30 July

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    8:00pm (7:15 Doors)


    £10 general admission (standing gig)


    River Mills Ballroom, Selby


A special closing party to end the first Selby Arts Festival, come party with us and some very special guests

BBC Introducing stars Patch and the Giant will be bringing their indie-folk sound to Selby, combining soaring anthems with beautiful harmonies you can’t help but fall in love with. Don’t miss this chance for a night of brilliant live music… and discover your new favourite band!

River Mills Ballroom is a stunning newly redeveloped space in Ousegate Mill in the centre of Selby and will play host to our closing event

Support on the night comes from local singer / songwriter Fiona Lee & Nick Edward Harris on what promises to be a fitting closing to this years festival.

‘Patch & The Giant have a rare degree of maturity in their work. Fresh-sounding folk song writing, the band’s sound – patchwork yet refined – has gradually evolved to occupy its own universe.’
Clash Magazine

‘Talented and diverse, it’s eclectic stuff of the highest calibre’

FATEA Magazine

‘Forget the label of folk – this is music that will fill the soul. Their ability to make everything from a soaring sing-a-long to the softest harmony sound anthemic separates them from the crowd.’
For Folk’s Sake

Acclaimed indie-folk quintet Patch & The Giant are a dynamic troupe of musicians who have fast become a genuine force within the UK alt-folk scene, since releasing their debut EP ‘​The Boatswain’s Refuge’ on Folkroom Records in 2013 (produced by BBC Folk Award winner Ben Walker). National radio support has come from BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 and Amazing Radio and the band have been showcased by BBC Introducing as a featured artist. They’ve also had loyal support from the blog community and have recorded live sessions for the BBC’s legendary ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, Bandstand Busking, Songs From The Shed, Sofar Sounds and many more.

They’ve  been winning over crowds on the festival circuit, playing everywhere from Green Man Festival, Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Folk Festival and Larmer Tree Festival, to Wilderness, Deershed, BoomTown Fair and Standon Calling. Patch & The Giant’s members are also frequently seen to collaborate and have performed or recorded with a long list of artists such as Matthew & The Atlas, To Kill A King,

Keston Cobblers’ Club, St Leonard’s Horses and Speech Debelle. They’ve played their own headline tours around the country alongside performances at some of London’s most iconic venues, including Cecil Sharp House, Bush Hall and Scala.

Patch & The Giant are:

Luke Owen – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, ukulele
Angie Rance – backing vocals, accordion, trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, harmonica, mandolin Gabriel Merryfield – violin, drums
Derek Yau – cello, double bass
Nick Harris – backing vocals, bass guitar, percussion, acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo

Please be aware there is no car parking at the venue, there are a number of pay & display car parks situated within the town and within close walking distance to the venue.