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Here is the UK and European Blues Festivals Guide 2014, including blues related workshops, exhibitions and lectures.   I'm waiting for details of many festivals throughout the year (shown as "2014 - TBA"). Whilst I have taken every care to ensure details are correct, please confirm dates with festival organisers - I have included contact phone numbers, email addresses and website addresses.   Please let me know of any other UK or European blues festivals, workshops, exhibitions and lectures not listed here.  

I regularly update this list as I receive more details from festival organisers, so please check back often.    

Thanks,     Alan White.     

Email: alan.white@earlyblues.com

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 January  


www.boogaloopromotions.com
www.warnerbreaks.co.uk
Phone: 0870 601 6012

 



Fri 24th to Mon 27th Jan 2014 (3 nights)
Skegness Rock & Blues Festival
Butlins Resort
Skegness
Lincolnshire
PE25 1NJ


Phone: 0870 162 1805

www.bigweekends.com

ROCK AND BLUES STAGES:

Jefferson Starship 40th Anniversary Tour
Carl Palmer ELP Legacy
The Yardbirds
Dr Feelgood
The Animals
Nine Below Zero
Chas Hodges Band (Chas and Dave)
Maggie Bell
Chantel McGregor
Paul Lamb and The King Snakes
Shaggy Dogs
T-34 featuring Al Murray
Pat Grover and The Hawks
Geno Washington
Ken Hensley Band
The Quireboys
Slack Alice
Stan Web's Chickenshack
Canadian Black & The Mighty Chessmasters
Ian Nix Band
Samantha Fish
Pat McManus

Check out the 2013 photos
Check out the 2012 photos
Check out the 2011 photos
Check out the 2010 photos
Check out the 2009 photos
Check out the 2008 photos

JAKS BLUES MATTERS STAGE


www.bluesmatters.com

Roscoe Levee

Alex McKown Band

Blue Commotion

Roadhouse

Dove and Boweevil Band

Innes Sibun

Steve Roux’s White Knuckles Blues Band

Matt Woosey

The Little Devils

Jo Harman Band

Zoe Schwarz & Rob Koral

 

 February  


Friday 7th February 2014

Lymm Festival Winter Warmers Blues Night

Featuring


Little Jo and The Misfits

with special guests


The Blues Duo

Doors open at 7:30pm for 8pm start

Lymm Golf Club, Whitbarrow Road, Lymm WA13 9AN

£11

Bar facilities available (not included in ticket price)

Wheelchair accessible

Little Jo and the Misfits were a huge hit at the Landing Stage (the British Legion) during this summer's Lymm Fest, and we are pleased to welcome them back for their first full appearance at the Winter Warmer Blues Night. The band provide a fabulous mix of Swing, Rockabilly and Rhythm and Blues which is sure to fill the dance floor.

Special guests The Blues Duo may be a small outfit but between them they create a wall of pure Chicago Blues. With Tommy Allen on vocals, guitar and foot percussion and Johnny Hewitt vocals and harmonica, they have enough raw energy to capture audiences and take you back to the time of 1950’s Chicago Blues. Watch out for the band and the Blues Duo jamming together during the evening to provide us with something extra special by way of swing and blues.

This is certain to be one of the best events on the calendar and is bound to sell out, so make sure you get your tickets soon, either online at www.lymmfestival.org.uk  or locally at Lymm Electric and Rushgreen Motors.
 


Mahindra Blues Festival
Mehboob Studio, Mumbai

www.mahindrablues.com
 

 


Fri 21st Feb - Sunday 23rd Feb 2014
Broadstairs Blues Bash
Broadstairs Pavilion

www.broadstairsbluesbash.com

Headline Acts:
Paul Lamb & The King Snakes
BabaJack

 March  


Fri 28th to Sun 2nd March 2014
Acoustic Blues Weekend
The Atrix
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire

Contact: Atrix Box Office 01527 577330

Euroblues Promotions Ltd.
01242 701765
 www.euroblues.co.uk 

A weekend of workshops, jams and performances

The tutors are:

Keith Dunn (harmonica)
Michael Messer (bottleneck slide guitar)
Michael Roach (country blues guitar).

