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Edward II

Edward II is an English roots band that uniquely blends the rhythms of the Caribbean with traditional songs from the British Isles. They have worked extensively across the globe touring world music, reggae and folk festivals on almost every continent.

In recent years they have delved even more deeply into British folk, exploring the industrial broadside songs of Manchester and giving them a completely fresh take.

One of the great festival bands, with rock-steady rhythms, blazing horns, fabulous harmonies and fiery melodeon riffs, they are an iconic presence and we are delighted to welcome them to Hartlepool.