Ed Sheeran, James Morrison, Paolo Nutini, KT Tunstall, Newton Faulkner....and many more.
The legendary Bedford in Balham has justifiably earned a reputation for being one of the most important and critically acclaimed venues in the country. With a passion for performance, The Bedford is dedicated to discovering, developing and promoting the very “best of the best” in emerging acts, breaking artists and established performers.
The Bedford has long been involved with events and festivals outside of the country such as Folk Alliance International in Memphis and SXSW (South By SouthWest) in Austin, Texas. The Bedford Live is what we refer to as the travelling stage and takes artists over the country from Hop Farm Festival and Cornbury Festival to Liverpool SoundCity Festival. We also put on our own festivals within the venue. July 2013 saw the hugely successsful 3rd London FolkFest take place.
For artists such as James Morrison, Paolo Nutini, KT Tunstall, Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner and many more, The Bedford has often played a pivotal role in their careers. The Finn Brothers, Pete Townshend, Willy Mason and a host of other well known acts have played secret or impromptu shows here and 4 nights a week, 50 weeks of the year The Bedford is committed to throwing the spotlight on hundreds of new and upcoming performers.
With free entry, great food and a unique environment The Bedford has created a place where everyone is welcome and there is a sense of real community. So why not join us and become a part of the extended family that regularly gets to see and hear magical performances before anyone else.