Bootleg Beatles to make history with visit to Beverley
The world’s most acclaimed Beatles tribute band, The Bootleg Beatles, are set to visit Beverley for the first time in history this June. With six appearances at Glastonbury Festival, several world tours and many sell-out shows at the Royal Albert Hall already under their belt, the band will be taking to the stage for a pre-festival warm up to Beverley Folk Festival on Thursday 18 June 2015. Not only will it be the group’s first time in Beverley, it will be almost 20 years since they played in Hull, where they appeared at Hull City Hall in 1996.
The musical credibility and authenticity of the band has seen them play renowned venues, sharing the bill with the likes of Rod Stewart, Elton John, David Bowie, Bon Jovi and Simple Minds; and led to the invitation from Oasis to perform at their massive outdoor events.
The foursome will be bringing their orchestra to perform songs from Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, managing to reproduce live on stage songs that the original band never actually performed live themselves.
Beverley Folk Festival Chairman, Geoff Sargieson commented: “This is a fantastic curtain-raiser for Beverley Folk Festival and we’re looking forward to welcoming the group to the stage as a pre-festival warm up. A rare opportunity such as this one to see the World’s top tribute band has meant tickets are already selling fast.”
In addition, the festival line-up also includes the likes of Mercury prize nominee Seth Lakeman, Barbara Dickson, Ralph McTell, Hayseed Dixie, Peatbog Faeries, King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys, author Mark Billingham and comedian Patrick Monahan, plus many more artists ranging from as far afield as Australia and the USA to local emerging performers.
The award-winning festival, which will take place from the 19-21 June at Beverley Racecourse, is a family friendly festival which brings the best in folk music and much more, offering a weekend of memories for young and old.
Tickets for the Bootleg Beatles and other individual events, as well as the full festival weekend or day tickets are available to purchase from the Beverley Festival Website here. Camping is available.
Thursday 18th June – 8.00pm £27.50 (£25.00)
Main Stage, Beverley Folk Festival, Beverley Racecourse,
York Road, Beverley, HU 17 8QZ
Festival Office 01377 217569
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