 


Fri 7th March - Sun 9th March 2014
The 14th Swanage Blues Festival
(Also see the 7th Swanage Blues & Roots Festival in October)

"Three days of excellent music in a friendly seaside town with a great atmosphere"

Contact:
Steve Darrington,
Swanage Blues,
c/o TIC,
The White House,
Shore Road,
Swanage,
Dorset BH19 1LB

www.swanage-blues.org

Artists:

Assorted Buskers, Back Porch, Blue Touch, Blues Machine, C Sharp Blues, Chloee Christmas Band, Dan Sowerby Band, David Raphael Band, Devil Drives, Fabulous Fezheads, Festival Finale, Hugh Budden, Jam Sessions with Robin Bibi Band, Jawbreakers, Jay Tamkin, Johnny Sharp, Mustangs, Northsyde, Open Mic Sessions with Johnny Sharp and Martin Froud, Paint It Blue, Pete Harris R & B Allstars, Ray Drury, Riotous Brothers, Riverside Blues Band, Robin Bibi Band, Saiichi Sygiyama Band, Stan's Blues Jamboree, Steve Darrington, Tommy Allen & Johnny Hewitt, Voodoo Chilli, Will Killeen, Zoe Schwarz Blues Band,

30 Gigs in 15 Indoor Venues

 




 


7th - 30th March 2014
Fifestock Music Festival 2014
"Backstage at The Green" Hotel
Kinross
Scotland
KY13 8AS

Map

www.fifestock.com

Tickets available from the box office:
The Green Hotel: (+44) 01577 863 467

Fri 7th Mar - Garland Jeferies £16

Sat 8th Mar - Simon Kempston £8

Fri 14th Mar - Dana Dixon Band £12

Sat 15th Mar - Cherry Lee Mewis £14

Sun 16th Mar - Gail Davies £15

Fri 21st Mar - Federal Charm £12

Sat 22nd Mar - Deborah Bonham Band £20

Sun 23rd Mar - Ben Poole Band £12

Sat 29th Mar - David Latto Band £8

Sun 30th Mar - Owen McGarry £8

 


19th FESTIVAL LE BLUES AUTOUR DU ZINC

14th - 23rd March 2014

Infoline: +33 3 44 15 30 30 

L'association le Comptoir Magique
29 rue de Calais  60000 Beauvais
France

www.zincblues.com
 



 




www.boogaloopromotions.com
www.warnerbreaks.co.uk
Phone: 0870 601 6012
 


Including ...

Jack Bruce & His Big Blues Band

Joe Louis Walker Band

and more ...

www.aberdeenjazzfestival.com
 


Saturday 22nd March 2014

Banbury Blues Festival

Aynsley Lister Band

The Blues Duo

Fran McGillvray Band

Stone Cold Mary

The Clarksville Mountain Band

and many more.

 


Easter Weekend
Fri 17th April - Sun 21st April 2014

17th Nantwich Jazz, Blues & Music Festival
Nantwich Civic Hall & The Crown Hotel
Nantwich

www.nantwichjazz.com

Snake Davis & The Suspicions

Stan Webbs Chicken Shack

Jacqui Dankworth

Swinging at the Cotton Club

Thea Gilmore

From The Jam

Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash

Deborah Bonham

 

 April  



Scarborough Blues Club
Top Secret Blues Festival 2014
Wednesday 2nd -
Sunday 6th April 2014
Cellar Bar, The Cask Inn, Scarborough, YO11 2LQ

www.scarboroughbluesclub.co.uk

 


TBA 2014
Theatre of Blues
Walker Theatre
Theatre Severn
Shrewsbury

Artists - TBA

Box Office: 01743 281281

www.theatreofblues.com
 


Friday 11th - Sunday 13th April 2014

The Marcus Bonfanti Band

Sean Webster

Midnight Train

The Tommy Allen/Johnny Hewitt Blues Duo

The Alex McKown Band

The Swaps

The Brothers Groove

Off the Hook

AWOL

The Bullfrogs

The Elderly Brothers

Tin Pan Alley

Blue Swamp

Buzz Elliott

Dan Burnett

Slowburner

More supporting acts TBA

A stunning line-up of brilliant blues musicians in the heart of the Lake District 

There will be top-quality music on offer all weekend
- ranging from sizzling electric to mellow acoustic blues and foot-tapping R'n'B
- in some wonderfully atmospheric venues surrounding Lake Windermere.
 

Keep checking the website for further details as we count down to the festival.

Make sure you book yours early, as word is getting round about this great new festival!

 Bowness Bay Blues is organised by the Rotary Club of Windermere, and all profits will go to charity.

