Concert - Friday Night
The Queen’s Hall    7:30pm - 10.00pm
Tickets £18/£15 from the Queen's Hall Box Office, Under 16s £8 with an adult

Bottle Bank Band

Bottle Bank Band brings together the talents of four Tyneside fiddlers: Sophy Ball, Chloe Jones, David Jones and Stewart Hardy. The band takes its name from the one-time residence of Tyneside’s most famous fiddling son, James Hill. Their repertoire is firmly rooted in but by no means limited to the North East of England - a region which enjoys a centuries old tradition of fiddle playing. Individually the members of Bottle Bank Band have all established reputations as outstanding musicians. In this combination, they create an exciting and exhilarating musical landscape: the glorious sound of four fiddles, rich in harmony and captivating arrangements and underpinned by an instinctive understanding of traditional playing.


Powerful horns, toe-tapping fiddle and contagious rhythms characterise Habadekuk – one of Denmark’s leading folk bands, guaranteed to get you on the dance floor.

With a vibrant mix of folk, rock, salsa and big band jazz, the lively eight-man band catapults old folk melodies into the 21st century. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes and rough n’ ready sailor songs in an unforgettable live experience.

Their debut album “Hopsadaddy” was awarded Album of the Year at Danish Music Awards 2011 (Danish Grammys). Habadekuk released their latest album “Kaffepunch” during summer 2014. The album won Folk Album of the Year at DMA Folk 2014, and the band also received the prestigious Tradition Award for a second time.

The Bottle Bank Band