Announcements

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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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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Ostrich Beats Launch Party!

Our first Ostrich Beats event, hosted and curated by Ola Szmidt, will be bringing an eclectic mix of techno, electro, drum & bass, garage, ambient and experimental music in support of MAP Charity.

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She Drew The Gun

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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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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Burning Duck Comedy: Luke Kempner

Luke is a Macho Macho Man. He came up with the title whilst listening to his Les Mis album for the 28,000 th time. Luke tries to work out what masculinity really means with the help of Louis Theroux, the cast of Downton Abbey and even Jürgen Klopp.

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Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band + Pet Snake

After the success of Adios Señor Pussycat in 2017, the band are currently working on a new album, nearing completion. Fans can expect to hear new songs as well as much loved classics from Mick’s previous bands, Shack and The Pale Fountains.

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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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