Past Events

Porridge Radio (solo) + Naima Bock

Dana Margolin of Porridge Radio will be performing solo across the UK, on a joint tour with Naima Bock.
In these special, intimate solo shows, Margolin and Bock will showcase a selection of old and new material.

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Say Owt: Harry Baker

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker is a poet and a maths graduate. He writes about important stuff like hope, dinosaurs and German falafel-spoons.

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The Crescent Record Fair

A small fair with a great selection of records of many genres. Includes lots of collectable and rare LPs and 45s and loads of bargains. Free admission.

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Katherine Priddy + George Boomsma – *SOLD OUT*

Since emerging with her debut EP ‘Wolf’, UK singer-songwriter Katherine Priddy has quickly become one of the most exciting names on the British music scene. Priddy’s haunting vocals and distinctive finger-picking guitar style have already seen her sell out a headline tour, perform at prestigious festivals around the UK and abroad, including Glastonbury where she featured on their BBC 2 coverage, and support a number of world class artists including Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III and Vashti Bunyan, as well as a recent show with Guy Garvey at The Roundhouse.

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Toby Jepson – ‘My Life In Words – Live Acoustic’

Returning to the stage as an acoustic artist throughout May/June 2024, Toby Jepson brings you the stories and music of a ‘lifer’ in the music business, along with a retrospective run through the songs that have made him an enduring character of the UK rock scene for over 35 years.

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Irie Vibes: Tallulah Sound System (DJ Set)

We’re still reeling from another incredible show brought to us by State of Satta, they just keep getting better!

Next up we welcome Sheffield heavyweight dub rockers: Tallulah Sound System for their York debut. Established in 2022, this young rig has already made waves in South Yorkshire with their heavy hitting steppas and even heavier sound! 

Irie Vibes crew in support playing the finest roots, reggae, dancehall and dub with resident host: MC Sherlock Art.        

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Willie J Healey + Clara Mann

Alex Turner, Joe Talbot of IDLES, Jamie T, Florence Welch and Orlando Weeks are among those who have hailed Willie J Healey as a unique talent. Having completed a run of support dates with Florence + The Machine this past January, opened as special guest this spring to Jamie T at his Finsbury Park show, and toured throughout Europe with Arctic Monkeys this summer and appeared on Jools Holland.
To cap it all off, Willie finds himself back at The Crescent in May!

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Captain Starlet, Autocamper, Vehicle + Speedreaders

We’re very excited to host our very first headline show with York quartet Captain Starlet in The Crescent next month!
A fab supporting bill too,anyone into indie-pop, jangly giutars, garage-rock, Love, Yo La Tengo, Flying Nun Records, Soft Boys – this is for you.

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Chameleon x Ouroboros: Martyn

Dutch-born Martijn Deijkers, aka Martyn, has always stood in a scene of his own. As an explorer of several sonic palettes since the mid-90s, Martyn’s aesthetic traces back to his roots in UK-originated hybrids of bass music with an added flavour of Detroit-influenced jazz. But these days, Martyn is more than just a DJ and producer. His work spans multiple projects, from mentoring emerging artists to platforming new producers through his 3024 label.

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Sound Of The Sirens + Nick Parker – *At The NCEM, York*

Sound of the Sirens are a singer-songwriting duo based in Exeter, Devon comprising of Abbe Martin & Hannah Wood. Honing their craft over the past decade, Martin & Wood have cemented themselves as firm favourites as “one of the UK’s finest folk acts” not only on the Westcountry scene, but nationally, and internationally too. Their status, and fast-growing fan-base is not only testament to the pair’s prowess as songwriters and musicians, but as people too.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Matt Forde – *POSTPONED*

Host of hit political podcast ‘The Political Party’ Matt Forde (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, The British Scandal, The Last Leg, The Royal Variety Performance) explores the dark comedy horror that is British politics, ahead of the next election. Plus silly voices.

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FARA

Fusing the talents of three fine Orcadian fiddlers and vocalists – Jeana Leslie, Catriona Price and Kristan Harvey – alongside stand-out Highland pianist and newest member Rory Matheson, FARA have firmly secured their foothold at the forefront of the Scottish folk scene since taking 2014’s Orkney Folk Festival by storm. Their unique mix of spell-binding vocals, intricately woven fiddle harmonies and energetic closers, combined with an obvious kinship born in childhood, is sure to delight and entertain audiences wherever they go.

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Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Dele’s Afrobeat pedigree is impeccable. He was keys player and a musical director in Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 and subsequently with Fela’s son Co founding & leading Femi Kuti’s Positive Force. Dele’s pulsating live shows demonstrate his vision of Afrobeat – one that is faithful to the original blueprint, but also clearly bears Dele’s own DNA, expanding the horizons of the genre.

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Herbal Mafia: Residents Triple Birthday Beats feat. Yenz’ 40th

Bob Yenz (a.k.a. The Don) is turning 40! We’re celebrating alongside fellow crew members Moxx and Sarah Tonin for a triple birthday rave!
Two rooms of residents old and new, representing the only place in York that does it proper: The Crescent!
With cheap entry, cheap drinks and the heaviest bass music in town – this will be a party to remember!
Fancy dress theme: Hawaiian shirts!

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Lily Monarch: Bottoms Up

A variety show sure to mesmerise feat. Lily Monach, Luna Hex, Reese Wetherspoon, Lois Carmen Denominator, Robynne Ryske, Ferne Ando, Bodie Snatcher, Reece Mccullagh, Dust Bunnie, Tommy Boi, Dick Fran Dyke and the Hairy Houdini’s.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Carl Hutchinson

What has quickly became an annual tradition. Carl is back for a third consecutive back-to-back tour. His storytelling skills & ability to hold an audience is second to none. Rich in observations and exaggerated physical comedy, a night out with this Geordie is guaranteed to have you belly laughing from start to finish.

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Huey Morgan Presents Huey 54 – *SOLD OUT*

The soundtrack to late night New York City. From the Cuban heels of Chic, Prince, Steve Wonder and Cameo, through to the glittering stiletto’s pf Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan and Donna Summer. It’s disco, it’s soul and it’s funk, from the seventies, eighties and nineties.

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Everything After Midnight

Everything After Midnight are a female fronted five-piece from York. Harnessing a sound inspired by the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, The Beths, and Wolf Alice, an EAM track can land anywhere between upbeat jangle and sincere ambience opened for acts such as The Lounge Society, Do Nothing, Circa Waves and LIFE, and are once again bringing their music back to their hometown this April! This marks their biggest show to date, following their two, sold out headline shows in 2023.

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Sari Schorr + Matt Pearce & The Mutiny

Two leading blues rock artists, who are currently among the top new international touring acts in the genre, are joining forces to tour the UK backed by their full electric and high energy live bands.

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BandSoc Presents: Farewell Fest

As some of you may know, a lot of established BandSoc bands are leaving us at the end of this year. Before they all go off and get real jobs, we thought it would be a great idea to get a few of them together and throw one last big gig with them, some sort of ‘Farewell Festival’.

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Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom (The Burning Hell)

Finally, this April, Ariel and Mathias will be bringing Never Work to life, collaborating with visual artist and indie rock legend Shotgun Jimmie in a multidisciplinary show. This tour will be accompanied by a re-pressing of the long sold out Never Work, and the release of a collaborative EP with Shotgun Jimmie, Hardly Working.

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Irie Vibes: State Of Satta

State of Satta are a 7-piece live reggae & dub fusion band based in the north of England brought together by a collective love of dub and reggae. The band fuse the rhythms of one-drop and steppas, bone shaking bass lines and resonant vocals to create a distinct groove driven sound. Support from the Irie Vibes crew playing the finest selections of roots, reggae and dub.

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Say Owt Slam feat. Shareefa Energy

Established in 2014, Say Owt Slam is a raucous evening of poet vs poet in a fun night of verse. Poets have three minutes to wow YOU the audience. Expect poetry with humour and heart, comedy and charisma, stories and sizzling spoken word! Hosted by the loveable boys Henry and Stu. It’s a cracking night out for poetry fans…and those not yet converted.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Paul Foot – *SOLD OUT*

Multi-award-winning and trail-blazing comedian, Paul Foot, is back on tour with Dissolve, his most personal, surprising and ground-breaking show ever.
In the year 2022 AD something momentous changed for Paul, and in this show he will reveal how he discovered the secret of life on the outskirts of Lancaster.* Inevitably he does get distracted by King Tutankhamun, the House of Lords, Sir Cliff Richard, officious lollipop ladies and what Jesus might have achieved if he’d been a plumber.

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Blonde On Bob – ‘Nothin’ But Dylan’

With a recent line-up change Blonde on Bob are now a six piece band including vocals, guitars, keyboards, accordion, harmonica, fiddle, mandolin, bass, sax, flute and drums. Their repertoire includes a whole range of Dylan compositions ranging from material recorded in his early folk music days, through the contributions he’s made to rock, country, blues and gospel music, right up to and including songs featured on his most recent albums.

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Urban Folk Quartet

The UFQ’s approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms.

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Erja Lyytinen + Loz Campbell

Finland’s Erja Lyytinen is one of the leading blues-rock guitarists on the international touring circuit.
Lyytinen’s newest concert album Diamonds on the Road – Live 2023 will be released on the 6th of October 2023. The artist’s busy touring schedule will see Erja Lyytinen perform on several continents during 2023 as well as her first UK shows since the pandemic.

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Thank + Fashion Tips

The Rock Band Thank From Leeds’ concoction of anxious disco grooves, harsh noise freakouts and inscrutable sprechgesang bluster was borne out of their hometown’s notorious – and now sadly defunct – DIY collective CHUNK.

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Crescent Community Disco: DJ Paulette

Winner of the DJ Mag Top 100 Lifetime Achievement Award (November 2022) DJ Paulette is a highly regarded DJ across the UK and Europe, born and raised in (and still resident of) Manchester. Over a 30-year career, she has scaled the heights of dance music fame and hedonism playing disco, house and techno to huge crowds and in cool underground basements.

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DEADLETTER – *SOLD OUT*

Hailing from Yorkshire, the now South London rooted band channel the droll fury of The Fall and the lopsided rhythms of Talking Heads into a strain of danceable post-punk, exploring the darker side of existence through a lens of narrative-driven levity.

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The Langan Band – *At The Black Swan Folk Club* – *SOLD OUT*

Ayrshire-born John Langan fronts the trio with intricate fiery guitar rhythms and witheringly sweet and scathing vocals. On upright bass, Angus-born Dave Tunstall and the trio is completed by Alastair Caplin, a classically trained violinist equally discerning in both the London Prog-Folk/Jazz scenes and the blistering traditional reels and jigs of his native Outer Hebrides.

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Peatbog Faeries – *SOLD OUT*

Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the legendary Scottish trailblazers have created a glorious mixture of traditional sounds and dance-floor grooves that have been embraced worldwide. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from jigs and reels through Dance Music, Jazz, African, and more, they bring the sound of Scotland fresh-faced and breathless to the new audiences around the world.

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Real Farmer, ATKRTV + PUSH

After opening our Triple-Dutch party during Independent Venue Week, we welcome back Groningen punk quartet Real Farmer to York in double quick time as they celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Compare What’s There’. Very please also to have guitar n drums duo PUSH back in the building and to welcome angular trio ATKRTV to The Crescent for the first time!

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BCUC: Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness + Plantfood

Tearing up festival stages the world over, we’re very excited to welcome BCUC to York for the first time.
BCUC: Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness. Indigenous funk, hiphop consciousness and punk rock energy from Soweto, South Africa.

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BC Camplight – *SOLD OUT*

BC Camplight make a triumphant return to The Crescent to play songs from their brilliant last record The Last Rotation Of Earth and more from Brian Christinzio’s honest, self-depreciating yet exuberant back catalogue.

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Burning Duck Comedy – Stephen Bailey

Star of BBC’s Live at the Apollo & Would I Lie To You?, comedian and TV’s Stephen Bailey makes a very welcome return to the stage with his brand new live show, CRASS.

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Sam Sweeney Band

Following the colossal success of supporting Bellowhead on their comeback tour in 2022, Sam is taking to the road to play his genre-defying landmark album, Escape That, with his all-star band. Featuring Louis Campbell on electric guitar, Ben Nicholls on double bass and Stuart McCallum on acoustic guitar, this will be a gig you don’t want to miss.

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Irie Vibes Soundsystem meets Red Run HiFi

Born in a bassbin sometime in the 80s; RED JAY was brought up on a diet of punk, rock and reggae, via Radio Lancashire and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. For the last 20 years, he has represented Lancashire and the North in several guises, including as part of the Trailer Trash, POWAH, Subversion and Underground Roots crews.

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Smoove & Turrell + CHAT

Funk, soul, disco and electronica fueled dancefloor fillers from returning North East seven-piece Smoove & Turrell.
Support comes from Sunderland synth-pop duo CHAT.

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London Afrobeat Collective

From Europe to Africa, Glastonbury to Lagos, this 8-strong collective from England, Italy, France, Congo, Argentina and New Zealand combine traditional afrobeat and hi-life with funk, jazz, Latin and dub to deliver party music born of their truly global DNA.

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Mad Dog McRea + Leather’o

Jiggery folkery, hokery pokery… folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ in a big old bubbling cauldron!
From adventure, drinking, love and life to gypsies, fairies, legless pirates, black flies and wise old jungle bears, the mad buggers from Plymouth will take you on one helluva journey.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Rob Auton

Award winning writer, comedian and actor Rob Auton has written nine hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy/theatre/spoken-word shows on specific themes including the colour yellow in ‘The Yellow Show’, sleep in ‘The Sleep Show’ and hair in ‘The Hair Show’. In his most autonbiographical show to date ‘The Rob Auton Show’ Rob turns the pen on himself to explore the memories and feelings that create his life on a daily basis.

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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – Western Swing, Blues, Country, Rock & Roll or whatever else– as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Jo Caulfield

Voted ‘Comedians’ Comedian of The Year 2022’, Jo Caulfield is “quite simply, a damn funny woman.” (The Guardian)
Here Comes Trouble is 90 minutes of razor-sharp observations and scandalous one-liners, as Jo gets her claws into everything (and everyone) that annoys her.

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The Escape Club

Into our 11th year and The Escape Club is back for more this February!
Join us on the dancefloor where our resident DJs will keeping the music eclectic, making sure your feet move and creating that feel good atmosphere we’ve all come to love so much down at The Crescent.

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Bootleg Blondie

After a great show last year Bootleg Blondie will be returning to The Crescent as part of Blondie’s Greatest Hits Tour.

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Savage Mansion, Martha Ffion + Aiming

A Lost Map Records double bill of note with riffy Glasgow five-piece Savage Mansion who’s new LP ‘The Shakes’ lands this month and top sixties-pop influenced singer-songrwriter Martha Ffion. Sweet York Shoegaze-y newbies Aiming open.

