Tickets are now available for this year’s South West TUC-organised event with Billy Bragg, Seth Lakeman and The Beat

Tim Lezard Europe, UK,

Tolpuddle 2014Tickets for the 2015 Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival go on sale today.

Organised by the South West TUC, the event runs from July 17th to 19th in Dorset, with Billy Bragg making a welcome return. Also appearing are 2-Tone legends The Beat, folk singers Seth Lakeman and Naomi Bedford, and socialist R & B favourites Thee Faction.

Speakers on the Sunday include TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady, TUC president Leslie Manasseh, Angela Eagle MP and Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner.

Jonny and The Baptists, Dana Immanuel and Irish punks Neck play in the marquee on Saturday night, with all-female indie ban The Tuts, Chris T-T and the Hoodrats and Curtis Eller’s American Circus performing on Friday night.

The event remembers the six farmworkers who, in 1834, were transported to Australia after forming a trade union to campaign for a pay rise.

Details of tickets are here.


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