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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

A Band Called Malice

A tribute act of The Jam.

Fri 11 Jun

Cancelled

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'.

Fri 3 Dec

Prices to be confirmed

With TBC.

Blancmange

Blancmange

English synth-pop band that came to prominence in the early 80s.

Sat 15 May

Cancelled

Brand New Heavies

Brand New Heavies

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

Fri 24 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

Dean Friedman

Dean Friedman

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

Sat 17 Jul

£29.70

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.

Mon 6 Sep

£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.

Mon 6 Sep

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

Thu 20 Jan

£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 29 Oct

£28

Stone Foundation

Stone Foundation

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

Sat 20 Nov

£18.15

Thank ABBA for the Music

Thank ABBA for the Music

Big ABBA tribute night.

Sat 5 Jun

£21.45

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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