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LATEST NEWS......last updated on 21st December 2018

"Memories are everything apparently, and I have only great ones of the fabulous Friars."   David Bowie, February 28th 2014

We are currently petitioning Bucks County Museum trust to allow an exhibition to commemorate Friars 50th birthday in 2019 following on from the successful exhibition in 2014. Presently they have declined. An online petition has been set up to campaign for a reversal of this decision. Full details can be found here.

.Friars Aylesbury is thrilled to present the first gig of its 2019 50th Anniversary Celebration Year.

With support from Jesse Jo Stark and Hatchie

Tickets on sale now from Waterside Box Office, and 

Friars Aylesbury in association with Crosstown Concerts is thrilled to announce the first Friars gig of the 2019 Friars Aylesbury 50th Anniversary Year when we present THE VACCINES on Thursday January 24.            This will also be the first date of the bands 2019 tour. 

Formed in 2010 in West London the Vaccines first album ‘What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?’ was the best selling debut album of 2011. Since then the band have released their second album ‘Come of Age’ in 2012 which debuted at No 1 in the UK album chart and ‘English Graffiti’ in 2015, and have toured as special guests to The Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, The Stone Roses, Muse and Imagine Dragons.     To date they have sold over one million records. 

The Vaccines returned to their roots in 2018 with their 4th studio album ‘Combat Sports’ featuring the single     ‘I Can’t Quit’ which was named Radio One’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’. With influences from Dylan, The Ramones, Tom Petty and the Jesus and Mary Chain, The Vaccines songwriting is getting to a whole new level with Combat Sports, which many regard as their best album to date. 

Says main man Justin Young “We lost sight of who we were and why we were there. When you’re as insecure and self-aware as me, there’s a constant process of second-guessing everything you do. I’ve brought the Vaccines into my heart again now.” 

Huge thanks to Friars member Paul Hutton of Crosstown Concerts for inviting us to co-promote this date. It marks an exciting return to how Friars used to be….operating on the cutting edge of contemporary live music. This one’s going to be special.



 Tuesday 30 April 2019 

 Remaining tickets on sale now

Tickets for the Friars Aylesbury date will be available from the Waterside Box Office and simultaneously on line from or from Ticketmaster at,uk Tickets will be limited to a maximum of 4 per person.

Circle seats only available from Minimum age 16 for standing tickets. No age restriction for circle seats. 

Friars has presented Nick Mason only once before when it presented Pink Floyd on 9 November 1969. Now, almost 50 years later Friars will present Nick Mason again mostly playing material from the first two classic Pink Floyd albums ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ and ‘A Saucerful of Secrets’.  

Having played four intimate and acclaimed live shows at London’s Dingwalls and Half Moon Putney in May, Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets toured their unique live set of early Pink Floyd across Europe, including six shows in the UK. The tickets sold out almost immediately so the five new shows have been announced including the Friars date.

Nick Mason kindly allowed Friars to exhibit his 1969 ‘Waves’ drum kit in the 2014 Friars Exhibition which took place at the Buckinghamshire County Museum.

Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets are Nick Mason, Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet), Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd), Lee Harris and Dom Beken.


This is an opportunity to experience Pink Floyd’s celebrated and significant early body of work played live including songs from albums 'The Piper At The Gates of Dawn' and 'A Saucerful Of Secrets’

Very few bands are as culturally important as Pink Floyd. They are one of the best selling music artists of all time and Nick Mason is a co-founder and the only constant member of the band performing on all of their albums as well as all of their live shows. This September’s tour is Nick Mason’s first live music tour since Pink Floyd's Division Bell Tour in 1994, and the show at Dingwalls (20 May 2018) was his first live performance since Pink Floyd played at the 2005 Live 8 concert in London.


Friars Aylesbury is over the moon to confirm that Steve Hackett will be playing as part of Friars Aylesbury’s 50th Year celebrations, on        2 November 2019. Tickets on sale  from the Waterside Box Office in person, Online or by telephone 0844 8717 607. 


For the first time ever, Steve will perform the seminal Genesis album ‘Selling England By The Pound’ in its entirety. Released in 1973, the album went to No.3 in the UK charts and has been described as ‘the definitive Genesis album’. It includes such favourites as ‘Dancing With The Moonlight’, ‘Firth Of Fifth’, ‘Cinema Show’ and, of course, ‘I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)’. Other favourite classic Genesis tracks will also feature in the show.

2019 also marks the 40th anniversary of one of Steve’s most popular solo albums Spectral Mornings and Steve will rightly celebrate this milestone by performing some of the masterpieces from this album.
Fans will also be treated to highlights from Steve’s new album, to be released in 2019.

Joining Steve on this tour are Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flute), Jonas Reingold (bass/twelve string) and Nad Sylvan on vocals.



The statue was unveiled on Sunday March 25th to a large crowd, a large audience watching live online and covered by local and national media. This was followed by an amazing gig featuring local heroes Marillion, Howard Jones, John Otway and the Dung Beatles.

To see the statue live, there is a dedicated webfeed here


Full gallery here

Neale Wareham's gallery here



Full gallery from Erasure gig here


The Thin White Book now available to purchase

At last it's here!

The Thin White Book - A History of David Bowie and Friars Aylesbury is now available here from the Friars Aylesbury online shop - link above in menu or click this link.

If you are in the Aylesbury area you can also purchase the book from Rocky & Kook or Aylesbury Music, both in Temple Street, Aylesbury or Deco Audio/Vicious Squirrel in Kempson Close, Aylesbury (Avoids P&P charges).



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