Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea
Thu 25 November 2021
Billy Bragg comes to Southend-on-Sea as part of his 2021 UK and Ireland tour.
Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 35 years. Honoured with the ‘PRS Outstanding Contribution to British Music’ award at the Ivor Novello awards in May 2018, he is regarded a valuable statesman and activist. He has released 12 studio albums and numerous compilations, the most recent being 2019’s The Best Of Billy Bragg At The BBC.
His peerless career has been marked by numerous milestones, including a number one hit single, having a street named after him, meeting the Queen, being the subject of a South Bank Show, appearing onstage at Wembley Stadium, and curating Left Field at Glastonbury through thick and thin. Earning a mention in Bob Dylan’s memoir, he is the author of three non-fiction books, the second of which - Roots, Radicals & Rockers - was shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book award and was source material for a BBC4 documentary about the skiffle classic Rock Island Line.
All of which proves that at their best, Billy’s songs present what the Guardian called ‘the perfect Venn diagram between the political and the personal’.
Tickets: £37, £29.50
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