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After eleven years and five studio albums, Bellowhead are calling it a day.

Following their frontman’s decision to step down, the eleven-piece folk phenomenon are going their separate ways – but not before they’ve taken their gloriously uplifting live show on the road one last time.

The secret of the band’s success has been the way they update traditional folk songs for a modern audience, and then perform them in spectacular style whilst clearly having the time of their lives. Not for them the quiet, stripped-back style of some folk musicians – Bellowhead gigs are raucous parties.

A best of album released last month will signal the beginning of the end for one of Britain’s most successful folk acts ever, and the last chance for anyone not already familiar with the band to see what all the fuss is about. Make no mistake, Bellowhead are something special and the world will be a duller place without them.

Jon Boden and his band mates begin their two-part farewell tour, visiting Newcastle’s City Hall on Thursday 26th November (and returning to the region for a New Year’s Eve blowout at Sage Gateshead). They’re sure to go out with a bang, so dig out your dancing shoes and bid a fond farewell to eleven of folk’s finest entertainers.

Bellowhead play Newcastle’s City Hall on Thursday 26th November.

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