Band On The Wall presents:

Billy Bragg

Albert Hall, Manchester, GB

Entry Requirements: 14+ and Photo ID will be required on arrival
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COVID Update: Covid-19 Additional Entry Requirements

To help us protect audience, staff, crew and artists, you may be asked to present one of the following to gain entry:

  • Confirmation of a negative covid lateral flow test taken within 24 hours of the event. This can be either a text message or email from the NHS which you will receive after submitting your test result via the NHS website. Please note a photograph of a negative test is not sufficient.

  • NHS Covid Pass obtained through the NHS app, valid on the date of the event.

Please do not attend if you have any of the main Covid symptoms: persistent cough, fever, loss of taste or smell.

Line Up

Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 30 years. Among the former Saturday boy’s albums are his punk-charged debut Life’s a Riot With Spy Vs Spy, the more love-infused Workers Playtime, pop classic Don’t Try This At Home, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee-timed treatise on national identity England, Half-English, and his stripped-down tenth, Tooth and Nail, his most successful since the early 90s. The intervening three decades have been marked by a number one hit single, having a street named after him, being the subject of a South Bank Show, appearing onstage at Wembley Stadium, curating Leftfield at Glastonbury, sharing spotted dick with a Cabinet minister in the House of Commons cafeteria, being mentioned in Bob Dylan’s memoir and meeting the Queen. At their best, Billy’s songs present ‘the perfect Venn diagram between the political and the personal’ (the Guardian).

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