Great Exhibition of the North

Mr Steve Drayton's Record Player

Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Mr Drayton’s Potted History of Northern Pop!

Vinylophile – and know-it-all – Mr Drayton celebrates the music from the original Northern Powerhouse – The Pop Music Scene!

Join Mr Drayton as he attempts to explain the beauty and mystery of Northern Music in a series of events taking in the best music north of Watford and beyond, playing classic albums, on vinyl, as they should be heard – from start to finish.

A wander across the decades, with music that influenced everyone, got our feet dancing and put songs in our hearts. All events come with handpicked slideshow and fun size music quiz with lamentable prizes.

Dates & Times

Saturday 23 June | Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 5pm – 7pm
The Housemartins vs The Beautiful South

Sunday 24 June | Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 5pm – 7pm
Steve McQueen – Prefab Sprout

Wednesday 27 June | Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 6pm – 8pm
Dare – The Human League vs Penthouse and Pavement – Heaven 17

Friday 29 June | Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses

Saturday 30 June | Brasserie, 6pm – 8pm
The Beatles – Please Please Me Vs Sgt Pepper

Part of Great Exhibition of the North

The Great Exhibition of the North 2018 is a summer of amazing exhibits, inspired technology, vibrant street performance, cutting edge culture and magical experiences. Get out and explore! 22 June – 9 September Find out more about the Great Exhibition of the North.

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