Lichfield Arts: What’s on

The Lichfield Arts 2016 programme promises to be a rich feast of music and dance for your entertainment. From up and coming local bands to seasoned veterans of the Folk, Jazz and Blues circuits there is something for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

April 2016

Become a member of Lichfield Arts

Become a member of Lichfield Arts

Venue: Lichfield Arts
Monday 04 April 2016

Become a member of Lichfield Arts and benefit from discounted tickets and support live music and events in Lichfield

September 2016

Autumn Beer Festival

Autumn Beer Festival

Venue: Guildhall
Friday 02 September 2016
Time: 12.00pm

Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd September 2016 sees this popular beer festival returns to the fantastic Guildhall this Autumn, rated by many as the best venue on the beer festival scene.

Plug & Play

Plug & Play

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Saturday 24 September 2016
Time: 5.00pm

Plug & play is our informal session for young, local musicians to play alongside their peers in the Lichfield Guildhall.

The Kaz Hawkins Band

The Kaz Hawkins Band

Venue: Guildhall
Sunday 25 September 2016
Time: 8.00pm

Multi award winning Kaz Hawkins is a performing icon across the UK and Europe with high energy performances, larger than life personality and her ability to connect so closely with her audience making her one of the most popular blues artists in the UK and Ireland today. 

L2F Ceilidh with the Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers

L2F Ceilidh with the Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 30 September 2016
Time: 8.00pm

What better way of getting yourself in the mood for L2F (Lichfield Festival of Folk) in October than by coming along to the lung busting, smile inducing night led by Lichfield's own Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers!

October 2016

Dervish

Dervish

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 09 October 2016
Time: 8.00pm

Dervish are one of the best bands ever to have come out of Ireland and have been described by BBC Radio 3 as "an icon of Irish music". Prepare for a truely rousing and uplifting night to drive away day to day cares and raise the spirits in the way that only great music can.

The Lichfield Festival of Folk

The Lichfield Festival of Folk

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 14 October 2016

The Lichfield Festival of Folk, otherwise known as L2F, is an annual event from Lichfield Arts and held mainly in the historic Lichfield Guildhall and its environs.

Tom Woodman Band

Tom Woodman Band

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 23 October 2016
Time: 8.00pm

Tom Woodman makes a return to the Guildhall with his own take on the blues with a modern twist and his bringing some of his friends with him. Tom never ceases to entertain, inspire and excite with his music ability, sense of humour and energy.

Ben Poole Band

Ben Poole Band

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 30 October 2016

Ben Poole is currently being described as the most exciting young blues guitarist to come out of the UK for a long, long time. We are delighted to bring him to the Lichfield Guildhall for the first time. This concert is sure to be something very special.

November 2016

Fred Zeppelin

Fred Zeppelin

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 11 November 2016

Glad to be back at the Guildhall the Fredz are guaranteed to raise the rafters in the Guildhall!

Sheelanagig

Sheelanagig

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 13 November 2016
Time: 8.00pm

This high-octane five-piece play a wide variety of instruments with reckless abandon, forcing you to dance your socks off and have a good time! These boys sure know how to get a party started.

Ian Siegal Band

Ian Siegal Band

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Saturday 19 November 2016
Time: 8.00pm

Ian Siegal has become established in Europe as one of the most natural, exciting and vibrant talents on the blues scene today. Making his Lichfield Guildhall debut, Siegal takes command of the stage in a way very few artists alive today can match.

Sarah Gillespie Quartet

Sarah Gillespie Quartet

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 20 November 2016
Time: 8.00pm

The Sarah Gillespie Quartet will be offering a stunning fusion of jazz, folk and blues and will performing songs from her back catalogue along with material from her new album being released in September 2016.

December 2016

Celtic Christmas Strings

Celtic Christmas Strings

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Saturday 03 December 2016
Time: 8.00pm

Máire and Chris’s alchemy on harp and guitar creates a very special magic especially at Christmas. Individually famed for originality, innovation and virtuosity on their respective instruments, together they have created one of the most distinctive voices in modern acoustic music.

King Pleasure and The Biscuit boys

King Pleasure and The Biscuit boys

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Saturday 10 December 2016
Time: 8.00pm

Rough, tough and always rocking, the legendary King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys’ zany stage show sometimes belies the fact that here is the finest, most authentic rhythm & blues band ever to come from outside the USA.

Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne

Venue: Lichfield Guidhall
Sunday 11 December 2016
Time: 8.00pm

One of British rock’s most original bands of the 70s whose pioneering sound, combining acoustic instruments like mandolin and fiddle with their electric blues roots, proved the perfect medium to deliver their memorable songs.

The Magical Christmas Tree

The Magical Christmas Tree

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Wednesday 21 December 2016
Time: 8.00pm

After five successful seasons touring the UK, this show is a festive treat, where the audience pick scrolls from the tree and make every night a unique occasion!