Bonfire Radicals + Man The Lifeboats: Manchester Folk Festival – Festival Club

  • Saturday | 21.10.23
  • 11.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £14

A raucous and danceable feast of dynamic, high-octane, prog-folk music: original and (un)traditional tunes and songs from the British Isles to the Balkans.

The electrifying sound of Birmingham’s fiery, (un)traditional folk band Bonfire Radicals is both intensely creative and irresistibly fun. Their live set is a frenzy of energy – “dynamic and high octane” (Fatea Magazine) – and captures the adventurous breadth of their musical imaginations which emerge from a melting pot of original and traditional tunes from the British Isles to the Balkans.

Their recently released album, ‘The Space Between’, was met with great acclaim and went straight into the UK Folk Charts at #13.

The band features an all-female front line of recorders, fiddle, clarinet, and vocals set alongside a punchy rhythm section of electric guitar, bass, and drums. French melodies decorate African groves, delicate English folk song is underscored by Heavy Metal, Klezmer moves through moments of Art Rock, Brazilian drumming accompanies snapping Scottish Strathspeys…

Bonfire Radicals have been delighting audiences across the UK with their vibrant approach to traditional and contemporary folk music, and they are quickly making a name for themselves as “an outfit who specialises in creating a raucous and danceable feast” (At the Barrier).

An unreserved seated and standing show.

Full festival tickets also available:

Artists on stage: 11.15pm
Curfew: 1.15am
Stage: The Venue