Fairport Convention’s rescheduled Bridlington Spa gig announced – find out more here

British folk-rock pioneers Fairport Convention will play Bridlington Spa as part of the group’s 55-year anniversary tour.

Fairport Convention will be at Bridlington Spa on Thursday, May 12 for the rescheduled gig – one of more than 30 tour appearances throughout the UK.
Fairport Convention will be at Bridlington Spa on Thursday, May 12 for the rescheduled gig – one of more than 30 tour appearances throughout the UK.

British folk-rock pioneers Fairport Convention will play Bridlington Spa as part of the group’s 55-year anniversary tour.

The band (Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Chris Leslie, Ric Sanders and Gerry Conway) will be at the venue for the rescheduled gig on Thursday, May 12– one of more than 30 tour appearances throughout the UK.

A spokesman said: “Having entertained music lovers for more than half a century, 2022 sees Fairport Convention celebrate the 55th anniversary of the band’s original formation back in 1967. During that time, the group that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes, but one thing has remained the same – Fairport’s passion for performance.

“The concert will deliver a mix of long-established favourites and some surprises from releases old and new, including the band’s latest album Shuffle and Go which was released in 2020.”

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    Chris Leslie said: “It has seemed like a long time coming, but it is great to be back touring on so many levels. Our first rehearsal together after two years was lovely, it felt so good to be back in each other’s company – we’ve known each other for so long and the music came flooding back.

    “Getting back on stage for me was quite emotional, feeling the joy of the audiences, crew, and theatre staff. I think it was a shared relief to celebrate what we had all missed so much.”

    Visit www.bridspa.com for tickets and more details.