Friday 31st May - Stage On The Green
Sam Richardson and The Renegades are a soaring 4 piece roots-rock band hailing from the rugged north coast of Cornwall
After being hand-picked by Michael Eavis himself to support Wolf Alice and the legendary Supergrass – on their 25th anniversary show, to a sold out 8,000 capacity crowd on Worthy Farm (what would be the last gig on Worthy Farm for 2 years) Sam Richardson and The Renegades were entrusted with the task of opening the 50,000 capacity Main Stage at Boardmasters 2021 – The first to play the stage since George Ezra closed the festival back in 2018.
Sam Richardson and The Renegades are a soaring 4 piece roots-rock band hailing from the rugged north coast of Cornwall. Sam’s live show evokes the timeless power of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers with a depth of songwriting built for the modern era. Songs covering the struggles of growing up, the troubled relationships we build with our hometowns, and the lives of the people in these forgotten communities. Step into the open skies and scarred landscapes at the end of the tracks, and the lives of the people that call it their home.
Sam’s Latest EP ‘Losing Heart’ gained national attention and praise for its musicality, lyricism and subject matter. Sam was featured and interviewed about the EP on BBC One (BBC Breakfast – live to 1.5 million people), Sunday Brunch, GB News alongside national press and earned back-to-back BBC Introducing Upload of The Week for the EP’s 2 lead singles. Sam joined Newton Faulkner in Autumn 2022, as main tour support for the 5 week ‘Feels Like Home’ national theater tour and performed to over 17,000 people over the course of the 23 date run.
2023 was jam packed with Sam’s first national headline tour, an invitation to Abbey Road and the writing and recording of ‘EP 2’, planned for release in Spring 2024 Find yourself captivated by tales of fugitives, redemption, desperation and watch a stage of some of the best musicians the South-West has to offer, empty the tank. Sam Richardson and The Renegades are a band not to be missed.
“I’ve been in the business over 50 years, let me tell you – THIS is special” –
“SO good – you guys rule…” – Wolf Alice
“Sam’s music is very, very good – go and see him!” – Ricky Wilson (Kaiser
For fans of: The War on Drugs, Bruce Springsteen, The Killers, Sam Fender