PONTIFICATING Pub Landlord Al Murray is the first headliner to be confirmed for this summer’s Platform Festival, run by Pocklington Arts Centre.

The Guvnor will top the bill for the second night of the July 10 to 13 festival at The Old Station, Pocklington, as part of his Landlord Of Hope And Glory Tour.

“This will be the second time he has performed at Platform Festival, having sold out his show back in 2015,” says arts centre director Janet Farmer.

“We’re really excited to be welcoming Al Murray back to Platform Festival, as his previous performance went down a storm, so we know this will be a fantastic night and the perfect addition to our festival line-up.

“After taking a break in 2018, we’re really looking forward to the return of Platform Festival in 2019 and can’t wait to unveil the other acts we’ve lined up, so watch this space.”

In his own words, Murray will be inviting his Pock audiences to join him for a “step backwards into the future” in his latest show. “Citizens of Hope and Glory! Our new tomorrow beckons. A new tomorrow that smells reassuringly of yesterday, but with Wi-Fi,” he booms.

“One last heave and we will be there. And when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Although the going won’t get tough and anyone who tells you it is going to be tough is lying. Come join me to marvel at the majesty of our green and pleasant land. A land globally renowned for our culture, history and places, like the world-famous Salisbury Cathedral.”

Tickets for July 11’s 7.30pm show cost £27.50 on 01759 301547 or at pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk.