Pendragon Everyone’s A VIP Weekend
Sat 11 – Sun 12 May 2024
Formed in 1978 in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Pendragon had early success after supporting Marillion first in Gloucester and then at the infamous Marquee Club in London. They went on to appear on Tommy Vance’s Friday Rock Show and a slot at Reading Festival in 1983.
In 1984 they released their first “mini-album” Fly High Fall Far, and followed it up in 1985 with their first full album, the much loved “The Jewel”.
There were many frustrations in the early years in search of a record deal until in 1987 frontman and guitarist Nick Barrett formed his own record label “Toff Records” to release their next full album “Kowtow”. Having their own label proved to be a stroke of genius and releases such as “The World”, “The Window of Life” and “The Masquerade Overture” in the ‘90s cemented their position as one of the UK’s leading progressive rock bands.
2001 saw the release of “Not of this World” often topping the polls as the fan’s favourite album. Pendragon have consistently toured around the world, venturing as far as South America, the US, Canada & Japan playing sellout shows, they regularly play across Europe.
Albums “Believe”, “Pure” & “Passion” took Pendragon through the early 2000’s and were followed up with “Men Who Climb Mountains” in 2014.
Their latest full album “Love Over Fear” came in 2020 shortly after Nick Barrett’s move to Cornwall and evokes the feeling of his relationship with the sea and utilises the work of local artist Liz Saddington for the cover and booklet paintings. It was whilst touring this album in early 2020 that the world changed with the pandemic and the band found themselves in Poland with the borders of Europe closing down.
2023 Sees Pendragon celebrating their 45th anniversary and their return to live work after their enforced 3 year break. They are celebrating in style having played 3 two day weekend shows in May with the release of North Star, a much applauded mini album.
Become a VIP for the Weekend with Pendragon! Full concert on the Saturday evening followed by a very special acoustic performance. On Sunday, enjoy an afternoon matinee concert featuring the whole of the album ‘The Window Of Life’ and other favourites. Meet’n’Greets and Q&A all included in the Weekend too. This is the only planned UK performance for 2024, so not to be missed! Support on both days from Rog Patterson.
Pendragon are –
Nick Barrett (guitar/vocals)
Clive Nolan (Keyboards)
Peter Gee (Bass)
Jan-Vincent Velazco (drums)
And for live show also featuring –
Rog Petterson (12string)
Johanna Stroud (violin and backing vocals)
Sally Minnear (backing vocals)