Folk Sunday – The Hardy Perennials

Folk Sunday – The Hardy Perennials

On the second to last Sunday of every month from 2pm  The Hotbox hosts ‘Folk Sunday’, bringing together a broad church of folk and roots music with eclectic DJ Sets featuring everything from trad. to weird-folk, Balkan gypsy to Americana and blues, and a folk orientated open mic/floor spot (players get free entry), hosted by Joe Harvey, where the more fiddlers and squeezeboxers the better. On top of that, every Folk Sunday features a full set from a fabulous featured folk artist/band drawing on the local Essex folk scene and an array acclaimed artists from further afield too.  Creating the atmosphere of a great all day folk session, Folk Sundays aim to create a hub for local folk fans and over a few choice ales, a real musical community. Only £5.00 entry for 8 plus hours of fantastic roots and folk , and access to 50 beers and a wide selection of spirits.  With easy access to bus and train station, and situated in the heart of the city, we are expecting Folk Sundays to become a popular slot in the local folk calendar. Let’s make some new traditions.

To kick off the brand ‘guitar-twanging’ new Folk Sunday slot this May, we have eclectically folky DJ sets, where everything from Stick In The Wheel to Steeleyespan, and John Francis Flynn to The Pogues,  rub shoulders with world, Americana and classic trad to create a communal coming together of enough roots music to fill your toe tapping boots with.  There’s also an open mic floor spot where all finger picking balladeers and blazing fiddle players welcome to kick up a folk storm in the cosy setting of the Hotbox and on top of all this, there will also be a fab full band set from Chelmsford based folksters The Hardy Perennials. Known for their original self penned songs/rompingly ramshackle live performances, playing tracks off their debut album a great afternoon of folk flavoured melody is in the offing, and the start of something folkin’ special in the Hotbox monthly calendar is we hope, going to find its feet! We cater for every conceivable kind of folk; all welcome and the more the merrier!


Doors open 2.00pm     

2.00-2.45  Folk Playlist

2.45-3.30 Regular Folk vinyl DJ Set: 

3.30-4.30 Open Mic Floor Spot

4.30-5.00  Folk playlist/Second DJ set

5.00—7.30pm Main Featured Artists   -Two Sets of 40mins 

8.00-10.00 – Folk Playlist/DJ Set/Acoustic Singaround at the bar….

Additional Details

Ticket Price - Free Event

Event Expiry Date - 23-05-22

Expiry Date - 23-05-22


Date And Time

22-05-22 @ 02:00 PM to
11:00 PM

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