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2022 ARTISTS

BIOGRAPHY

Few bands make it to their ninth studio album. And should they achieve that landmark even fewer find themselves at their strongest artistically and personally.

That elbow, a group now in their third decade together, should come to the November 19th 2021 release of new album, ‘Flying Dream 1’, at their most creative is testament to the strength of the partnership between their four members. It is a partnership long forged through mutual respect and admiration, close personal ties, and a shared history of believing in the purpose and meaning of their work.

elbow have been, and will always be, exclusively focused on the creation of music and lyrics that embody honesty, to both their artistic process and the lived realities on which it is based.

For such an act to become one of the pillars of UK music, an act that commands huge affection and attention across the globe, is a remarkable thing in an age of transient track-based coverage and the supposed marginalization of the album format that best suits the band’s expression. Yet, this is the truth of elbow’s now twenty-three-year presence in the public mind.

It is a journey that has gone from an initial John Peel recommendation for debut EP ‘Noisebox’ in 1998 to a Mercury Prize win for 2008’s million selling ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’. From that watershed moment in terms of public recognition of the band, there followed a BRIT Award, NME Award, Mojo Award, numerous Ivor Novello Awards, and multiple UK Number One albums complete with gold and platinum discs.

In the course of such acclaim, elbow remain the only band to have secured four consecutive 9/10 album reviews in NME for their first four albums, the one time holders of a BBC red button record for their performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra of ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ at Abbey Road Studios, and a press file of rapturous acclaim for their releases and live shows, including the now widely accepted assertion that their 2011 Glastonbury Pyramid Stage performance was ‘one of the all-time greats’ (The Guardian).

There could be little better example of the unique nature of elbow’s impact on music. A band that unashamedly reference progressive rock as one of their musical influences and are unafraid to tackle the intensely personal and the outwardly political in their lyrics, they have become a mainstream act beloved of the UK public without the usual marketing tricks and acquiescence to commercial concerns.

elbow shows consistently prove the bond between the band and their fans, a communal space of love and affection that embodies their belief in the power of humanity, or, as The Independent put it ‘the hopeful, the lovelorn, the idealistic’, in a review from 2017. elbow’s approach to those arena spaces, from installing a B Stage in the middle of the auditorium to get among the crowd to utilizing screens and lighting to place each member of the audience within the show is designed to emanate that feeling of inclusivity rightly alluded to by The Observer when they stated at the O2 in 2014 that ‘People flock to this band for succour; for a gruff embrace’.

Whilst much has changed for this group of friends since they first formed at Bury College in 1990, their guiding principles have remained solid. Theirs is a bond and a career to date best characterized by a writer for the Daily Telegraph in 2014 as, ‘a group of mates playing gorgeous songs of hopeful despair and blemished elation’. With the release of ‘Flying Dream 1’, their most personal and compelling work to date, it is also a bond that continues to flourish, suggesting that the future of elbow will yield further moments of love, community, and artistic brilliance that will secure and affirm their position as one of the most important and influential bands in UK music history.

Thursday 7th July

GATE OPEN 5PM

LINE UP

elbow

General Admission£45

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vip garden£75

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vip lounge£120

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5 day pass£250

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General AdmissionFROM £45

Release 1: £45 Release 2: £55 Release 3: £65

This ticket allows access into the main arena on Thursday 7th July

 

VIP Garden Package£125

The Garden Package includes access to The Garden for Thursday 7th July – for more information on what the Garden includes visit HERE

VIP Lounge Package£4,500

The Lounge Package includes access to The Lounge for Thursday 7th July 2022  – for more information on what the Lounge includes visit HERE

5 Day Pass – Part 2FROM £219

Release 1: £219, Release 2: £229, Release 3: £259

This PASS permits entry to the GENERAL ADMISSION ARENA on 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 July

5 Day Garden Pass – Part 2£499

The Garden Pass includes access to The Garden on 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 July – see more info HERE

5 Day Lounge Pass – Part 2£1,496PP

The Lounge Pass includes access to The Lounge on 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 July – see more info HERE

Car Park Pass – Part 2£100

This PASS permits a car parking space on 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 July 2022 only.

Car Parking£20

This PASS permits a car parking space on Thursday 7th July