Fri 29 Apr 2011 8pm
Butterworth Hall £18.50 Sold Out: Please call the Box Office for returns
Despite having walked off with Best Live Band at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards an unparalleled five times, Bellowhead are clearly a band with considerable boundary-crossing appeal.
The 11 piece, who play more than 25 instruments between them (from Helicon to frying pan) and seamlessly merge English folk, world, jazz, rock and music-hall influences are one of the few bands performing today who can dart effortlessly between the establishment and the fringes.
“Wild, joyous, perverse, bold, crazed, full-blooded, intricate, fearless, funny, epic and mostly BIG. Best live band we have. No contest.” fRoots
With a maximum capacity of 2000 standing or 1500 seated this concert hall has an outstanding natural acoustic and is the home of our International Concert Series, as well as the majority of our music gigs and big name comedians. Butterworth Hall has recently had a £6.9 million redevelopment and reopened in autumn 2009 .