Venues:
Burn How Hotel
Hole in’t Wall
Hydro Hotel
Soldiers & Sailors Club
Lake District Boat Club
Quayside
Wheelhouse

Burnside Hotel

Stags Head Hotel
Ruskins
Ship Inn
 

www.bownessbayblues.co.uk
 


www.nidarosbluesfestival.com

Eric Burdon

Stacie Collins

King King

Norsk Utflukt

 

 May  


www.darvelmusicfestival.org

 



Dumfries and Galloway

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thornhill-Music-Festival-2013/487819717906138
 



2014 - TBA

Blues Festival & Holiday
Calabria, Southern Italy

www.bluesmovepromotions.com

 


2nd - 4th May 2014

The 26th Burnley International Rock & Blues Festival

more soon ...

www.burnleymechanics.co.uk
Phone: 01282 664400


 
In Association with AMS NEVE


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11th Guisborough Rhythm & Blues Festival
Sat 3rd - Sun 4th May 2014
Guisborough Football Club
Howlbeck Road
Guisborough
Cleveland
CA11 7JG

Saturday Evening May 3rd

Sean Webster Band

Laurence Jones Band

Sunday May 4th

Chantel McGregor Band

Kyla Brox Band

T C & The Moneymakers

Franny Eubank & The Treatment

Ft Tom Attah

Blues Swamp & The Mee Kats

Tickets:

Saturday Evening £15

Sunday £38

Both Saturday and Sunday £50

Contact Kath 01287 634365

www.guisrnbclub.co.uk

 


Thu 8th May - Sat 24th May 2014
EUROPAfest
Bucharest
Romania

Click here for artist information:
EUROPAfest
 


 

 

www.hookerblues.co.uk

 


Fri 9th May - Sat 10th May 2014
22e Editie van het Kwadendamme Bluesfestival 2014
The Netherlands

 

www.bluestown.eu
 

 

DJ's MALTON BLUES FEST 2014
 
MAY 9TH -11TH
 
VENUE :-   "THE GARAGE"
SUDDABY'S CROWN HOTEL, WHEELGATE, MALTON YO177HP
 
FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN MIC 8PM -11.30PM (FREE Admission)
 
SAT 11A.M. BLUES GUITAR WORKSHOP(£4)
WITH ROGER SUTCLIFFE (Book in adv. limited number)
 
SAT 2.30PM-5.30PM & 6.30PM-11-30PM
 in The Garage
 
STEVE PHILIPS & the Rough,
 
THREE HEADED DOG + LEAD,
 
ROGER SUTCLIFFE + SUPPORT
 
DOGFINGER STEVE,
 
BIG DAVE T+ SUPPORT,
 
DJ'S BLUES BAND,
 
DECLAN SUDDABY,
 
ROBIN BUNTON & NATASHA (TBC)
 
SUNDAY11TH 1PM  SURVIVORS ACOUSTIC SESSION
 
SAT TICKETS £10 IN ADVANCE
 
£12 ON THE DOOR

 




"This is NOT "Rhythm Festival 2014". It's simply a get-together in a small but well-equipped music venue in Hertford, combined with a real ale festival and some great bands. There's just be one stage and our friend Deejay Wheelie-Bag will entertain during the breaks in the show. The line-up is not yet complete and other Rhythm Festival favourites will be announced over the coming weeks. The venue isn't huge and so we can only accommodate 250 ticket-buyers. We're expecting demand to be high".

 


 






 



www.stourbridgebluesfestival.co.uk
 


2014 - TBA

www.trieuxtonicblues.fr
 

 


2014 - TBA

https://www.facebook.com/BluesAtTheFort
 


2014 - TBA

TBA May 2014
The
Leeds Blues Festival

www.bloozpromoz.com or email nigel.blooz@ntlworld.com

Venues:
Hoagies, Eastgate
The Hop, Granary Wharf

 


Internationales Bluesfest Eutin
Eutin
Germany

15th to 18th May 2014

Check out details on their website:

www.bluesfest-eutin.de
 


 


2014 - TBA

TBA May 2014
The 16th Annual International
Guinness Blues on the Bay Festival

Warrenpoint, Nothern Ireland

 

www.bluesonthebay.co.uk
 


 


MAIN STAGE
Friday
Julian Burdock (solo with loops)
David Migden and The Dirty Words
Virgil and the Accelerators
The Paddy Maguire Midnight Jam Sessions

Saturday
Blues Boy Kings
Paul Lamb and the Detroit Breakdown
The Motives feat. Matt Taylor
The Paddy Maguire Midnight Jam Sessions

