Ainslie Salon: Grace Petrie

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Ainslie Arts Centre


7pm, 3 October 2024


Ainslie Main Hall

Join singer-songwriter Grace Petrie for her BUILD SOMETHING BETTER album tour!

It’s two years since CONNECTIVITY smashed into the top 40 and debuted at #1 in the UK download chart, propelling the fiercely independent voice of GRACE PETRIE from critics’ choice to the main stages of major festivals across Britain, Australia and Canada.

For a seasoned road dog who spent almost 15 years clocking up tours with the likes of Billy Bragg, Frank Turner and Hannah Gadsby, the COVID lockdowns were like a cage for Petrie and when restrictions lifted, she hit the road harder than ever, armed with her most searing and successful record to date, and determined to make up for lost time. Now Grace is back – stronger, older and a whole lot angrier than ever before.

As rightwing ideologues trade in suspicion and cynicism, tearing communities apart against a backdrop of crumbling public services, the ordinary folk of Britain continue to suffer the consequences of corruption and individualism. BUILD SOMETHING BETTER is a return to blistering protest form for Britain’s most relevant political songwriter, a decade after being hailed as “a powerful new voice”, (The Guardian) and “a millennial’s Billy Bragg” (Huffington Post).

“An effervescent charm-bomb of a performer” – The New Yorker

Ainslie Salon: Grace Petrie is presented by Troubadour Presents with support from Ainslie+Gorman. Arts Capital is supported by the ACT Government.