Blaenavonception: Blaenavon announce gig in namesake town

BLAENAVON TO PLAY A SPECIAL GIG IN WELSH TOWN 'BLAENAVON' WHICH INSPIRED THEM FOR BAND NAME

That's Your Lot was released on Friday 7 April 2017 via Transgressive Records. Photo: Scott Witt

Blaenavon are playing a show next month in the Welsh town that gave them their name.

The very special date on Wednesday 10 May will be at Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall and feature the 100-year-old Blaenavon Male Voice Choir.

Blaenavon – the town – has a population of around 6,000 and the date is obviously more ceremonial than massive blow-out show.

The band, meanwhile, have just completed their UK tour, and released debut album That’s Your Lot on Transgressive last Friday.

It’s a hefty head-to-head, then, which singer-guitarist Ben Gregory describes as a show the band have been “talking about for years”.

The location is about 30 minutes from Newport and around an hour from the English cities of Hereford and Gloucester.

Blaenavon’s more conventional live sets over the summer include appearances at Kendal Calling, Y NOT, Tramlines, Reading and Leeds Festival.

The Modern Record