After more than three decades, the Fife rockers are back, with a welcome blast of post-punk adrenaline.
Formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, the band were initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric. The classic Big Country sound was further enhanced by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler – the Big Country that would go on to record the hit debut album, The Crossing, in 1983.
The band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles Fields of Fire, Chance and signature song In a Big Country, which went on to sell over 2 million copies. The run of success continued throughout the 1980s with the release of the anthemic single Wonderland and the second album Steeltown (1984), which debuted at Number 1 in the UK.
Described by Mick Jagger as “one of the best opening bands we’ve ever had”, Big Country retain a cult following. We can’t wait for them to unleash their distinct sound at Doune the Rabbit Hole this year.
Day: Sunday, 19:20 – 20:20