York City FC Foundation team up with local band Shed Seven

By Brad Saxton

York City FC Foundation recently teamed up with local York band, Shed Seven, as they announced their upcoming 30th anniversary homecoming show in the City which will take place next year.  

First-team player Scott Barrow and participants from the Foundation’s programmes were invited to take part in their launch video, which saw a small snippet of the video featuring both Barrow and the supporters at the LNER Community Stadium.

Shed Seven will host two shows as part of their 30th anniversary homecoming show, which will take place at the Museum Gardens on the 19th/20th July next year.

Shed Seven’s illustrious career will soon span three decades, having released their debut album, ’Change Giver’, in 1994. The band have amassed a remarkable 15 Top 40 singles – including live favourites such as ‘Chasing Rainbows’, ‘Going For Gold’, ‘Disco Down’, ‘Getting Better’ and ‘On Standby’ – plus four Top 10 albums.

Shed Seven’s 30th anniversary homecoming shows in York Museum Gardens are set to be a remarkable and historic weekend for dedicated fans and newcomers alike. With their remarkable journey and a new album on the horizon, Shed Seven are poised to create unforgettable memories for their fans and make this milestone year truly exceptional. Stay tuned for more information and surprises as they commemorate their 30th anniversary in style.

Shed Seven have personally chosen an exceptional line-up of special guests throughout the weekend. Peter Doherty will perform on both nights, and the Libertines legend also features on the upcoming Shed Seven track ‘Throwaways’. The Friday night also presents Lottery Winners, who scored their first #1 album earlier this year, and York’s rising indie-rock stars Serotones, who are fronted by Rick’s son Duke. Saturday’s event is completed by the intoxicating, soul-infused alt-pop of Brooke Combe as well as Apollo Junction, who blend modernist touches into their Britpop roots.

After announcing their upcoming homecoming event, vocalist Rick Witter said, “We’ve been longing to perform special shows in York for many years, and finally, the stars have aligned perfectly for this to happen in our 30th anniversary year.

“We are already planning something extraordinary for these shows, so you can expect special guests and grand ideas galore. It’s going to be a jubilant celebration of the last 30 years of Shed Seven and a performance like nothing we’ve done before in beautiful surroundings.”

After being invited by Shed Seven to take part, Paula Stainton, Foundation Manager, said “ There was no decision to be made when local legends, Shed Seven approached me for the Foundation to be involved in their top secret announcement.

“We are proud and passionate about all things York, just as they are. So we rounded up some of our Foundation family and asked Scott Barrow to be involved to create our element of the film. I should add, all of whom got involved without any actual knowledge of what we were going to be doing.. what trust!

“And we are delighted with the outcome. An incredible video announcing the homecoming of this York band. The video and the concerts are a must see for all Yorkies and we can’t wait to be further involved with more announcements to come closer… as the guys say it’s only “A Matter of Time”

Tickets for the shows will go on sale on Friday 3rd November, from 9am.