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Published on 16 December 2019
Event date: 12/11/2020 19:00 - 20:00 Export event
**RESCHEDULED TO 12 NOVEMBER 2021**
Original Tickets remain valid.
To celebrate their 50th Anniversary, Focus bring their brand new tour to Carlisle.
With their unique progressive rock Focus manifested themselves at the start of the seventies as the most successful and the most appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Their success culminating in the huge hits such as the popular ‘Hocus Pocus’ and the internationally acclaimed ‘Sylvia’
After an initial careful comeback which resulted in the well received albums "Focus 8" and ‘Focus 9/New Skin’, the band are now back on the frontline, with a fantastic line-up! Of course the founder member and musical genius Thijs van Leer is still holding the fort. Also back in his old spot is Pierre van der Linden, the drummer who is internationally renowned for his rhythmic skills, and who was and still is a defining factor in the whole Focus sound having joined the band in 1972. Guitarist Menno Gootjes who participated in Focus at an earlier stage and acclaimed Bass player Udo Pannakeet complete the bands line up.
A new Focus era has arrived. In late 2018 the band released Focus 11 to huge acclaim. There is a rejuvenated passion in the new compositions, which adorn the new album and they tour in 2020 to celebrate the Band’s 50 Anniversary.
"Our music is evolution, not revolution", Thijs van Leer once said about the music of Focus. Well now, the evolution is at full pace.
Thijs van Leer - Hammond-orgel, flute and vocals
Menno Gootjes- guitar
Udo Pannakeet - bass
Pierre van der Linden - drums
Tickets are £21.50 (£23.50 on the door) and are available online and via OFS.
THIS IS A SEATED SHOW
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POSTPONED: Hayseed Dixie
**RESCHEDULED TO 5 MARCH 2021**
Original tickets remain valid.
Banjo fuelled Rockgrass where AC/DC meet Hank Williams
POSTPONED: A Game of Two Halves
**THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO 23 APRIL 2021**
original tickets will remain valid for the new date.
A game of Two Halves – An Evening with former Carlisle United Owner Michael Knighton to celebrate 25 years since the Blues' trip to Wembley for the 1995 Football League Trophy Final.
Tickets are £12 and are available via OFS and Online.
POSTPONED: Carlisle Gin Festival
**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 16/17 APRIL 2021**
JOIN THE GIN PARTY ATMOSPHERE AND BE SPOILT FOR CHOICE WITH OVER 100 CAREFULLY SELECTED GINS UNDER ONE ROOF!
Friday 2 October - Evening: 6pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 3 October - Afternoon: 12noon to 4.30pm
Saturday 3 October - Evening: 6pm to 10.30pm
Tickets are £12.50 (+ Booking Fee) and are available online.
CANCELLED: The Smiths Ltd
**THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED**
With an authenticity and provenance that’s hard to beat The Smiths Ltd are the ultimate tribute.
The Smiths Ltd were formed in Manchester, UK the hometown of The Smiths.
After an extensive search to find the perfect Morrissey, the band played their first gig to an audience of avid Smiths fans. The response was spectacular, and the band now plays at venues and festivals all over the UK. Highlights include playing in front of a 2500 capacity crowd at The Manchester Academy to over 4000 on the main stage at Bestival, Camp Bestival and Kendal Calling.
Tickets are £12.50 (£15.00 on the door) and are available online and direct from OFS.
THIS IS A STANDING SHOW