Award-winning, multi-platinum singer and songwriter Hozier has been announced for a huge outdoor show within the spectacular grounds of Englefield House, Berkshire, as part of the Heritage Live summer concert series.
As part of his return to the UK for the first time in four years, Hozier will perform in the heart of summer on Sunday 23rd July, supported by special guests Far From Saints and Victoria Canal.
Heritage Live promoter, Giles Cooper said: “Hozier is one of those special artists that only comes around once in a while, and he is undoubtedly one of the most talented artists in a generation. It’s been a driving ambition of us all at Heritage Live to stage a show for him and we really can’t wait!”
The show in the grounds of Englefield House comes after Hozier released his most recent EP, ‘Eat Your Young’ in honour of his birthday and St. Patrick’s Day on 17th March, featuring all new material across three tracks, “All Things End”, “Through Me (The Flood)” and the title track. The EP is out now and available digitally HERE. Working on further music, his third album “Unreal Unearth” is set for release later this year.
Driven by the thought-provoking quintuple-platinum anthem “Take Me To Church,” Hozier’s self-titled full-length debut bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 (the second biggest debut album of the year) and went on to achieve triple RIAA Platinum status. It enjoyed nine weeks at number 1 in his native Ireland (including spending an incredible 441 weeks in the Irish Top 50 charts). Indeed the album rose to no. 3 in the UK ahead of his third sell-out UK tour, while both “Take Me To Church”, and “Someone New”, were singles from the album.
The follow up to Hozier’s debut album, “Wasteland, Baby!” was released to massive critical acclaim in March 2019, entering the US Billboard Top 200 Chart at #1. The album’s 14 tracks (all original Hozier compositions) marked a major development in songwriting and subject matter. The most obvious is Hozier’s enlightened assessment of the global socio-political landscape. The multi-platinum selling album included the aforementioned single “Nina Cried Power” along with singles “Movement”, “Almost (Sweet music)”, and “Dinner and Diatribes”.
Far From Saints is Kelly Jones of Stereophonics along with Patty Lynn and Dwight Baker of The Wind and The Wave. As a trio, they have co-written a debut album (out June 16th 2023) which consists of a cross genre sound, including folk, rock, country and americana. Far From Saints was born out of a shared love of collaborations and music, rich with emotions and creative integrity, all brought to life by Kelly and Patty’s vocal harmonies.
Opening the show will be Victoria Canal, an inspiring and empowering young artist, who is on a mission to improve humanity through music. Spanish/American, Victoria is from Los Angeles, however has lived everywhere from Tokyo, to Amsterdam and Dubai and studied music in Barcelona and New York, including a stint under legendary voice coach Jan Smith, who has worked with the likes of Drake and Usher. After writing a multitude of songs in her basement during lockdown, with a makeshift studio, Victoria decided to give more of herself over to music and release the tracks, which are out now under the title ‘Elegy’.
Also announced at Englefield House for the Heritage Live concert series is Richard Ashcroft of The Verve, plus very special guests Ocean Colour Scene and The Sherlocks on Saturday 22nd July and Flackstock, the festival raising awareness of mental health issues and raising funds for mental health charities, on Monday, 24th July.