The first of the weekend’s concerts is at St Mary & St Peter’s Church at the feet of The Long Man of Wilmington (June 21st) and then at Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) (June 24th)

The 12th Century church in Wilmington is the perfect place to contemplate the setting of the sun on Midsummer’s Eve

And the concert, nestled in the grassy banks of Brighton Open Air Theatre’s   ( B.O.A.T)  amphitheatre, has become a regular Midsummer moment of magic for Durrant followers.

Richard’s music even encourages the birdlife in the trees to join in.

At this year’s Brighton show Richard will be joined by two of his oldest mates: Tom Arnold, on accordion and Nick Pynn on fiddle and dulcimer for a totally unmissable folk finale. Nick, Dick & Tom reunited. What a way to spend a midsummers’ afternoon.

Says Richard about the programme:

“I’ve chosen some truly mind blowing music from the virtuoso, classical repertoire. The sublime Villa-Lobos Etude No.7, Bach’s E major fiddle Prelude and Barrios’ La Catedral are amongst my all time favourites included in these special gigs. Exotic, passionate and played to celebrate the heart of summer.”

One of the worlds most accomplished players…” Guitarist Magazine

Durrant never lets his stunning technique overshadow this wonderful, timeless music,” The Sun

My new favourite guitarist…Richard Durrant sits completely outside the accepted genres. He has a peculiar and wonderful mind.” Tom Robinson BBC6 Music

St Mary and St Peter’s Church   

The Street, Wilmington

Friday 21st June


Tickets £20 & £5 concession

Available from

Brighton Open Air Theatre

Sunday 23rd June

Gates open at 1pm Concert starts at 2pm

Tickets: Full price £18, concession £16, group of four £64Available from the BOAT website