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The band will be performing all their great hits

along with live favourites.


The band will be performing a large selection of

 all their great hits and live favourites.


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



“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

MAY 2023

Friday 26th Y Plas Cardiff with Spear of Destiny C

Saturday  27th Roadmender, Northampton with Spear of Destiny C

Wednesday 31st Wylam Brewery Newcastle, with Spear of Destiny  C

JUNE 2023


Thursday 1st Queens Hall, Edinburgh, with Spear of Destiny  C

Friday 2nd Music Hall, Aberdeen with Spear of Destiny C

Saturday 3rd QMU, Glasgow with Spear of Destiny C

JULY 2023

Saturday 8th Chill Fest Tring C

Saturday 22nd Forestfest Emo Village Co Laois Ireland C

Friday 28th The Brunton, Musselburgh, Scotland

Sunday 30th Butefest Scotland C


Thurday 3rd Rebellion Blackpool C

Friday 4th Devils Arse Cave, Hope Valley, The Peak District (Barney)

Sunday 6th Rewind Cheshire  (Jack) C

Friday 18th The Platform Morcambe C

Saturday 19th Rockore festival, Lochore meadows country park .Scotland C

Sunday 20th Rewind  Henley (Jack) C



Friday 1st Club 85 in Hitchin (The Pad Presents)

Saturday 2nd Cutlers Venue, Rotherham

Sunday 3rd Music at The Multiverse Sanquar C

Friday 8th Mac Arts Centre Galshiels 

Saturday 9th Alloa Town Hall, Mars Hill, Alloa, Clackmannanshire FK10 1AB C

Friday 15th Copenhagen 

Saturday 16th Gøteborg 

Saturday 16th Skegness – replay festival

Sunday 17th Oslo 

Monday 18th Trodheim 

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

Saturday 28th The Concert Hall, Motherwell


Friday 10th The Harlington Fleet (PB/PA)

Saturday 11th Hertford Corn Exchange (Luke Hinton)

Friday 17th The Albany Greenock

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

Tuesday 21st Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre

Wednesday 22nd Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre

Thursday 23rd The Flowerpot Derby (Raw)

Friday 24th Robin 2 Bilston (Jon Connor)

Saturday 25th Fire Station Carlise (Jon Connor)


Friday 8th Queens Hall Nuneaton (PB/PA)

Saturday 9th The Factory Worthing (PB/PA)

Thursday 14th PJ Malloys, Dunfermline

Friday 15th  PJ Malloys, Dunfermline



Friday 9 Bristol, Trinity Arts Centre

Sat 10 Nottingham, The Level

Thurday 15th Nightrain Bradford (Barney)

Fri 16 Gillingham, The Great Hall

Sat 17 Brighton, Chalk

Fri 23  Birmingham, The Crossing

Sat 24 Cardiff, Tramshed

Thur 29 Newcastle, Wylam Brewery

MARCH 2024

Fri 1  Aberdeen, Music Hall

Sat 2 Leeds, Beckett University

Fri 8  Cambridge, Junction

Sat 9 Leamington Spa, The Assembly

Fri 15  Liverpool, Hangar 34

Sat 16 Manchester, o2 Ritz

Fri 22 Southampton, Engine Rooms

Sat 23 London, Islington Assembly Hall

Fri 29 Sunderland, The Fire Station

Sat 30 Blackburn, King Georges Hall

APRIL 2024

Fri 5 Edinburgh, Queens Hall

Sat 6 Glasgow, Barrowlands

Thur The Welly Club, Hull

Fri 12 Holmfirth Picture Dome

Sat 13 The Marine Hall Fleetwood

JUNE 2024

Thursday 6th Alexanders Live, Chester

Sunday 16th Northern Kin Festival (PBPA) C


Friday 8th Robin 2 Bilston (PBPA) C

Saturday 9th Old Fire Station (PBPA) C

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