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Following the UK Government advice in relation to non-essential social contact, we are liaising with promoters and event organisers to reschedule our events calendar.  Read more

Event Calendar

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Sun 28 Mar 2021

Cancelled - Military Wives Choir

Sun 28 Mar 2021

Our Miltary Wives Choir Concert has unfortunately been cancelled, please click for more information.

Fri 9 Apr 2021

The King Is Back

Fri 9 Apr 2021

Internationally renowned as one, if not the best Elvis tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style and charisma and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business.

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Thu 29 Apr 2021

Rescheduled Date - Showaddywaddy

Thu 29 Apr 2021

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ return to York Barbican on 29 April 2021.

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Sun 2 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Sun 2 May 2021

Jimmy will be talking about terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.

Wed 5 May 2021

Fascinating Aïda

Wed 5 May 2021

They’re back at last! Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading on tour in 2021.

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Sat 8 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

Sat 8 May 2021

Scotland’s international comedy star returns to York Barbican with his all-new, 11th solo show.

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17 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - From The Jam: Setting Sons 40th Anniversary Tour

17 May 2021

From the Jam have had to reschedule their Monday 17th May 2021 date. All ticket holders will be moved to the later 21st January 2022 performance with special guests The Selecter . Tickets will be reissued by your ticketing provider.

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Tue 18 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - Sandi Toksvig Live: The National Trevor Tour

Tue 18 May 2021

Due to popular demand, Sandi Toksvig is back with her hilarious smash-hit one-woman National Trevor show.

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Wed 19 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - YES: The Album Series Tour

Wed 19 May 2021

YES, one of the most innovative of all prog-rock bands, and true legends of the genre have announced The Album Series Tour.

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Thu 20 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - The Bowie Collective

Thu 20 May 2021

The amazingly accurate Bowie Collective make it their mission to give you the Bowie show you always wanted - and will never forget.

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Fri 21 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac

Fri 21 May 2021

The world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac returns with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac,

25 - 26 May 2021

Van Morrison

25 - 26 May 2021

One of music’s true originals Sir Van Morrison’s brings inspirational musical legacy to York in 2021.

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Mon 14 Jun 2021

Rescheduled Date - Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

Mon 14 Jun 2021

Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ many endeavours have pushed his endurance levels to the very limits, inspiring generations and making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell.

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Wed 16 Jun 2021

Rescheduled Date - Shagged. Married. Annoyed. With Chris & Rosie Ramsey

Wed 16 Jun 2021

For the first time ever Chris and Rosie Ramsey are bringing their smash-hit podcast live to York for one show only.

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19 - 20 Jun 2021

Rescheduled Dates - Rob Beckett: Wallop!

19 - 20 Jun 2021

The Rob Beckett 2020 tour has been postponed, please click for more information.

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Wed 30 Jun 2021

Rescheduled Date - Here Come The Boys

Wed 30 Jun 2021

Here Come the Boys returns with three Strictly dance superstars, a brand-new cast and a brand-new dazzling production.

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Thu 1 July 2021

Rescheduled Date - Forbidden Nights

Thu 1 July 2021

The new Forbidden Nights tour celebrates their 5th year, and it’s bigger and better than ever.

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Sun 4 Jul 2021

Rescheduled Date - Jane McDonald: Let The Light In

Sun 4 Jul 2021

After her sell-out tours of 2018 and 2019, you’ll need to book early to secure your seat for this fabulous evening of music and laughter.

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Tue 6 Jul 2021

Rescheduled Date - Ronan Keating: Twenty Twenty

Tue 6 Jul 2021

One of the best-loved singers of our generation returns with an album that encapsulates his many musical achievements since the millennium.

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Thu 15 Jul 2021

Rescheduled Date - Illegal Eagles

Thu 15 Jul 2021

The Illegal Eagles visit York Barbican, bringing their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.

Sat 17 Jul 2021

York Rocks Against Cancer

Sat 17 Jul 2021

York Rocks Against cancer is back for it’s fifth instalment. Bigger, better and a brand new venue!