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corto.alto

Fast-emerging Scottish composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist corto.alto has been described as a traditional jazz head raised in the age of the internet. The moniker of Glasgow-based Liam Shortall, corto.alto brings a fresh perspective to a heady mix of intuitive improvisation, electronic production, broken beat bounce and bass-heavy dub. His debut album ‘Bad With Names’ out in Oct 2024, honest and iconoclastic, is challenging the boundaries of contemporary jazz.

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Flamingods

The celebrated multi-instrumentalists bring their explosive, high-energy show to York for the first time!
A cult favourite on the festival circuit in UK and Europe, the London quartet have now been crafting their distinctive genre-defying music for over a decade now. Weaving through genres of psychedelia, new wave, electronica and punk – often within the same song – is a bit of a specialty for the band, as is their knack for blending in influences from their unique cultural heritages and love of 70s British rock and roll.

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Chameleon x Ouroboros: Call Super

After great recent parties from Barker, Pangaea, Re:ni & Ploy & Midland, two of our cities most forward-thinking dancefloor promoters collaborate for another late night in The Crescent.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Chloe Petts

Fresh from her smash hit Edinburgh Fringe run and Soho Theatre sell-out debut, Chloe Petts returns with her follow-up hour. Everyone complimented her on how polite she was with big issues in the last show so now she’s cashing in those points and plans on being really rude. Expect routines on Greta Thunberg, the footie and calling you all a bunch of virgins.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Rob Newman

Rob Newman’s epic stand-up show goes from cave paintings to car-free cities, by way of Imperial Rome’s chariot ban, Rapper’s Remorse, and the dance steps of Homo Ergaster.

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Irie Vibes: Bushrocker Hifi

After an epic session welcoming in the new year, we’re back from a brief hiatus for the return of one of Lancashire’s finest sound system crews: Bushrocker Hifi!

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Letz Zep

Jimmy Page has also attended a Letz Zep show and invited them to join him after the gig, ‘’You pulled it off”, he said, “And captured the spirit of Led Zeppelin concerts, you really are very, very good”. And then personally invited the band to perform at the ‘Mothership’ and ‘Celebration Day’ releases.

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LikeMinds – *CANCELLED*

*This event has been cancelled. Refunds will be issued automatically from your point of purchase. Apologies for any inconvenience.*

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Dead Men Walking feat. Kirk Brandon, Jake Burns, Segs Jennings & Dave Ruffy

Founding DMW member Kirk Brandon (Spear of Destiny/Theatre of Hate) will once again be joined by heralded rhythm section Segs and Ruffy from The Ruts on acoustic bass, percussion and vocals, completing the line up Jake Burns, legendary frontman of Stiff Little Fingers, will also be bringing his guitar, songs, and stories.

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Burning Duck Comedy: John Kearns

John Kearns finds another opportunity to bring his new show to The Crescent!
The Varnishing Days is the heart-stopping, glasses-dropping, hard-rocking, wig-shaking, levothyroxine-taking, knee-knocking, boot-licking, justifying, teeth rattling, digressing new show from stand up comedian to the stars John Kearns.

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Steve Mason + Pictish Trail

Found of The Beta Band and top Scottish indie-songwriter Steve Mason returns to The Crescent in January as part of Independent Venue Week.

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English Teacher – *SOLD OUT*

Ace Leeds quartet are back at The Crescent for Independent Venue Week!
Their dreamy pop meets post-punk noise has been stealing hearts this year and we’re very pleased to welcome them back.

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Black Sabbitch – *CANCELLED*

For over a decade, Black Sabbitch have been selling out shows and wowing even the most difficult to please Sabbath worshipers, gaining a rabid fan base and the respect of critics, fans and musicians alike.

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LikeMinds

LikeMinds returns on Thursday 25th Jan with head honcho Deo going b2b with se.arle all night long. Known for their mutual love of jazz, house, and all things funky, it’s always a treat with these two!

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Flip Top Head, Needlework + Rowan & Friends

Party times on the floor in The Crescent! Brighton seven piece Flip Top Head are back in York and joined by two great York acts. Flip Top Head twist the current post-punk obsession into something truly expansive and unique, expect walls of guitars, jagged danceable moments and soaring harmonies.

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The Crescent Record Fair

Our treasured record fair with a great selection of records of many genres. Includes lots of collectable and rare LPs and 45s and loads of bargains.

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Mr Wilson’s Second Liners

New Orleans meets 90s club classics…a rave funeral without the body.
These revolutionary genre bashers knock the First Line sideways, opting for upbeat dance tracks over traditional slow hymns. Proudly stepping out in uniformed style, they channel the spirit of the 24 hour party people and get audiences dancing wherever they play.

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Millie Wright’s Children’s Charity Fundraiser

Millie Wright’s Children’s Charity is committed to addressing inequalities in hands-on charitable support for families looking after children with life threatening conditions. Based at LGI, they are working towards providing practical and emotional support to parents and carers via Family Support Workers.
In support of this incredibly valuable work we have two local bands to get you singing and dancing all night.

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Irie Vibes New Years Eve Party!

Ring in the new year with the nicest NYE party in town! 

Resident selectors and MCs from Irie Vibes Sound System will be blasting away the old year with heavy roots, reggae, ska, dub and jungle on our custom handbuilt, Yorkshire-coloured sound system from 8pm until 2am!

Room 2 sees the return of  ‘Lines of Duty’ a.k.a. Leo Clayton, Dave Potter and Matt Raines hosting a Disco Not Disco party. Expect leftfield disco, punk and electro with added experimental delights, designed for the discerning dancefloor.

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Sun King, YouVee + King Thieves

Bringing the sunshine and maybe a touch of the Seventies back in a fresh and celebratory manner, York band Sun King are a breath of fresh air and they’re coming to play a special end of year celebration at The Crescent on December 30th.

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Christmas w/ Jonny & The Dunebugs

Join Jonny & The Dunebugs for a special gig, featuring some of your fave festive bangers, plus other retro hits from yesteryear, including some very special guests!

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The Family Shambles: Chaos At The Workshop – *CANCELLED*

The Family Shambles are back at The Crescent this festive season with Chaos At The Workshop!
Introducing our headline guest Pixie Polite from RuPauls Drag Race UK season 4 who will be performing a fantastic festive set for us, while our hosts Gayle Force and Lois Denominator unravel the true chaotic story behind Christmas!

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York Zine Fest

York zine fest!! Free entry and all ages welcome! DIY goods, ZINES, printmaking, FUN, self publishing artists, NICE TIMES!!

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The Magpies + Dan Webster

They’re a breath of fresh air peddling engaging, bright and breezy transatlantic folk and making it seem as easy as breathing. All under 30, The Magpies are one of the most exciting acts on the roots scene, combining first class musicianship with sublime harmonies and increasingly impressive song and tune writing.

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Mostly Autumn

Progressive rock band Mostly Autumn return to York for their hugely popular Christmas show.
Advance purchase recommended.

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Crescent Community Disco: Luke Una

The Crescent Community Disco returns with a huge Christmas party!
A DJ hero of his generation, Luke is known for epic, unpretentious, genre-ignoring dancefloor sets.

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The Rezillos + Flesh Tetris

The Rezillos burst forth upon the rock scene in 1976, having gathered together at Edinburgh College of Art. Through a shared love of Sixties Garage Rock and the Spectoresque Girl Group glam of The Ronettes and The Shangri-Las, The Rezillos found themselves inadvertently caught up in the Punk or New Wave movement.
The band have been going from strength to strength over the last few years and enjoying something of a resurgence. Always great fun live.

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Some Voices Choir: Disco Decadence

Join us for a party night of pure hedonistic joy, soundtracked by our mighty York choir singing disco tunes from past and present in jaw-dropping harmony.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Gary Delaney – *SOLD OUT*

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world – star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!

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A Yorkshire Tribute To Michael Chapman

A Launch Party for ‘A Yorkshire Tribute To Michael Chapman’, a compilation album curated by Henry Parker and released on the beautiful Tompkins Square label.

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Electric Six – **SOLD OUT**

Dick Valentine’s genre-flipping Top 10 gatecrashers just wanna take you to a disco, synth pop, glam and arena rock heaven; and all wrapped up in macho flippancy and tongue-in-cheek pomposity so be warned … High Voltage!

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Burning Duck Comedy: Rachel Fairburn

Rachel is back with a brand-new tour for 2023.
She’ll be casting her acerbic eye over everything from your children to her pretentious new alcohol-free life (accurate at time of writing). She’s worried though. Has she mellowed a bit? She carries a lucky crystal now. Catch her before she disappears to the countryside with only joss sticks and taxidermy for company.

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Likeminds

After glowing reviews and the success of our last one, Likeminds is returning to The Crescent for a Funk, Soul & Disco special!

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End The Siege in Gaza !

Join us on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 17:00 GMT as we gather to raise our voices against the ongoing siege in Gaza. This aims to unite people to demand an end to the suffering and injustices faced by the people of Gaza.

This event will bring together Palestinian speakers, Jewish activists, and local community members to share their commitment to freedom and justice of Palestine and to discuss actionable solutions.

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Talisk

Mohsen Amini, Graeme Armstrong and Benedict Morris fuse concertina, guitar and fiddle to produce an innovative, multi-layered signature that has captivated audiences around the globe. At its core, three seemingly acoustic instruments – but in the hands of three master craftsmen; Talisk’s unmistakable, bold sound and a captivating live show.

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Burning Duck Comedy: John Kearns – *SOLD OUT*

The Varnishing Days is the heart-stopping, glasses-dropping, hard-rocking, wig-shaking, levothyroxine-taking, knee-knocking, boot-licking, justifying, teeth rattling, digressing new show from stand up comedian to the stars John Kearns.

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Limehouse Lizzy – *SOLD OUT*

Renowned for an action-packed pyrotechnic-fuelled explosion of a show, LIMEHOUSE LIZZY continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and Thin Lizzy alive.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Sophie Duker

A BADASS GRANDMA, A LESBIAN CRUISE AND ONE HELL OF A MAGICAL TRIP.
Strap in and see UK comedy darling Sophie Duker (pint-sized provocateur, Taskmaster champ, notorious gammon-whisperer).

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Pillow Queens + Adwaith

Pillow Queens are a four piece based in Dublin, Ireland. Formed in 2016, their State of the State EP caught the ear of Steve Lamacq who called the band’s songs “deceptively infectious, with sharp hooks and sharp nails”. That EP’s lead single, Favourite, with its accompanying dog-filled video, received airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Radio X, and Amazing Radio as well as across Irish national radio stations. Two UK tours followed, along with a brace of sellout hometown shows in Dublin.

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Hannah Aldridge (Full Band Show) + Lachlan Bryan

Born in Muscle Shoals, AL and now based in Nashville, IL, Hannah Aldridge released her best record yet in 2023, Dream Of America.
She returns to York with her full band and Aussie producer buddy Lachlan Bryan in support.

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Holy Moly & The Crackers + Tommy Arch – *SOLD OUT*

Holy Moly & The Crackers are the innovative and fiery folk-rockers from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the North-East UK, who mash together unique flavours of americana, rock and indie with a punk-ish edge, and have become renowned for their blazing live shows.

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Irie Vibes: Sir-Racha

Sir-Racha is now experimenting with live production after a string of releases on Dubophonic records, including under his previous alias ‘High & I’. He also runs the number one dub event in Middlesbrough: Teesside Dub Club, hosting guest sound systems from across the UK; which we have had the pleasure of representing at.

Support from the Irie Vibes crew and MC Sherlock Art playing everything from roots, reggae and rocksteady, to dancehall, dub and steppas.

Room 2 hosted by Breakz, York University’s longest running music / DJ society with its latest cohort playing all manner of beats and breaks.

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OFF! + Teen Mortgage

Raging Californian punk supergroup OFF! come to York for the first time in November!
OFF! are singer Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks), guitarist Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), bassist Autry Fulbright II (…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead) and drummer Justin Brown (Thundercat, Herbie Hancock).

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Weetwood Mac

Weetwood Mac are a Leeds based Fleetwood Mac covers act, paying homage to the greatest band to ever form, split up… and the rest of it. Featuring members from Hope & Social and Ellen & The Escapades.

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Deptford Northern Soul Club

Deptford Northern Soul Club are childhood friends, Will Foot and Lewis Henderson, whose early love of soul developed after discovering Lewis’ dad’s record collection. After finally bringing their musical heritage to the forefront with their debut dj set at Deptford’s Bunker Club 6 years ago, they have taken their hard hitting breed of Northern Soul up and down the uk and over to mainland Europe, from Glastonbury to Greenman, from Bristol to Glasgow, from Dublin to deptford; featuring soul stompers, heavy horns, joyous perspiration, ecstatically harmonious strings, dance moves you’ve never seen before and a hangover you’ll want to forget.

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Jim Jones All Stars

The rocking new nine-piece band from garage godfather Jim Jones!
Blistering R&B meets Rock n Roll!

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The Bug Club + Bug Teeth

Ace South Wales guitar-pop trio The Bug Club return to The Crescent in November with a brand new (double!) album under their arms and a spring in their step!

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Snatched From Hell Vol. II

A haunting cabaret oozing with the most devilish performances. Brought to you by The Family Shambles, featuring a cast of drag and burlesque monsters.

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Freedom To Run: Documentary Screening in Aid of Medical Aid for Palestinians

Palestinians in the West Bank cannot move more than 10 kilometres without being stopped by Israeli restrictions.

Checkpoints, demands for permits, and the apartheid wall surrounding the occupied territories, are part of the a struggle of daily life.

‘Freedom to Run’ follows two groups of runners, one from Right to Movement in Palestine, and one from Scotland. The two groups of runners support each other as they run both the Palestine and Edinburgh Marathons and on this journey the runners discover they are not so different, but they live very different lives.

There will be a Q & A with the filmmakers after the screening.

All proceeds from this event go to Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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Bobby Lee & Pascallion

Bobby Lee trades in a wide screen brand of cosmic country-folk, full of space and pawn shop guitars. There are touches of JJ Cale’s analogue Americana, the swampy groove of Tony Joe White and Richard Thompson’s sinewy, modal guitar work. Amps hum in the warm afternoon sun, kids and dogs snooze on the grass and broken drum machines keep time with the universe…

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Say Owt Slam: Featuring Polarbear

Since 2014, Say Owt have been hosting raucous poetry slams where performers get 3 mins to wow an audience. They’ve become the mainstay of the York community. Whether you love the written (and spoken) word or are just curious, this high energy event features a host of poets each with a unique style. We promise a Saturday night poetry party packed with humour & heart, personal stories & politics.

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Herbal Mafia: Mrs Magoo

The Herbal Mafia crew are back for another season of bass heavy mayhem!