Sunday
Gwyn Ashton solo
Mark Pontin Group
The Russ Tippins Electric Band
Northsyde
The Paddy Maguire Midnight Jam Sessions

SALEM ACOUSTIC STAGE
Matt Woosey
Jack Broadbent
Dave Arcari
Angelo Palladino
Red Dirt Skinners
Richard Townend

SALEM ELECTRIC STAGE
Dan Burnett
Tim Hood
Tom Attah & the Bad Man Clan
Zoe Schwarz & Blue Commotion
Katie Bradley
The Mustangs
Nat Martin Band
Marcus Lazarus Band

OUTLAW STAGE
Forty 4
Bare Bones Boogie Band
Makuini & The Hoodoo Men

JUKE JOINTS
Tom Gee Band
Private Dicks
Geds Blues Band
Bonnie Mac Band
Greasy Slicks
Jed Thomas
Lewis Hamilton Band
Killer Bees

More to be added...


More information can also be found on the festival's website
www.hebdenblues.co.uk and
the Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hebden-Blues-Festival/156508004397740

 




Music at the Crossroads Festival 2014
Ferris Hill Farm
Hook Norton
Oxfordshire
OX15 5DF

Friday 30th - Saturday 31st May 2014 

Spank the Monkey

Krissy Matthews Band featuring Pete Brown

The Scholars

The FUSS

Man Make Fire

Scarecrow

The Psychadelic Raiders

The Blues Duo

Speak, Brother

Rachel Gittus with Canadian Dave

More to be announced.....

www.hookymusic.co.uk

The Hook Norton Charitable Association

 


Friday 30th May
Blockheads
Papa George Band
Tensheds

Saturday 31st May
Big Boy Bloater
Larry Miller Band
Ian Parker
Thomas Ford

www.bluesandbeer.co.uk
 

"The Wallingford Blues and Beer Festival is an independently run charity festival and the money raised from it goes towards promoting live music in Wallingford and helping to promote youth development projects in the town and surrounding areas. Since becoming an independent festival in 2000 we have raised, thanks to your generosity, over £29,000 which has gone to local organisations and charities".

 


2014 Acoustic Festival Artists

The Animals
Ben Waters Big Boogie Band
Jon Gomm
BabaJack
Wille & The Bandits
Sisters in Grease
Gwynne Ashton

plus many others...

www.acousticfestival.co.uk
 


Saturday 31st May 2014

Preston's First Annual Rockin' Blues Fest
 The Bear's Paw, Church St,
Preston, Lancashire

Preston's First Annual Rockin' Blues Fest
will be taking place on Saturday May 31st 2014
upstairs in the Live Room at The Bear's Paw, Church St, Preston

Tipitina
The Stumble
Alan Brown Band
(Ex Rev Doc & The Congregation/Jensen Interceptors)
T.C. & the Moneymakers
David Migden & the Dirty Words

 Doors open 1:30pm with MC Chris Powers (old school vinyl DJ)
Bands from 3.00pm - 11.00pm

Watch this space for ticket sales - numbers limited so get in early!
"With such a great line-up this will undoubtedly sell out", Alan White Earlyblues.com
 


Saturday 31st May 2014

New Blues ’n’ Roots Festival
Church Stretton
Shropshire

The sleepy town of Church Stretton in Shropshire is getting a new addition to the festival calendar. The first ever Blues 'n' Roots Festival will be held in the town on Saturday 31st May 2014. The festival, which will be supporting MacMillan Cancer Support, aims to showcase some of the best singer-song writers on the blues and roots scene. The line-up features both national and international artists, as well as some fantastic homegrown Shropshire talent.

Headlining the festival is ‘Blues Boy’ Dan Owen, winner of the British Blues Awards Best Young Artist 2013. Dan is a Shropshire lad, who is making huge waves in the music world.

Gary Hall, influential Americana musician and former front man with The Stormkeepers, will be joining Dan Owen on the bill.

Polly Money is another artist on the rise. Polly has spent the last year touring and playing festivals all over the UK, Europe and the USA.