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Thu, 22 July 2021

Rescheduled Date - The ELO Experience

Thu, 22 July 2021

The sensational tribute celebrating the great music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra

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Fri 30 Jul 2021

Rescheduled Date - George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Fri 30 Jul 2021

George Thorogood & The Destroyers head to York on their acclaimed Good To Be Bad: 45 Years Of Rock tour.

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Sat 31 Jul 2021

Rescheduled Date - Coldplace

Sat 31 Jul 2021

Coldplace are the ultimate tribute band to Coldplay, giving audiences the nearest experience to seeing Coldplay themselves.

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Sat 7 Aug 2021

Rescheduled Date - A Country Night In Nashville

Sat 7 Aug 2021

Spend A Country Night in Nashville and celebrate the very best of country music

Mon 6 Sep 2021

Grayson Perry: A Show For Normal People

Mon 6 Sep 2021

Let Grayson Perry take you through an enlightening and eye-watering evening in which this kind of existentialism descends from worthiness to silliness.

Fri 10 Sep 2021

Fisherman's Friends: Unlocked & Unleashed

Fri 10 Sep 2021

Britain’s oldest boy band emerge from lockdown and hit the road as The Fisherman’s Friends – combined age 401 (and three-quarters) – announce their Unlocked & Unleashed tour for 2021.

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Sat 11 Sep 2021

Rescheduled Date - Northern Live: Do I Love You

Sat 11 Sep 2021

The world’s greatest and most authentic touring Northern Soul show heads to York Barbican.

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Sun, 12 September 2021

Rescheduled Date - Gary Meikle: Surreal

Sun, 12 September 2021

After his meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with his second tour show, Surreal.

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Thu 16 Sep 2021

Rescheduled Date - The Boomtown Rats & Special Guests

Thu 16 Sep 2021

The Boomtown Rats return in 2021 with a new album and a headline UK tour.

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Fri 17 Sep 2021

Rescheduled Date - Kim Wilde: The Greatest Hits Tour

Fri 17 Sep 2021

Kim Wilde and her incredible band are heading back on the road with Kim’s Greatest Hits Tour.

Thu 23 Sep 2021

The Hollies

Thu 23 Sep 2021

Catch legendary icons of British rock, The Hollies, performing their best-known hits this September.

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Fri 24 Sep 2021

Rescheduled Date - Go West & Paul Young

Fri 24 Sep 2021

English pop-duo Go West & 80s everyone's favourite 80’s crooner Paul Young visit York Barbican on their 2020 UK tour!

Sat 25 Sep 2021

Clinton Baptiste

Sat 25 Sep 2021

Following the massive success of his last UK tour, Clinton Baptiste, the hapless psychic from Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, is back with a brand new live show in 2021.

1 - 3 Oct 2021

New Show added & Rescheduled Dates - Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show

1 - 3 Oct 2021

The 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.

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Thu, 07 October 2021

Rescheduled Date - Paul Smith: Changed

Thu, 07 October 2021

Comedian Paul Smith returns to York Barbican with his brand new live show!

Sat 9 Oct 2021

An Evening With The Waterboys

Sat 9 Oct 2021

Few bands have as great a live reputation as The Waterboys, who hit the road once again in 2021.

Sun 10 Oct 2021

Scouting For Girls

Sun 10 Oct 2021

Scouting For Girls has announced the upcoming release of their new studio album ‘Easy Cover’ alongside a huge 42 date UK tour.

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Tue 12 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Tue 12 Oct 2021

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival.

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Wed 13 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - Rufus Wainwright: Unfollow The Rules Tour

Wed 13 Oct 2021

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has announced a run of UK dates next winter.

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Thu 14 Oct 2021

Belinda Carlisle: The Decades Tour

Thu 14 Oct 2021

Belinda Carlisle returns to York in winter 2021 to mark 35 years as a solo artist.

Fri 15 Oct 2021

Chris De Burgh

Fri 15 Oct 2021

Chris de Burgh & his band are proud to announce they will be embarking on an eight-date UK tour ‘The Legend of Robin Hood’ in October 2021.