Featuring award winning jungle / drum&bass DJ and producer MRS MAGOO (Deep In The Jungle / Audio Addict / Junglesplash)!

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Burning Duck Comedy: Helen Bauer

Star of Live at the Apollo, Late Night Mash and Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, brings a show all about the women in her life, from her mother to her best friend and that one girl who was mean in 2008. Oh, and Disney Princesses, obvs. Co-host of the smash-hit podcast Trusty Hogs and seen on BBC3, Comedy Central, Dave, ITV and more.

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Luke Saxton – ‘Flamingo’ Album Launch

Years in the making, Luke Saxton is ready to introduce us to ‘Flamingo’. Set to be his best album yet, prepare to be transported to a beach paradise through his dreamy 70s arrangements. Join us at The Crescent to celebrate the launch!

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Martin Simpson – *At The NCEM, York*

The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.

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Tercelvoice + Marnie Glum

Tercelvoice celebrate the arrival of their new album ‘This Is Our Time’ with a launch party here in October!
Released on local independent label Young Thugs Records, you can expect more of Tercelvoice’s trademark cinematic textures, soulful melodies and infectious beats. The very wonderful Marnie Glum opens.

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The Escape Club

As the nights close in the temptation is to collapse on the sofa and wait for Spring. Resist the urge!
Join us on the Saturday 21st October at the Crescent for the usual messed up genre confusion. And big fun.

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The Sadies

2023 Polaris Prize nominated Canadian country-garage outfit finally return to York suits on and ready to rock!

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Irie Vibes: 14th Birthday

Come and join York’s longest running reggae and dub event in celebrating 14 years of bringing roots and culture to the city every single month!

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Chameleon & Ouroboros: re:ni b2b Ploy

Chameleon and Ouroboros collaborate once more for a slamming club night. We’re really excited about a b2b between these two incredible rising stars in the scene of leftfield techno: re:ni & Ploy. These two have a rapid slew of releases on respected labels like Hessle, L.I.E.S., Timedance & Ilian Tapes between them, as well as sets at respected institutions like Robert Johnson, Panorama Bar, Phonox and Dekmantel. But it’s when they are together that they are at their very best; electric & eclectic energy, plenty of left turns and an ear for dancefloor destruction.

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Jesca Hoop – *At the NCEM, York* – **SOLD OUT**

California-born but now based in Manchester, discovered by Tom Waits, and brought on tour by Peter Gabriel to sing in his band, it was a phone call from Elbow’s Guy Garvey that saw her move to the UK. Her most recent album “Stonechild”, produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding, This is the Kit), received huge acclaim: her beautiful songs, rooted in the folk tradition are intricately detailed, acoustic-led pieces that teem with ideas.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Gary Delaney – *SOLD OUT*

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world – star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!

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Mozart Estate + Cowgirl

Mozart Estate, formerly known as Go-Kart Mozart, are an English indie pop band founded by Lawrence, previously of the bands Felt and Denim.

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KEG, Needlework + Top Secret Special Guests!

Brighton post-punk-party seven-piece KEG return to York with a brand new EP strapped under their arm.
Called ‘Girders’ and released again on Alcopop! Records, they’ve managed to capture the live feel of the recordings while experimenting sonically in every direction. ‘Girders’ doesn’t try to hide behind anything: whether it’s the death of a loved one, the feeling of not really knowing yourself, your body slowly crumbling around your brain or a mass cull.

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Crescent Community Disco: Crescent 8th Birthday ft. Aroop Roy

Celebrating 8 years since we opened the venue! We’re once again celebrating with have a special Crescent Community Disco, this time joined by special guest Aroop Roy. 

Aroop Roy is a London-based DJ, producer and label head, who’s been tearing apart festivals like We Out Here recently, with epic marathon sets, and back to backs with the likes of Mr Scruff, who highly recommended him for The Crescent dancefloor! He blends together the electronic edge of House, Disco and broken beat with the soulful sounds of Afro, Latin, Funk and Jazz. One look at this guys monstrous back catalogue of edits, remixes and originals shows that this is a guy who knows his bag inside and out. 

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Dan Webster + Bella Gaffney

Dan Webster, fresh off his highly successful tour of Australia, is gearing up to release his fifth studio album. With previous albums receiving accolades from the folk and Americana press, Dan’s latest offering promises to be ‘rather marvelous’, as lauded by BBC R2.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Dan Nightingale

Dan has spent the last two years changing the comedy industry from the inside out, paving new career paths for himself and many others; whilst being one half of the smash-hit podcast Have A Word.

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Yusuf Yellow (Live Band) + 4t7

After a cracking support slot for Lowkey last year, we’re delighted to bring back Leeds based conscious rapper Yusuf Yellow, alongside his live band who blend hip-hop, punk, jazz and spoken word poetry. Support comes from local upcoming talent 4t7, with more tba.

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The Crescent Record Fair

14 stallholders with a great selection of records of all genres. Loads of collectable & rare LPs & 45s and lots of bargains. The fair will be in 2 rooms – with most stalls in the gig area and a few in the front bar area.

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Rowan & Friends – ’20 Golden Greats EP Launch’

Rowan Evans has been a breath of fresh air since landing in York a couple of years ago. He hosts a fabulous monthly session at The Golden Ball and has roped in a bunch of the finest musicians in our scene to be his ‘& Friends’, a slappin’ backing band – currently consisting of bass, guitar, drums and…well you never really know what else!

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Absolute Bowie – *SOLD OUT*

If you’re going to pay tribute to The Thin White Duke, you may as well get the best one around. ABSOLUTE BOWIE have been touring the UK & Europe for years, consistently selling out venues and we don’t expect this show to be any different.

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Likeminds: Crescent Special

Likeminds returns on Thursday 21st September for a very unique occasion, a Crescent special with one of York’s most beloved DJ crews, Chameleon.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Geoff Norcott – *SOLD OUT*

On this his sixth UK tour, Geoff Norcott will be trying to make sense of the current cultural and political scene with his playfully provocative brand of humour. Whether it’s the dire blandness of the two main parties or the shamelessly shoe-horned right-on messages in adverts and films, Geoff will continue to tread in areas much of comedy leaves well alone.

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Those Pretty Wrongs (Luther Russell & Jody Stephens of Big Star)

Following the outpouring of love around the documentary, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, Jody reached out to his longtime friend, producer and songwriter Luther Russell to join him for some promotional appearances. A comfortability on stage became a kinship in the studio and eventually led to two albums as Those Pretty Wrongs

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Burning Duck Comedy: Grace Petrie – *SOLD OUT*

Folk singer, lesbian and checked-shirt-collector Grace Petrie has been incorrectly called Sir every day of her adult life, and, having finally run out of things to write whiny songs about, she’s putting down the guitar to try and work out why.

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The Big Moon + Liz Lawrence – *SOLD OUT*

We’re delighted to welcome The Big Moon to The Crescent for the first time in September who will be joined by Liz Lawrence for a great double bill.
Brought to you by The National Lottery and Music Venue Trust as part of their United By Music initiative.

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Daphne’s Flight

Daphne’s Flight are an exceptional force in British music. Chris While, Helen Watson, Julie Matthews, Melanie Harrold and Miranda Sykes are among the UK’s most-loved and respected artists individually, but when they join forces on stage something magical happens

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Irie Vibes feat. DBC3

York’s electro dub rockers DBC3 play for the first time with their new lineup and sound at The Crescent. Featuring 2 original members of the once sizable Dub Barn Collective, this trio have reworked their repertoire and now includes the addition of charismatic mic man Dandy Dizzle, and all-round musical wizard DJI (aka The Urbanizer).

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HOUSE Of ALL + Percy

HOUSE Of ALL appeared unexpectedly, but not without a stellar legacy. Five former members of The Fall gathered, led by original guitarist and force behind Blue Orchids, Martin Bramah, along with Paul and Steve Hanley, Simon Wolstencroft and Pete Greenway to record a left-field hit earlier this year, followed by a Marc Riley session, a six-date tour (with Phil Lewis filling in for Pete temporarily), and a second LP already recorded.

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Sweet Baboo + Rowan

Sweet Baboo is the alter ego of North Walian musician and songwriter Stephen Black.
A magical singer-songwriter coming to charm us for an intimate seated show in The Crescent.
His career has spanned over 2 decades and has seen him release 7 albums to date to critical acclaim.

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Captain Mustache Beards & Moustaches Competition

On Saturday 2nd of September 2023, Captain Mustache will have the privilege of assembling some of the best Beards & Moustaches, both from the UK and internationally for a new annual Beard Competition…

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Sleeper + Honey Moon – *SOLD OUT*

After hibernating for twenty years (where did the time go!?) Britpop favourites, Sleeper are back on the road, performing live. Original members: Louise Wener (vocs, guitar), Jon Stewart (guitar) and Andy Maclure (drums) are newly joined by Kieron Pepper (previously of The Prodigy) on bass.

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Nina Nastasia + Before Breakfast

Returning to widespread international acclaim with Riderless Horse, a moving masterpiece of an album recorded by Steve Albini and released by Temporary Resonance in 2022

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CresFest!

This August Bank Holiday sees the return of our beer festival CresFest, our first one since 2018!

This year’s beer will be from a range of breweries in the North East and cider from Orchards of Husthwaite. We’ll have 10 cask lines, 7 keg lines, local cider, and a gin & prosecco bar spread across both bars.  We will publish an updated beer list once it is confirmed, so follow us on social media to see the full list when it’s revealed.

For entertainment, we have invited DJs from some of your favourite events at The Crescent, and we will be hosting video games competitions over the weekend, plus an open entry Bar Billiards competition on the Sunday, with prizes for the winners! 

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Ozric Tentacles + PTX-c21

One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK’s festival scene, Ozric Tentacles formed during the solstice at Stonehenge Free Festival 1983 going on to become psychedelic staples at Glastonbury and many other festivals. The creative vision of multi-instrumentalist Ed Wynne, the Ozrics’ uniquely trippy soundscapes connect fans of progressive rock, psychedelia and dance music culture.

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Newen Afrobeat

After a ridiculous show here last spring, Newen Afrobeat return to York for another epic party.
A 13-piece Chilean orchestra that makes music inspired by the legacy of the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. With a particular Latin stamp, Newen unify the African rhythms with a colourful and energetic staging, embedded in a deep social message that talks about their roots and social movements in their territory.

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Irie Vibes: Reddread

Next up we have one of the original Roots and dancehall DJs of York making his return. REDDREAD is the founder of one of the first roots and dub events in the city: Lion Paw; inspiring a scene of selectors, skankers and bass heads that continues to this day. Now living in Barcelona it is rare to see him in the shires so this will be a very special treat for all of us!

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Pennine Suite, The Rosemaries, Sun King + Everything After Midnight – *SOLD OUT*

We’re delighted to welcome Pennine Suite to The Crescent for a special headline show this summer!
Inspired by the alternative rock movement of the 80s and 90s mixed with modern shoegaze and pop melodies, you may have seen Pennine Suite previously open up for some of the UK’s hottest bands such as BDRMM, The Lounge Society, LIFE and Youth Sector.

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CUD + Soma Crew

Legendary West Yorkshire alternative band CUD return to The Crescent this summer!

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Live/Wire – The AC/DC Show – *SOLD OUT*

Live/Wire is The AC/DC Show. The hugely successful tribute to rock music’s greatest band AC/DC, complete with a wall of Marshalls’ and over two hours of High Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll in a show critically acclaimed for its closeness in look and sound to the real thing.

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Le Vent Du Nord

The award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing it’s hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences.

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Alabama 3 – **SOLD OUT**

South London genre-blending story tellers Alabama 3 are back, and new album ‘Whacked’ is the first new material since the tragic passing of their beloved and unconventional frontman and songwriter Jake Black, aka The Very Reverend D. Wayne Love, in May 2019.

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A Little Bit Of Everything! – Drag, Cabaret, Burlesque & Comedy

Get ready to join an unforgettable night of performances and dynamic artistry from the one and only Lily Monarch, joined by both The Family Shambles and the captivating crown jewels of York’s drag scene in a one night only showcase of all things drag, cabaret, burlesque and Bo Burnham parody.

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Herbal Mafia: Soundcheck

We thought we’d had our last rave of the season but due to a last minute cancellation we’re throwing a cheeky free party!

It was too short notice to get a late licence so we thought we would use it as an excuse to soundcheck our full 20kW rig, which is quite a bit bigger than The Crescent’s sound system!

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We Are Scientists – **SOLD OUT**

We Are Scientists are coming to The Crescent in July!
The US alternative band have evolved from early post-punk leanings to a more shiny sound over the course of seven albums.

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The Escape Club

Th Escape Club returns to The Crescent to help kick the summer holidays off in style!

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YORK ZINE FEST!

30 plus stalls of Self publishers, zine makers, printmakers, cool art stuff, DIY makers PLUS drop in casual zine and badge making with Scarborough Zine Library (travelling archive available to peruse)!

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Popa Chubby – *Cancelled*

**Unfortunately Popa Chubby has had to cancel two weeks of his planned EU tour due to illness.
Refunds will be processed automatically from your point of purchase.**

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Some Voices Choir: Good Vibes Only!

Join our mighty York choir for a legendary summer festival party, from chilled sunset tunes to euphoric sunrise anthems in a night of unforgettable revelry. Ft tracks from Harry Styles, Blur, Craig Daivd, Dua Lipa and more. Good vibes guaranteed.

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Alchemy Live – A Tribute to Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler

Formed in 2022 by frontman Martin Ledger, Alchemy Live hail from Yorkshire and bring together a group of professional players and friends who share a common love of the music of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits. Collectively the band have toured worldwide and have shared the stage with rock legends such as Mike Rutherford, Mick Hucknell, Roger Taylor and many more.

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Lost Map 10 w/ Pictish Trail (solo), L.T. Leif + Firestations

Lost Map, the DIY/independent record label based on the Isle of Eigg in the Scottish Hebrides, celebrates 10 years with a run of showcase events across the UK. This special show in York will feature emotive indie-folk from Glasgow-based Canadian singer-songwriter L.T. Leif; Walthamstow shoegaze-pop 5-piece, Firestations; as well as an intimate solo appearance from the Eigg-man, Pictish Trail himself.

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Irie Vibes: Resident Special + Mo’s Memorial Fundraiser

It’s summer! So we’re having our traditional residents party featuring all the crew – playing everything from roots, reggae and dub to dancehall, steppas and jungle on our heavy custom rig!

Guest MC Sherlock Art ‘pon de mic all night.

Room 2 (free entry) will be hosted by Mo Adair’s Memorial fundraiser.

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Millie Manders & The ShutUp, Sally Pepper + KissKissKill

‘Unfortunately tomorrow’s show in York has been rescheduled due to illness and will now take place on Friday 7th July.
All tickets remain valid but refunds are also available from your point of purchase.’

