Rick Wakeman and Paul Carrack to play at Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Paul Carrack
Paul Carrack

Two great artists, one great venue, as Barrow Hill Roundhouse rocks to the sound of live music over two nights.

Rick Wakeman and Paul Carrack will perform at the historic and unique venue next month - and we are giving away tickets to see them.

The bookings follow on from the sell-out concert by Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with guest star Melanie C in 2014.

Once again a purpose-built stage will be constructed over the Roundhouse turntable and pit and some of the classic steam locomotives usually on display will form an atmospheric backdrop. A substantial amount of the Roundhouse will be opened up for the audience to enjoy the concert.

Concerts with Rick and The English Rock Ensemble have been very much a rarity over the last decade or so and those that have taken place have mainly been in South America and Europe.

Apart from appearing at WakemanFest at the end of the year, Barrow Hill Roundhouse on September 11 will be their only live appearance in 2015.

Rick said: “There are so few opportunities for me to perform with The English Rock Ensemble in the UK these days and so when the right opportunity does arise we grab it by the scruff of the neck! We so look forward to playing many of the old classics and adding a few surprises as well. I love music, I love The English Rock Ensemble and I love trains…what more could I ask for!!!”

Paul Carrack, who performs at the Roundhouse on September 12, said: “I’m really looking forward to playing at such an unusual and interesting venue. ‎This should be a very special evening!”

The concerts will be all-standing events, all within 25 metres of the stage. Doors will open at 6.30pm for both concerts.

Tickets are now on sale and available hrough www.seetickets.com priced at £29.50 each. A booking fee applies. Further Further information on the event can be found at www.engineshedconcerts.com.