A final farewell for Bellowhead
THE UK’s most successful folk band are calling it a day.
After 12 years Bellowhead plans to mark their departure in ambitious style with a two-part farewell tour that kicks off in November and continues in April next year.
Their final show will be on May 1 – an intimate concert at Oxford Town Hall, the venue where it all began.
Before that, though, you can catch them at the Waterside, Aylesbury, on Sunday November 22 or Watford Colosseum Sunday, November 29.
Formed for fun in 2004, they never imagined they’d be headlining festivals and selling out tours of major concert halls.
Five studio albums have notched up total sales of 250,000 with Hedonism, the third album, the highest selling independently released folk album of all time.
They are proud recipients of two silver discs, have won eight BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, released a songbook with Faber, spent eight years as Artists in Residence at London’s Southbank Centre, recorded theme tunes for The Archers and The Simpsons at the request of the producers, and brewed their own beer... twice.
In a statement the band said: “It’s in keeping with all the musical and theatrical traditions that make Bellowhead what it is, that we will end at our peak and leave the audience wanting more. The shows always finish on a high, and so should we.”