Cross-genre punk rockers Millie Manders & The ShutUp bring the party to The Crescent for the first time.

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LOVE with Johnny Echols

LOVE with Johnny Echols sees Arthur Lee’s longest serving band return to the UK to perform classic songs from Love’s first four albums Love, Da Capo, Four Sail and of course Forever Changes as well as some special deep cuts.

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Mostly Autumn

York prog rockers Mostly Autumn are back at The Crescent in July.

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Herbal Mafia X Frakture: Ben Snow

It’s our last rave before the summer break so we’re joining forces with local bass crew: FRAKTURE! Together we’re bringing you one of the hottest jungle and drum&bass producers currently tearing up the scene right now: BEN SNOW!

Two rooms of bass music with support from Herbal Mafia and Frakture residents.

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Soft Machine

Soft Machine is one of the greatest UK avant/jazz-rock bands of all time.
The current line-up features John Etheridge on guitar, Asaf Sirkis on drums, Theo Travis on saxophones and Fred Thelonius Baker on bass – Soft Machine will perform material from throughout the bands illustrious career.

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The 900 – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Covers Band + Mr Shiraz

The UK’s first and only Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater cover band. They have even performed live onstage in the UK with Tony Hawk himself!
Expect to hear… AFI, Alien Ant Farm, Bad Religion, Black Flag, CKY, Dead Kennedys, Goldfinger, Green Day, Lagwagon, Less Than Jake, Millencolin, Motorhead, NOFX, Papa Roach, Powerman 5000, Rage Against The Machine, The Ramones, Refused, Suicidal Tendencies, System of a Down and many more.

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Irie Vibes: Ital Guidance Sound System

We are delighted to welcome back the vibes controller of the North East – ITAL GUIDANCE SOUND SYSTEM to bless the Irie Vibes decks.

Dubwise providers to Newcastle and the surrounding area for the last decade these guys know how bring the party!
Expect reggae, dancehall, digi, rub-a-dub, steppas and specials galore from our guests and residents selectors powered by the Yorkshire coloured machine of dreams!

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Chameleon & Ouroboros: Midland (DJ)

Chameleon & Ouroboros collaborate once again, this time bringing you the legend that is Midland, the DJ and producer behind the label Graded, and summer smasher Final Credits. Joined by York’s very own Lara David (formerly known as Chekov) who returns to The Crescent decks after last years Crescent Community Disco.

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Spiers & Boden

Described by The Guardian as ‘the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene’, Spiers & Boden first rocketed onto the music scene in 2001, quickly winning a clutch of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and going on to form and front the extraordinarily successful folk big band Bellowhead.

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DMAs – *SOLD OUT*

To celebrate the release of their album ‘How Many Dreams?’, Australian band DMA’s will come to York to play an intimate album launch show at The Crescent.

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Rose City Band + Rosali

Rose City Band’s country psychedelic rock evokes the wide-open spaces of the American west and free spirits who call it home. The project of acclaimed guitarist and vocalist Ripley Johnson, Rose City Band has extended beyond the studio and lives in tandem as a live ensemble featuring some of the finest players in contemporary rock: pedal steel guitarist Barry Walker, keyboardist Paul Hasenberg, bassist Dewey Mahood (aka Plankton Wat) and drummer Dustin Dybvig.

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Nice Biscuit + Baby Cool

Brisbane, Australia 5-piece Nice Biscuit play a heady mix krautrock, surf-rock, swirling garage rock and full blown, widescreen psychedelia and we’re very excited for them to raise the roof off The Crescent in June.
They’ve previously toured with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Brian Jonestown Massacre & Allah Las and are readying a new album for 2024.
Marrying psychedelia with folk and a touch of country, Baby Cool is the latest side project by Nice Biscuit co-front woman Grace Cuell.

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King No-One, The White Roses + City Snakes

King No-One are returning to their hometown for an incredibly special one off show. They’ll be doing two unique sets: One will be a throwback, incorporating all the best of their formative stages. And the second will be a newer set with all the bangers, fan favourites and a taste of the new direction that has seen them go from a small York band, to an internationally touring act.

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Amy May Ellis + Wanderland

Raised in a remote dale in the middle of the North York Moors, Amy May Ellis invites you on a journey through the history and mysticism of this wide-open landscape. Now based in Bristol, Amy’s warm and delicate folk-leaning songs are steeped in the culture, scenery, folklore and wildlife of the countryside that surrounded and shaped her as a child.

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Cubafrobeat

London fusionistas Lokkhi Terra create a unique sound-clash with ex-Fela Kuti keyboardist and legendary UK Afro-beat ambassador Dele Sosimi, and members of his critically acclaimed Afro-beat Orchestra.

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Dub Pistols + DBC3

Come help this legendary band celebrate their silver jubilee!
The multi-cultural collective has involved dozens of artists and musicians over the years — some remaining for years, a few for the duration, and others just popping in for a guest appearance. Their sound has accordingly morphed a variety of times since their inception: taking in dub, punk, jungle, ska, breakbeat, hip-hop and a whole lot more, it’s been a long road travelled.

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Ruts DC + Paul Carbuncle

Legendary punks Ruts DC return with new album Counterculture and are defiant and resolutely pushing against the forces that be in 2023.

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Bob Fox, Jez Lowe & Julie Matthews – ‘In The Footsteps Of Ewan MacColl’

Bob Fox, Jez Lowe & Julie Matthews come together ‘In The Footsteps Of Ewan MacColl’, a concert of songs and spoken word.
Revisiting the BBC Home Srvice’s Radio Ballads, hosted by Ewan MacColl along with Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger in the 50s and 60s.
Expect to be entertained and enlightened by songs of joy, love, hardship and humour.

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Dr Syntax (Full Live Band)

We are hyped to welcome back UK hiphop superstar Dr. Syntax, this time with full live band! He never fails to impress and this will be no exception with his biggest show yet!

Support from local wordsmiths: North South Divide – a witty, hard-hitting hiphop duo bridging the gap from London to York.
Also featuring some next level mixing and turntablism from UK DMC finalist and Herbal Mafia resident DJM warming up from 8pm.
Room 2 hosted by residents and guests playing drum&bass, jungle and dub until 3am.

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Crescent Community Disco: Cosmic Slop

We’re delighted to be welcoming back the legendary Cosmic Slop crew over from Leeds once again for a no genres barred Community Disco! This legendary crew have made quite a name for themselves over the years, with diverse selectors like Floating Points, Bradley Zero and Mr Scruff having all come through as unannounced surprise guests in the past to have a go on their custom built sound system and rotary setup. Expect lots of genre hopping and unexpected gems! 100% of profits from this night will go towards supporting MAP who help young people in Leeds who are unable to access mainstream schooling find skills and work in the creative industries.

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Nordic Giants + Chiyoda Ku

For Nordic Giants the performance is the thing, and as those who have seen the live show will attest, it is a visceral experience that goes beyond the normal descriptors. Each mind-blowing performance involves a selection of hand picked short films, which are soundtracked live with atmospheric soundscapes. Two mythical creatures create an experience with bowed guitar, piano that is both haunting and rousing, topped with climactic and thunderous drums and trumpet.

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The Wake of Granny Woolf

*In the Wake of Granny Woolf is a performance meal, funded by The Wellcome Trust, and created in association with the Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU) at University of York. Thoughts gathered during the meal may inform current and future research of A Good Death project.

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Irie Vibes: State of Satta (Live)

Our next session sees the return of State of Satta! They blew us away when they played here last year and we can’t wait to have them back!
Support from the Irie Vibes crew playing all things reggae, roots and dub.

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Huey Morgan: Huey54 – *SOLD OUT*

The hugely respected BBC 6 Music DJ, raconteur, author, producer, broadcaster, and frontman of the beloved 90s rock/hip-hop band Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Huey Morgan will be live at The Crescent for a massive dancefloor party.

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Vistas + Matthew Hall – *SOLD OUT*

Scottish band Vistas consists of vocalist Prentice Robertson, guitarist Dylan Rush and bassist Jamie Law – they’ve made their name gigging tirelessly across the UK, with word of mouth praise of their chaotic, life-affirming show travelling far and wide.

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Vipertime

Leeds aggro-jazz four-piece Vipertime are back with their long anticipated second album Arise. Exploring the borders of modal jazz, post-punk, dub and afrobeat, the record displays a driving sound that is simultaneously unique to the band and a microcosm of the thriving UK scene.

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Jessica Steel + Fuzz Club DJs

With an undeniable passion for music, a love of all things 60’s and an infectious personality, it’s only right that Jess has been gifted with one of the best female vocals of our time.

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Dreadzone + Irie Vibes DJs

Core members Greg Dread and original bassmaster Leo Williams with legendary reggae vocalist Earl 16 are joined by Bazil on technology and Blake Robert (Greg’s son) on guitar to celebrate Dreadzone’s 30th Anniversary.

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Elephant Sessions + Dom Patrick

From humble beginnings in the Highlands of Scotland, to playing around the world, Elephant Sessions are celebrating their 10th year as band in 2022. Creating a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, with a bass and drum heavy backline, their music combines the very best of trad, funk and electronica, resulting in a new and exciting sound.

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The Baghdaddies

Geordie Balkan Boogie!! Blistering Brass and Ska with a Eastern European sauce from Newcastle festival favourites.

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Herbal Mafia – Residents Birthday Mashup!

For the next instalment in our 2023 rave series we are celebrating one of York’s veteran DJ’s 40th as well as the traditional annual mashup for Moxx & Yenz’s birthdays!
This means we’re keeping it cheap and cheerful with FREE entry before 10pm and only £5 after for 2 rooms of beats, bass and vibes!

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The Commoners & Troy Redfern

Two of the hottest blues rock acts have joined forces to embark on what promises to be one of the most exciting co-headline tours in recent years. Critically acclaimed 5-piece roots/blues rockers The Commoners embark on a 15-date UK tour in April 2023 with the UK’s King of slide guitar, Troy Redfern.

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Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers) – *At The Fulford Arms, York*

Singer songwriter Romeo Stodart founded The Magic Numbers with his sister Michelle and Angela & Sean Gannon in 2002.
The Magic Numbers have released five albums and were nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2005 penning hits like Love Me Like You, Take A Chance, Love’s A Game and Forever Lost.

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Junior Brother + Rowan

Highly praised, off-the-wall Co. Kerry singer-songwriter Junior Brother brings his band to The Crescent in April.

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TVAM + Kimber

Late in 2022, TVAM returned with new record High Art Lite. which treads a beguiling line between blissful harmonies, crunching noise pop and childlike innocence. The album is both visceral and melancholic, drifting wonderfully across dream pop, shoegaze and synth-pop without ever permanently calling one camp its home.

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TC & The Groove Family

TC & The Groove Family are a 11-piece collective whose music celebrates the coming together of cultures, and the community that music can provide for everyone. Originally formed in Leeds, their sound reflects the diverse musical and cultural backgrounds at the core of the project, with songs exploring grooves and genres from the UK and around the world, including afrobeat, broken beat, jungle, jazz and grime.

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs + Me Lost Me – *SOLD OUT*

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are Matthew Baty, Sam Grant, John-Michael Hedley, Ewan Mackenzie and Adam Ian Sykes. The band have recently completed work on their soon to be announced fourth studio album, recorded and mixed at Blank Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne and mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

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Some Voices Choir presents Electric Dreams

The ultimate 80s night – let’s dance!
Grab somebody you wanna dance with to the sound of our mighty York voices performing 80s hits from Whitney, Tiffany, Prince, Bowie and many more, all in blockbusting harmony. Like all Some Voices shows, “it’s as much a party as it is a performance” (TimeOut) so join us on the dancefloor at The Crescent for the 80s night of your dreams!

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Say Owt Slam w/ featured guest Jasmine Gardosi

Since 2014, Say Owt have been hosting raucous poetry slams where performers get 3 mins to wow an audience. They’ve become the mainstay of the York community. Whether you love the written (and spoken) word or are just curious, this high energy event features a host of poets each with a unique style. We promise a Saturday night poetry party packed with humour & heart, personal stories & politics.

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Sarathy Korwar & Elsa Hewitt

Indian percussionist Sarathy Korwar brings the futuristic jazz of new album KALAK to The Crescent in April.
Recorded in just a day and a half at Real World Studios, KALAK features The Comet Is Coming’s Danalogue on synths, Tamar Osborn’s baritone sax, Al MacSween on keys, percussionist Magnus Mehta, vocals by Kushal Gaya of Melt Yourself Down and Mumbai-based producer and electronic artist Noni-Mouse.

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Spear Of Destiny

Kirk Brandon celebrates 40 years of Spear Of Destiny in 2023 touring all ovr the UK with current and longest serving lineup featuring Adrian Portas (New Model Army/Sex Gang Children), Craig Adams (Sisters of Mercy/The Cult/The Mission) and Phil Martini (Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind), as well as Clive Osborne on saxophone and Steve Allen-Jones on keys.

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Burning Duck Comedy: John Kearns – *SOLD OUT*

The Varnishing Days is the heart-stopping, glasses-dropping, hard-rocking, wig-shaking, levothyroxine-taking, knee-knocking, boot-licking, justifying, teeth rattling, digressing new show from stand up comedian to the stars John Kearns.

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York Blues Festival 2023 – *SOLD OUT*

York Blues Festival returns once again for the 2023 edition! In association with Jorvik Radio, DC Blues present to you the cream of the crop from the UK Blues scene in a phenomenal all dayer. 

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Corella, Tom A Smith + Long Island – *SOLD OUT*

Corella is a refreshing indie quartet from Manchester, made up of Joel Smith (Vocals), Ben Henderson (Bass & Vocals), Jack Taylor (Guitar) and James Fawcett (Drums). Their signature catchy melodic hooks, propulsive multi-layered guitar riffs, and reminiscent lyrics, relay a coming-of-age story of their own.

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RSJ, Beyond All Reason + Disinfo

YES YES YES YES YES!
Awesome local tech-hardcore groovers RSJ are back for a special reunion show at The Crescent! What a line up too with much-missed melodic hardcore band Beyond All Reason and Pariah opening.

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Clearwater Creedence Revival + James Taylor Tribute w/ Joe Martin – *SOLD OUT*

This is one fabulous show with all the CCR classics… Have You Ever Seen The Rain, Proud Mary, Fortunate Son, Who’ll Stop the Rain, Run Thru the Jungle, Suzi Q, Bad Moon Rising, Green River, Travellin’ Band and many more. And performed by a band coming up to its 25th anniversary, including premier musicians thoroughly able to to do the music justice since 1998 – Peter Barton (15 years singer of The Animals), Geoff Hammond (ex-Denny Laine Band), Graham Pollock (ex-Hollies) and Alan Sagar (ex-Slack Alice).

