mind), as well as the Academy Award for Best Original Song for Things Have Changed in 2002.

Neil Young remains the only artist of the rock era to compare to Dylan. Classic albums like Harvest, After The Goldrush and On The Beach are some the best in the whole genre. But Young remains hugely relevant and prolific, releasing 2 albums within months of each other in 2017/2018, as well as a stream of archive albums from classic live shows over the years, underlining his incredible live legacy. This time, he brings Promise Of The Real, with whom he recorded 2017’s album The Visitor, their second studio album together and this year released the soundtrack album Paradox.  The band features Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah.  They also star in Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga acclaimed new movie A Star Is Born, with Lukas as musical consultant.

This will be a unique occasion, perhaps never to be repeated. Considered the greatest songwriters of their generation, their contribution to the history of rock music puts them above even their most legendary peers.

Last year continued the tradition of must-see experiences that has seen The Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park, Carole King play her classic album Tapestry in full for the first time ever, comebacks for The Strokes and The LibertinesStevie Wonder play Songs in The Key Of Life and many more. 2018 saw amazing sold out shows with Roger WatersBruno MarsMichael BubléThe CureEric Clapton and Paul Simon’s last ever UK concert.

TICKETS
Barclaycard Presale – 9am Tuesday November 27th
https://www.theticketfactory.com/barclaycardentertainment/online/tickets/bst-hyde-park/bob-dylan-and-neil-young/

General Sale – 9am Friday November 30th
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General Admission – £75.00
Primary Entry – £85.00
Gold Circle – £169.95
Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden – £249.95
The Terrace – £299.95
Diamond – £299.95

Foo Fighters, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975 for Reading & Leeds

Reading & Leeds Festivals today reveals Foo Fighters, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975 and Post Malone as its 2019 headliners – and just four of twenty-two names announced to play at Reading’s famous Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ legendary Bramham Park next August bank holiday weekend from 23rd -25th.  Tickets go on sale Friday 23rd November at 9am, available here.

Foo Fighters @ Glastonbury 2017 (Kalpesh Patel)

Foo Fighters @ Glastonbury 2017 (Kalpesh Patel)

Following up their sold out shows at the London Stadium (twice) and Manchester’s Etihad, the world’s biggest rock band, Foo Fighters, will make their triumphant return to headline Reading and Leeds in 2019. With nearly 30 million records sold, and fresh from packing out the world’s biggest venues – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee will bring their three-hour-plus rock marathon master class back to headlining Reading/Leeds, a tradition they began in 2002. Expect every one of the tens of thousands voices in attendance to be raised with every deafening chorus as Foo Fighters run through dozens of classics spanning their massive catalogue, from their 1995 debut through 2017’s ‘Concrete and Gold’ which went to Number 1 in more than a dozen countries including the UK and US.

21 Pilots full on show with lights, CO2 and confetti for a packed Portsmouth crowd

Grammy Award-Winning Twenty One Pilots (Ohioans Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun) will be bringing their incendiary live show to Reading and Leeds fresh off the back of their worldwide Bandito tour and career-defining show’s at London’s Wembley Arena. The alternative, electro-rockers have inspired a global movement with their flair for dramatic spectacle and world conquering ambition. The duo, now in their Trench album era of their career, have seen fans become super fans and set the bar high for a new generation and definition of pop and rock crossover stars.

Making their Main Stage headline debut are The 1975. The Manchester four piece have had a phenomenal rise to fame over the past few years, selling out shows across the world and releasing their critically acclaimed second album I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, which debuted at Number 1 in the UK and the US. The album was also nominated for the Mercury Prize Album of the Year and was the catalyst to their 2017 BRIT Award win for Best Group, sealing their status as international superstars.

Their new album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships is out this month with the second in the two-part release planned for Summer 2019. Following a run of UK arena shows in January, Reading & Leeds will be another chance for their loyal legion of fans to see the band’s now iconic live show. Following on from their landmark performance headlining the BBC Radio 1 Stage in 2016, this is set to be another milestone performance, cementing their status as one of the biggest and most exciting bands in the world.

