Merchandiser Note

Jul 9th, 2020

The Merchandiser is on temporary holiday from today until the end of August 2020. Downloads are still available to purchase. 

Ahhh me, the SydArthur Festival this year cannot be. Covid-19 prevails, our forces are scattered, the Festival’s protagonists all enduring lockdown. Nevertheless, keen observers of this 28-day lunar period will of course still be able to serve themselves. 

We know that all festivals have, due to the pandemic, been cancelled or forced to go online and we wish good luck to all of them. Rock’n’Roll music will undoubtedly survive, but it is equally undoubted that our most critical collective role currently is to to keep society itself going.

Stay safe. We love you. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Julian Cope has – with great sadness – felt obliged to cancel the remaining five dates of his Winter 2020 tour. Julian believes that it is his social responsibility to avoid health risks both to his fans and to his crew. Indeed, in the case of the latter, there are existing genuine health concerns. Ticket holders will be entitled to a full refund. Julian will attempt to reschedule these shows at a more appropriate time for humanity. In the meantime, Viva Love!

Unfortunately, and despite his very best efforts, Julian has not yet fully recovered from his illness. He therefore and with deepest regrets has had to made the difficult decision to postpone this weekend’s shows in Norwich and Nottingham. He sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused, and hopes to announce an update about rescheduled dates as soon as possible. 

All tickets will remain valid for the new dates.

Unfortunately due to illness, Julian has had to regrettably postpone this weekend’s shows in Leeds, Sheffield and Birmingham. He sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused, but is however very pleased to confirm these shows have already been rescheduled as follows:

Thurs 19 March – Birmingham, The Mill
Sat 21 March – Sheffield, The Leadmill
Sun 22 March – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

All tickets remain valid for the new dates.

Julian is delighted to announce his 2020 Tour support: 

Tom Hickox: 31 Jan - 9 Feb (Margate, Southampton, Reading, Brighton, London, Bristol)

Keeley Forsyth: 14 Feb - 23 Feb (Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester x2, Liverpool)

Studio Electrophonique: 28 Feb - 8 March (Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Norwich, Nottingham)

Julian will be touring the UK in support of his forthcoming new album (released January 2020).

Tickets On Sale Friday 30th August at 10am. 


Fri 31st Jan
Margate, Dreamland

Sat 1st Feb
Southampton, Engine Rooms

Sun 2nd Feb
Reading, Sub 89

Fri 7th Feb 
Brighton, Concorde 2

Sat 8th Feb
London, Barbican Centre

Sun 9th Feb
Bristol, The Fleece

Fri 14th Feb
Newcastle, Riverside

Sat 15th Feb
Edinburgh, Liquid Room

Sun 16th Feb
Glasgow, Saint Luke’s 

Fri 21st Feb
Manchester, Gorilla

Sat 22nd Feb 
Manchester, Gorilla

Sun 23rd Feb 
Liverpool, Arts Club

Fri 28th Feb  (rescheduled 22 March)
Leeds, Brudenell

Sat 29th Feb (rescheduled 21 March)
Sheffield, The Leadmill

Sun 1st Mar (rescheduled 19 March
Birmingham, The Mill

Sat 7th Mar
The Waterfront, Norwich

Sun 8th Mar
Nottingham, Glee Club

SydArthur Festival 4

Jul 4th, 2019

The word's first psychic rock'n'roll festival returns for its 4th year! No tents, no mud, no entry fee – just 28 days of getting down with your good self in your own mind. The festivities begin on 7th July.

Tune in each day for Lord Yatesbury's Song of the Day

Buy the 2019 t-shirt

Julian will be interviewed by Mark Radcliffe at the 6 Music Festival at the Camp and Furnace in Liverpool on Sunday 31st March 2019. The interview – which is scheduled to begin at 13.20 – will be interspersed with Julian performing three songs on his Mellotron.


As the Storeroom 3 excavations have continued, we have discovered a quantity of miscellaneous items – promos, acetates, white-label singles and albums – mainly by Julian, but also by other Cope-associated acts (Brain Donor, T.C. Lethbridge, Black Sheep, etc).

As these are one-off items, we are not in a position to make them available on the Merchandiser. We would, therefore, advise vinyl collectors of this kind of item to keep a weather-eye on the Julian Cope Archive. 

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