Fisherman’s Friends to play York Barbican and Bridlington Spa on Rock The Boat Tour

Fisherman’s Friends: Booked for York Barbican return in November 2024

CORNISH “buoy band” Fisherman’s Friends will play York Barbican on November 8 2024 on their Rock The Boat Tour.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday at 10am at or

The 26-date itinerary will span next January to November, taking in a second Yorkshire gig at Bridlington Spa on February 10.

For more than 30 years, Fisherman’s Friends have gathered on the Platt of their native Port Isaac to sing the songs of the sea; songs that in some cases have been handed down for hundreds of years; songs that connect them to generations of Cornish fishermen.

The poster for Fisherman’s Friends’ Rock The Boat Tour

A decade ago, they signed a million-pound record deal that saw their album Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends go gold as they became the first ever traditional folk act to land a British top ten album. 

Fisherman’s Friends now have nine albums to their name, two feature films, a stage musical, a book and a television documentary, along with playing for royalty and to tens of thousands of fans in sell-out tours year in, year out. Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical broke box-office records, selling over 250,000 tickets in the UK and Canada

In the line-up are lobster fishermen Jeremy Brown and Jason Nicholas, writer and shopkeeper Jon Cleave, smallholder and engineer John ‘Lefty’ Lethbridge, builder John McDonnell, filmmaker Toby Lobb and potter Bill Hawkins.
This summer, Fisherman’s Friends’ festival diary will include a sixth appearance at Glastonbury. For more details, go to: