They’re secret. They’re intimate. And they’re back.
Sofar Sounds, the global phenomenon which stages live music in interesting small locations, is relaunching its York operation.
It’s well over a year since Rory Cannon performed a Sofar York gig. Now a series of new concerts are being lined up.
How do they work? You go to the website, you apply for tickets – and if you get in, the organisers release the address and all the info you need to attend.
The first gig in York city centre today (July 25) sold out quickly. But more are planned.
We caught up with Stefan, the new Sofar York organiser, to find out more.
Why have you decided to return to the city this summer?
We don’t reveal our artist line-up until guests have arrived at the event itself, and send out details for the venue only two days before the show.
How do you assess York’s music scene?
We aim to raise awareness of the undiscovered talent in York and support local promoters, whether it involves collaborating on a future show or promoting one of their upcoming events.
Why the secrecy over the gigs?
What can people expect from a Sofar York show?
What does the future hold for Sofar York?
Is there anything else we should know?