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Sun 17 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - Boyzlife

Sun 17 Oct 2021

Two of the world’s biggest bands, Boyzone and Westlife, come together for the very first-time featuring Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy.

Tue 19 Oct 2021

Leo Sayer

Tue 19 Oct 2021

British music legend Leo Sayer will be touring the UK in 2021 celebrating his 50th anniversary in music. With this performance, Leo and his band bring boundless energy, exuberance and a hit packed show to some of his favourite venues across the country.

Wed 20 Oct 2021

Dan Snow's History Hit

Wed 20 Oct 2021

The award-winning, chart-topping podcast and online TV channel History Hit has announced a new live tour for Autumn 2021.

Thu 21 Oct 2021

Daniel O'Donnell

Thu 21 Oct 2021

Daniel O'Donnell has announced a huge show at York Barbican next October 2021.

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Sat 23 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - Joel Dommett: Unapologetic (If That's Okay?)

Sat 23 Oct 2021

Join Joel as he brings you bang up to date on his life since his last live show!

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Sun 24 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - Level 42: From Eternity To Here

Sun 24 Oct 2021

Level 42 return to York Barbican in 2021 with the 'From Eternity To Here' tour.

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Mon 25th October 2021

Richard Thompson

Mon 25th October 2021

In 2017, Ivor Novello Award-winning and GRAMMY® Award-nominated legend Richard Thompson gave himself up to the music itself. Picking up a guitar, emotions echoed through his deft fleet-fingered fretwork, poetic songwriting, impassioned picking. Those transmissions comprise his nineteenth solo album, 13 Rivers.

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Wed 27 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - Chris Ramsey: 20/20

Wed 27 Oct 2021

Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour in 2021.

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Thu 28 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - Chris Ramsey: 20/20

Thu 28 Oct 2021

Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour in 2021.

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Fri 29 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - Dionne Warwick ‘She’s Back: One Last Time’ Tour 2021

Fri 29 Oct 2021

Dionne Warwick is a six-time Grammy Award-winning singer, actress & television host.

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Sat 30 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - The Bon Jovi Experience

Sat 30 Oct 2021

Looking for the ultimate Bon Jovi tribute? Look no further than The Bon Jovi Experience, the official tribute band to Bon Jovi, endorsed by the man himself.

Sun 31 Oct 2021

Beth Hart

Sun 31 Oct 2021

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Beth Hart and her band will return to the UK in 2021.

Tue 2 Nov 2021

Tim Peake: My Journey To Space

Tue 2 Nov 2021

Join Tim Peake on an epic and thrilling journey to the International Space Station as part of his first-ever UK tour.

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Wed 3 Nov 2021

Rescheduled Date - Clannad

Wed 3 Nov 2021

The multi-award-winning Clannad has without doubt done more than any other group to take Irish music and the Irish language to a worldwide audience.

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Fri 5 Nov 2021

Rescheduled Date - Jools Holland

Fri 5 Nov 2021

Jools Holland and The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will once again take their much-loved annual tour around the UK.

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Sat 6 Nov 2021

Rescheduled Date - Swan Lake

Sat 6 Nov 2021

Swan Lake returns to York Barbican, presented in classic Russian style with a full orchestra.

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Sun 7 Nov 2021

Rescheduled Date - Russell Watson: 20th Anniversary of The Voice

Sun 7 Nov 2021

Russell will celebrate 20 years since his debut album was released.

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Mon 8 Nov 2021

Rescheduled Date - Jason Donovan: Even More Good Reasons

Mon 8 Nov 2021

Jason can’t wait to play his first music concert tour in four years with his ‘Even More Good Reasons’ tour, don’t miss it!

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Wed 10 Nov 2021

Rescheduled Date - Gabrielle: Rise Again Tour 2021

Wed 10 Nov 2021

Gabrielle returns to York Barbican

Thu 11 Nov 2021

Seasick Steve

Thu 11 Nov 2021

Seasick Steve returns for a headline show in support of his latest album, ‘Blues in Mono’. For these special, intimate shows entitled the “Just Steve, A Guitar and You Tour”, Steve will be performing solo.

