“A serious powerhouse of a performance … foot-stomping and adrenalin-powered and came on like folk music played by ravers.”

 The Artsdesk ★★★★

“With an electrifying global sound, the Radicals deliver a swaggering, sweaty set guaranteed to get listeners up and dancing. Exhilarating and exuberant” – Songlines ★★★★

“Birmingham’s finest progressive folk band”


“Boundary challenging”


“Bonfire Radicals are a proper folk melting pot, a hot, simmering six-piece whose banging and crashing rollercoaster of sound is alive with possibility and thrills… wholly unpredictable and astonishingly eclectic.”

Folk Radio

“Complex and contemporary, edgy and exploratory, Bonfire Radicals burn at borders of folk, rock and classical genres”.

Alex Monaghan, Irish Music Magazine

Bonfire Radicals have been delighting audiences across the UK with their vibrant approach to traditional and contemporary folk music, and they are quickly making a name for themselves as “an outfit who specialises in creating a raucous and danceable feast”

At the Barrier

“Their shows are vibrant, high energy affairs, wilfully eclectic … unashamedly about entertaining the audience, which they did here in spades, but which has a more serious side too. All are highly skilled musicians who are capable of operating across a variety of musical genres.”

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2022