Folkroom’s Fifth Anniversary Special

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This September marks 5 years of Folkroom, and we’re going to be celebrating in style with an ambitious birthday bonanza! Amidst a month of exciting events, the Folkroom Fifth Anniversary Special will see a wealth of Folkroom acts, former labelmates, frequent collaborators and occasional troublemakers taking to the stage for the must-see gig of the year!

What’s more, there’ll be a special twist to the evening: everyone performing onstage will only be allowed to play covers of songs by other friends of the label! We don’t even know ourselves yet just what treats this will bring us. Will Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker take on a Sophie Jamieson classic? Perhaps the great Tom Hyatt will explore the works of Worry Dolls? You’ll have to come to find out! All we can tell you is this – so far we have over¬†fifteen acts confirmed to make appearances on the night!

And, to top everything¬†off, we’ll be hosting the first ever public appearance of the mystical and enigmatic band The Delicate Wash. Nobody seems to know exactly who The Delicate Wash are, or where they came from. There are rumours that leader Gideon Bible formed the band from the bosses of Scarborough’s five deadliest organised crime families. Others claim that the band consists of the only six people to have fallen into the drop-pit latrines at Glastonbury and survived. Whatever the case, their headline set should be unlike anything Folkroom has ever seen before!

The gig, in Oxford Circus’ prestigious venue The Social, will be held on Saturday, September 19th. Tickets are available now via WeGotTickets, and will also be available shortly on the Dice ticketing app. You can also gander us on the Facebook event page. The newly implemented Night Tube will allow us all to party as late into the night as we like! We’d love for you to join us.


Keep an eye out on the rest of September too, with celebratory Folkroom Fortnightly events across the month. We’ve no less than three of these free events at The Harrison, which has been our home for the last two years and remains the home of new folk music in London!

We’ve lined up some nostalgic headliners and a good deal of friends from the last 5 years to ensure a September you won’t forget. With Andrew Butler, Lazy Heart Parade and Patch & the Giant topping the month’s bills, and acts such as Worry Dolls, O. Chapman and Harry Harris playing rare support slots, you’d be a fool to miss out on a Folkroom event (or four) this September!


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