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Richard Thompson announces special guests for 70th birthday show in London

Find out who will be appearing at the Royal Albert Hall in September.

Richard Thompson
Credit: Tom Bejgrowicz

Richard Thompson has unveiled the stellar line-up of special guest performers for his 70th birthday celebration at London’s Royal Albert Hall on September 30th 2019.

The once-in-a-lifetime concert will see the iconic musician joined by: Alistair Anderson, Ashley Hutchings, Bob Mould, Christine Collister, Danny Thompson, Dave Mattacks, Dave Pegg, David Gilmour, Derek Smalls (formerly of the band formally known as Spinal Tap), Eliza Carthy, Hugh Cornwell, Jack Thompson, James Walbourne, Judith Owen, Kami Thompson, Kate Rusby, Linda Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III, Maddy Prior, Marc Ellington, Martin Carthy, Olivia Chaney, Simon Nicol, Teddy Thompson and Zara Phillips.

The show sold-out quickly when it went on sale in April but you might be lucky enough to catch last-minute tickets from

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Thompson co-founded Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 1960s. He left the group by the age of 21 and formed a duo with his then-wife Linda. Thompson has enjoyed over 30 years as a solo artist.

A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson’s songs including David Gilmour, Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Jones, David Byrne, Don Henley, Los Lobos, and many more.

Thompson’s latest album 13 Rivers (Proper Records) was released to widespread acclaim last September and appeared on many 2018 ‘best of the year’ lists.

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