 

 June  



 

 

BLUEBIRDS
137 Snargate Street
Dover
Kent
CT17 9DA

Lineup:
Robin Bibi Band
The Blues Duo
Backporch
Dave Jackson Band
King Bees
Howlin Wolves

http://whitecliffsmusic.weebly.com
 


2014 - TBA


www.sementinlive.ch

 


 


Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th June 2014
Diggle Blues Festival
Diggle
Saddleworth
Oldham

http://www.facebook.com/DiggleBluesFestival

Entrance to all venues is FREE

 


SALISBURY BLUES FESTIVAL

At SALISBURY CITY HALL

SATURDAY 14th JUNE 2014

2p.m. – 10p.m. “6 Acts”

ALBANY DOWN

www.albanydown.com

www.salisburybluesfestival.co.uk

Further acts to be announced this week

ON SALE NOW with 'EARLY BIRD' Ticket at just £18 for the day,

Box office, www.solidentertainments.com

CARD HOTLINE - 01472 349222 open 9am – 5pm, Mon – Sat 9a.m. – 2p.m.

 


 



Fri 20th - Sun 22nd June 2014
16th Big Wheel Blues Festival 2014
Isle of Man

"Circumstances have dictated some changes to the traditional arrangements for next year’s Big Wheel Blues Festival. The Laxey Pavilion remains without a tenant, and with no definite timescales for when this will change, the Committee have had to seek an alternative venue again. Luckily our friends at the Villa have agreed to accommodate the Festival in the Promenade Suite, the Colonnade Suite and the Gardens, in a repeat of our successful 2013 sell out event. The usual early May weekend was unavailable, so the Festival is for 2014 moving to Friday the 20th, Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of June.

As before there will be ticketed evening concerts with three off-Island acts on Friday and Saturday, with two free stages of local talent on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The Committee are in negotiations with artists for the evening gigs, and will provide full information in the New Year".

www.bigwheelblues.com

Ticket only event:
Available via the above website or phone: 01624 664460
 

 

 

2014 - TBA


Bradfest 2014
Bradfield Village Hall
Low Bradfield
Sheffield
S6 6LB

www.bradfest.co.uk

 


Fri 20th - Sun 22nd June 2014
Linton Festival 2014
Alma Inn
Linton
Ross-on-Wye
Herefordshire
HR9 7RY

www.lintonfestival.org

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2014 SOLD OUT
 


2014 - TBA



 


Thurs 19th - Sun 22nd June 2014
The 22nd Blues On The Farm
Appledram Farm
Birdham Road
Chichester
West Sussex PO20 7EH

www.bluesonthefarm.co.uk
Phone: 01243 773828
or 01243 539072

THURSDAY 19TH 2014
The Big Chris Barber Band
Antonio Forcione with Sarah Jane Morris

FRIDAY 20TH JUNE 2014
Royal Southern Brotherhood

Hamilton Loomis
Lisa Mills & Ian Jennings
Mike Sanchez
La Vendore Rogue

SATURDAY 21ST JUNE 2014
Dana Fuchs
Federal Charm
Midnight Ramble

SUNDAY 22ND JUNE 2014
BabaJack
Moreland & Arbuckle
Big Dez

more to come ...
 



 



 


2014 - TBA


Sat 23rd June 2013
2nd Taurus Blues Festival
Taurus Crafts
Lydney
Gloucestershire

www.tauruscrafts.co.uk

"This event is designed to bring nationally acclaimed blues music to new audiences and bring more people to the broad range of blues music.

Taurus Crafts is a vibrant visitor centre celebrating creative design and healthy living. Bringing together arts, crafts, designer gifts and wholesome food, a working pottery local food shop, deli and children's activities. This festival is being organised by Jigsaw Community Festivals as part of its programme to reintroduce great live music events into local communities".

 

 





www.solidentertainments.com
 




8th Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival
Burton Agnes Hall
Burton Agnes
East Yorkshire
YO25 4NB

The 2014 Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival takes place from Friday 27th June to Sunday 29th June. Surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, the Festival is set in the award winning grounds and Great Hall of this Elizabethan stately home.

This year's line up includes Chantel McGregor, British Blues Award's guitarist of the year AND female vocalist of the year 2013; the legendary jump, jive, swing, rhythm and blues of King Biscuit and the Pleasure Boys; New-Orleans-Bourbon-bar sultry vocals and boogie piano of Tipitina; festival band favourites, gospel tinged Polly and the Billets Doux. And if that isn't varied enough, we have master-saxophonist Alan Barnes, teaming up with Horace Silver experts The Give a Little Love Orchestra for 'Watching the Detectives': music that celebrates Sherlock Holmes and Columbo!

