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27 June 2018 at 11:53 am

Autumn music at the Drill Hall

Article Author:
Edward Dixon

12 Reasons to be excited for our Autumn music at the Drill!

We are sure you will be as keen as we are to see some of the awesome music acts that will be visiting the Drill Hall this Autumn. Whether you fancy a smattering of the blues with Chantal McGregor and Jack Broadbent , a horde of mind-blowing classical music from Sinfonia Viva and Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, traditional music from Seby Ntege and the Folk Club nights, and so much more!

One thing we are especially delighted to announce is that we can bring you Stolen Fridays, who were called for on social media by our followers, and we have managed to deliver to the Drill Hall.

We have the acts, no matter what kind of gig you’d love to see! Looking for a relaxing afternoon show of classical music, take a look at LICMF. Prefer an evening show of some of the best guitar playing around? Look no further than Jack Broadbent.


BBC Proms live at Lincoln Drill Hall (4th August)

Stravinsky The Soldier’s Tale
Hebrides Ensemble
William Conway = conductor

Following the success of last year’s ‘Proms at …’ concert in Hull, the BBC Proms once again travels outside London, this time to our very own Lincoln Drill Hall. We know! Incredible right?!

We’re honoured to have been chosen to host a staged performance of Stravinsky’s First World War music-theatre piece The Soldier’s Tale. William Conway conducts the Hebrides Ensemble in this tale of a young man who sells his soul (and his violin) to the Devil in exchange for untold wealth – or so it seems.


Chantel McGregor (31st August)

Chantel returns after headlining our Blues Festival not so long ago. Those that saw her will say how brilliant a show she puts on. As part of her 2018 U.K. tour, Chantel McGregor has included some exclusive and intimate solo acoustic shows.

Chantel will be debuting new songs, reworking tracks from her previous two albums and performing some rare cover versions. This is a one off show not to be missed.


LICMFs (4th September, 2nd October, 30th October)

Our regular collaboration with Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival has brought in a whole host of huge internationally recognised classical musicians to the city. With these shows to come up in our Autumn season, we recommend saving the dates.

Keep an eye on our website and social media for the upcoming line-ups.




Leveret (13th September)


Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians. The three guys are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments.

Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret’s music is not arranged in the conventional sense and instead they rely on mutual trust, listening and responding. Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music making that is truly spontaneous and yet deeply timeless.

“Classy players … their intuitive way with tunes is glorious.” Mojo


Seby Ntege (20th September)

Seby Ntege is a singer songwriter from the Busoga region in the eastern part of Uganda, known for its great tradition of multi-instrumentalists.

In line with the tradition, Seby is a master of a variety of traditional instruments from his country including akogo thumb piano (a.k.a. kalimba), endongo lyre, adungu harp, percussion and endingidi, a one-string fiddle.

This performance from the Seby Ntege Band is part of the Lincolnshire One Venues programme EVOLVE, a county wide schools focussed programme in partnership with Lincolnshire Music Education Hub and funded by Youth Music. A music event created by local schools and inspired by Seby will take place at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre in early 2019.

Folk clubs (22nd September, 3rd November)

The Folk Club nights have been a huge success since starting this year. With previous headliners such as Greg Russell, Johnny Dickinson and John Kirkpatrick- you know it is going to be a phenomenal couple of gigs. With a relaxed atmosphere and talented instrumentalists, what is not to love?


Sinfonia Viva (30th Septmber)

With Soloist Benedict Holland

Mozart ‐ Cassation in G
Puccini – Chrysanthemum
Vaughan Williams ‐ Charter House Suite
Haydn ‐ Symphony No.43

An exceptional mixture of musical masterpieces shape the Autumn concert Serenades, Songs and Symphonies. With a sprinkle of magic from Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Puccini and Haydn, this concert see’s the Orchestra in ambitiously epic form


Jack Broadbent (7th October)

Following from his incredible appearance at here last year, Jack is back! Hailed as “The new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival and “The real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins- Jack Broadbent has spent the past year wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar, and poignant folk and blues inspired vocals.

Don’t miss the unforgettable musical experience that is Jack Broadbent live. This is one that will certainly sell-out quickly.


Adam Holmes & the Embers (21st October)

27-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest rising stars on the UK roots music scene. He has influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of soul and Americana.


LSO (27th October)

Soloist: Phil Richards
Conductor: Neville Turner
Leader: Caroline Siriwardena

The programme is as follows:-

Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D Major, Op. 73
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto
Prokofiev: “The Sleigh Ride” from Lieutenant Kije Suite


Stolen Fridays (1st November)

A few months back we asked who YOU would love to see at the Drill Hall. Loads of people said that they would love to see Stolen Fridays grace the Drill Hall stage. So we delivered! This gig is a big thank you for those that support us at the Drill Hall.

Playing hits from a bit of 50s Rock & Roll through to the current chart, with a great deal of 80s pop thrown in! Come along for what surely will be a night to remember- whether you are a Stolen Friday fan or want to see who everyone is raving about.


2Q Festival (3rd November)

We are psyched to be a part of this city-wide music festival! They will play throughout the city, with a wide mix of both local and nationally touring bands. Check it out for some huge upcoming bands.

 Shortlisted in the Best Newcomer & Best Metropolitan Festival Categories at the UK Festival Awards 2016 & 2017.



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