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Burning Duck Comedy: Tim Key – *SOLD OUT*

2nd date added!
Tim Key (Alan Partridge, The Witchfinder, Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme) is back with an all-new show. Ruminations about the great indoors with a bit of stamping around. Velour tracksuit, continental lagers, some “poetry”.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Tim Key – *SOLD OUT*

Tim Key (Alan Partridge, The Witchfinder, Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme) is back with an all-new show. Ruminations about the great indoors with a bit of stamping around. Velour tracksuit, continental lagers, some “poetry”.

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Michael Mcgoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle

Folk music’s legendary triumvirate, masters of flute, fiddle, song and guitar, Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker return to bring you their own blend of top-class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie.
These chaps have previously shared stages and recording studios with everyone from Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler to Paul Weller, Joan Baez and Linda Thompson, Mike, John & John are a rare musical treat you’ll savour for a very long time.

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York Literature Festival & Say Owt: Hannah Davies

Welcome to a Say Owt party celebrating Hannah Davies’ first collection of poems, Dolls. Part of York Literature Festival 2023. Dolls is a fierce and tender collection about womanhood, motherhood, feminism and survival. Hannah is a spellbinding storyteller and her writing is warm, lyrical and bold.

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York Literature Festival: PP Arnold

In her recent book Soul Survivor P.P. Arnold documents the musical highs and personal lows of her extraordinary life, including the bigotry and abuse experienced as a young black woman growing up in the music industry on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1960s and ’70s, as well as the temptations and trappings that accompany fame and success.

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David Ford + JP Ruggieri

Award-winning songwriter David Ford presents an intimate evening of rummaging through his illustrious song catalogue.

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Elles Bailey

Elles Bailey, the smokey voiced, human dynamo who has powered her way to the forefront of the British blues and roots scene in recent years, has just unveiled her eagerly-awaited third album ‘Shining in the Half Light’.

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Robert Forster – *SOLD OUT*

Brisbane based singer, songwriter and author Robert Forster is back with a brand new album ‘The Candle & The Flame’ in 2023.
Robert co-founded legendary Australian band The Go-Betweens in 1978 with Grant McLennan.

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York Guitar Studio Student Concert

Local Music Teaching Hero Pete Mitchell brings his large and diverse gang of students to the Crescent for their annual showcase. Repertoire includes idiosyncratic cover versions from Billie Eilish to the Bee Gees via Steve Earle and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. All this plus more ukuleles than you can shake a stick at for just six quid!

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Black Spiders, Dead Flight + Fizzy Milk

Black Spiders returned with a new album, ‘Give Em What They Want’, in July 2021.
A cracking triple bill awaits us in March with two of York’s mightiest rock bands in support.

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Beans On Toast + Guise

One man and his guitar with songs to sing and stories to tell. Unafraid to tackle the big issues of the day, but doing so with his feet firmly on the ground. He’s an unrepenting optimist who’s songs celebrate all that is wonderful about the human spirit.

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Orlando Weeks + Folly Group

Orlando Weeks studied illustration at Brighton University before spending a decade in the band, The Maccabees. In 2016, when the group decided to disband he set about writing The Gritterman, his first book. He is on the verge of releasing his second solo album, ‘Hop Up’.

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Eleanor McEvoy

Having released her 16th album Gimme Some Wine to rave reviews at the end of 2021, Eleanor McEvoy one of Ireland’s foremost songwriters is now back on the road following the release of her latest riveting single ‘South Anne Street’.

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The Dancefloor Project

Have you ever felt unsafe on the bus, walking to work or on a night out?

Join us on our pop-up dancefloor where you make the rules.

Take up some space, soak up the vibes, bust a move, pick up a pen and tell us your demands.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Carl Hutchinson

Hutchinson is back with a brand new show for 2023. After a mammoth 87 date run in 2022, Carl capitalised and got right to work to produce his best show yet. If you’ve seen the Geordie in action before you know exactly what type of amazing night you’re in for. If you haven’t seen Carl, prepare to be dazzled by the UK comedy scene’s best kept secret.

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Big Band 106

From cabaret Jazz to 70s’ Funk and everything in between, Big Band 106 are doing it all. A 20-piece jazz ensemble featuring some of the University of York’s finest musicians playing a large variety of charts from Earth, Wind and Fire to Glenn Miller, a wide range of music for all to enjoy.

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Herbal Mafia: Halogenix

We’re straight back into it with the legendary HALOGENIX gracing the decks for the first time in York. Expect the deep, dark, rolling tech vibes with tonnes of sub bass. One third of Ivy Lab and signed to Critical Sound, Metalheadz and 1985 Music. This guy is a production don, plus he absolutely shells when’s he’s in the mix. Don’t miss your chance to catch him tear it up in York’s best venue for only a fiver! Full bio below.

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Run Logan Run + Annie Gardiner

At the forefront of Bristol’s contribution to the pulsing new UK jazz scene come Run Logan Run, an alchemical fusion of surging, polyrhythmic alt-breakbeats and screaming guttural saxophone.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Josie Long – *SOLD OUT*

The triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, underdog Fringe hero and delirious new mother (the first person to have two babies) returns with a show about the changes wrought by time, passion, moving to Scotland, and loving the world under – let’s face it – difficult circumstances.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Josie Long (matinée)

Bonus matinée show added!
The triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, underdog Fringe hero and delirious new mother (the first person to have two babies) returns with a show about the changes wrought by time, passion, moving to Scotland, and loving the world under – let’s face it – difficult circumstances.

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Chameleon X Ouroboros: Barker (Live)

A collaboration from Chameleon & Ouroboros this time bringing Berghain resident and co-founder of the Leisure Centre label Barker to The Crescent for a late night live show.
Expect leftfield, ambient techno for the dancefloor.

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DRYHUMP Cabaret

DRYHUMP is back and is going Thermoelectric!
Forget about your energy bills York, cause for you we are turning up the HEAT. We are Pumping through a fabulous mix of carnage and cabaret at the perfect pressure to get you S-W-E-A-T-I-N-G.

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Marina Allen + Kacey Johansing

LA singer-songwriter Marina Allen draws influences as varied as Joanna Newsome, The Beach Boys, loft jazz, Meredith Monk and the New York avant-garde, Joni Mitchell, Karen Carpenter, Karen Dalton and Fiona Apple.
Her second album Centrifics was released by Fire Records in 2022.

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Irie Vibes: Simma

After a joyous session ringing in the new year with a full house we start 2023 in fine fashion. Welcoming Hull’s Champion Selector: SIMMA making his Irie Vibes debut!

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Say Owt: Harry Baker – Unashamed

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker is a poet and a maths graduate. He writes about important stuff like hope, dinosaurs and German falafel-spoons. His work has been shared on TED.com and viewed millions of times worldwide, as well as being translated into 21 different languages. When there’s not a global pandemic on he performs all over the country and has really really missed live gigs.

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Rowan, Rory & The Nature Kids + Frank Lloyd Wleft

At his monthly session down The Golden Ball, Rowan found his perfect musical companions. Multi-instrumentalist Jack Woods rips on guitar, banjo, fiddle and more, bassist Ollie Howland and one of a seemingly revolving cast of drummers lay it down. Leaving Rowan to bash the crap out of an acoustic guitar and shake the songs from his soul. Sometimes they’re comical, sometimes rousing and melodic, often tends and always heartfelt, Rowan really is a great songwriter and this is a wicked band.

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Anna Meredith + Elsa Hewitt

A very special show for us as part of Independent Venue Week.
Anna Meredith is a genre-crossing composer and producer whose work straddles the worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica and experimental rock.

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Willie J Healey + Captain Starlet

His new record sees Willie dive headfirst into a style of music he has always loved, but that never previously found its way into his own songs. It’s a low-slung, sensual ‘70s-style jam which simultaneously calls to mind Sly and The Family Stone, Philly soul, ‘Midnite Vultures’-era Beck and a little OutKast.

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Rozi Plain + Mayshe-Mayshe

Experimental singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, This Is The Kit member and indie hero Rozi Plain is back with a new record in 2023!

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Herbal Mafia 17th Birthday w/ Serial Killaz, Breakface, Nicky Blackmarket & more!

It’s birthday time!
We’ve had a great year bringing you the best in bass heavy music, from Ed Solo, Benny Page and Parly B to Skinnyman, Breakage and SP:MC, and everyone else who represented, there’s too many to name!
We start the new year properly with the return of some absolute dons; the York debut of a rising star; and a battle of bass between two local crews – on Herbal Mafia’s recently upgraded sound system in room 2!

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Burning Duck Comedy: Lloyd Griffith

After Lloyd’s last tour was interrupted by ‘you know what’ and ended up lasting eight years or so, he’s BACK with a brand-new fresh stand-up tour show for 2023. This is Lloyd’s biggest tour to date and he is pumped/really needs you to come.

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Bootleg Blondie

BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the world’s No.1 official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band established in 2001, the only tribute to have performed with two founder members of Blondie, legendary drummer Clem Burke and singer songwriter, bass player and author Gary Valentine.

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Burning Duck Comedy – Brennan Reece – *SOLD OUT*

Considering Brennan Reece has spent most of his life entertaining crowds he recently discovered he is not a people person. He’d much rather stay at home and listen to Dido in the bath. But after a couple of years of isolation, Brennan is ready to reconnect with real life humans in this brand new hour of hilarious stories, heartbreaking tales and exceptional crowd work.

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Lauren Housley & Nigel Wearne

English singer-songwriter, Lauren Housley and Australian troubadour, Nigel Wearne join up for this special presentation of intimate acoustic performances from each artist, in a celebration of cross-continental connection. Culminating with the locking of harmonies and melding of styles, Lauren and Nigel will close the show with a soul-stirring set together.

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The Ukrainians: ‘Malanka’

‘Malanka’ is a Ukrainian New year celebration. The Ukrainians will be supported by two more eastern bands – From East to East (balkan), and Soma (slavic roots). There will be some Ukrainian traditions to see too!

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Irie Vibes NYE PARTY! Ft Dandy Dizzle, Front bar hosted by Lines of Duty

It’s party time! Come and ring in the new year Irie style!
This is our only session for December so we’re going big with two rooms of music until 2am.
The Irie Vibes sound system and crew will be operating the main room playing all things reggae and dubwise. From roots, ska and rocksteady to dub, steppas and jungle.
Special guest and local legend: Dandy Dizzle will be joining us on the mic and hosting the night.
In the second room we have a Disco Not Disco party curated by ‘Lines of Duty’ a.k.a. Leo Clayton, Dave Potter and Matt Raines.
Expect leftfield disco, punk and electro with added experimental delights, designed for the discerning dancefloor.

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Emily Richardson’s ‘gig’ Book Launch!

Come and celebrate the arrival of Emily’s new book ‘gig’, a photo-journal of the beautiful York music scene over the last few years. We’re super pleased to be hosting this party at The Crescent with four ace bands who have continually supported what we do here. Cheers guys.

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The Longest Night w/ J. Halliday, Captain Starlet + Vehicle

Come celebrate the winter solstice with three ace York acts on Wednesday 21st December.
J. Halliday have a brand new EP to share with you, Captain Starlet bring their ripping garage-pop and it’s a Crez debut from Vehicle who count a former Perspex singer among their number.

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The Escape Club Christmas Party – *SOLD OUT*

We are super excited to bring you our Christmas party for 2022. Two rooms of the traditional genre blending madness. We cannot wait. These events sell out. Avoid disappointment during the festive season and buy tickets now.

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Mostly Autumn – Christmas Show!

York progressive rock band Mostly Autumn return to The Crescent with their hugely popular Christmas Show.
Advance ticket purchase recommended!

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World Cup at The Crescent – *SOLD OUT*

Come down to The Crescent and cheer the lads on for the World Cup on our 164″ screen!
We may not agree with the host or the time of year, but we will still be showing the games for your entertainment.

ENGLAND vs. FRANCE (7pm Saturday 10/12)

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Crescent Community Disco: Christmas Special Ft Medlar

We’re celebrating our last Crescent Community Disco of the year! Following on from an absolute smasher with Crazy P, this time we welcome back Medlar after his visit with Dele Sosimi and a fun b2b with the crew in the front bar. A stalwart of Wolf Music, he weaves between disco and deep house effortlessly. As usual, only £5 on the door with Medlar and our residents playing disco and disco adjacent music across two rooms.

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Blackbeard’s Tea Party + Sir Curse – *SOLD OUT*

Two drummers, electric guitars, fiddle, melodeon and 4-part harmonies combine to create music that is drenched in tradition, but filtered through a kaleidoscope of modern rock and pop. Blackbeard’s Tea Party are the go-to band for folkin’ fun shenanigans!
Come celebrate the release of their new album, ‘Kick The Curb’.

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The Longest Johns + El Pony Pisador

With their global hit and UK top 40 track ‘The Wellerman’ propelling them into the limelight, the Longest Johns are wasting no time in establishing themselves as one of the UK’s most innovative and prolific acts. After the release of their album Smoke & Oakum on Decca records, multiple tours and Major festival appearances at Glastonbury, Latitude and Shambala, there is certainly no slowing down for Bristol’s finest export.

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Some Voices – Choir Actually

Join us for a night inside the soundtrack of the ultimate festive movie. Love will be all around you as our York choir bring to life iconic moments and songs from ‘Love Actually’ including All I Want For Christmas, Jump For My Love and All You Need Is Love.

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Alan Leach – *Saturday Show*

Alan Leach celebrates the release of his debut solo album ‘I Wish I Knew Now What I Thought I Knew Then’ with two full band, seated concerts at The Crescent in December.

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Alan Leach – *Friday Show*

Alan Leach celebrates the release of his debut solo album ‘I Wish I Knew Now What I Thought I Knew Then’ with two full band, seated concerts at The Crescent in December.

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Electric Six, The Sub-Gents + The Kut – *SOLD OUT*

Perhaps you were too busy marvelling at how wonderful it felt to have your life ripped apart by Electric Six at the last couple of shows to notice that Electric Six didn’t even have a new album. Well, my friend, that is going to change. This year, you’re going to have your life and your mind shredded by brand new E6 stuff for the first time in four years!!!! The new album is “Born To Be Ridiculed” and it may be the poppiest, danciest Electric Six you’ve ever known.

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Talisk

Mohsen Amini, Graeme Armstrong and Benedict Morris fuse concertina, guitar and fiddle to produce an innovative, multi-layered signature that has captivated audiences around the globe. At its core, three seemingly acoustic instruments – but in the hands of three master craftsmen; Talisk’s unmistakable, bold sound and a captivating live show.

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Jane Weaver + Jake Mehew

Abusing, evading, and obliterating 20 years of whimsical pop trends, Jane Weaver’s experience as a truly independent and resilient songwriter and sound-carrier commands respect and inspiration in equal measures. As an unshakable figure in the UK’s experimental pop music landscape her self-propelled career has in recent years reached a critical zenith with unanimous praise for her work.