Undoubtedly one of the hottest names in the world right now, Texan superstar Post Malone returns to headline Reading & Leeds on his second ever appearance. ‘Posty’ has been on an unprecedented trajectory of success, this year drawing some of the biggest crowds over the entire festival weekend and is now the first act since Nirvana to go from afternoon to top of the bill with a sophomore album in consecutive years. Since being catapulted into fame, the post-modern popstar has had hit after hit including the inescapable Better Now, Psycho and the aptly named Rockstar and is ready to claim the headliner status.

Tom Ogden of Blossoms performing at The Roundhouse Camden on 23 March 2017

Stockport’s finest heroes of northern indie rock Blossoms are back with a bang, following their recently released album ‘Cool Like You’ which has been dominating the charts. The Amazons who hail from Reading itself have been riding a huge wave of success, with a swelling fanbase and critical acclaim they’ve graduated from ones to watch to festival favourites. They’ll also be joined by The 1975 label mates Pale Waves who are set to get the crowd dancing with their glistening, wistful goth-pop following the outstanding critical success for their debut album My Mind Makes Noises.

Dan Smith fronts the band Bastille live at Redfest 2013 on Saturday 27th July.

London alternative-rock quartet Bastille will be storming the stage with hits from their two Number 1 albums, Bad Blood and Wild World, including the trailblazing single Pompeii and current global smash Happier, as well as songs from their hotly anticipated forthcoming album Doom Days. In addition, YUNGBLUD will be returning to the festival after a rave performance in 2018 and is sure to bring something even more exhilarating to fans next summer.

Marking their first European announcement, The Distillers return to Reading and Leeds in 2019. They will be joined by Boston based rock trio PVRIS led by frontwoman Lynn Gunn. Other Stateside stars joining the bill are Texan pop-punk pioneers Bowling for Soup who have delivered infectious power pop music to the world for over two decades.

Lynn Gunn, Singer of PVRIS

With hundreds of acts set to play, Reading and Leeds will again be the unmissable festival weekend of the summer – defining and celebrating the sounds of modern ground-breaking music, as well as a world-class comedy line up.

Fans can be the first to hear further line-up announcements, artist news and much more by signing up to the newsletters at www.readingfestival.com and www.leedsfestival.com or via the official Reading and Leeds Festival app, available to download now on Android and iOS.

TICKET INFORMATION

Barclaycard pre-sale tickets are available now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/readingandleeds-barclaycard/

General tickets on sale on 23 November from www.readingandleedsfestival.com

Cambridge Folk Festival 2019 With Lucinda Williams, Tunng & Richard Thompson

Cambridge Folk Festival has announced the first 15 names confirmed for 2019’s line-up, with legendary artists joining relative newcomers to take to the stages of Cherry Hinton Hall.

Kicking off proceedings and headlining Thursday night on Stage 2 will be Ralph McTell and cranking up the excitement levels as Saturday’s headliner will be Lucinda Williams. The Festival’s headlining slots for Friday and Sunday are still to be announced.

Lucinda Williams – emerging from Louisiana, Lucinda blends rock, folk, country and blues. A multi Grammy Award winner, her songs have been recorded by fellow Americana peers and she has performed alongside Elvis Costello, Don Henley and Steve Earle.

José González

Swedish-Argentinian singer songwriter José González will bring his beautiful, classically-inspired indie-folk to Cambridge Folk Festival. A deep, artful thinker whose singular approach to song writing sets him worlds apart, José González is set to be a crowd favourite at Cambridge this summer.

Nick Mulvey is 2019’s Guest Curator. Taking over the reins from Rhiannon Giddens, he will be selecting his favourite artists to join him at the Festival as well as taking to his hometown stage throughout the weekend.

Heavily influenced by early country blues players, Ralph McTell is a songwriter who needs no introduction. His TV theme work in the ‘80s alongside his biggest hit Streets Of London mean that he is a household name to CFF fans. This will be McTell’s return to his spiritual home after 15 years.

Richard Thompson

Another legend of the folk scene returning to Cambridge as a solo acoustic act is Richard Thompson. From his debut as a member of Fairport Convention to being awarded the OBE for services to music, Thompson has always personified folk music. His recent album 13 Rivers was a critical and commercial success.

