•• Big Burns Supper event, ‘Hope and Social,’ rescheduled for Friday 18th May 2018 ••

Hope and Social make their Dumfries debut at The Venue this month.

Described as “one of the UK’s top five live bands” (The Independent), Hope and Social are renowned for the unique and energetic ways they include and involve an audience at their shows, and this show is no exception.

The band, described as a ‘peoples band’ who were remembered at Glastonbury for handing out 2,500 kazoos to the audience, were originally booked to perform at Big Burns Supper Festival earlier this year, but due to adverse weather conditions, the show had to be postponed to a later date.


Hope and Social, said:

“It’s a big show, there’s a lot of us, and we’re a raucous, rambunctious rabble at the best of times. There’ll be some big sounds, some intimate moments. There’ll be laughs too. We’re serious about our art, but try not to take ourselves too seriously.”

“We can’t wait to come to The Venue to make the lovely noise, get people dancing, make ‘em sing, laugh, run on the spot… maybe even cry a bit, happy tears mind!”


The Yorkshire based group were beamed live to the 300,000,000 TVs across the world for their exhilarating opening ceremony performance of the 2014 Tour De France at Leeds Arena, where they invited 180 other musicians to perform alongside them. They lost one Facebook follower.

Regarded as ‘rousing and joyous’ by The Guardian, Dumfries audiences are encouraged to book tickets in advance for this unique live experience.

Tickets to this event can be bought online at www.bigburnssupper.com and young people aged 14+ and who are accompanied by an adult, can attend.


Notes to Editors:

For more information or media, please contact Jack Finlay at:
jack@bigburnssupper.com or call him on 01387 271 820 /  7769181837.


About Hope and Social

“Rousing. Joyous!” ~ The Guardian

“Stunning UK talent! Really something!!” ~ ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2)

Nine years, six albums, thousands of gigs, Glastonbury, Leeds Arena, and many a pub and front room up and down the country. A peoples’ band at heart, they involve their audiences in as many ways as possible; singing on their records, appearing in their videos and by always making their shows life-affirming experiences.

Hope & Social are renowned for making every gig an event; a band who throw themselves wholeheartedly into every performance and perfectly bridges the gap between the stage and the audience. Anthemic songs, infectious melodies and a formidable live experience.


About Big Burns Supper

Big Burns Supper is Scotland’s landmark Burns Night event which takes place in Dumfries and features a heady mixture of cabaret, comedy, music and entertainment in over 30 different venues as the town goes bonkers for nine days of winter magic.

If you are going to check out Dumfries – this is definitely the time to do it, with events including Burns Night Live – which is streamed live to the world. The festival is also the home of Le Haggis, Scotland’s finest five-star cabaret experience.

2019 dates: 24th January ~ 3rd February




ELEKTRONIKA (formally Electric Theatre Workshop) is a cultural producer which creates platforms for audience engagement through a diverse range of community arts-based programmes, including Big Burns Supper Festival, Carlisle Fringe Festival, Creative Schools, Dumfries Community Choir, Dumfries Youth Theatre and our award winning participatory programmes that have helping to transform the communities we serve. We believe everyone has the right to experience culture.




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