Jon Boden Headlines Love Folk Festival With New Solo Tour

Jon Boden Headlines Love Folk Festival With New Solo Tour

Jon Boden – the stand out performer of his generation of traditional folk artists is a headliner at this year’s Love Folk Festival at The Atkinson, Southport.

Jon will close the Little festival with a big heart on Saturday 11 February after a weekend of top class music from Friday’s headliners Fairport Convention, Luke Jackson , Lady Maisery ,Folkworks  and Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys.

Best known for being the lead singer (and one of the principal arrangers) of the multi-award winning Bellowhead. Who achieved an unheard of level of critical and commercial success in English traditional music in the last three decades.

It was in 2015 that Jon announced that he had decided to leave the band and on May 1st 2016 Bellowhead played their final gig.

Since 2009 he has also toured with his own band The Remnant Kings, performing both traditional folk music and Jon’s own work featured on his second solo album Songs from the Floodplain – a bleak but hopeful view of a post-apocalyptic world. The links between that and folk music was something further explored in BBC Radio 3’s The Essay. He also played in a duo with fellow Bellowhead member John Spiers for over a decade.

Catch Jon Boden’s first solo tour at Love Folk at The Atkinson on Saturday 11 February at 8.30pm. Tickets are *£20. A weekend festival ticket is £48 and include all events and a Saturday ticket £35.

If you are looking for FREE music then make sure you come and enjoy this year’s selection of Busk Love Folk artists playing in the foyer throughout the day. Starting at 11am folk music will be performed by upcoming artists all selected by the festival media sponsor Fatea. They will play 20 minute showcases and be selling their CD’s. More information on the artists featuring is available online at

There is also another Making the Most of Media Workshop with Neil King, Fatea’s Editor from 11am. The session is on how to make the best use of the internet and social media to help get your band noticed and he offers advice on how to approach radio stations, magazines, bloggers etc to maximise awareness. This event is free, just drop in!

To book tickets for this event or to find out more information about all the other events and activities at The Atkinson, please visit or call our friendly Box Office team on 01704 533333.

*Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and a 2% fee for credit cards at the Box Office.






For interviews or press tickets/photos please contact Emma Lloyd / 0151 934 2129

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Jon Boden (Solo)

Saturday 11 February


*£20 / £35 Saturday Ticket/ £48 Festival Ticket



*Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and a 2% fee for credit cards at the Box Office.



About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.


The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wander through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.


The new Museum is now open. Sefton Between Land & Sea tells the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. While Discover Ancient Egypt – the new Egyptology Gallery is the home of the Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not been seen for over 40 years.

Posted on 12 January 2017 under General news

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