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12 - 14 Nov 2021

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

12 - 14 Nov 2021

The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show

27 Nov - 5 Dec 2021

Betway UK Snooker Championship 2021

27 Nov - 5 Dec 2021

The Betway UK Snooker Championship returns to York in 2021, with Ronnie O'Sullivan, Judd Trump and many more.

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Wed, 08 December 2021

LOVE ACTUALLY IN CONCERT

Wed, 08 December 2021

Love Actually, the seasonal romcom that has become a revelation and synonymous for so many with the festive period, will tour the UK in winter 2021 with a full orchestra performing its soundtrack live to picture, in what is becoming an annual highlight of the holiday calendar.

Thu 9 Dec 2021

Katherine Ryan: Missus

Thu 9 Dec 2021

Katherine Ryan makes a hugely welcome return to the stage with her brand-new live show, Missus.

Fri 10 Dec 2021

The Overtones

Fri 10 Dec 2021

Multi-platinum selling vocal harmony group, The Overtones are delighted to announce their 10th Anniversary Tour!

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Sat 11 Dec 2021

Rescheduled Date - Levellers

Sat 11 Dec 2021

The Levellers are heading to York Barbican in 2021!

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Sun 12 Dec 2021

Rescheduled Date - Jack Dee: Off The Telly

Sun 12 Dec 2021

Join comedian Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment in his brand new stand-up tour.

Wed 15 Dec 2021

Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love: The Meat Loaf Story

Wed 15 Dec 2021

Critically acclaimed Steve Steinman brings you his smash hit production Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story: It’s all about the music!

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16 - 17 Dec 2021

Rescheduled Dates - Jason Manford: Like Me

16 - 17 Dec 2021

‘Like Me’ is Jason’s latest comic offering is sure to be ‘expert observational comedy’, mixed with ‘comic gold’.

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18 - 19 Dec 2021

Rescheduled Dates - Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan!

18 - 19 Dec 2021

Join Alan as he muses upon the things that make his life weird and wonderful.

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Mon, 20 December 2021

Rescheduled Date - Kate Rusby

Mon, 20 December 2021

Folk singer Kate Rusby will return to York Barbican in December 2021 for another edition of her Christmas tour.

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14 - 15 Jan 2022

Rescheduled Dates - Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan!

14 - 15 Jan 2022

Join Alan as he muses upon the things that make his life weird and wonderful.

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Fri 21 Jan 2022

Rescheduled Date - From The Jam + The Selecter

Fri 21 Jan 2022

From the Jam are celebrating the 40th anniversary of 'Sound Affects', the 5th studio album by The Jam, by performing it in full plus more classics by The Jam.

Sat 22 Jan 2022

Calling Planet Earth

Sat 22 Jan 2022

A new romantic symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical era’s of all time – the electrifying ’80s!

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Fri 4 Feb 2022

Rescheduled Date - The Musical Box Presents: A Genesis Extravaganza - Part III

Fri 4 Feb 2022

As the only band ever licensed and supported by Genesis and Peter Gabriel, The Musical Box presents a new, never performed show in 2021.

Sun 6 Feb 2022

Rescheduled Date - Rob Brydon: A Night of Songs & Laughter

Sun 6 Feb 2022

Featuring a sensational live band, 'A Night of Songs & Laughter' tells Rob's personal musical journey from South Wales to Hollywood and back.

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Thu 10 Feb 2022

Rescheduled Date - Jason Fox: Life At The Limit

Thu 10 Feb 2022

Jason Fox is a former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces Sergeant.

Thu 17 Feb 2022

Paul Carrack

Thu 17 Feb 2022

One of the most revered voices in music and will return to the delight his legions of admirers on the Good and Ready tour 2022.