Irish singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill is well known for marrying beautiful traditional Irish folk music with historical and contemporary storytelling.

Since their 2010 album Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends was certified Gold, Fisherman’s Friends became the first traditional folk act to land a UK top ten album. They sang for the Queen at her Diamond Jubilee celebration, released an additional two hit albums, played for hundreds of thousands of fans including a performance at Glastonbury Festival in 2011 and were honoured with the Good Tradition Award at the prestigious BBC Radio 2 folk Awards. December will see the release of the film version of their story starring Daniel Mays, Noel Clarke and James Purefoy.

Tunng

Described as ‘experimental-folktronica’, London-based collective Tunng are renowned for their live shows (including covers of Bloc Party and Tim Buckley). Their show at Cambridge will include tracks from their recent album Songs You Make At Night.

From north of the border comes Scottish singer-songwriter (and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Folk Singer of the Year winner 2018) Karine Polwart, who brings her hard-hitting folk and roots songs to the audience of Cherry Hinton Hall. Also hailing from Scotland are Glaswegians Talisk. The gifted trio have been thrilling live audiences with their fiery sets since 2015, culminating in a win for Folk Band of the Year at the 2017 Alba Scots Trad Music Awards and a nomination for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Completing the Scottish triumvirate of artists announced comes one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene, the multi award-winning Rura. Stalwarts of Celtic Connections for the past seven years, Rura were firm Stage 1 favourites when they last played Cambridge and will return in 2019.

From shot-gun shacks and cotton-fields to festival main stages, the prodigious talents of Lil’ Jimmy Reed have taken him a long way from the Mississippi river. One of the last surviving performers of classic Louisiana down-home blues, Lil’ Jimmy’s stinging guitar work, gritty vocals and haunting harmonica have been taking Europe by storm. His music has won him many awards and in 2014 he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. He is accompanied by the ‘A’ Team, comprising pianist Bob Hall, widely regarded as the UK’s finest blues and boogie exponent, and diminutive dynamo Hilary Blythe on rock steady bass.

A veteran of the mighty Bellowhead’s domination of British folk for ten years, artistic director of the National Folk Youth Ensemble, founder member of the acclaimed instrumental trio Leveret, and a superb instrumentalist at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music, Sam Sweeney is a true musical polymath.

Nancy Kerr, James Fagan & Friends have been on the International folk circuit for well over two decades and worthy winners of Best Folk duo at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards twice. They bring a captivating live sound, mixing their Northumbrian and Australian roots and also present incredible masterclasses playing along with some very special guests. Definitely one to watch at Cambridge Folk Festival 2019.

Another artist from across the Pond is Texan, Jarrod Dickenson who will follow his spring UK tour with an appearance at Cambridge. Straddling Americana styles, Dickenson’s slightly eerie melodies and lyrics evoke a nostalgic America. His reflective and soulful lyrics, almost like hand-written letters, remind us that human stories of lost love, sudden fortune, and abiding mystery transcend the decades.

Ticket information:

Full festival ticket: (£179), Thursday (£29.50), Friday: (£73.50), Saturday (£73.50), Sunday (£73.50).

 Booking:   www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk / Cambridge Live Box Office 01223 357851

Camping at Cherry Hinton Hall and Coldham’s Common is available. Glamping at Coldham’s Common is also available. Concession tickets (disabled access and carer, Under 21, Cambridge City Resident) are available. Please see the website for more information and full ticket prices: www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk

 

 

Game Changing Field Day

Field Day have unveiled a pretty mega game change for the festival for 2019. Four huge warehouses and an expansive ten-acre outdoor space provide an unrivalled city setting for the festival to go bigger and later than ever before for the event that will run from 7 – 8 June 2019 at Meridian Water, Enfield, North London. Pre-sale tickets on sale 22 November 2018. Sign up for access via fielddayfestivals.com

