Al Murray headlines the Pocklington’s Platform Festival 2019

Infamous pub landlord Al Murray has been unveiled as the first headliner for Platform Festival 2019 when it returns to The Old Station in Pocklington next July.

Al Murray will headline the second night of the four-day festival, which takes place from 10 to 13 July, as part of his Landlord of Hope and Glory Tour.

It will be the second time that the renowned comedian, described by the national press as “stand up gold” and “a supremely polished performer”, has performed at Platform Festival having sold out his show back in 2015.

PAC director Janet Farmer, said: “We are really excited to be welcoming Al Murray back to Platform Festival. His previous performance went down a storm, so we know this will be a fantastic night and the perfect addition to our festival line-up.

“After taking a break this year we are really looking forward to the return of Platform Festival next year and can’t wait to unveil the other acts that we have lined up so watch this space.”

In his own words, Al Murray has invited audiences to join him for a “step backwards into the future”.

Murray said: “Citizens of Hope and Glory! Our new tomorrow beckons. A new tomorrow that smells reassuringly of yesterday, but with Wi-Fi. One last heave and we will be there. And when the going gets tough the tough get going. Although the going won’t get tough and anyone who tells you it is going to be tough is lying. Come join me to marvel at the majesty of our green and pleasant land. A land globally renowned for our culture, history and places, like the world-famous Salisbury Cathedral.

Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory Tour 2019 comes to Platform Festival on Thursday 11 July 2019 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £27.50 available now from the Box Office on 01759 301547 or at www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk