Ashcon 50 - The Final Countdown

I can now announce that plans are finalised for the Wishbone Ash event of the year and climax of the UK 50th Anniversary Tour “Ashcon 50”.

“Ashcon 50” will take place on Saturday November 16th at the Y Theatre in Leicester and I am pleased to announce that invitations to join us have been accepted by ex members Ben Granfelt and Claire Hamill.

The afternoon convention will start at 12 noon and this will feature a solo acoustic performance by Claire Hamill. Still a hard working musician Claire has just released her latest album “Over Dark Apples” and no doubt her set will include some numbers from this recording. When I contacted Claire she was thrilled at the opportunity to come along and meet the fans again.

The afternoon convention will then be treated to a full on electric set by Ben Granfelt and his band. Ben will feature songs from his 16th studio album “My Soul to You”. I spoke with Ben this week confirming plans for his trip over and he is so pleased to be able to be part of our 50th year party!

The climax of the afternoon will be an appearance by our very own Wishbone Ash. Andy has confirmed that the band will perform an acoustic set including one or two surprises.

The venue will then close while we prepare for the evening party to begin. Wishbone Ash will perform a specially extended set including further appearances from Claire and Ben. Andy told me that this year’s event will all about fun as we celebrate what has been a half-century of wonderful rock music.

Tickets are available from either the store www.wishboneash.com or the Y Theatre online website and their box office 0116 255 7066.

Please order your tickets soon to ensure that you can share in what will be a truly exciting celebration.

Guy Roberts

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