People only end up in Carlisle by accident. It’s on the boundary of England and Scotland, on the edge of the Lake District but not the countryside. The center of Carlisle is an iconic business, Stobart Logistics, whose sole purpose is to take things away from Carlisle via the city’s best known roundabout, Hardwicke Circus. Another export making their way through the towns, villages and cities of the United Kingdom is Carlisle’s own Hardwicke Circus, a five-piece band winning praise from all quarters. Having gained a large internet following through playing over 700 live shows, this band has what ittakes to go all the way. Watching them live only enforces this belief. Their sound brings comparisons with thebrio of the E Street Band and the dark passion of classic Doors, but with plenty of British authenticity andperhaps even a hint of Dexy’s in their high voltage attack.
The Hardwickes have supported Bob Dylan & Neil Young inHyde Park, Madness, Alabama 3, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Bob Geldof’s Boomtown Ratsand The Blockheads. They have gigged at the legendary Isle of Wight Festival, Reading & Leeds, headlinedthe Yam Riot Stage at Kendal Calling and gained airplay on BBC Introducing, Radio 1, Radio 2 & 6 Music. This summer gone - at the request of Sir Paul McCartney - the band was invited to play at Glastonbury,headlining the Rabbit Hole at 3am in the morning. The last band to play Glastonbury 2022. The last turkeys in the shop.
Jonny Foster – voc,g; Lewis Bewley-Taylor – keys; Andy Sax – sax; Joe Hurst – b,vox; Tom Foster – dr, voc.
Admission standing only - presale CZK 280, at the door: CZK 350.
Band website: www.hardwickecircus.tv