MECHANICAL HOPS: The Christmas Musical
17th December 2023 - 6:45 pm
The Hope & Ruin
Age Restrictions: 18+

MECHANICAL HOPS: The Christmas Musical another sensational and unique alt-garage-rock extravaganza, brought to you by the band, hops – with support from, Icebeing and John Jones &)

The highly celebrated alt-rock musical returns in time for Christmas, with a new hearty-warming (yet thoroughly confusing) story, full of robots, ghosts and (MECHANICAL) Christmas cheer.

TICKETS – £7.50 (in advance), £10 (on the door)

DOORS – 6.45pm with curfew 10pm


Lead by local alt-garage-rock monoliths, hops – come see their music come to life as an all singing, limited dancing, ensemble in a contemporary adapation of half-remembered Christmas staples in, MECHANICAL HOPS: The Christmas Musical


ICEBEING is Luke Phillips a multi-instrumentalist & sound artist combining a variety of acoustic instrumentation & electronic noisemakers with found-sound samples and sound designs, recording at home under a host of pseudonyms… Backed up by his new full live band, prepare to be blown away as you enter their cosmic soundscape.

John Jones &

Nestling somewhere between country and home, John Jones & his rotating door of fictional friends seek a fix. Expect themes of water and unrelating sentiment, metaphorically speaking…


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