Saturday 21st October
Seated venue (reserved)
with - Edgelarks
Legendary musician and songwriter Tom Robinson brings his band to Manchester Folk Festival for an incendiary live performance. Tom Robinson’s success crosses the generations – his strong melodies and fierce lyrics as relevant and vital now as in the UK punk era.
First known in the 1970s as an LGBT activist and musician with The Tom Robinson Band (TRB), their Top 5 debut release 2-4-6-8 Motorway became one of the landmark singles of the time. Now a full-time broadcaster with BBC Radio 6 Music as well as a solo artist, Tom has recently played festivals from Green Man to Glastonbury. His 2015 solo album featured guests such as Billy Bragg, John Grant and Ian McKellen.
To mark the 40th anniversary of 2-4-6-8 Motorway in October 2017, Tom pays tribute to the original TRB by performing his entire Power In The Darkness album with a classic four piece line-up featuring Faithless drummer Andy Treacey, Richard Ashcroft guitarist Adam Phillips and keyboard virtuoso Jim Simmons, plus Tom himself on bass and lead vocals.