Platform Festival 2021
Powered by evocative songcraft, jaw-dropping guitar playing, and indefinable spirit, this venerable icon holds a coveted spot on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and counts a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association in Nashville, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC Awards among his many accolades.
Moreover, Time touted his anthem, "1952 Vincent BlackLightning" on its "100 Greatest Songs Since 1923" list. Thompson was co-founder of the ground-breaking Fairport Convention, which virtually invented British folk rock in the 1960s, and his influence can't be overstated. Everybody from Robert Plant, Don Henley, and Elvis Costello to REM, Sleater-Kinney and David Byrne have covered his music.
"The finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix." - Los Angeles Times
This show was rescheduled from 15th July 2020.
Former member of Fairport Convention and one of England's most respected singer/songwriters whose live performances are enjoyed across the world, and whose new material is on a par with the classics he wrote decades ago. Being described as 'the English Bob Dylan' is a fair comparison, only Richard is a good few years younger!
See 7 tour dates featuring Richard Thompson
The Old Station
- Railway Street
- YO42 2NJ