The South at Texfest 2018

The South formerly known as The Beautiful South will be performing at Texfest!

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Date published: 23rd Feb 2018

The South

When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn?t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet?
Two years later, singers Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler, alongside life long members Damon Butcher (keys), Gaz Birtles (sax) and Tony Robinson (trumpet), came out of retirement and formed the 9 piece band, The South.

And so The South embarked on their journey. Celebrating the Beautiful South legacy and great songs of their own, the band continues performing the classic songs including: A Little Time ? the number one single, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes, Good as Gold, Don?t Marry Her. All performed again live, these songs span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989!

Fast forward to 2017 and its all change. Dave Hemingway has announced his retirement from the live music scene, Damon Butcher now resides in Ireland thereby leaving the band and Tony Robinson has moved on to pastures new.

It was time for The South to regroup and have a rethink. With the support from their amazing fans, they were encouraged to strive onwards. Right under their nose was an obvious choice. Up stepped long time sax player Gaz Birtles to take centre stage and take over the male vocal duties. As well as performing with The Beautiful South and within The South, Gaz has also had success in his own right as a singer songwriter. Quite handy he should also know the back catalogue of Beautiful South songs too!

Also welcomed into the fold, comes the amazing keyboard player ? Andy Price, with years of experience playing along side Ska legend Laurel Aitken, Blues guitar maestro, Ainsley Lister. Happy Mondays? Bez. The Drifters. Jersey Budd

We are also excited to welcome to the band the new sax player Su Robinson. Su has had a wealth of live experience with such legends as Prince Buster, The Specials? Horace Panters band, Uptown Ska Collective as well as sitting in with The South on the few occasions Gaz Birtles couldn?t make it.

Long time trumpet replacement for Tony Robinson, Gareth John, is now established as a permanent fixture. His past glories include working alongside members of the Happy Mondays, Fun Lovin? Criminals, The Specials, Vintage Trouble and many more.
With the new reshuffle complete, The South are a full team again and raring to go! Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic Beautiful South songs along with songs from The South?s debut album ?Sweet Refrains? and maybe even new material in the future too.

Come on! Let?s Carry On? Regardless!

The South are;

Alison Wheeler (Vocals), Gaz Birtles (Vocals), Phil Barton (Guitars), Steve Nutter (Bass), Dave Anderson (Drums), Karl Brown (Percussion), Gareth John (Trumpet), Su Robinson (Sax), Andy Price (Keys)

Type of Ticket Price QuantityQty
VIP
Weekend VIP Ticket Upgrade
Please note that this upgrade can only be used in conjunction with an Adult Weekend Ticket
£55.00
(£50.00 + bf)
Weekend tickets
Weekend 3 Day Adult Ticket £75.60
(£70.00 + bf)
Teen Weekend Ticket
Ages 13-15. ID required. Must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.
£44.00
(£40.00 + bf)
Weekend 3 Day Student Ticket
A valid form of I.D to prove you are a student must be shown at the gate
£66.00
(£60.00 + bf)
12's years and under FREE - Weekend Ticket
Under 12s enter completely free! ID required. Must be accompanied by an adult over 21.
£0.00
VIP Weekend 3 Day Adult 16+ Ticket
Luxury Toilets, designated food and cash bar, designated seating/viewing area
£125.60
(£120.00 + bf)
Friday Tickets
Adult 16+ Friday Day Ticket
Valid for entry on Friday only. ID required. Must be accompanied by an adult over 21.
£33.00
(£30.00 + bf)
Student Friday Day Ticket
Valid for entry on Friday only // Valid I.D must be shown
£27.50
(£25.00 + bf)
Teen 13-15 years Friday Day Ticket
Valid for entry on Friday only // ID required. Must be accompanied by an adult over 21.
£22.00
(£20.00 + bf)
12 Years and Under - Friday Day Ticket FREE
Under 12 Day Ticket // ID required. Must be accompanied by an adult over 21.
£0.00
Saturday Tickets
Adult 16+ Saturday Day Ticket
Valid for entry on Saturday only. ID required. Must be accompanied by an adult over 21.
£55.00
(£50.00 + bf)
Student Saturday Day Ticket
Valid for entry on Saturday only // Valid I.D must be shown
£44.00
(£40.00 + bf)
Teen 13-15 years Saturday Day Ticket
Valid for entry on Saturday only // ID required. Must be accompanied by an adult over 21.
£30.25
(£27.50 + bf)
12 Years and Under - Saturday Day Ticket FREE
Under 12 Day Ticket // ID required. Must be accompanied by an adult over 21.
£0.00
Sunday Tickets
Adult 16+ Sunday Day Ticket
Valid for entry on Sunday only // ID required. Must be accompanied with an adult over 21.
£55.00
(£50.00 + bf)
Student Sunday Day Ticket
Valid for entry on Sunday only // Valid I.D must be shown
£44.00
(£40.00 + bf)
Teen 13-15 years Sunday Day Ticket
Valid for entry on Sunday only // ID required. Must be accompanied by an adult over 21.
£30.25
(£27.50 + bf)
12 Years and Under - Sunday Day Ticket FREE
Under 12 Day Ticket // ID required. Must be accompanied by an adult over 21.
£0.00
Deposit Scheme
Weekend 3 Day Student - Deposit Ticket
£22.50 deposit + BF then 3 payments of £22.50
This ticket is part of a payment plan - view terms and conditions
£29.70
(£22.50 + bf)
NOT ON SALE
VIP Weekend 3 Day Adult 16+ Deposit Ticket
£37.50 deposit + BF then 3 payments of £37.50
This ticket is part of a payment plan - view terms and conditions
£49.50
(£37.50 + bf)
NOT ON SALE
Weekend 3 Day Adult 16+ - Deposit Ticket
£25 deposit + BF then 3 payments of £25
This ticket is part of a payment plan - view terms and conditions
£33.00
(£25.00 + bf)
NOT ON SALE
Camping tickets
Weekend Camping Adult and Teen 13+ Ticket (Per Person)
Camping all weekend for Tents/Caravans/Camper-Vans / Does not include entry to festival
£33.00
(£30.00 + bf)
Weekend Camping Child Ticket (per Child)
Camping all weekend for Tents/Caravans/Camper-Vans / Does not include entry to festival
£11.00
(£10.00 + bf)

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