Your Bedford Weekend starts here: Friday 13 March – Sunday 15 March 2020

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There’s still plenty to do this weekend around Bedford. If you do want to head out, there’s no reason (yet) why you shouldn’t. Here’s our famous weekend roundup of things to do in Bedford…

(All events going ahead at time of publication. We’ll update if we receive further information).

Friday

Daft Punk Live **POSTPONED UNTIL 11 JULY**
Esquires @ 8:00pm
Tickets: £11

Daft Punk LiveWe love Daft Punk, you love Daft Punk, everyone loves Daft Punk, but let’s face it, they’ll never come to Bedford, so let’s welcome the next best thing.

This night will be a full on party, with live DJ/Drummer HITMAN and B-Towns best DJ, Mass C provided the sounds before, between and after until the early hours.

Dedicated to recreating the sound and atmosphere of a Daft Punk ‘live’ experience, the band’s meticulously crafted stage productions feature authentic costumes and synchronised custom light shows, with over 1500 LEDs and a three-metre pyramid.

Incorporating guitars, synths, and drums, they weave crowd-pleasing homages with unique mixes of Daft Punk’s greatest hits. While Daft Punk remains elusive, the equally mysterious Daft Funk Live is the next best thing, and there’s no 10-year wait for the next tour.

The only question is, with such an authentic show, could they be the real Robots?

Groove On with Robert Gipson
Herd @ T8pm
Tickets: Free entry

Groovy tunes until the early hours.

Saturday

James Taylor Quartet
Esquires @ 7:30pm
Tickets: £23

James Taylor, one of the great British instrumentalists of his generation has taken his trademark howling Hammond sound to the masses for over 25 years; still famed for its upbeat, energetic live shows… with no sign of slowing down.

The band’s relentlessly entertaining tunes take inspiration from the rare-groove style funk, and boogaloo funk of the 60s and 70s and, the band is, without a doubt, one of the most important jazz-pop crossover outfits in British live musical history today.

Live, the band is explosive, with a breathtaking, diverse unmatched back catalogue.

JTQ’s Whole Lotta Live album was nominated for a MOBO award in 1998, and the following year James featured on Tom Jones’ duets album, Reload. James’ musical talent has been admired by numerous other acts: The Wonderstuff, Manic Street Preachers, The Pogues and U2 have all featured James and his distinctive Hammond sound on their albums.

Support from DJ Mark Russell

Gavin Kendal
Herd @ 8pm
Tickets: Free Entry

Saturday nights at Herd are legendary, this won’t be any different with Kendal on the decks.

Sunday

Bedford Comedy Experience
The Third Place @ 4pm
Tickets: Free entry

The Third Place will have a number of comedians on the bill, promising to make this as fun and entertaining for everyone.

Headliner: Paul Ricketts, “his material is smart as well as funny”, “weird and wonderful… Ricketts should be given his own TV show”, “Ricketts excels as a natural story-teller”, “weaving the naturally comedic with both the ridiculous and the poignant”.

Suport comedy from: Brendon Hope, Simon Hall, Martin Wallace, Joe Marchant, Madge Ina, Rabiah Coon, Vernon Hunte, Sarah Roberts, Tharun Chelley, TK Wallis, Lizanne Davies, Jenny Laville, Pete Teckman Comedy, Paul Kerr

Sunday Session: Lexie Green & the Indigo Blue
Esquires @ 5:00pm
Tickets: Free entry

Lexie Green and the Indigo Blue make their debut at Esquires.

Lexie Green, although born in the UK, has family roots in the USA so it is no surprise that her music should reflect this trans Atlantic connection.

Americana influenced by Vintage Blues and good ole Rock ‘n’ Roll. With vocals described as velvet gold, written from the heart and performed deep down from the soul…”

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