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Fri 18 Feb 2022

Rescheduled Date - Anton & Erin: Showtime

Fri 18 Feb 2022

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple on their brand new tour in 2022.

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Wed 23 Feb 2022

Rescheduled Date - Friends! The Musical Parody

Wed 23 Feb 2022

Friends! The Musical Parody is a hilarious good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show.

Thu 24 Feb 2022

Jimeoin: Turn It Up!

Thu 24 Feb 2022

A brilliant evening of world-class comedy from the Irishman internationally celebrated as one of live stand-up’s true masters.

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Fri 25 Feb 2022

Rescheduled Date - Soul II Soul: Club Classics

Fri 25 Feb 2022

Iconic British band Soul II Soul take their acclaimed Club Classics tour back on the road, paying tribute to their legendary debut album, ‘Club Classics Vol 1’.

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Sat 5 Mar 2022

The Best Of Bowie

Sat 5 Mar 2022

David Bowie’s former bandmates Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey get ready to launch their new Bowie project, featuring Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory plus the all-star Holy Holy band.

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Sun 6 Mar 2022

Rescheduled Date - Lisa Marie Performing Arts 20th Year Anniversary Show

Sun 6 Mar 2022

Lisa Marie Performing Arts celebrate their 20th anniversary this March with a spectacular show!

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Wed 9 Mar 2022

Rescheduled Date - Giovanni Pernice: This Is Me

Wed 9 Mar 2022

Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Giovanni Pernice is back with a brand new show, Giovanni Pernice: This is Me!

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Tue 22 Mar 2022

Rescheduled Date - Jerome Remblance

Tue 22 Mar 2022

Jerome Remblance is a local businessman from Pocklington, who aside from business has always been a musical talent.

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Mon 4 Apr 2022

Rescheduled Date - Diversity: Connected

Mon 4 Apr 2022

After nine sell-out UK tours, Diversity have announced one of their biggest UK tour to date.

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Tue, 05 April 2022

Rescheduled Date - Paul Weller

Tue, 05 April 2022

Paul Weller gets back on the road in 2021 to play a further 19 dates across the UK and Ireland.

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Thu 7 Apr 2022

Rescheduled Date - Remembering The Oscars

Thu 7 Apr 2022

Fresh from another sell-out tour, Aljaz and Janette will be returning with their brand new show Remembering The Oscars.

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Fri, 08 April 2022

Rescheduled Date - Bootleg Beatles

Fri, 08 April 2022

The world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critical acclaim with their flawless recreation of the greatest songbook of all time.

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Sat 16 Apr 2022

Rescheduled Date - Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets

Sat 16 Apr 2022

The tour will see the band further expand their repertoire and will play songs from Pink Floyd's early catalogue up to the 1972 album ‘Obscured by Clouds’.

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Fri 06 May 2022

Rescheduled Date - The Shires

Fri 06 May 2022

The UK’s best-selling country act returns with their eagerly awaited forthcoming album ‘Good Years’.

Sat 7 May 2022

Test Match Special Live

Sat 7 May 2022

Spend an evening with Phil Tufnell, Michael Vaughan and Jonathan Agnew, as they take you inside the famous TMS commentary box and share memories from their remarkable playing careers.

Thu 12 May 2022

Jason Manford: Like Me

Thu 12 May 2022

‘Like Me’ is Jason’s latest comic offering is sure to be ‘expert observational comedy’, mixed with ‘comic gold’.

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27 - 28 May 2022

Rescheduled Date - Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynics Mixtape

27 - 28 May 2022

Romesh Ranganathan returns to York Barbican with his most brutally honest show yet, The Cynics Mixtape.

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Tue 7 Jun 2022

Rescheduled Date - Jeff Beck

Tue 7 Jun 2022

Legendary guitarist and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Beck will take to the York Barbican stage in 2022.

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Sat 11 June 2022

RESCHEDULED DATE - Rob Lamberti: A Celebration of the Songs & Music of George Michael

Sat 11 June 2022

From the live final of ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ to being hired by George Michael himself to promote his 25 Live albums, this is a performer in a different league.