FOLKROCK pioneers Fairport Convention will play at a Southampton show as part of their current UK tour.

The legendary band will present a mix of brand new songs and reworkings of their classic repertoire at The Brook on Sunday.

Formed in 1967’s ‘summer of love’, Oxfordshire-based Fairport has been delighting audiences for 46 years.

One of the most enduring groups to emerge from the fertile 60s music scene and hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, they are still as vibrant and inventive as ever.

This tour will feature material from the recent critically-acclaimed album Festival Bell as well as a selection of favourite songs and tunes specially chosen in a poll of the band’s fans.

The semi-acoustic show at The Brook will have a lighter and more intimate feel than the muscular folkrock style usually associated with Fairport. The line-up will feature Simon Nicol (vocals, guitar), Dave Pegg (bass guitar), Ric Sanders (violin), Chris Leslie (mandolin, fiddle, vocals) and Gerry Conway (percussion).