Fairport Convention – WinTour dates

Fairport Convention

It feels like mere weeks ago that Fairport’s Cropredy Convention brought the cream of Folk, Roots, Rock (and Disco!) to the Oxfordshire countryside, topped off by an epic headline slot by the hosts themselves.

For fans that missed out on the opportunity to witness the full live experience back in August, fear not – as the legendary British folk rockers have announced dates for their Winter 2024 tour, with a very special guest returning to the drummer’s stool…

This year’s customary WinTour sees the chaps in fine form, coming hot off the heels of a more intimate, stripped back acoustic excursion throughout England, Scotland and Wales this past Autumn.

Kicking off in Milton Keynes’ The Stables on Tuesday, February 6th, the nationwide jaunt will take in 30 dates, before winding up in Dudley’s Town Hall on Sunday 10th March.

Stuffing their set with a mix of long-established Fairport favourites, and some surprises from albums old and new, both devoted fans and new converts can expect a show just as electrifying – and just as delightful – as ever.

Winter 2024 will again see celebrated former-drummer Dave Mattacks join the proceedings, having first returned to the stool last year. Mattacks featured as Fairport Convention’s longstanding percussionist throughout most of the 70s, 80s and 90s, and his skills have been in demand ever since, having contributed to numerous studio recordings by the likes of Paul McCartney, Brian Eno, Elton John and Nick Drake.

Support for the Winter 2024 tour will come from Plumhall (Michelle Plum and Nick B. Hall). Using a mesmerising combination of acoustic and electric instruments (with occasional electronica), the duo create a breathtaking soundscape to their powerful original songs.

Their two studio albums Thundercloud and The Ghost Of Noise – earned the duo numerous plaudits, including The ‘Hidden Gem’ Award from The Guardian/Observer. From the alt-country sound of their debut to the electronica and found sounds of the follow-up, the band have proven that they can fuse classic songwriting with genre-hopping studio experimentation. Their third album is currently in production and promises to be their strongest yet.

Artists’ website: https://www.fairportconvention.com/

‘Dirty Linen’ – live 2023:

Fairport Convention Winter Tour 2024

Tuesday, 06th Feb 2024
Milton Keynes The Stables – TICKETS

Wednesday, 07th Feb 2024
Southend Palace Theatre – TICKETS

Thursday, 08th Feb 2024
Harpenden Eric Morecambe Centre – TICKETS

Friday, 09th Feb 2024
Penistone Paramount – TICKETS

Saturday, 10th Feb 2024
Liverpool Tung Auditorium – TICKETS

Sunday, 11th Feb 2024
Manchester RNCM – TICKETS

Tuesday, 13th Feb 2024
Bury St Edmunds The Apex – TICKETS

Wednesday, 14th Feb 2024
Newcastle under Lyme New Vic Theatre – TICKETS

Thursday, 15th Feb 2024
Oxford Playhouse – TICKETS

Friday, 16th Feb 2024
Loughborough Town Hall – TICKETS

Saturday, 17th Feb 2024
Farnham The Maltings – TICKETS

Sunday, 18th Feb 2024
Canterbury Gulbenkian Theatre – TICKETS

Tuesday, 20th Feb 2024
East Grinstead Chequer Meade  – TICKETS

Wednesday, 21st Feb 2024
Worthing The Connaught – TICKETS

Thursday, 22nd Feb 2024
Southampton Turner Sims – TICKETS

Friday, 23rd Feb 2024
Bath The Forum – TICKETS

Saturday, 24th Feb 2024
Swansea The Taliesin – TICKETS

Sunday, 25th Feb 2024
Exeter Corn Exchange – TICKETS

Tuesday, 27th Feb 2024
Lincoln Drill Hall – TICKETS

Wednesday, 28th Feb 2024
Stockton ARC – TICKETS

Thursday, 29th Feb 2024
Sunderland The Fire Station –TICKETS

Friday, 01st March 2024
Harrogate Harrogate Theatre – TICKETS

Saturday, 02nd March 2024
Matlock Bath The Grand Pavilion – TICKETS

Sunday, 03rd March 2024
Stratford Play House – TICKETS

Tuesday, 05th March 2024
Wrexham William Aston Hall – TICKETS

Wednesday, 06th March 2024
Bridgnorth Castle Hall – TICKETS

Thursday, 07th March 2024
Brecon Theatre Brycheinog – TICKETS

Friday, 08th March 2024
Tewkesbury Roses Theatre – TICKETS

Saturday, 09th March 2024
London Union Chapel – TICKETS

Sunday, 10th March 2024
Dudley Town Hall – TICKETS

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