The Joy Formidable

Cuffed Up

Showcase Lounge

All Ages

Due to Vermont’s high vaccination rate and significantly declining local hospitalization rates we will no longer be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative PCR result for events at Higher Ground, unless requested by the artist. This change will take effect on April 1st and will apply to performances at both the Ballroom and the Showcase Lounge.

Please continue to watch for communications on any protocol changes for upcoming performances.


$20 advance, $23 day of show



The discography of Welsh alternative rock band the Joy Formidable consists of
three studio albums, one live album, three extended plays and 15 singles. Their
debut extended play, A Balloon Called Moaning, was released in December 2008,
followed by their debut studio album, The Big Roar, in January 2011, which
reached No. 31 on the UK Albums Chart, and produced the singles “Whirring” and
“A Heavy Abacus”, which reached No. 7 and No. 25 on the US Alternative Songs
Chart, respectively. Their second studio album, Wolf’s Law, was released in
January 2013 and reached No. 41 and No. 51 on the UK Albums Chart and the US
Billboard 200, respectively. Their third studio album, Hitch was released in March
2016. Their fourth studio album, AAARTH, was released on 28 September 2018.