Friday 27 Aug 2021
Country duo take centre stage at King’s Cross station this weekend
Ward Thomas - the only British country artists to have a Number 1 album in the UK charts - are performing at King’s Cross this weekend.
Network Rail joined forces with Busk In London earlier this month to bring a summer of music to the station.
A diverse range of performers and the best busking talent have welcomed passengers back to the railway following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.
The female duo – twin sisters, Lizzy and Catherine Ward Thomas - got in touch to request a slot after seeing some of the other performers.
They will be on the newly installed stage on the concourse at King’s Cross between 16:00 and 18:00 on Saturday 28 August.
Ward Thomas are currently busking in a different UK city each week in the run up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November. They are raising awareness and funds for a number of environmental charities.
Laura Murphy, King’s Cross station manager for Network Rail, said: “As we welcome passengers back this summer, it’s great to have Ward Thomas in the line-up to perform at King’s Cross this weekend.
“Following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, it’s amazing to see more passengers travelling with confidence, people shopping and dining with our retailers in the station – and some live music after so long without it.”
Ward Thomas, Country pop duo, said: “We're so excited to be busking at King’s Cross Station this Saturday! It’s a real treat for us being one of the most famous locations in London and an extra bonus is we’re huge Harry Potter fans. Most importantly though we are very grateful to be able to continue our Busking For Our Planet campaign in such a landmark spot. We’ll be playing many of our own original songs along with some well-known covers. See you all there this weekend.”
Kate Jones, Programme Director for Busk in London, said: “Busk in London are delighted to be working with Network Rail to present passengers and station visitors with a wonderful season of music - Live at King’s Cross. The performances have attracted a lot of attention and when British Country duo Ward Thomas asked if they could play, we were thrilled to be able to include them.
“Ward Thomas are currently busking their way around the UK to raise awareness for the UN Climate Change Conference later this year and Live at King’s Cross will be a highlight on their busking tour.”
More than 60 music performances are taking place in the schedule which runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 12:00 and 18:00 until Saturday 11 September.
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