4 August 2023

7.30pm performance

The Shires are the UK’s biggest country music export. Their achievements speak for themselves: four consecutive UK top five albums, a quintet of number one UK Country albums, 100 million+ streams, two Gold-certified records, and countless sold-out shows, including their fabulous Gawsworth debut in 2019.

The duo – Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes – formed a decade ago, and have since amassed a legion of fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Breaking through in 2014 with their single Nashville Grey Skies, a playful song about Britain needing its own country scene, their debut album Brave became the first British country album to enter the UK Top Ten. While their follow-up, My Universe, became the fastest selling British country album of all time, reaching the top three in the UK Charts.

More recently they have released a succession of acclaimed hit albums – Accidentally On Purpose, Good Years, and 2022’s 10 year plan.

Performances take place on a large festival stage in front of the Hall. The seating area is uncovered.

Please bring your own garden chair. Gazebos, fishing brollies, parasols etc are allowed, but not in the main seating area.

No children under six years old may attend performances.

(Price includes £2.00 booking fee)