Field Day 2019 will mark an evolution of gigantic proportions as it moves to a ground-breaking new location in Meridian Water, North London. Situated next to Tottenham Marshes at an old gas works, the new site is made up of an enormous ten-acre outdoor space with four giant, interlinked warehouses, the largest of which will be the biggest warehouse venue for music in the city (7,500 cap). The move will allow Field Day to go later than any other festival in London and present its biggest line-up to date. Sign up for exclusive access to tickets. Pre-sale tickets go on sale 22 November 2018 sign up for access via fielddayfestivals.com

As London evolves and the city’s music culture changes, the experience of festival goers remains Field Day’s priority. The new location will give Field Day the platform to reinvent what a London festival is with never-before-seen staging and structures, state of the art production and the finest sound quality. Field Day will be turning it up and keeping the doors open for an unrivalled UK city festival experience.

Over the past 12 years, Field Day has hosted some of the world’s most iconic artists, alongside the very best in up-and-coming talent including Aphex Twin, Erykah Badu, Patti Smith, Loyle Carner, Skepta, PJ Harvey and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Having resided in Victoria Park for 10 years, before moving to Brockwell Park last year, Field Day will embark on a new chapter in 2019.

Luke Huxham, Festival Director, Field Day said: “2019 will mark the start of a new chapter for Field Day and a completely new type of festival for London. This new site will allow us to break down the restrictions that London festivals are normally faced with and deliver an unrivalled experience. It’s hugely exciting to be working with such a pioneering council, who support our ideas and are focused on creating a new cultural hub for London. We can’t wait to unveil more of our plans in the coming weeks”.

Field Day are working closely with Enfield Council, who are leading a 20-year regeneration of the Meridian Water area as they aim to create a true 24-hour neighbourhood – a new destination to enjoy nightlife, music, theatre, cinema and much more, all year round.

Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Leader of Enfield Council said: “Enfield Council is hugely ambitious for Meridian Water – a major £6bn, 20-year London regeneration programme led by Enfield Council, which will bring 10,000 homes and thousands of jobs to Enfield, north London. Meridian Water will be a truly vibrant neighbourhood and new destination to enjoy nightlife, music, theatre, cinema and much more, all year round. Bringing the sheds back into use to deliver high quality leisure, arts and cultural facilities and events is part of our drive to bring life and activity into the area and create a new 24-hour London destination. It also reflects the Council’s commitment to pursue meanwhile use for some sites on Meridian Water so that we generate income for the Council”.

Bradley Thompson, Broadwick Live Venues, said: “‘Broadwick Venues are extremely excited and proud to be embarking on a new and exciting journey and hosting one of our own festivals, Field Day at our new permanent venue and site. There couldn’t be a more important time to focus on and replenish London’s music and nightlife culture, and this truly allows us to break the boundaries on what metropolitan festivals should be and perfectly compliments our other London location and venue the Printworks.”

Field Day will be a short walk from the new Meridian Water station which will be open from May 2019, which will reach Liverpool Street in 24 minutes and Stratford in 17 minutes.  It is also within walking distance from Tottenham Hale Station which is connected by the Victoria Line (24hr) and Lee Valley Rail. Clapton, Stoke Newington or Dalston are a 20-minute drive away.

 

Set to be Field Day’s most exciting edition ever, the first line-up announcement is coming soon. Pre-sale tickets go on sale 23rd November 2018. Sign up for exclusive access via fielddayfestivals.com

In The Round, Patti Smith, Ana Moura, Ronnie Spector, This Is The Kit & Shirley Collins

In The Round taking place at Roundhouse 22nd to 31st January 2019 an eclectic mix of artists in a rare, intimate setting featuring Ana Moura, Fatima, Patti Smith, The Hot Sardines, Ronnie Spector, This Is The Kit and Shirley Collins and maybe more to be announced.

Now in its fourth year, the Roundhouse presents is a series of shows devoted to intimate performances set in the venue’s iconic main space, staged in a rarely seen fully-seated concert set up. Its bold and adventurous programming has made it a fixture on the musical calendar and an exciting start to the year.