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Mary Gauthier + Jaimee Harris

Roots singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier is celebrating the release of her 11th album ‘Dark Enough To See The Stars’ with a rare UK tour in November.
In 2019 Mary was nominated for a Grammy Award and named International Artist of the Year by the UK Americana Music Association.

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Mr Scruff

Mr Scruff returns for another all night long genre defying set!

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Spooned

A night of some of the best DJ’s playing a selection of the finest underground music going.
Techno, Hard-Trance, Acid Techno, Bangers, Edits and Mashups!
Expect lasers, UV decor, and more. An immersive experience for all the senses!

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Burning Duck Comedy – Glenn Moore – *SOLD OUT*

Edinburgh Comedy Award “Best Show” nominee Glenn Moore is one of the best joke writers of his generation and is back on tour in Autumn 2022. Expect a “comedy masterclass” (The Times) and a high-energy barrage of the most jokes you’ve ever heard humanely fit into one stand-up show.

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Part Chimp, Uncle Bari + Junk-It

Part Chimp have made it their business to shake speaker-stacks, fry brains and induce jouissance and tinnitus alike during their twenty two year, five album existence. It was about time they came to play in York then really!

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plantfood, Gents & Ginger, Anti Growth Coalition

plantfood have been performing across the UK since May 2021, shaking up venues in Leeds, on top of sharing their music with the rest of the country in places like London, Manchester, Sheffield and more! Embracing the fusion of afrobeat, jazz and dance music, there’s no point providing seats at a plantfood gig!

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Burning Duck Comedy – Jen Brister – *SOLD OUT*

If Jen Brister has learned anything in the past 18 months, it’s that she’s no good in a crisis. (Unless you count getting into the foetal position in under 30 seconds.) Has the pandemic changed her for the better or is she the same old pessimistic naysayer she’s always been? I think we all know the answer to that. Let’s just hope she can make it funny.

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The Bug Club, Mock Tudors + Tulpa – *SOLD OUT*

To say that the exuberant appeal of The Bug Club’s live performances and songmanship has been spread by word of mouth is a bit of a contradiction, as you could never sum up the music produced by these three groovy peas in a far-out pod (musically and lyrically interesting, deliciously individual, stripped-back garage pop songs, which shimmy, bounce and slide from joyfully frenetic guitar riffs to melodious harmonies) in anything like one word.

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Irie Vibes meets Operation Sound System

For our next session we are delighted to host the return of Sasquash, representing the mighty Operation Sound System.
This heavyweight sound has been running tings in the NW for the last 3 decades, stringing up alongside other veterans such as Jah Shaka, King Earthquake, Iration Steppas, Ma-Kaya Sound; and hosting legendary artists such as Culture, Little Roy, Conscious Sounds / Bush Chemists, Hollie Cook and many more.

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Niteworks

Niteworks are Innes Strachan (synth/keys), Allan MacDonald (pipes), Christopher Nicolson (bass) and Ruairidh Graham (drums). Childhood friends and long-term fellow musicians from the Isle of Skye, Niteworks blur the lines between Scottish traditional, folk and Gaelic music with contemporary electronica, creating a unique and exhilarating sound.

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Plastic Mermaids

At the heart of Plastic Mermaids is the creative force of two brothers, Douglas and Jamie Richards, sons of a Gurnard boat-builder, who approach life like an art project, putting as much love into their band’s visual concepts and staging as they have into their unique brand of psych-rock and electronica.

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Burning Duck Comedy – Mark Thomas

Mucking about. New ideas and finding HOPE. This award-winning comedian (is there any other type?) asks how did we get here? What are we going to do about it? Who’s up for a sing song? After lockdowns and isolation this show is about the simple act of being in a room together and toppling international capitalism.

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Vieux Farka Touré & NikNak

Ali Farka Touré is well known as one of the most influential and talented guitarists that Africa has ever produced. His legacy and impact are hard to overstate. Ali’s sound merged his much-loved traditional Malian musical styles with distinct elements of the blues, singing in the local languages of Fulfulde, Tamasheq, Songhay and Bambara. The result was the creation of a groundbreaking new genre, now well known as the ‘desert blues’, earning him three Grammy awards, widespread reverence and the nickname of the ‘African John Lee Hooker’. Though he transcended in 2006, Ali’s musical legacy lives on through his son, Vieux aka “the Hendrix of the Sahara,” an accomplished guitarist and champion of Malian music in his own right. Vieux joins us fresh off a new collaborative album with Khruangbin, hot off the heels of a solo album earlier in the year.

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Workshop: How to shut down an Israeli arms factory

Join Palestine Action for a workshop cover Direct Action strategy, tactics and potential legal consequences. We will explain how we have built sustained pressure on Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest and most notorious arms manufacturer. We will provide context for the outsized role Israeli weapons play in repression worldwide, from Kashmir, to the US/Mexico Border, to Gaza. And we will tell you how YOU can take part in some of the bravest, most principled solidarity activism being done in the world today.

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Lowkey with Yusuf Yellow, Henry Raby, Simone Yasmin & Lo.Pan

Lowkey is a hip-hop artist and political campaigner. He has worked with Immortal Technique, Wretch 32, Akala, Dead Prez and Outlawz. He is part of the super group Mongrel alongside members of the Arctic Monkeys, Babyshambles and Reverend And The Makers. The band released their album Better than Heavy in tandem with the Independent newspaper, whilst Lowkey himself is fresh off a tour with Lupe Fiasco.

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Personal Trainer

Our fave off-the-wall Dutch party animals Personal Trainer return to the UK for four shows this November.

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The Family Shambles presents: Snatched From Hell

York’s favourite drag family present a ghoulish cabaret full of surprises. Tonight we have gathered the most hauntingly spectacular drag and burlesque performers from far and wide to put on one hell of a show. Hosted by Bodie Snatcher, production by the family shambles, we are also joined by York LGBT forum who are supporting our night.

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Say Owt Slam – Feat. special guest Malaika Kegode

Since 2014, Say Owt have been hosting raucous poetry slams where performers get 3 mins to wow an audience. They’ve become the mainstay of the York community. Whether you love the written (and spoken) word or are just curious, this high energy event features a host of poets each with a unique style. Highly Commended in the York Culture Awards, this will be a mega night out of humour & heart, personal stories & politics. A true poetry party!

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Herbal Mafia presents: Breakage

Calling all bass heads! York’s longest running underground night is back for the new season of raves and we are very excited to bring two next level legends to the city for the first time, this is guaranteed to be a madness!

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Burning Duck Comedy – Nick Helm

As the survivors of a global pandemic crawl from their fortified boltholes and begin to rebuild society, what is left of them and who amongst them dares to lead them to the light? Join critically acclaimed and multi award-winning comedian Nick Helm as he embarks on a show so insightful, so honest, so legitimate that it will fix all of society’s problems and lead the way to a new plane of existence.

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Penetration

Pauline Murray is still in fine voice – and attitude – and the band kick ass with raw performances of virtuosity, energy, poetry and passion that, frankly, leave many younger bands in the shade.

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BODEGA + Bull

New York City art-punks BODEGA visit York for the first time in the autumn!
Tickets on sale Friday 29th April.

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When Rivers Meet + Nati Dredd

British husband and wife duo have a unique harmonic vocal-led approach to song writing, dirty electric guitar, slide resonator mandolin and fiddle create a unique distinctive and contemporary blues rock sound that echoes classic rock with hints of the blues that inspire them.

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Wolfgang Flür (Kraftwerk) + Peter Duggal

A member of Kraftwerk during the group’s golden era, Wolfgang Flur was the band’s electronic percussionist from 1973 to 1987.
In 2022 Wolfgang released a monster new album called Magazine 1 featuring contributions from a host of expert musicians including Peter Hook, Juan Atkins, MAPS, Midge Ure & U96.

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Totally Hammered: A charity art auction in aid of York Food Bank

BombSquad present Totally Hammered, an unconventional charity art auction. Amid a cost of living crisis, Totally Hammered brings together artists from the street and contemporary art worlds to raise urgently-needed funds for York Food Bank. Hosted by award winning comic Danielle Ward.

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Warner E Hodges Band & Ryan Hamilton Band

Jason & The Scorchers and Dan Baird guitarist Warner E Hodges is one of the most instantly recognisable guitarists around. Joined here tonight by Ryan Hamilton, “Just fantastic!” – Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) and “…this generation’s Tom Petty” by Michael DesBarre. Signed to Stevie Van Zandt’s label, Wicked Cool, Ryan has toured with Ginger Wildheart, Jesse Malin, Counting Crows and our own The Alarm of whom Mike Peters said, “This young man is the future of rock n’roll”.

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LoneLady + Mayshe Mayshe

‘LoneLady’s infectious mix of kinetic drum rhythms, thin and funky, picked guitar lines and completely distinctive vocal style has proven a winning formula for lovers of post-punk, (any)wave and electro-indie hybrids alike. Her intrepid DIY approach sees her writing and playing all instrumental and vocal parts herself, furthering her credentials as an all-in-one modern studio songstress.’
Piccadilly Records

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Joshua Burnell & Band + Fran Lusty

Revamped with a new sound, look and album, Joshua and his incredible band eagerly return to the stage.
Having cut his teeth playing the folk festivals of the UK and releasing two albums of traditional songs, Joshua now returns to his original songwriting, exploring themes from traditional folk fused with his dynamic brand of retro pop-infused folk.

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The Escape Club

We are back for our post summer party!

The Escape Club residents will be spinning cross-genre classics to help you move yer feet among our fun loving audience.

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Jake Xerxes Fussell (Afternoon Show)

Singer, guitarist, and folk music interpreter Jake Xerxes Fussell has distinguished himself as one of his generation’s preeminent interpreters of traditional (and not so traditional) “folk” songs, a practice which he approaches with a refreshingly unfussy lack of nostalgia.

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Chameleon & Ouroboros: Pangaea

Chameleon & Ouroboros collaborate to bring you a special party across two rooms featuring a founder member of the legendary Hessle Audio label, Pangaea, whose pacy sets are renowned for touching all the bases between techno, house, and UK bass music. 

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Tankus The Henge + New York Brass Band

Tankus the Henge have built their reputation on unforgettable song writing, spectacular live performances and relentless hard work.
Their funk-fuelled repertoire is wildly eclectic, ranging from New Orleans inspired swing to heavy rock riffs, and since their beginnings in the ratty alleyways of London’s Soho, the band has evolved into a wild groove machine.

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Daoirí Farrell – *AT THE NCEM, YORK*

Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track, and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

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bdrmm + Fehlt + Pennine Suite

After releasing their excellent and very well received debut album ‘Bedroom’ just prior to lockdown, this Hull-via-Leeds band have had a whirlwind year touring, culminating in tours opening for heroes Mogwai & Ride.

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Shaku, Joshua Zero + Quantitative Teasing

Shaku fuse prog-jazz-rock sounds of the past with prog-jazz-rock sounds of the future, they love the music of Zappa, Gong, Caravan and Parliament/Funkadelic and weave these influences together into their own unique sound they call “Frog Rock”.

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Laurence Jones – *CANCELLED*

This show has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. All tickets will be automatically refunded from your point of purchase. Hopefully Laurence will appear in York again in 2023.

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Irie Vibes 13th Birthday

It’s birthday time!
To celebrate bringing sound system culture to York every single month (that we have been allowed to!) for the last 13 years, we welcome Professor P from Manchester’s Original Dub Advertiser; FREEDOM MASSES SOUND SYSTEM! Joined on vocals by Alexis.

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Absolute Bowie – Greatest Hits

Multi-award winners at the National Tribute Awards 2018 welcome to their Greatest Hits show with incredible attention to detail, costume changes galore and excellent musicianship.

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Bull + Captain Starlet + Eugene Gorgeous – *SOLD OUT*

Come and celebrate your beloved Bull in The Crescent as part of our run of £1 entry gigs, an effort to make live music as accessible as possible in these financially stressful times.
They released their brilliant new EP ‘Stuck’ in August and will be supporting Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage and the mighty Pavement in Leeds very soon. Ace.

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Ye Vagabonds + Alain McFadden

Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland. After moving to Dublin in 2012, they quickly became a staple of the live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original songs as well as folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America.

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Mark Peters – *CANCELLED*

*Unfortunately our show with Mark Peters has been cancelled due to illness. All tickets will automatically be refunded and we hope to have Mark and his band back here in 2023.*

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Crescent 7th Birthday: ft CRAZY P (DJ Set) – *SOLD OUT*

It’s been 7 years since we took over The Crescent! We’re celebrating with a Crescent Community Disco, and this time we have very special guests Crazy P joining us! And it’s still an inflation busting £5 ticket. We don’t expect them to hang around long. Come celebrate with us!

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Breabach – *AT THE NCEM, YORK*

Securely ranked among Scotland’s most skilled and imaginative contemporary folk acts, Breabach unite deep roots in Highland and Island tradition with the innovative musical ferment of their Glasgow base.

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Beardyman

Beardyman is an award winning musician, a digital superstar, one of the world’s best beatboxers, a multi-instrumentalist, a groundbreaking live looping pioneer and a musical comedic talent championed by the likes of Tim Minchin and Jack Black.

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John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) – *AT ELLERTON PRIORY* – *CANCELLED*

The team behind our recent shows with Gruff Rhys & Steve Mason in Stockton On The Forest are presenting a super intimate show in Ellerton Priory with John Bramwell. The Parish Church of St. Mary (which replaced the original Gilbertine Chapel) is a beautiful, small, 16th century church in the village of Ellerton in the East Riding, between York, Selby and Pocklington.

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Limehouse Lizzy – *SOLD OUT*

Renowned for an action-packed explosion of a show, LIMEHOUSE LIZZY continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and Thin Lizzy alive.

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Burning Duck Comedy – Mark Watson: This Can’t Be It

Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the ‘Taskmaster’ survivor, multi-award-winner and “No More Jockeys” cult leader attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up. Maybe we’ll even solve the huge problem. Doubt it, though.

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Burning Duck Comedy – Jessica Fostekew

A show about sexy things (awkward), private things (oh no) and a woman trying to sit on the face of time to keep it still (hot, right?). You’ve seen Jess on Live at the Apollo, QI and on Harry Hill’s Clubnite amongst other TV shows. She’s a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, the host and creator of The Hoovering Podcast and you hear her regularly on BBC R4’s News Quiz and Now Show.

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Jasmine Myra

Emerging from the burgeoning Leeds jazz scene, Jasmine Myra (fka Jasmine) is one of the brightest burning talents that looks set to take over the UK Jazz scene following her signing by Matthew Hallsall to his Gondwana Records label. After previously visiting with Tete De Pois, she returns to the Crescent to tour her new album Horizons.

