2015 June


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bot     Known far and wide as the drunk folk singer who once penned the infamous ode ‘I Can’t Get a Gig at Glastonbury’, Beans On Toast has come full circle by not only being booked for multiple performances at this year’s legendary festival but also landing himself the prestigious opening number on Thursday 20 June at 8pm on Shangri-La’s Hell Stage serving up a starter of simple songs, with no holds barred honesty and quick wit.   With the Glastonbury featuring in classic tracks ‘MDMAmazing’ and ‘The Other Side of the Fence’ and having actually played every Glastonbury since 2007, Beans On Toast remains a Worthy Farm staple and this year is no different as in addition as being the first performer on, he’ll also be playing sets on Saturday at 1pm on Greenpeace Stage and Sunday 1pm in the Rocket Lounge where he hosts ‘An Afternoon with..’ which will feature some special guests.   Since last year’s festival, which saw Beans and trusty sidekick Bobby Banjo join a super group with peers Mumford and Sons and beat the power cut by insisting the show must go on, this hero of counter-culture has smashed his biggest year to date as he performed at over 18 festivals throughout last summer as well as conquering his largest show Camden’s Electric Ballroom as part of his UK most successful headline tour. But that’s not where it stopped for Beans, as in addition to these milestones, his sixth studio album ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’ was hailed as his best and most mature yet, taking in meatier subjects such as chicken farming, terrorism and the home cooking of new wife Lizzy Bee.   This year has seen him take to new territories, playing different venues and tackling new topics, as he took his three-chord master plan to the masses, exporting stateside for his most extensive US tour yet, supporting Truckstop Honeymoon and joining the Flogging Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise from Miami to the Bahamas! Tough life you say? Well Beans also be played his first ever show in Africa and indeed the Southern Hemisphere as he visited Afrikaburn festival in South Africa in April. With his latest Spring Tour just finished, he’s sure to still be on a high for Glastonbury, although just an emotional one these days!


Beans On Toast – 8PM – 8.40PM – Hell Stage

Beans On Toast – 9.30PM – 10PM – Opening Number


The Church – 6PM – 6AM – Hosting Hell Stage

The Church – 9.05PM – 9.50PM – Hell Stage Full Show

Lazy Habits – 10.10PM – 11PM – Hell Stage

This Is Now DJs – 12.PM – 1AM – CND Tent – Shangri-La

Son of Dave – 2AM – 3AM – The Rum Shack

Too Many T’s – 2.15AM – 3.15AM – Bimble Inn


Beans On Toast – 1PM – 1.40PM – Greenpeace Stage

Too Many T’s – 1.40PM – 2.20PM – Greenpeace Stage

Public Service Broadcasting – 10.55PM – 00.25AM – Glade Stage

Son of Dave – 12.00PM – 1AM – The Rocket Lounge

Lazy Habits – 2.15AM – 3.00AM – The House of Come Ons

The Church – 5.15AM – 6AM – Hell Stage


Beans On Toast (an afternoon with) – 1PM – 5PM – The Rocket Lounge


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We’re very excited to confirm a second run of The Race For Space dates later this year, taking in some cities they weren’t able to visit on their last run, as well as their biggest show to date at Brixton Academy on 29 November. Tickets for all shows will be available first to their mailing list subscribers (http://bit.ly/newdimensions) via a link sent to them on Wednesday, then on general sale this Friday at 10am http://publicservicebroadcasting.net .


Too Many T’s and Frankie Forman @ Lock Live in Camden

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Two This Is Now artists will be playing at Lock Live – boutique urban festival. The 10th July sees Camden Market convert into a whole lot of fun with four stages introducing the very best acts, local street food scene, fancy cocktail bars along with up and coming designers.

11am – 10pm


You have no excuse to not get involved !

More info here: http://www.camdenmarket.com/blog-entry/lock-live-2015




Will Varley is currently on tour with The Proclaimers

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Yes that is right, Will Varley who walked 500 miles across the South Coast for his tour last year is fittingly joining the legendary act, The Proclaimers, on their headline UK tour throughout June and July.

Visiting pretty much everywhere in the UK, you can catch them both perform at any of these dates:

 Jun-13 Bridport Electric Palace  

Jun-14 Canterbury Marlowe

Jun-21 Darlington Civic Theatre

Jul-05 Barrow Forum

Jul-17 Lowestoft Marina

Jul-18 Wrexham William Aston Hall

Jul-25 Malvern Forum Theatre

Jul-26 Lincoln Drill Hall

Aug-01 Buxton Opera House

Aug-13 Milton Keynes Theatre


As you can imagine, Will has been getting fully into life with The Proclaimers….




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It’s that time of the year again when you have to decide what and how many festivals to attend. Skinny Lister and Beans On Toast will be all over Europe and beyond to entertain you. Check and tick the dates:

Skinny Lister 

Saturday 6 June – Castlewood Wine Festival – DEVON, UK Castlewood Wine Festival
Friday 12 June – Greenfield Festival – SWITZERLAND Greenfield Festival
Friday 19 June – Southside Festival – GERMANY
Sunday 21 June – Hurricane Festival – GERMANY
Saturday 11 July – 2000 Trees Festival – CHELTENHAM, UK
Saturday 11 July – Into The Wild Festival – MILTON KEYNES, UK
Friday 17 July – Stainsby Festival  – CHESTERFIELD, UK
Saturday 18 July – Rovin’ Fest – CHELTENHAM, UK
Saturday 25 July – Nozstock: The Hidden Valley  – BROMYARD, UK
Saturday 1 August – Cambridge Folk Festival  – CAMBRIDGE, UK
Sunday 2 August – Sunflower Fest  – BELFAST, UK
Friday 7 August – Forgotten Fields  – TUNBRIDGE WELLS, UK
Saturday 8 August – Fieldview Festival  – CHIPPENHAM, UK
Friday 14 August – Fairport’s Cropredy Convention – BANBURY, UK
Friday 21 August – Festival COUVRE FEU  – CORSEPT, FRANCE
Sunday 23 August – Kulturarena – JENA, GERMANY
Friday 28 August – Reading Festival  – READING, UK
Saturday 29 August -Leeds Festival – LEEDS, UK
11-13 September – Riot Fest – CHICAGO, UNITED STATES

Beans On Toast 

Saturday 13 June – Bushstock Festival – LONDON, UK
Sunday 14 June – Symmetry Festival – NORFOLK, UK
Saturday 20 June – Buryfields Festival – CHESHAM, UK
Saturday 4 July – Blissfields Festival – WINCHESTER, UK
Friday 17 July – Vancouver Folk Festival – VANCOUVER, CANADA
Saturday 18 July -Vancouver Folk Festival – VANCOUVER, CANADA
Sunday 19 July – Vancouver Folk Festival Vancouver – VANCOUVER, CANADA
Thursday 23 July – Ambition Festival – CROYDON, UK
Friday 24 July – Nozstock – HEREFORD, UK
Sunday 26 July – Secret Garden Party – HUNTINGDON, UK
Friday 31 July – DE1 Festival – DERBY, UK
Saturday 1 August – Outcider Festival – SOMERSET, UK
Friday 7 August – Forgotten Fields Festival – TUNBRIDGE WELLS, UK
Sunday 16  August – Boomtown Festival – WINCHESTER, UK
Friday 4 September – Wilkestock Festival – HERTFORD, UK