Yes! Badly Drawn Boy are set to headline the Sunday night of Purbeck this year. This is epic!!!
Instantly recognisable with his trademark beard and bobble hat, it’s been announced that award-winning musician Badly Drawn Boy will headline the Sunday night of this year’s Purbeck Valley Folk Festival.
Badly Drawn Boy, aka singer-songwriter Damon Gough shot to fame in 2000 with his Mercury Music Award winning debut, The Hour Of Bewilderbeast.
His heartfelt lyrics also caught the attention of author Nick Hornby who commissioned Damon to write the soundtrack to the movie adaptation of his book, About a Boy, which starred Hugh Grant.
The 2002 film gave Badly Drawn Boy worldwide exposure and his songs continue to grace movie soundtracks.
His second album from the same year, Have You Fed The Fish?, contained Badly Drawn Boy’s top ten single You Were Right, which received heavy radio airplay.
The intervening years saw a handful of well-received studio albums and soundtracks, with 2015 seeing a special UK tour to celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Hour of Bewilderbeast and the album played in its entirety.
Badly Drawn Boy will do a solo set at Purbeck this year, and needless to say, we’re well excited about it!