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PORIJ + Sam Girling

May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:45 pm

Ceremony Festival Warm Up Show
PORIJ + Sam Girling
7:30pm Friday 31st May – Esquires, Bedford
We are very excited to be bringing one of the hottest new artists around, Porij to Esquires for an exclusive, one off show to warm up for Ceremony Festival the next day!
Porij have been causing serious waves since releasing their debut album and come to us fresh from selling out their UK headline run, including a show at London’s Electric Ballroom. Jopining the band on that tour was Bedford’s very own, Sam Girling, who also joins them for this hometown show!
Porij have endured the sharp pains of self-discovery. Every raw nerve, every bloody scrape and sprain, have been necessary for that unavoidable thing we must grit our teeth and bare:
growing up. Vocalist and keyboardist Scout Moore (Eggy), bassist James Middleton, guitarist Jacob Maguire and drummer Nathan Carroll are armed with hard-won experience, strengthened bonds and a renewed sense of passion. Their debut album Teething is both a coming-of-age story and a bottling of the particular magic that is unmistakably – and definitively – Porij.
With warm-up slots for Metronomy, Coldplay and Friendly Fires alongside their own crowd-igniting shows, heads turned. Porij were met with a landslide of attention at press and radio, lauded as “ones to watch” by tastemakers including The Guardian, NME and BBC 6 Music.
The arrival of Teething invites you to take a leap beyond seeing dance music as a genre, built from this type of kick or that type of snare, and instead as its own dimension: a place you can escape to. It pays homage to the language of sounds on the dancefloor which have encouraged generations to feel, not to think. While, lyrically, the record delves into the tangle of lived experience, musically, it will free you from it.
This will likely be the only time we’ll be able to get this band to town, so set those alarms…
Tickets go on sale at 10am, Bank Holiday Monday 6th May from Seetickets and local outlets from Tuesday 7th May.


May 31
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm


Bedford Esquires
60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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