Event Alert

If you like to stand or dance when attending a music show, then we recommend that you buy your tickets in the Stalls where you are permitted to dance by your seat. If you do choose to stand up, please be respectful of other patrons around you, who may not want to dance or stand up to see the stage.

 

Alternatively, if you prefer to stay sitting while enjoying the show, we recommend that you sit in the Dress Circle or Upper Circle, where we do not permit standing or dancing. If you do stand to dance when sitting in the Dress Circle or Upper Circle you will be asked to sit back down.

About the event

In the spring of 2024, music enthusiasts and folk fans across the nation are in for a treat as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer prepare to embark on a journey back to where it all began. With a rich history spanning three decades the duo are renowned for their unique ‘hands-on’ cottage industry approach to touring, and this upcoming tour promises to be a celebration of their enduring legacy. Village halls, folk clubs, small arts centres, and community venues are the very places where they honed their craft, building their following from the grassroots up.

This will be an opportunity to reconnect with their loyal supporters, and a chance to inspire a new generation of folk musicians. One of the defining aspects of Show of Hands’ career has been their unwavering commitment to supporting grassroots promoters. Their policy of profit sharing and providing all production equipment has empowered countless individuals to organise concerts in their local communities. This ethos has not only enriched the folk music scene but also strengthened the bonds between artists and their audiences.

Following this tour, Steve and Phil will be taking a well-deserved break from the limelight. They plan to pursue solo projects, explore new creative horizons, and recharge their artistic batteries. This indefinite hiatus marks the end of an era, but it also heralds exciting new beginnings for two of the folk world’s best loved musicians. Show of Hands’ dedication to their roots, their music, and the communities that have supported them is a testament to their enduring legacy.

The spring of 2024 promises to be a time of reflection, celebration as we bid farewell to an era while eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the incredible journey of Steve Knightley and Phil Beer.