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Long Players Unplugged


In a special one-off performance filmed for Malmesbury Carnival, the Long Players pay tribute to Nirvana’s classic
acoustic live album 'MTV Unplugged in New York

The Long Players are a collective of over 30 musicians who convene 2 or 3 times a year to reproduce live some of the greatest albums ever made. Previous concerts have included Queen’s Night at the Opera, Fleetwood Mac‘s Rumours, Arctic Monkeys’ AM and The Beatles‘ Sgt Peppers.

Nirvana Unplugged is known and loved for its rough edges and duff notes, to the extent that we debated whether to deliberately play the mistakes. We decided not to and instead brought plenty of our own mistakes into the mix.” Dave Sturdy, bass

LPs Unplugged will be streamed on August Bank Holiday at 8pm - when the Long Players were due to perform behind the Abbey as part of the Carnival celebrations. The gig was filmed in Malmesbury’s stunning Abbey House Gardens, without an audience and under strict COVID-safe measures.

Playing the gig outside with no audience gave it a totally different feel to what we usually do. Everyone was just into making some music again and it was a really relaxed day - the film captures the chilled vibe perfectly.” Gemma Waldron, singer

You can watch the Long Players performance at


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Event Properties

Event Date 31-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 31-08-2020 10:00 pm
Registration Start Date 15-07-2020
Cut off date 31-08-2020 8:00 pm
Location Facebook / Youtube
Categories Music