Friday 20th October
Seated venue (reserved)
The Young’uns have proved themselves a unique proposition – writing and performing a cappella or subtly accompanied songs that tell it how it is, alongside traditional songs from their native North-East and further afield – songs of conscience, songs of warmth and wit, songs to provoke, songs to inspire.
Renowned for their pitch perfect harmonies and rapid fire humour, their live show undeniably has the human touch. Always engaging, frequently heart-warming, they have built an enviable audience rapport.
Beguiling audiences around the world, they seamlessly switch from beautiful ballads to sparkling banter, from poignant songs to infectiously irreverent humour. This, combined with their passion for storytelling and commitment to maintaining the tradition of social commentary, has led to five star reviews, live sessions on BBC Radio 2, 3 and documentaries on Radio 4 as well as countless sell out shows and main stage festival appearances throughout the UK and abroad.
Unsurprising then, that The Young’uns picked up the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Group for two consecutive years in
2015 and 2016.
'The harmonies are glorious, the wit is waspish. The songs are powerful, the banter is relentless and the audience is happy. What’s not to like?' Colin Irwin, The Guardian
'One of the best live acts I have ever seen – quite amazing – at the top of their profession, performing with vim, vigour and utter integrity' Mike Harding