Kate Rusby goes online for Happy Holly Day concert in place of Christmas tour

Kate Rusby at Christmas: Not wassailing at York Barbican but online instead

THE 2020 Kate Rusby At Christmas tour will not be happening, ruling out her South Yorkshire pub carol concert at York Barbican on December 20.

However, in response to the Covid restrictions, the Barnsley folk nightingale has decided to go online instead, presenting Kate Rusby’s Happy Holly Day on December 12 at 7.30pm (GMT).

At this special concert, streamed worldwide, expect all the usual Rusby Christmas ingredients: familiar Carols but set to unfamiliar tunes; wintry Rusby songs; sparkly dress, twinkling lights; her regular folk band and brass quintet; Ruby Reindeer and a fancy-dress finale.

Kate tweeted: “Well the inevitable…had to postpone Dec tour to 2021 due to Coronavirus. But don’t worry. We’re going to to stream a full-length gig 12th December complete with sparkle, Sweet Bells, brass lads, daftness, dressing up, Ruby Reindeer…even an actual interval.”

Tickets go on sale today (6/11/2020) via https://katerusby.com/happy-holly-day/, available in two types:

A Single Watch ticket, valid for the duration of the 7.30pm broadcast, priced at £12.50;

A Yuletide Pass, allowing repeat viewings until midnight on January 6, costing £20.

You can watch the concert in your web browser on your mobile device, tablet, computer, directly on a Smart TV, or you can cast it to your Smart TV via a compatible device.

Full details will be sent with your ticket purchase confirmation.