Billy Bragg

Essex, UK

Billy Bragg

We are honoured to the legendary BILLY BRAGG to Fairgrounds 2018, which will mark his exclusive NSW performance of this tour.

For over 30 years, England’s Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner, releasing iconic solo albums and collaborating with Wilco, Natalie Merchant and Joe Henry.

Among the former Saturday boy’s albums are his punk-charged debut ‘Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy’, the classic ‘Talking With The Taxman About Poetry’, the more love-infused ‘Workers Playtime’ and his stripped-down tenth, ‘Tooth and Nail’, his most successful since the early 90s.

The intervening three-and-a-half 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, writing two non-fiction books and meeting the Queen. At their best, Billy’s songs present “the perfect Venn diagram between the political and the personal” (the Guardian). 

Don’t miss this iconic performer live and in the flesh on Saturday 1st December.