Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 17 July 2022

The Proclaimers

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From the release of ‘This is the Story’ in 1987 to their 11th album ‘Angry Cyclist’ in 2018, the honest, poignant and timeless song writing of Charlie and Craig Reid has ensured The Proclaimers are never far from the collective consciousness, and we are thrilled they will be closing the Main Stage at Folk by the Oak 2022!

On the live circuit The Proclaimers are renowned for sets that delight ardent and casual fans alike, bringing together global anthems such as ‘I’m Gonna Be’ with newer material from their incredible catalogue of music crafted over the last 34 years. Their 12th studio album will be released this summer.

The Proclaimers have carved out a niche for themselves in the netherworld where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide. They have enjoyed Gold and Platinum singles and albums around the globe, inspired a musical, play and critically acclaimed film, and won a legion of dedicated fans.

Their songs capture a gamut of human emotions, written emotional honesty, political fire and wit, and The Proclaimers sound as fresh and distinctive now as when they made their breakthrough in the mid-1980s. We know that their performance will be an incredible finale to our festival!

...their abilities as songwriters and performers of heart and quality remain transcendent.

- The Scotsman / Edinburgh -

The Proclaimers have a formidable songbook, one that captures a cross section of society, whether they touch on politics, life, love and all that surrounds that, they connect.

- Inverness Gigs -

The Proclaimers are one of those bands who are as good live as on their CDs ... An act that it is definitely worth seeing live.

- Cambridge Independent -