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Harpenden Public Halls

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Southdown Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1PD
  • Box office 01582 767525
  • General enquiries 01582 762880
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; evening and weekend opening hours vary.
  • Email
  • Website www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk
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The Alter Eagles

The Alter Eagles

Eagles tribute band.

Fri 19 Mar

£20.35

Andy Fairweather Low & The Lowriders

Andy Fairweather Low & The Lowriders

The former frontman of 60s group Amen Corner, who has worked with the likes of Hendrix, Dylan and Clapton, playing songs from throughout his career.

Fri 11 Sep

£23.10

A Band Called Malice

A tribute act of The Jam.

Fri 11 Jun

£16.50

The Beat

The Beat

AGMP presents The Beat '…Still Can't Stop It' 40th Anniversary Tour at The Concorde 2 on Wednesday 3rd June 2020…

Mon 28 Jun

£24.75

Big Country

Big Country

A re-formed configuration of the veteran Scotrockers whose hits include 'Fields of Fire' and 'In a Big Country'.

Sat 26 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

With TBC.

Fri 3 Dec

Prices to be confirmed

With TBC.

Blancmange

Blancmange

Rest easy – everyone's third favourite 80s synth pop band are back, back, back. Living on the ceiling and all that. Now, how about a Thompson Twins' reunion?

Wed 5 May

£22

Sat 15 May

Cancelled

Brand New Heavies

Brand New Heavies

Acid jazz and serious funk who gave us 'Midnight at the Oasis'.

Sat 17 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

Caravan

Caravan

British prog pioneers.

Wed 21 Oct

Cancelled

Daft Funk Live

Dedicated to recreating the sound and atmosphere of a Daft Punk ‘live’ experience, the bands 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 Punks greatest hits.

While Daft Punk remains elusive, the equally mysterious Daft Funk Live is the next best thing, and theres no 10-year wait for the next tour! 

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

Fri 16 Oct

Dean Friedman

Dean Friedman

The pop troubadour who thanked his lucky stars in the 70s is experiencing a revival.

Sat 17 Jul

£29.70

Gong

Gong

You just can't keep a good psychedelic rock band down, and these far-out pioneers have been in the business for eternity.

Fri 6 Nov

Cancelled

J Sheeran-Tribute To Ed Sheeran

J Sheeran is one of the worlds best Ed Sheeran tribute acts, and he comes to Harpenden for the very first time!

Sat 7 Nov

£8.50–£16.50

King King

King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

Sun 25 Oct

Cancelled

Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague

Bossa nova covers of the likes of Joy Division, the Cure, the Specials, the Clash and other early 80s alternative heroes.

Sat 24 Oct

£30.25

Oye Santana

Oye Santana

Tribute to the Latin-rock of Santana, the band is currenlty on their Supernatural Tour.

Sat 8 May

£19.80

Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers

The godfather of neo-soul, known for his cool-vibe breaks and punchy funk baselines.

Wed 25 Nov

£27.50

Roy Ayers UBIQUITY 'Mystic Voyage' 45th anniversary

Roy Ayers UBIQUITY 'Mystic Voyage' 45th anniversary

As the number one vibraphone player and one of the most sampled artists in history, jazz musician Roy Ayers, Ubiquity performs live jazz shows and concerts throughout the nation.

Roy Edward Ayers, Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California on September 10, 1940. Music has always been in his genes. His mother, Ruby, was a schoolteacher and local piano instructor and his father, Roy Sr., was a sometimes-parking attendant and trombonist.

As it often happens in a household filled with love and appreciation for music, Roy began to demonstrate his musical aptitude by the tender age of five.

By then he was playing boogie tunes on the piano. He eventually turned his attention to the guitar and other instruments, including the trumpet, and drums before embracing instrument of choice, the vibraphone.

In the 1960's, Roy was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist but soon transferred into a popular R&B band leader in the 1970's and 80's. Today, the dynamic music man is an iconic figure still in great demand.

