Holt Festival
8:15 pm20:15

Holt Festival

  • Holt Festival


John Illsley of Dire Straits

Saturday 30th July | 8.15pm
Theatre in the Woods view festival venue map »

John Illsley and his band including ex DireStraits guitarist Phil Palmer performing the music of Dire Straits including:

Money for Nothing – Tunnel of Love

Sultans of Swing – Walk of Life

Romeo and Juliet and Brothers in Arms

Plus songs from John’s solo albums.

As John says "..... I know how this music should feel”

Tickets: £28 / £5 Concessions

"Though he was at Glastonbury to promote an album recorded with his new band, Dire Straits bassist John Illsley still found time for a few classics during his Saturday afternoon performance at the Acoustic Stage. Looking every bit like a rock n roll Bill Nighy, Illsley launched into a ferocious rendition of Sultans of Swing, it could have been 1978 all over again." – Daily Telegraph, Glastonbury 2014: the best moments

Southampton - The Brook
7:00 pm19:00

Southampton - The Brook

  • The Brook

John will be taking the stage with session legend Robbie McIntosh (Paul McCartney, The Pretenders, Tom Jones), playing well known Dire Straits hits and songs from his new album 'Long Shadows'.

The performance is being filmed and recorded for a future release. 

The Boisdale Club
9:45 pm21:45

The Boisdale Club

  • Boisale Club

"Jools Holland, Boisdale’s Patron of Music presents the best in jazz, blues and soul. 

Boisdale of Canary Wharf is a two-floor venue overlooking Cabot Square which comprises a restaurant, four private dining rooms, Oyster Bar & Grill with a terrace, whisky bar, Cuban Cigar Library & shop and live music venue.

Dire Straits founder member, John Illsley and his band, including ex D.S. guitarist Phil Palmer perform the music of Dire Straits - including Money for Nothing, Tunnel of Love, Sultans of Swing, Walk of Life, Romeo and Juliet and Brothers in Arms"

Curious Arts Festival
Jul 19

Curious Arts Festival

  • Curious Arts Festival

John and his band will be playing the festival this summer along with a whole host of musicians, comedians and authors. The festival runs from the 17th-19th of July and tickets are available for the weekend as well as individual days.  

See the website for more information.

Silverstone Rock 'n' Race
12:00 pm12:00

Silverstone Rock 'n' Race

  • Silverstone Rock 'n' Race
Variety Patrons invites you to Silverstone Rock'n'Race
Silverstone Rock'n'Race for Patrons of Variety, Friday 3rd July
Please contact jo-anne.brown@variety.org.uk for more details

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