Tuesday 22 January                         Ana Moura
Wednesday 23 January                    Fatima
Friday 25 January                           An Evening of Words and Music with Patti Smith
Saturday 26 January                       The Hot Sardines
Sunday 27 January                          Ronnie Spector
Wednesday 30 January                    This Is The Kit
Thursday 31 January                       Shirley Collins

As part of the Roundhouse’s commitment to developing emerging talent, each night young artists who use the Roundhouse’s Paul Hamlyn Roundhouse Studios will perform as support acts for the headline artist.

Tuesday 22 January
ANA MOURA + support

Ana Moura @ Womad (Simon Jay Price)

Ana Moura @ Womad (Simon Jay Price)

Often referred to as the Portuguese blues and sparked by a remarkable generation of young singers, fado has emerged over the past decade or so as a major force on the world music scene. One of its brightest lights, with a voice like no other, is that of award-winning and chart-topping Ana Moura. With a singular gift for inhabiting the lyrics, she captures the soul of the iconic fadista, while at the same time embodying fado’s contemporary spirit. Ana grew up steeped in fado and its traditions, and although she experimented with pop and rock music during adolescence, her commitment to fado never waned and she became a regular in the local fado culture, releasing her first album to critical acclaim in 2003.

She captured the attention of Caetano Veloso, Mick Jagger, and Prince, which brought about inspired crossover collaborations and performances. Ana released her fifth full-length album, Desfado, in 2013, which is still in the Portuguese charts and was certified six times platinum, and her most recent release, Moura, is already certified three times platinum.

Doors 7pm / Tickets £15-£35

 

Wednesday 23 January
FATIMA + support

Stockholm-born, London-based singer-songwriter, Fatima, is one of the UK’s most respected vocalists adored by the city’s tastemakers. While her flawless, old-school soul vocals, spellbinding acapella, and memorable, hooky tunes underscores her compelling performances, it’s her offbeat take on contemporary soul that sees her experimenting with sounds, styles and moods that rubber-stamps her distinct identity.  Choosing to work with a who’s who list of producers (including Floating Points, Purist and J.D Reid), she produces a palette of twisted RnB and complex soul that encompasses disco, neo-soul, jazz ballads and even a waltz, all wrapped up in modern electronica and a sound that is uniquely her own.  Fatima’s 2014 breakthrough album, Yellow Memories, earned her the Album of the Year accolade from Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards.

For her debut headline Roundhouse appearance, Fatima performs music from her new recording, And Yet It’s All Love, released on London label Eglo (Sept 2018).  An emotional trip through the full cycle of a romantic relationship, expect sultry, smoky vocals, soulful, edgy beats and moving, memorable songs.

Doors  / Tickets £12-£20

 

Friday 25 January
AN EVENING OF WORDS AND MUSIC WITH PATTI SMITH

Photographed by Kim Ford

Patti Smith (Kim Ford)

Often described as ‘the punk poet Laureate’, singer-songwriter, poet, visual artist and activist, Patti Smith is a true rock icon.  Rising as a poet in the heady days of early 70s New York, she became an influential component of the city’s punk movement with her 1975 debut, Horses; a raw, daring combination of poetry, yearning chants and rock ‘n’ roll attitude.

What is perhaps Smith’s best known song, Because the Night, co-written with Bruce Springsteen, followed three years later, propelling her to mainstream success.  Formidable, charismatic, boundary pushing, outspoken and controversial, Smith’s four-decade career has seen her release 11 studio albums and a best-selling memoir, Just Kids – referred to as one of the greatest-ever rock memoirs – alongside receiving a plethora of awards, honours and accolades.

An Evening of Words and Music combines spoken word interwoven with music from Smith’s beloved catalogue of songs.

Doors 7pm / Tickets £30-£50

 

Saturday 26 January
THE HOT SARDINES + support

Fuelled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world. At the core of the band are bandleader and pianist Evan Palazzo and lead singer Elizabeth Bougerol, who met in 2007 after they both answered a Craigslist ad about a jazz jam session above a Manhattan noodle shop. Drawing influence from some of the greats including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald, The Hot Sardines’ music is steeped in 1920s and 30s swing and blues.

The group has enjoyed immense success with sell out shows across the globe, and their self-titled debut album, named by iTunes as one of the best jazz albums of 2014, spent more than a year on the Billboard Jazz Chart, debuting in the top 10 alongside Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Their biggest hits include Wake Up in Paris and an Ella Fitzgerald cover of When I Get Low I Get High featuring Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, Cabaret).

Doors 7pm / Tickets £20-£35

 

Sunday 27 January
RONNIE SPECTOR & THE RONETTES + support

Ronnie Spector at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on 9 March 2014 (Imelda Michalczyk)

Ronnie Spector at Queen Elizabeth Hall  (Imelda Michalczyk)

With her powerful trademark vocals, her gutsy attitude and innocent but knowing sexuality, Ronnie Spector became the embodiment of female rock ‘n’ roll passion in the 1960s, yet her style, look, and sound continues to serve as an inspiration and role model for generations. She formed the Ronettes while in her teens, releasing a catalogue of hits from the early to mid 60s including Walking in the Rain, Do I Love You, Baby I Love You, (The Best Part of) Breaking Up, and the international Number One smash Be My Baby. In January 1964, the Ronettes left Spanish Harlem and arrived in London to make their first British appearances, winning them lifelong love from their adoring British fans.

Their In the Round performance will be a special celebratory concert to mark 55 years since their very first UK tour. The ultimate ‘girl group’ will perform all their hits alongside cult classics and a multimedia presentation of rare and unseen photos and videos of the group.

Doors 7pm / Tickets £15-£35

 

Wednesday 30 January
THIS IS THE KIT + support ODETTA HARTMAN

This Is The Kit (Simon Jay Price)

This Is The Kit (Simon Jay Price)

At the heart of This Is the Kit is Kate Stables whose rare, unaffected voice and innovative musical style has made her one of the most exciting talents in contemporary folk. Ten years and four albums in, and her magnificent band of Rozi Plain (bass/vocals), Neil Smith (guitar), and Jamie Whitby-Coles (drums) have won many admirers from Guy Garvey to The National and Sharon van Etten.

After making a long-awaited breakthrough with 2015’s Bashed Out – which featured PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish and The National’s Aaron Dessner – 2017’s Moonshine Freeze (her Rough Trade debut) was lauded as her most accomplished and compelling album to date with songs ranging from just her and a banjo to layers of trumpet, clubbier grooves and psychedelic folk. Known for her often dark and poetically profound lyrical themes, her live shows are as endearing as they are enthralling.

Support comes from American artist, Odetta Hartman, cited by the Guardian as ‘One to Watch’. With a penchant for banjo, Hartman combines the musical traditions of the past – folk, bluegrass and Americana – with 21st century beats; a perfect backdrop to her intimate, timeless voice.  She performs music from this year’s release Old Rockhounds Never Die.

Doors 7pm / Tickets £12-£18

 

Thursday 31 January
SHIRLEY COLLINS + support

A legendary singer, folklorist, and music historian, Shirley Collins has been an integral figure in the English folk music scene for more than 60 years. In 2016, she made a triumphant return to the UK music scene after a 38-year absence with the album Lodestar. Arguably her strongest ever work, Lodestar was extolled by critics and nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, as well as featuring in the top five albums of the year in both the Quietus and Wire Magazine.

Sussex-born Collins’ story is itself straight from a ballad and has been well documented – after a painful break up from her then husband, she lost her voice on stage in the late 70s and was diagnosed with dysphonia, a condition often associated with psychological trauma. Before this, she had enjoyed a prolific career spanning over 20 years, from a formative period travelling across America on a field-trip collecting songs with Alan Lomax in 1959, to a lengthy tenure as one of the most significant singers at the forefront of the English folk revival.  Performing solo, as well as in a duo with her late sister Dolly, she also worked with Davy Graham and as a key member of the Albion Country Band.

Doors 7pm / Tickets £15-£30

 

Roundhouse presents In the Round
22 January – 31 January 2019

Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road,
London, NW1 8EH

Tickets

roundhouse.org.uk

Access bookings: 0300 6789 222
Booking fees apply – see website for full details

Member’s priority booking opens Wednesday 31 October at 10am. General booking opens Thursday 1 November at 10am.