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Burning Duck Comedy – Dom Joly

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV. And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live. Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots.

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Tide Lines + Katie Spencer

Tide Lines formed in Glasgow in 2016 but are deeply rooted in rural Scotland. Originally from the Highlands, their roots run from the Hebridean Islands to Lochaber; through Alness and Lossiemouth to the West End and South Side of Glasgow.

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Rosali, Zandra + Missing Kids

With a long Philadelphia based and intwined in that city’s experimental and D.I.Y. community, Rosali released her third album, No Medium, in May last year and it was one of our very faves of the year. A generally loose and alive, country-rock feel, well balanced with sparser, folkish numbers. Rosali’s voice sounds amazing all through and the songs are heartfelt and relatable. It’s proper good.

Previous collaborators include Mary Lattimore, Sarah Louise, Mike Polizze (Purling Hiss), Mike Sobel, Jayson Gerycz (Cloud Nothings) and Charlie Hall from The War On Drugs who along with J Mascis and The Weather Station Rosali has opened for on tour. A collective stamp of approval right there.

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Ukraine Fundraiser

The Imaginarium & Upside Your Mind host a day of DJs and a silent auction to raise money for Help Ukraine Centre and Action Aid DEC Ukraine Appeal.

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Les Filles de Illighadad – *CANCELLED*

Les Filles de Illighadad’​s music draws from two distinct styles of regional sound, ancient village choral chants and desert guitar. The result is a groundbreaking new direction for Tuareg folk music and a sound that resonates far outside of their village.

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Weetwood Mac

Weetwood Mac are a Leeds based Fleetwood Mac covers act, paying homage to the greatest band to ever form, split up… and the rest of it. Featuring members from Hope & Social and Ellen & The Escapades.

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Della Mae – *CANCELLED*

With their new album Headlight, this all-female, Grammy Award nominated band have boldly broken genre convention, pushing beyond their bluegrass roots to embrace the album’s potential as a platform for change. They’ve delivered a collection of songs at turns fearlessly personal and powerfully resonant.

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Holiday Ghosts

Holiday Ghosts, quit your corporate job, put laptop in shredder, walk away, go outside, remember what the Clean, the Go Betweens and the Modern Lovers once promised you: a life cracked open with fresh new possibilities.

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Jaubi & Tenderlonious

Back in April 2019, 22a label founder and multi instrumentalist Tenderlonious travelled to Lahore in Pakistan to take part in some improvised recording sessions with a Pakistani instrumental quartet called ‘Jaubi’. Two albums came from those recording sessions that have been met with mass acclaim. The music has been described as East meets West – Spiritual, Indian jazz-fusion and psychedelic ragas with nods to golden era hip hop. Part of the Music Venue Trust Revive Live tour, with buy one get one free tickets available.

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Colosseum

The progressive rock group will feature original members including legendary lead singer Chris Farlowe, alongside lead guitarist Clem Clempson and bass player and vocalist Mark Clarke. But it will also introduce exciting new musicians Nick Steed (keyboards), Kim Nishikawara (saxophones) and Malcolm Mortimore (drums)

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Iguanodon, Mumbles + Weather Balloons

£1adv entry!
Apocalyptic local heavies Iguanodon and ace Manchester weirdo-punk trio Mumbles and gonna hold this down.
Both bands are wicked and will appreciate your support.

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Some Voices

York’s most exciting new choir, Some Voices, brings you the ultimate summer soundtrack, Surround Sounds. Enjoy tracks from Lorde, Kate Bush, The Beatles, Gregory Porter and more like you’ve never heard them before. Get ready for a solar-powered performance with dazzling harmonies and original arrangements of the coolest summer tunes.

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The Complete Stone Roses

That’s right, now featuring the SECOND COMING tour set and GREATEST HITS!
One of the UK’s best known and successful tributes to one of the UK’s most influential bands – selling out venues across the UK year after year. The Completes, as they’re affectionately known to fans, play to acclaim not only from fans and press, but also original Stone Roses band members.

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The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams + STAN

A rootsy rockin’ psychedelica, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams has been expanding the borders of the Americana genre with their fantastic stories and performance since forming in Sleepy Hollow, New York. The band visit The Crescent for the first time in support of their just-released new album, “A Very Unusual Head”.

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The Rumjacks, Shanghai Treason + Mistakes

From heavy Celtic roots to driving punk, ska/reggae to well-oiled sing-alongs and choking ballads, The Rumjacks’ are from Sydney and do the type of Celtic Punk that will satisfy fans of Ferocious Dog, Levellers, Dropkick Murphys, Anti Flag, Gogol Bordello…

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We Are Not Devo + Indignation Meeting

Performing choice cuts of gonzo mutato classics from throughout Devo’s career. A labour of love and Devotion bringing the message of Devolution to all the good folk of York and beyond.

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Swim Deep + Malady

Birmingham indie-rock five-piece Swim Deep return to York as part of Music Venue Trust’s Revive Live Campaign.

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Yorkshire Day: A Night Of Arts

Yorkshire Day is celebrated on the 1st August (we know we’re a little early!) and was founded by the Yorkshire Ridings Society in 1974 as a way to defiantly celebrate the county’s history and heritages. Come to Yorkshire Day: A Night of Arts to learn more about Yorkshire Day.

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York Zine Fest

Yorks Zine Fest brings together paper lovers and celebrates DIY publishing.
It’s also free entry so come say hi!

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Kieff, Eugene Gorgeous + Rory & The Nature Kids

Where there is smoke, there is fire. And where there is KIEFF, there is jubilation. This four-piece is defined by its intriguing presence and their ability to raise eyebrows. Love for sonic onslaught, chaotic harmonies and the unusual appears to be the formula for creating mesmerizing and boundless orchestrations.

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The Escape Club Summer Party!

Come and celebrate the start of the summer holidays with on The Crescent dancefloor!
The Escape Club residents will be spinning cross-genre classics to help you move yer feet among our fun loving audience.

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perspex, Trueman & The Indoor League + Captain Starlet

perspex released their ace debut album to absolutely zero fanfare back in May so we thought we’d belatedly throw a party to celebrate. Trueman & The Indoor League are back with a reshuffled line-up featuring one of the guitarists from Captain Starlet who open. So there you have it. It’s a party. We’ll likely have some DJs in the front bar and there will be refreshments available.

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Irie Vibes feat. Forward Fever

Irie Vibes resident selectors and MCs playing the finest in roots, reggae, dancehall and dub, powered by our custom-built, Yorkshire-coloured sound system, heavyweight and crystal clear.
Very special guests this July with Forward Fever joining the session!

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The Smyths – **SOLD OUT**

Formed in 2003 because of pure Morrissey/Marr & co. passion, The Smyths “didn’t just want to be a tribute band – we wanted to play the music of The Smiths and recreate what is was to see and hear The Smiths live”.

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Mostly Autumn

Mostly Autumn’s latest album ‘Graveyard Star’ released late 2021 has been very highly acclaimed and follows on from the nomination for best UK band, and best album in the Progressive Music Awards 2019.

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Sunbirds (feat. Dave Hemingway from The Beautiful South)

The Beautiful South’s co-founder Dave Hemingway’s new band!
The man who once told us he loved us from the bottom of his pencil case, founder Beautiful South member Dave Hemingway returns with his new band SUNBIRDS announcing gigs for 2022.

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Homer to Hip Hop: A People’s History of Spoken Word

Former National Poetry Slam Champion, Pete “the Temp” Bearder, brings to life the poetic movements that have shaped history. Find out why wordsmiths have always been vilified, feared and revered, from the ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop.

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Chameleon Summer Party ft. Breaka & Tom VR

Chameleon brings you a Summer Party of astronomical proportions…

Gracing us with their vast array of sonic goods will be two of our favourite artists: Breaka & Tom VR.

With releases on countless renowned labels, we couldn’t sit on this any longer. Not only is this our biggest lineup ever, we’ll also be migrating over to the Crescent Community Venue to accommodate for what will be a humongous evening.

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Stick In The Wheel – *CANCELLED*

Unfortunately Nicola is too poorly to sing and will not be able to perform this weekend. Stick In the Wheel will come back to play again in York soon but as we do not know when that will be just yet we thought it best to refund your tickets.
We’re all disappointed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Wolfgang Flür (Kraftwerk) – *CANCELLED*

Due to current travel difficulties, Wolfgang Flür has not been able to make it to the UK for his shows this weekend.
We’re really sorry for the inconvenience, we were excited too.
All ticket purchases will be refunded automatically.

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Martin Barre – *CANCELLED*

Martin Barre was Jethro Tull’s guitarist for over forty three years, his sound and playing a major factor in their success and an important part of classic rock history.

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Eric Gales + Dom Martin

Critically acclaimed blues rock guitarist Eric Gales returns to the UK in June 2022 following the release by Provogue of his studio album “Crown” produced by and featuring Joe Bonamassa.

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Pariah, Fizzy Milk, Godeth + Breathing Below

Local York Metal Militia “Pariah” come back to the Crescent for their 5 Year Anniversary in 2022. Bringing an explosive live show and the heaviest of riffs, they’re definitely not one to miss.
For the headbangers, by the headbangers!

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Carioca Soul

Inspired by the music of Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66, Carioca Soul perform an eclectic mix of Bossa Nova/Samba, contemporary Brazilian music mixed with original tunes in a melting pot of latin/funk and soul. Having already supported US Sax star Harry Allen, Carioca Soul have been wowing audiences at festivals and jazz clubs around the country.

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The Unthanks – *AT YORK BARBICAN*

The Unthanks return to live touring after two years off the road, with the rich and colourful sound of their eleven-piece ensemble, showcasing forthcoming new album, Sorrows Away, alongside favourites such as Magpie, The King Of Rome and Mount The Air.

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The Lovely Eggs, Thick Richard + Arch Femmesis

Buzzing from the release of their much loved 2020 record, ‘I’m A Moron’, Lancaster duo Holly Ross and David Blackwell finally make it back to York. Outsider, lo-fi punk with plenty of weirdness and great pop songs to boot!

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Kris Drever w/ special guest Rachel Baiman – *AT THE NCEM, YORK*

On the heels of their respective new solo albums, Scottish folk star Kris Drever (LAU), and Nashville-based Americana artist Rachel Baiman present a joint tour of the UK and Scotland in the Spring of 2022, featuring solo sets from each as well as unique collaborations drawing on their respective original material.

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James Taylor Quartet

One of the pioneers of the Acid Jazz scene, JTQ have taken their distinctive trademark howling Hammond sound to the masses for over 30 years; still famed for their upbeat, energetic live shows with no sign of slowing down. The band’s relentlessly entertaining tunes take inspiration from the rare-groove style funk, and boogaloo funk of the 60s and 70s.

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The Everly Pregnant Brothers

The Everly Pregnant Brothers were formed after a drunken dare by Pete Mckee and Richard Bailey in 2009. The success of the dare prompted the pair to draught in a bunch of disparate chaps who had three things in common, the love of beer, ukuleles and having a laugh.

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Trash Boat, As Everything Unfolds + Beauty School

Unfortunately Tobi is still testing positive for Covid-19 this morning, so we’ve made the decision to postpone tonight’s show in Hull along with tomorrow in York; now hoping to restart the tour in Sheffield on Wednesday. We aim to announce new dates for these shows as soon as possible alongside the already postponed Wolverhampton, Huddersfield, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Stoke dates. TB x
Trash Boat come to York for the first time in March.

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Grace Petrie + Jasmine Kennedy – *SOLD OUT*

A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, she has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly for ten years. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over audiences everywhere, across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes.

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Katie Spencer, Iona Lane + Chris Brain

A big friend of the venue here after supporting our special Michael Chapman live-stream and performing some great support slots, Katie Spencer comes to The Crescent for a headline show as she prepares to release her second album ‘The Edge Of the Land’.

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A Slow Education w/ Snapped Ankles, Pip Blom, Modern Woman, KEG + more

After a righteous celebration of alternative party music at A Slow Education in October, we’re at it again in May!
A great bill of left-field rock’n’roll bands play on Friday night, our buddies Pip Blom headline, then again all day Saturday, with foliage loving, kraut-ish post-punks Snapped Ankles topping the bill.

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Newen Afrobeat

Newen Afrobeat is a 13-piece Chilean orchestra that makes music inspired by the legacy of the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. With a particular Latin stamp, they unify the African rhythms with a colourful and energetic staging, embedded in a deep social message that talks about their roots and social movements in their territory.

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The Klittens, Bull + Mumbles

The Klittens are five musicians on a mission, untrained but unbothered. A band for those who have a knack for happy songs and sad sentiments. Their music is a surprising mix of indie-fuzz and DIY. The result: a repertoire that reaches from dark post-punk to danceable songs about grandma’s.

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Andy Irvine + The Richmond Hillbillies

Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland.
He’s enjoyed an amazing 50-plus-year career as a solo performer, his duo with Paul Brady, as founder member of Sweeney’s Men and Planxty and loads more. A real legend.

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Drawsome 2022

The penultimate night of Drawsome, a five day celebration of music and art in York. Local guitar band Bull are joined by dreamy electronic trio Haiku Salut, Bristol’s Japan-influenced trippy jazz collective Yama Warashi and soulful pop from Afiah Achi. An exhibition from Yama Warashi, and free Recycled Robot making and York Zine Fest workshops make up the the day from 12pm.

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Irie Vibes LIVE: State of Satta

Irie Vibes and Ouroboros are collaborating to present a special LIVE gig, with a 7 piece jazzy dub band!

State of Satta are a 7 piece Uk Reggae band based in the north of England brought together by a collective love of dub and reggae. The band fuse the rhythms of one-drop and steppas, bone shaking bass lines and resonant vocals to create a distinct groove driven sound.

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Elvana – Elvis Fronted Nirvana – *SOLD OUT*

From the bowels of Disgraceland, Rock & Roll icons of the afterlife are raised from the dead! Rock & Roll meets Grunge as Elvis fronts Nirvana and gives the band the front man it’s been missing since ’94.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Matt Forde – *SOLD OUT*

There are wallies everywhere and half of them are running the country. The other half are trying to. Matt Forde (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, The Last Leg, The Royal Variety Performance) lashes out right, left and centre. And chucks in some funny voices.

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Robert Jon & The Wreck + Laura J Evans

Robert Jon & The Wreck are a double shot of southern rock with a blues chaser. Roots rock jams, whiskey drenched lyrics and fervent stage shows only scratch the surface of what makes RJ&TW one of the best live bands to emerge from Southern California in years.

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Islandman, L’Eclair & Pink Shabab

Born from the musical dreams of Istanbul based musician/producer Tolga Boyuk, Islandman represents a fiction character, a music persona, a dreamer composing the stories of a non -existing place…

Islandman performs on stage as an electro-acoustic live trio format. Their music can be described as a unique mix of mellow electronic structures & dance beats with spacey live guitars, backed up by shamanic rhythms.

