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Big Country Legendary Scottish Celtic Rock band still featuring two of the original founding members Bruce Watson and Mark Brzezicki.



“Almost 35 years on Big Country are back and firing on all cylinders” (Northern Echo, October 2019)


“Timeless anthems for a very Big Country…a body of work that sweeps away the test of time” (Lancashire Evening Post)


 BIG COUNTRY perform classic hits and live favourites including Harvest Home - Fields of Fire - In A Big Country - Chance - Wonderland - Look Away - The Teacher


Plus many more...


Steeped in a stunning catalogue of proud and stirring hit songs such as ‘Fields of Fire’, ‘Chance’, ‘In A Big Country’ (which sold 2 million), ‘East Of Eden’ and their biggest UK hit ‘Look Away’, along with massive albums such ‘The Seer’, ‘Steeltown’, ‘Peace In Our Time’ and the triple Grammy –nominated, ‘The Crossing’, BIG COUNTRY continue to look beyond the next horizon.


The band – BRUCE WATSON (guitars/vocals); MARK BRZEZICKI (drums, vocals); JAMIE WATSON (guitars/vocals) will be augmented on stage by singer/guitarist SIMON HOUGH and bassist GILL ALLAN


“Big Country inject a welcome blast of post-punk adrenaline… after more than three decades, their yodelling war cries and jagged New Wave power chords still strike a stirring post-Punk nerve.” (Giants Of Rock review, Classic Rock magazine)


Formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members, the late Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with Producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983.


The band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’ and signature song ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and driving ‘The Crossing’ to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA.




The run of success continued throughout the 1980′s with the release of the anthemic single ‘Wonderland’ and the second album ‘Steeltown’ (1984), which debuted at Number 1 in the UK and contained the hit singles ‘East Of Eden, ‘Just a Shadow’ and ‘Where The Rose Is Sown’.


“Big Country almost blew the roof off on Saturday night.


Frontman Simon Hough was magnificent and urged the seated audience to cast aside their chairs and get down to the front of the stage. The crowd did just that, making for a night to remember. Hough was a revelation and a more charismatic vocalist is hard to visualise. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand from start to finish – no wonder Bruce Watson singled him out for a special mention”. (Ian Russell, Daily Record)


Big Country just gets Bigger.

Big Country Bookings


Friday 29th The Birdwell, Barnsley (Barney)

Saturday 30th Lowther Pavillion (Barney)


Sunday 1st 80's Festival Bognor Regis

Wednesday 4th The Limelight Belfast

Thursday 5th Galway, Monroes Ireland

Friday 6th Dublin, Opium Ireland

Saturday 7th Limerick, Dolans Ireland

Sunday 8th Cork, Cypress Avenue Ireland

Friday 13th Rocknrolla’s Paisley

Saturday 14th Whittaker Engineering, Hindwells, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UT

Friday 27th Elgin Town Hall (C)


Friday 10th The Harlington Fleet (PB/PA)

Saturday 11th Hertford Corn Exchange (Luke Hinton)

Wednesday 15th Simon Unavilable

Thursday 16th Reid Hall Forfar


Friday 17th The Albany Greenock

Saturday 18th Pitlochry Town Hall Festival (PB/PA)

Monday 20th Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre SOLD OUT

Tuesday 21st Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre SOLD OUT

Wednesday 22nd Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre SOLD OUT

Thursday 23rd The Flowerpot Derby (Raw)

Friday 24th Robin 2 Bilston (Jon Connor)

Saturday 25th Fire Station Carlise (Jon Connor)

Sunday 26th The Studio Hartlepool SOLD OUT


Friday 8th Queens Hall Nuneaton (PB/PA)

Saturday 9th The Factory Worthing (PB/PA)

Sunday 10th The Factory Worthing (PB/PA)

Thursday 14th PJ Malloys, Dunfermline SOLD OUT

Friday 15th  PJ Malloys, Dunfermline SOLD OUT



Monday 8th to Wednesday 24th Mark unavailable



Friday 9 Bristo 02 Academy with Icicle Works

Sat 10 Nottingham, The Level with Icicle Works

Thurday 15th Nightrain Bradford (Barney)

Fri 16 The Great Hall Gillingham with Icicle Works

Sat 17 Brighton, Chalk with Icicle Works

Thur 22 Simon unavailable


Fri 23  Swansea Patti Pavillion with Icicle Works

Sat 24 Cardiff, Tramshed with Icicle Works

Thur 29 Norwich Epic with Icicle Works

MARCH 2024

Fri 1  Northampton Roadmenders with Icicle Works

Sat 2 Leeds Univercity with Icicle Works

Thur 7 Ipswich Corn Exchange with Icicle Works


Fri 8  Cambridge, Junction with Icicle Works

Sat 9 Leamington Spa, The Assembly with Icicle Works

Thur 14 Newcastle Boiler Shop with Icicle Works


Fri 15  Liverpool, Hangar 34 with Icicle Works

Sat 16 Manchester, o2 Ritz with Icicle Works

Thur 21 Wolverhampton KK's Steel Mill with Icicle Works

Fri 22 Southampton, 1865 with Icicle Works

Fri 29 Sunderland, The Fire Station with Icicle Works

Sat 30 Blackburn, King Georges Hall with Icicle Works

APRIL 2024

Thur The Welly Club, Hull

Fri 12 Holmfirth Picture Dome

Sat 13 The Marine Hall Fleetwood

Sun 14th - Thursday 25th Band unavailable


Fri 26 Leicester Academy with Icicle Works


Sat 27 The Forum Bath  with Icicle Works

MAY 2024

Monday  6th to Friday 17th Mark unavailable

JUNE 2024

Saturday 1st Rainton Arena, Houghton Le Spring

Thursday 6th Alexanders Live, Chester

Sunday 16th Northern Kin Festival (PBPA) C

JULY 2024

Monday  8th to Monday 22nd Mark unavailable


Sunday 25th to Saturday 31st  Mark unavailable


Sunday 1st to Thursday 5th Mark unavailable

Fri 6 Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanisers 

Sat 7 Edinburgh, Queens Hall 

Fri 13 Wrexham, William Aston Hall 

Sat 14 Warrington, Parr Hall 


Fri 20 TBC 


Sat 21 Swindon, MECA 

Fri 27 TBC 

Sat 28 TBC 



Fri 4th Walsall, Walsall Arena 

Sat 5 Coventry, HMV Empire 

Tuesday 8 Valencia: Repvblicca Spain

Wednesday 9 Travel day

Thur 10 Madrid: La Riviera Spain

Fri 11 Barcelona: Razzmatazz Spain

Sat 12 Bilbao: Sala Santana Spain

Sun 13 Travel home

Thu 17 Falmouth, Princess Pavilion 

Fri 18 Exeter, Phoenix 

Sat 19 Bournemouth, o2 Academy 


Fri 25 Peterborough, The Cresset

Sat 26 Bury St. Edmunds, The Apex


Fri 1 Reading, Hexagon 

Sat 2 Bexhill, DLWPC 

Fri 8 Date booked not to be announced until  24 March 2024

Sat 9 Carlisle, Old Fire Station

Fri 15 Middlesbrough, Town Hall 

Sat 16 Lincoln, Engine Shed 

Thu 21 Forfar, Reid Hall 

Fri 22 Perth, Concert Hall 

Sat 23 Aberdeen, Music Hall

Thu 28 Gillingham, Glassbox 

Fri 29 London, KOKO

Sat 30 Dorking, Dorking Halls


Wed 4th to Monday 16th Australia TBC

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