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Afro Celt Sound System are among the pioneers of the contemporary world music scene. Their ground-breaking fusion of African, Gaelic and Bhangra influenced sounds has won the hearts and minds of audiences since the group’s beginnings over 25 years ago. With album sales now topping more than one and a half million, two Grammy nominations to date and tours all around the world, they are the legendary afro-celtic band bringing spirits and music from different cultures together for a breath-taking show.

In March 2023, Simon Emmerson sadly passed away after prolonged illness. Simon founded the groundbreaking group and was the driving force in its innovative genre defying recordings and live shows. His loss will be felt for many years by both the band and their fans alike.

Simon was however steadfast in his belief that the band should continue after his passing, and had been working on the next album for some time. Then rest of the band are honoured to announce the new album OVA (short for Ovate, and the Afro Celt Symbol) will be released in Simon’s memory in October 2024, alongside the group’s first tour since 2019.

Please note tickets will be live on-sale at 10am on 20 Mar

Afro-Celt Sound System

Sat 26 October

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ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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