Band follow supporting Elbow with May UK tour

Villagers have announced details of a new UK tour.

The folk band, who will also support Elbow on their March arena tour, will play 11 dates across the UK, including two slots at Brighton’s Great Escape festival .

The dates begin at Preston’s 53 Degrees venue on May 9 and finish up at Manchester’s Sound Control on May 24.

Villagers have also confirmed they will be playing slots at Green Man Festival in August and the Eden Sessions in Cornwall in July. They will play underneath Fleet Foxes at both festivals.

Villagers will play:

Preston 53 Degrees (May 9)
Newcastle Riverside (10)
Birmingham Glee Club (17)
Bristol Trinity (18)
Colchester Arts Centre (19)
London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (21)
Oxford O2 Academy 2 (22)
Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (23)
Manchester Sound Control (24)

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