In 2013, a band called Lau took to Beverley Folk Festival’s concert marquee stage and blew the audience away.
Whilst the event organisers hoped the group would be popular, they were astounded to see this venue full to capacity, with a strictly one-in-one-out policy such was the demand.
This is why the festival directors are proud to announce that the band will be back by popular demand to headline the much larger, main marquee stage.
Formed in Edinburgh in 2006 they were quickly hailed as a band of rare innovation and invention and are named after an Orcadian though they deliberately misspelled it from “lowe” Lau.
Festival-goer Pippa Anderson saw Lau perform in 2013 and is thrilled that they will be returning.
“It was the first time I’d been to the festival on a full weekend ticket and didn’t quite know what to expect. When a lot of people started heading over to see Lau, I thought I’d go and see what the fuss was about and I’m glad I did – they were fantastic!”
“One minute they’re singing something beautiful and haunting and the next they have you up and dancing. They put their heart and soul into their music and I can’t wait to see them again.”
By scheduling Lau to perform their new show as part of the Saturday night main headline set, festival organisers are hoping to fill the 1000plus capacity marquee and that this time everyone who wants to will be able to see the trio performing.
But it’s not just festival-goers who are looking forward to the weekend – the members of Lau are also happy to be returning to Beverley: “We are really looking forward to playing our new show for the Beverley audience. It’s a lovely festival, hope to see you there.”
Beverley Folk Festival enjoys a reputation for not just bringing the best in traditional folk music to East Yorkshire, but also acting as a platform for new and emerging artists, whilst providing audiences with the best of a wide range of music that has connections with the folk genre. As part an exciting line-up, Lau fits right in and is destined to be one of this years highlights.
Now in its 34th year, Beverley Folk Festival takes place from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June 2017 at Beverley Racecourse.
Tickets are available, with a Spring Special full weekend deal currently available online at www.beverleyfestival.co.uk, plus whole day, half day and headliner concert and camping ticketing options.
Concessions are available for young people aged 12 to 17 and children 11 and under get in for free.