William Crighton

Date:Sat 08 Apr 2023
Venue:J2 (seated show)
Price:£15.50 adv

Combining traditional music with unexpected and progressive experimentation William Crighton is a fiery punk folk balladeer who's reputation as a “must see” live act is growing quickly throughout the world.

Standing at two metres tall with a long dark beard and piercing blue eyes, William Crighton combines traditional music with unexpected experimentation and is a sight and sound to behold. He was born in Dubbo, NSW Australia. (Wiradjuri Nation) 18th May 1985 and grew up in rural NSW in an area known as the “Riverina”.

His songs explore a myriad of themes, and his performances have been described as original. Crighton performs solo and as a band with his wife Julieanne, his brother Luke, Matt Sherrod & Reuben Alexander.

Festival Highlights: Cambridge Folk Festival (UK), Boomtown (UK), Tonder (Denmark), Bluesfest (Australia), WOMAD (Australia), Woodford Folk Festival (Australia), the Gumball (Australia), Nannup (Australia), Dashville Skyline (Australia), Two Worlds Festival (Australia), Americana Fest (USA), Mullum fest (Australia), Bello fest (Australia), Blue Mountains Folk Festival (Australia), Blues for the Bush (Australia), Wave Rock (Australia), Skyfields (Australia).

Crighton has toured with the following artists: Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real, The Beachboys, CW Stoneking, Dan Sultan, Gawurra, Vikki Thorn, Beans on Toast, Terra Lightfoot, and Claire Anne Taylor.


‘Like Tom Waits And Nick Cave, William Crighton Is An Original. But, Apart From That, He’s Like No One Else‘ Stack Magazine

All under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Bar and box office open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

Tickets already purchased for the previous date remain valid.


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