Fairport Convention Announce Anniversary Tour

Having entertained music lovers for over 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 band’s original members met in 1966, rehearsing on the floor above Simon Nicol’s father’s medical practice in a house named Fairport in Muswell Hill, London. The building’s name would lend itself to the band’s moniker upon their 1967 formation.

This year’s Winter Tour has just kicked off and presents a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from releases old and new, including their latest album, Shuffle & Go, which was released just before ‘lockdown’ in 2020.

Fresh off of the back of their hugely successful Autumn live dates, the upcoming tour will see the band play iconic venues such as London’s Union Chapel, Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music and the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds.

They will perform at the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds on 11th February & Bridlington Spa Centre Theatre on February 12th 2022.