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York Houseplant Lovers: Social & Plant Swap

York’s plant swap event, created by houseplant lovers, for houseplant lovers. A chance to socialise with other people who are passionate about plants.

The focus of this not-for-profit event is on all things HOUSEPLANT! Bring along your baby indoor plants, rooted cuttings and houseplant swaps to exchange for new plants. 

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Gigspanner Big Band

Former Steeleye Span fiddle player Peter Knight brings his star-studied Gigspanner Big Band to The Crescent in April.

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Herbal Mafia: Jungle Cakes Takeover ft. Ed Solo, Benny Page & Parly B

This is will be our last jungle and drum&bass event for a while so we’re pulling out all the stops for what promises to be an immense night – presenting a takeover from the mighty Jungle Cakes record label!

Featuring a York debut from bass culture badman ED SOLO alongside another global superstar and old friend BENNY PAGE and hosted by the hugely talented PARLY B. Joining him on mic is local hero Dandy Dizzle. Support from the Herbal Mafia residents.

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Liz Lawrence + Blackaby

Liz Lawrence released really great albums in 2019 and 2021. A songwriter of depth, honesty and humility without forgetting we all need a little pop music in our lives, particularly in these hard times. Genuinely Liz Lawrence is proving to be a cut above and we’re delighted to welcome her band to The Crescent for the first time.

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Anna Mieke + Amy May Ellis

Anna Mieke is an Irish singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Wicklow, whose anachronistic vocal talent toes the line between folk and vivid dreamscapes.

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Kristin Hersh Electric Trio

We’re extremely pleased to welcome back Kristin Hersh to The Crescent. Definite indie rock royalty, fronting her bands Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave. She’s back with her band featuring Fred Abong, bass player from Throwing Muses and Rob Ahlers, drummer of 50 Foot Wave. These electric trio shows are loud, tight and intense, featuring material from across Kristin’s thirty-year career.

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Neue Grafik Ensemble & Floral Pattern

Composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Neue Grafik has been building a strong rep for himself over the past few years, releasing records on labels such as Rhythm Section, 22a, CoOp Presents and Wolf Music. His sound is a hybrid of jazz, house and hip hop, all with his unique geographical flavors of African ethnicity, Parisian roots and a love for London sounds like broken beat & grime thrown into the mix.

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Gaz Coombes + Piney Gir – *SOLD OUT*

For nearly two decades with Supergrass, Coombes came to embody the oddball end of British indie and Britpop. But it is through his solo work that he has found himself. With his 2015 album Matador, he presented a new musical identity: wide-screen, emotional, cinematic and full of artistic surprises. It earned him a Mercury Prize nomination.

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Pom Poko

Off-the-wall Norwegian pop-noise sensations Pom Poko are coming to York for the first time in April!

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Theatre Of Hate

Theatre of Hate came to prominence in the early eighties with their post punk charisma, strident lyrics and blistering live shows. Their debut album Westworld (produced by Mick Jones of the Clash) going top 20 and their song Do You Believe In The Westworld becoming a post punk classic “the Hate” were a strong favourite with punks and goths alike.

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Crescent Community Disco

We return for another Crescent Community Disco!

Two rooms of eclectic music, mostly disco, getting heavier as we get later.

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Melt-Banana, Cowtown + Mumbles

‘Japanese noise assassins Melt-Banana may well have been thrashing out blistering rockets of screeching, avant garde, hardcore for well over twenty years now, but my gawd do they still feel like a pulverising assault on the senses.’

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Refugee Benefit feat. The Ukrainians, 1919 + La Rissa

Join with us in a show of support for the people of the Ukraine and help us raise as much as we can to help its people, fleeing their homes and communities. All the money raised will be going to refugee charities and those helping in the conflict such as Disasters Emergency Committee. Hosted by the incredible band ‘The Ukrainians’ who combine traditional Ukrainian folk music with Western rock and punk.

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Peggy Seeger & Calum MacColl

Making a very welcome return to The Crescent on her rescheduled ‘First Farewell Tour’, the charismatic Peggy Seeger – singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, Ewan MacColl’s partner and muse – is the undisputed queen of folk and political song. Join Peggy and her son Calum MacColl, an exceptional musician in his own right, for a glorious evening of up-close performance by these two world class musicians.

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York Blues Festival 2022

York Blues Festival returns for a third celebration at The Crescent in York. The two previous events have sold out waaaaaay in advance so don’t hang around if you want to come, particularly looking at the line-up they have for us!

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Peat & Diesel + Ruairidh Maclean – *SOLD OUT*

Hailing from the West Coast of Scotland and playing honest, straight-up, blue-collar, folk-infused rock’n’roll, Peat & Diesel have made friends the world over in a short time. This is their York debut and we can’t wait.

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BC Camplight + Hannah Ashcroft

Brian Christinzio returns to The Crescent in March with his fabulous BC Camplight outfit after the release of their acclaimed 2021 album Shortly After Takeoff.

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Herbal Mafia presents: Skinnyman, Homebrew Kit, Nicky Blackmarket & more

For our next event we have UK hiphop pioneer SKINNYMAN making a long awaited return to York, ahead of his ‘Council Estate of Mind’ UK tour. A Herbal Mafia favourite and absolute legend in the scene, we can’t wait to have him back!
Special guests HOMEBREW KIT in support: This new hiphop supergroup has emerged from from Skinnyman’s home town of Leeds. Consisting of MCs Tee Jackson, Matter & Teks over the beats and turntablist skills of UK DMC finalist, and Herbal Mafia regular: DJM.

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Arun Ghosh & Yaatri

A showcase of indian influenced jazz! Arun Ghosh, pioneer of Indo-Jazz and rock fusion, returns with his band after an epic first show here a few years ago. Support comes from Leeds based Yaatri who have rapidly risen to the forefront of the Northern scene.

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Supersuckers, The Hip Priests + Segregates

A rock’n’roll pairing like no other!
One American southern-rock-punk trio led by the geniously named Eddie Spaghetti. The other a frantic punk’n’roll quartet with near-legendary local status. How it should be. Fun and ‘aving it.

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The Escape Club Returns…Again!!

With the disappointment of losing our Christmas party to illness behind us, we’re delighted to be back in The Crescent on March 16th.
Come help us make up for some lost hours on the dancefloor!

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Gong

The ever metamorphosing entity that is GONG launches, as ever, into unknown – and unknowing – territory with a new tour for 2020, destined to be talked about, discussed, and argued over, up and down the land.

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Glenn Tilbrook – *SOLD OUT*

Glenn Tilbrook has more than earned his place at pop’s top table as one of our most cherished singers, guitarists and songwriters, not to mention an in-demand and endlessly endearing live performer. But more than 40 years after he first answered an ad placed by Chris Difford looking for like-minded sorts to form the band that became the much-loved evergreen Squeeze, an ending is nowhere in sight.

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Irie Vibes: Bushrocker Hifi

Irie Vibes welcomes their first guest of 2022, all the way from across the border… the legendary Lancashire sound: Bushrocker Hifi.
Since its creation by Daddy CoJo (RIP), this strictly roots rockers sound system has been playing the finest foundation sounds for over 2 decades. Also known for hosting the reggae & dub stage at Beat-Herder, one of the North’s seminal dance music festivals.

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YĪN YĪN + Soma Crew

YĪN YĪN is a jam-packed romp of South East Asian psych pop, funk, disco grooves and electronic music. The project was conceived by Kees Berkers and Yves Lennertz, two familiar faces in the Maastricht underground scene. Debut LP ‘The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers’ represents the full breadth of the quartet’s respective record collections, unleashed with maximum joy and spirit. And just so you know, these guys are never too shy to give the odd nod to a bona fide pop classic.

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Attila The Stockbroker – *AT THE FULFORD ARMS, YORK*

Performance poet, and one of the first of the “Punk Poets” Attila the Stockbroker comes to York as part of his 40th Anniversary Tour. Cherry Red have just issued a collected works called “Heart on my Sleeve” as a celebration.

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Dele Sosimi x Medlar

The Afrobeat Ambassador himself, longtime collaborator of Fela Kuti, Dele Sosimi returns for another electric live show! This time a special duo performance with house and disco producer Medlar on MPC and guitar, who remixed many of his recent smashers. Expect Dele’s usual energy undercut with some heavy beats. We’re collaborating with Chameleon to put on an afterparty in the front bar till 3am too!

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Burning Duck Comedy – Ahir Shah: Events

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah returns to stand-up with a new show about significance, insignificance, and scurvy. Featuring his signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and sweet gags, Events promises to be the single greatest work of art ever named after a probably apocryphal quote from Prime Minister Harold Macmillan.

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EXTC

The band of XTC’s Terry Chambers, supported and blessed by XTC’s Andy Partridge and Dave Gregory.
With hits including Making Plans for Nigel, Senses Working Overtime and Sgt Rock (Is Going to Help Me), XTC was one of the UK’s most exciting and influential bands. But as the band’s success snowballed and the tours grew (including globe-trotting spells with The Police and Talking Heads) XTC main man, Andy Partridge, pulled the plug on touring making XTC a purely studio-based entity.

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The Serial Killer Next Door

Emma Kenny is one of the UK’s most notable Psychological Therapists and Crime commentators. Whilst Emma specialises in victimology, she is mostly known in the media for presenting crime shows including Britain’s Darkest Taboos, Lady Killers, and The Killer in My Family.

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She Drew The Gun + Annabel Allum + Marnie Glum – *SOLD OUT*

Passionate, principled, and refreshingly plain-spoken, Louisa Roach will not be cowed into silence. As She Drew The Gun, the Wirral-based singer-songwriter has spent the last seven years cementing her reputation as a vital voice in the alternative scene, using punk-infused psych-pop as a vehicle for exposing injustice and for advocating for a fairer and more tolerant society.

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Perspex, Trueman & The Indoor League + Captain Starlet

For the last in our series of ‘Cool Animal’ shows highlighting just how many great bands there are in our city – venue faves Perspex are playing a stripped back set, Trueman & The Indoor League are doing something similar and Mr Tom Carroll (Workfriends, aka Captain Starlet) opens solo.

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POLO, Zach Lount + Kitty VR

There are a hundred ways to make your name these days, but there are few more meaningful than watching a band grow before you in real time. And, having honed their craft over the past three years, moving from their first single to now as they stand on the cusp of their forthcoming debut album, Polo are a band who’ve earned every success that’s rightfully come to them.

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Baby Band

Baby Band are doing gigs for you and your little people. No baby music, proper music, like you used to go and see loads of before you had children. This is a chance for you to pass on your love of live music by enjoying a gig together in a legitimate venue, with great musicians, during the day; and with coffee too!

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Los Bitchos + Noon Garden

High grade Psychedelic Cumbia, created by 4 gals from all corners of the globe.
It’s been a busy lockdown for Los Bitchos, we’re beyond excited to say, they’ve finished recording their debut album with Franz Ferdinand frontman, Alex Kapranos, and of course, it sounds like the biggest party imaginable.

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Dreadzone + Iris Vibes DJs

Fast approaching their 30th anniversary, Dreadzone are an unstoppable force who have long been, and still are, one of the best live bands around with a loyal and ever growing fanbase due in part to their storming and energetic live shows.

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Slop Em Up – Single Launch Party

Slop Em Up are an exciting blast into York’s youthful DIY band scene. Formed last year at the University of York, they play a mixture of jazz, funk, indie rock, and pop. After headlining the Jazz Party back in Autumn, they return for a launch of their debut single; ‘Pizza Boy Blues’, which is out on Valentine’s.

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Valentine’s Day: A Night of Arts

Valentine’s Day: A Night of Arts is an event for folk to engage in local talent. It is an event open to all, whether you’re coupled up or not, come witness and enjoy a fun night of laughs, heartbreak (hopefully not yours!) and toe tapping tunes.

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Burning Duck Comedy – Carl Hutchinson – Wednesday

After two consecutive sell-out years, Carl returns with a brand new show! Expect stories, observations & audience interaction. Always an exciting night, join this dynamic and versatile performer for a truly unmissable evening of comedy.

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John Francis Flynn + Rowan Evans

John Francis Flynn is a singer and multi-instrumentalist whose work centres around traditional and folk material from Ireland.
Fresh from an exhilarating sold-out show at Whelans in Dublin and a double award-winning appearance at the 2021 RTE Folk Awards, John Francis Flynn returns to the UK for a more extensive tour after popping over briefly in 2021 to celebrate the release of his debut album.

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Say Owt Slam feat. Genevieve Carver

Since 2014, Say Owt have been hosting raucous poetry slams where performers get 3 mins to wow an audience. They’ve become the mainstay of the York community. Whether you love the written (and spoken) word or are just curious, this high energy event features a host of poets each with a unique style.

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Jarrod Dickenson – AT THE NCEM, YORK

Hailing from Waco, now based in Nashville via Brooklyn, Dickenson spends most of his time on the road bringing his own particular brand of soulful Americana to a wide variety of music loving audiences around the globe. Hot off the heels of his fully sold-out ‘Unplugged & Distilled’ acoustic tour at the end of 2019, Dickenson returns to the UK for an electrified duo show with new songs and stories in tow.

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Onipa & Yvan Jam

Afrofuturists ONIPA are based off the collaboration between KOG and Tom Excell, guitarist and bandleader from Nubiyan Twist. “”ONIPA means ‘human’ in Akan, the ancient language of the Ashanti people of Ghana. It’s a message of connection through collaboration: from Ghana to London, our ancestors to our children, Onipa brings energy, groove, electronics, afrofuturism, dance and fire!”

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The KVB

Blending reverb-soaked shoegaze with minimalist electronic production, The KVB’s music reflected Nicholas Wood and Kat Day’s mastery of atmosphere even as their sound evolved over the course of the 2010s. Early releases such as 2012’s debut album, ‘Always Then’, dealt in brittle beats and sonic blasts that evoked Cabaret Voltaire and the Jesus and Mary Chain in equal measure, but the duo’s style became more streamlined and sharp-edged on later efforts such as 2018’s ‘Only Now Forever’.

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Burning Duck Comedy – Jamali Maddix: King Crud – *SOLD OUT*

As seen on Taskmaster (Channel4), Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2) and his critically acclaimed series Hate Thy Neighbor for Vice, Jamali Maddix is heading out on tour. With a brand new show for 2021 Jamali will be tackling more home truths and universal issues. A master of the craft this latest show is not to be missed.

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Bootleg Blondie

Bootleg Blondie is the world’s No. 1 official Debbie Harry and Blondie tribute band.

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John Otway

John Otway, then. Enigma, hilariously funny showman, comic genius and all-round musician. This show is on the run up to his 5000th show and is number 4856…

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