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Watch Billy Bragg Play 'There Is Power In A Union'

Watch Billy Bragg Play 'There Is Power In A Union'

C.C. / Monday 9th December, 2019 1:29PM

May 2020 sees the welcome return to Aotearoa of UK songsmith and activist Billy Bragg, for his first local appearances since playing an epic career-spanning three night residency at Auckland's Hollywood Avondale in late 2018. Bragg will be here reprising his multi-evening extravaganza at Wellington's San Fran, and has a special pair of South Island headline events lined up for Christchurch Town Hall and Dunedin's Union Hall. As a preview of Bragg's forthcoming shows, experience rousing footage of the always politically active artist performing 'There Is Power In A Union' (from 1986's Talking with the Taxman About Poetry) at 2017's Newport Folk Festival. It's a strikingly relevant anthem considering the current public transport shutdown in Tāmaki Makaurau, where operator NZ Bus has mass-suspended drivers (causing road mayhem) in response to union demands for better wages and work conditions...

Billy Bragg

Saturday 23rd May - Town Hall, Christchurch (tickets available via
Sunday 24th May - Union Hall, Dunedin (tickets available via

Billy Bragg ‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Back’ - San Fran, Wellington
Thursday 28th May: Current career spanning set
Friday 29th May: Songs from the first three albums
Saturday 30th May: Songs from the second three albums

For more info head along to Bragg's website here


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Sat 23rd May
Town Hall, Christchurch
Sun 24th May
Union Hall, University of Otago, Dunedin
Thu 28th May
San Fran, Wellington
Fri 29th May
San Fran, Wellington
Sat 30th May
San Fran, Wellington

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