Prior engagement changes as Steeleye Span put back Pocklington gig to May 2022

Steeleye Span: 50th anniversary tour date at Pocklington Arts Centre is on the move

FOLK legends Steeleye Span are moving their May 7 show at Pocklington Arts Centre to May 5 2022 in a further delay to their 50th anniversary tour.

Those golden celebrations should have taken place from 2020 onwards but the pandemic ruled out the original Pocklington date in 2021 and now the rearranged tour is being put back to next year.

Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) will be among the smallest venues on the 2022 itinerary, when the seven-piece band, fronted by Maddy Prior, will complement key songs from their ground-breaking June 1970 debut album, Hark The Village Wait, with familiar career favourites.

PAC director Janet Farmer says: “We were, of course, disappointed that Steeleye Span were unable to perform as part of our 20th anniversary programme of live events last year, but we are incredibly excited to be able to bring the legendary band to Pocklington next year for a night of celebration filled with some absolute gems from their famous first album. 

“Things may have been delayed due to the pandemic, but it will absolutely be worth the wait.”

Next year’s concert will be Maddy’s second visit to PAC after appearing there more than a decade ago, billed as Maddy Prior & Friends.

Tickets for Steeleye Span’s 8pm gig are on sale at £35 at Visit the website too to keep up to date with PAC’s planned live events once reopening is permitted.