Man The Lifeboats

Saturday 21 October, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts
01449 774678
Man The Lifeboats @ John Peel Centre

Man The Lifeboats began life in a shanty-punk folk moshpit in 2016. Skinny Lister and Holy Moly & the Crackers were the two bands that lit the fire and blew the roof of the Garage that night.

Fast forward 6 years and 100 gigs and counting and Man The Lifeboats are an established band ploughing their furrow on the festival circuit, winning over audiences at Warwick, Swanage, Beardy Folk, Folk in a Field, Bearded Theory, Deepdale, Ragged Bear and more, drawing comparisons to Bellowhead, Waterboys, Oysterband, the Levellers, and those folk-punk heroes the Pogues.

The second album Soul Of Albion hit no27 in the Official Folk Charts in 2022. Recorded at Rockfield Studios, it sounds like Led Zeppelin arm-wrestling Shane McGowan in a Birmingham brewery, like Jimbob and Fruitbat fronting Fairport Convention, like The Albion Band turned up to 11 with their fiddles on fire. Tonic for these troubled times.

+ Support TBC


“9/10. A stomping musical cocktail of alchemic proportions” OUTLINE MAGAZINE

“Sounds like The Men They Couldn’t Hang at their height meet The Clash  – it’s a belter” FOLKING.COM

“Think The Pogues in overdrive with the breath of the Dropkick Murphys down their necks” TURN UP THE VOLUME

 “Combining swirling punk-folk with biting politics. My kinda band.” TURN UP THE VOLUME


Doors open 7.30pm

Tickets £12.00

Standing tickets

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(fee applies) or call our Box Office on 01449 774678 (open 10am to 2pm weekdays).

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