Tickets: £18.50 in advance or £22.50 on the door
Open to all
BIG COUNTRY are coming to the Festival Marquee! We are thrilled to be welcoming them to continue our 35th Birthday Party celebrations.
BIG COUNTRY perform classic hits and live favourites including Harvest Home – Fields of Fire – In A Big Country – East of Eden – Chance – Wonderland – Look Away – The Teacher – plus many more…
The band – BRUCE WATSON (guitars/vocals); MARK BRZEZICKI (drums, vocals); JAMIE WATSON (guitars/vocals) will be augmented on stage by singer/guitarist SIMON HOUGH and bassist SCOTT WHITLEY
1981 was when it all started for the band who were founded in Dunfermline. Big Country has retained a cult following in the years since the good old ‘80’s and their unique fusion of bagpipes, fiddles, folk instruments as well as their fabulous vocals continue to entertain internationally.
Formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members, the late Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. They exploded onto the scene with their unforgettable anthems In a Big Country and Fields of Fire. These legendary songs were on their debut album, ‘The Crossing’, which sold several million times worldwide and drove ‘The Crossing’ to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA. They then had a number one album ‘Steeltown’ as well as eight studio albums which entered the Top Ten and 28 singles, five of which were in the Top Ten.
“Frontman Simon Hough was magnificent and urged the seated audience to cast aside their chairs and get down to the front of the stage. The crowd did just that, making for a night to remember. Hough was a revelation and a more charismatic vocalist is hard to visualise. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand from start to finish – no wonder Bruce Watson singled him out for a special mention”.
Ian Russell, Daily Record
“Big Country inject a welcome blast of post-punk adrenaline… after more than three decades, their yodelling war cries and jagged New Wave power chords still strike a stirring post-Punk nerve.”
Giants Of Rock review, Classic Rock magazine
Nick Aslam is a product of the council estates and streets in Burton on Trent who in this last year has been injected by the press as one of the UK’s best new singer-songwriters. His quest into the music industry has been welcomed with enormous support from the BBC & local radio stations across the nation. In a journey that spans 4 years, Nick’s sound continues to grow and develop, inspired by the deep dark murky back streets of his hometown to the romance and magic of our very own cities! Nick’s striking falsetto vocals and catchy lyrics don’t just tell a story, they make you remember the things you thought you had forgotten.