It’s 13 years since he was presented with a lifetime achievement award by the BBC, but Richard Thompson shows no signs of resting on his laurels. In the intervening time the folk rock legend has curated London’s prestigious Meltdown Festival, recorded the soundtrack to Werner Herzog’s wonderful documentary Grizzly Man, and released a string of critically acclaimed albums showcasing the songwriting prowess that earned him an Ivor Novello Award and more than one Grammy nomination over the course of a glittering 50-year career. This very special gig in the Set is a wonderful chance to see for yourself just why Thompson is regarded as one of the genuine songwriting, and guitar-playing, greats.  

This promises to be a very special performance. Early booking is advised.

Fully seated show.


A limited number of €10 tickets will available for each event on a first-come first-served basis. To secure your €10 ticket, login to your Festival account or create a new account, add your date of birth, and the special €10 price will automatically be applied to your ticket order. Please note that ID may be checked at the door. If all €10 tickets for an event have already been sold, the discount will not apply.

the finest songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix Los Angeles Times
a songwriter of remarkable insight Pitchfork

Photo credit: Tom Bejgrowicz