Kate Rusby: Spring Tour 2022
Thu 12 May
Kate Rusby, often hailed as the ‘First Lady of Folk’, celebrates an amazing 30 years as a professional musician in 2022 with the release of a brand new album 30 : Happy Returns (Pure Records) on May 6 and a 21-date tour, taking her the length and breadth of the UK, during April and May.
Her impressive 30-year career has seen Kate release 19 widely praised albums and net a Mercury Music Prize early on in 1999. More awards and accolades followed, including two honorary doctorates. She’s headlined major venues around the UK, from the Royal Albert Hall to Cambridge Folk Festival, and internationally, and also established her own successful record company, Pure Records, alongside her family.
Kate’s music has been used in various films and TV shows over the years, including Ricky Gervais’ Afterlife Series 3 (Netflix), Ruth Jones’ Stella (Sky 1), Heartlands starring Michael Sheen (Miramax) and throughout series 1 and 2 of Jennifer Saunders’ Jam And Jerusalem (BBC), to name but a few. She has attracted numerous celebrity fans along the way too, including Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, Brian Cox, Ade Edmondson and Paul Weller.