Wed 25 Nov

Prices to be confirmed

The Selecter - 40th Anniversary Tour + DJ Rhoda Dakar

The English Beat

The Selecter have announced their 40th Anniversary Tour in 2019 with Special Guest and DJ Rhoda Dakar. The Selecter will be playing an extended, hit-rich set each night with some added live favourites and surprises. They will also be joined for a few songs by vocalist Rhoda Dakar who will also play a DJ Set to open the nights.

The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. Pauline Black is one of very few women in the 2-Tone scene - she is often referred to as the Queen of Ska. Not only a crucial figure in the music community, Black is also a published author, gifted actress and a celebrated style icon.

The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the original 2-Tone era is still there, except the pair are more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like “Three Minute Hero,” “Missing Words,” “Too Much Pressure” and “On My Radio.”

The Selecter continue to release new music, charting new albums in the UK in the last couple of years, proving that 2-Tone is still as relevant and important as it was 40 years ago. In October 2017 The Selecter released studio album Daylight – their most urgent, politically engaged and purely uplifting record since the days of Too Much Pressure and Celebrate The Bullet.

Rhoda Dakar’s career began as lead vocalist with all-woman 2-Tone band The Bodysnatchers who toured with The Selecter. The Bodysnatchers first single was double A-side "Let's Do Rocksteady" with "Ruder Than You". Rhoda also later sang and collaborated with The Specials.

2-Tone was a crucial multi-racial, multi-cultural explosion borne out of Coventry and the Midlands that remade British pop from 1979 onwards. The main bands who pioneered the movement were The Selecter, The Beat, The Specials and Madness. 2019 also sees the 40th anniversary of 2-Tone.

Please note there is a £2 ticket commission fee included in the price of the ticket.

This event is not part of our usual group booking discount.

The price of tickets will increase from £27 to £32 on the night of the show, so make sure to book your tickets in advance!.

Mon 28 Jun

£24.75

The Skids

The Skids

The influential Dunfermline art punk rockers have been in the game over 40 years now.

Sat 13 Feb

£22

The South

The South

Original Beautiful South member Alison Wheeler returns with a slightly different name and Gaz Birtles, Andy Price, Su Robinson and Gareth John added to the line-up.

Fri 20 Nov

£28

The Specials Ltd.

The Specials Ltd.

Tribute to 2-Tone legends, The Specials.

Thu 26 Nov

Cancelled

Steve Harley

Steve Harley

The original Cockney rebel playing his hits including that song … can't think what it's called.

Fri 18 Sep

Cancelled

Stone Foundation

Stone Foundation

Northern soul band from the Midlands, rocking the old school rhythm'n'blues sound on Hammond and horns.

Fri 23 Oct

£18.15

Thank ABBA for the Music

Thank ABBA for the Music

Big ABBA tribute night.

Sat 5 Jun

£21.45

The Vapors

The Vapors

New wave and pop punk outfit who had a huge hit in 1980 with 'Turning Japanese'.

Sat 21 Nov

£19.25

Wishbone Ash

Wishbone Ash

UK rock veterans and twin guitar pioneers.

Wed 11 Nov

Cancelled

Harpenden Public Halls

Harpenden Public Halls is set on the edge of Harpenden Common, close to the town centre and train station. We are recognised as being the hub of the community and host everything from pre-school activities, educational programmes, dance classes, antiques fairs and NHS blood donor sessions to a wide variety of club events.

Our entertainment programme is extremely varied and regularly hosts world-class touring performers, tribute acts, comedy, children’s shows, theatre productions, schools concerts, an annual Christmas Panto as well as an excellent film programme hosted by the Harpenden Film Society.

Both of our rooms are available for hire. The smaller Southdown Room is a more intimate space and can hold 120 persons, whilst the larger Eric Morecambe Hall can seat a maximum of 400 seated or 600 standing.

It is an ideal venue for all types of functions ranging from wedding receptions to parties and wakes as well as conferences, talks and is often used as a film location.

We have a licensed bar and a professional kitchen which is also available for use.

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