Future Folk is a new Portsmouth based promotion by The Front Room featuring original folk music supported by guest spoken word acts that mix words with music.

Future Folk’s first ever presentation at Portsmouth Guildhall’s impressive new Studio space will see Portsmouth finest The Day of the Rabblement headline, A folk-tinged outfit led by the sublime and distinctive vocals of Khaleda that will simply blow all who listen away . ”An idiosyncratic mix that will catch you from the outset. The Day of the Rabblement deserves success.” folkwords.com

Support sees Southampton based poet and musical maverick Ricky Tart join Portsmouth poet Sam Cox alongside the musical genius of The Fugitive Orchestra for their first ever collaboration.

Completing the line up will be Southampton based Dan O ‘Farrell and the Difference Engine

Described as ‘erudite, challenging and morose’ by NME’s Amrik Rai, Dan O’Farrell is a purveyor of radical yet romantic folk and have been playing ever increasing big name support slots with : The Levellers, Griff Rhys, Wreckless Eric, Steve Mason and Ian Hunter. He recently released his second album– ‘These Dark Ages Are Hurting All The People That We Love’ which was recently named in Louder Than War’s ‘Top 50 Albums of the Year’.

Tickets: Admission on the door, pay what you like.

Event details


Approximate running time: 90 mins

Age: 14's and under to be accompanied by an 18+ adult


Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.


No flash photography or iPads are allowed.


Kindly note the advertised price includes a booking fee (BF) of 10%.


No externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our house rules for more information.


All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a ticket restoration levy.


See our house rules.

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