Click here for the full lineup
 

As always, bands overflow from the outdoor main stage into the Great Hall, our shops and cafe courtyard, and the late night sessions in our bar tent. Delicious food is prepared by our catering team, ranging from homemade burgers to spicy curries, ice creams from our vintage ice cream van, and bakes and cupcakes in our tea tent. Local, award winning Wold Top beers will be on tap, brewed just a few miles away and delivered by brewer and jazz fan Tom Mellor, who then picks up his guitar to play in the Hall.

There is camping in the beautiful surroundings of the adjacent Park Field, with hot showers laid on. The child in all of us is taken care of by balloon artistry and face painting, and highlights of Burton Agnes' grounds include a maze, giant games, jungle garden and woodland walk with forest creatures to find.

The Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival is proud to be an official fringe event of Le Tour de France's visit to Yorkshire. We will salute the arrival of the Tour de France's 'Le Grand Depart' in Yorkshire with 'Le Mini Depart'. Taking place alongside the Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival, there will be time-trialled clown bike and toddler races on 'Le Mini Course'; a celebration of French cuisine on the food lawn; and the hothouse gypsy-jazz music of France's most famous jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt, performed on stage by Djangologie.

www.burtonagnes.com

 


Fri 27th - Sun 28th June 2014

The 20th Dundee Blues Bonanza
Dundee, Scotland

www.dundeebluesbonanza.co.uk
Phone:
01382 305160
 

 


2014 - TBA


TBA June 2014
PuistoBlues 2014
Järvenpää
Finland

www.puistoblues.fi

 

 July  


Friday 19.30 - 01.30

19.30 ROBIN ROBERTSON BAND (Scotland)

21.15 JERIMIAH MARQUES & THE BLUE ACES (UK)

22.30 JIMMY THOMAS (USA)

00.00 BOB MARGOLIN & TOTA BLUES BAND (USA/Barcelona)

Saturday 19.00 - 02.00

19.00 TBA

20.45 LITO BLUES BAND (Malaga)

22.00 WEST WESTON'S BLUESONICS (UK)

11.15 CHICAGO BLUES with John Primer & Bob Stroger (USA)

01.00 CROSSTOWN (Granada)

Sunday 19.30- 12.30

19.30 WEST WESTON'S BLUESONICS

21.30 GLADYS ROCKIN G & TRES GATOS (Cordoba)

23.00 JERIMIAH MARQUES & THE BLUE ACES (UK)

www.mijasbluesfestival.com
 


Next festival 2015

www.bluesfest.de
 


2014 - TBA

Vache de Blues Festival 2013
Villerupt
Lorraine
France

Full details here:
www.vachedeblues.fr
 


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www.bluesatthefold.co.uk

Phone Oliver: 01886 812888
 


Saturday, 5th July 2014
Blues on the Meadow
Aldermaston
West Berkshire

www.bluesonthemeadow.com

Will 'Harmonica' Wilde
Robin Bibi Band
Red Butler

more soon ....
 


  www.cornburyfestival.com

Lineup to be announced March 2014
 


Mon 30th June to Sat 5th July 2014
21st Cognac Blues Passions
Cognac
France

www.bluespassions.com

Click here for Artist Lineup
 


Sierra Blues Festival 2014
Plaine Bellevue
Sierra
Suisse

Venues:

Villa Bayard

Soho Lounge Café

Restaurant Le Rothorn

Terra Brasil

Restaurant du Casino

Check website for program / artists:

www.sierrablues.ch


 

 


ABERTILLERY BLUES FESTIVAL 2014 - TBA


www.abertillerybluesfestival.co.uk
Box Office: 01495
355800
 


2014 - TBA

"Norfolk Blues society is organising a three day blues festival first for Norfolk, with bands playing simultaneously at eight venues in the centre of Dereham, all within walking distance of each other. A chance to see a whole 'mess o blues' from Mississippi swamp through R&B, Chicago blues of Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters to Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan right up to funky, verging on jazz. This not to be missed event of 2013 for all live blues fans is organised by Norfolk Blues Society. Most venues are free to enter other than for the headline artists, Ron Sayer and Dave Thomas who recently played with Paul Jones at the Maddermarket".

For more information check out:
www.norfolkbluessociety.org.uk
 


Sat 14th to Sat 19th July 2014
Cahors Blues Festival 2014
Toulouse
France

www.cahorsbluesfestival.com

Pura Fe

Craig Adams & Dale Blade

Jonny Lang

Eric Burdon

Joanne Shaw Taylor


 


 


Wed 16th to Sun 20th July 2014
The Larmer Tree Festival

Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal,
Near Salisbury,
Wiltshire/Dorset border

www.larmertreefestival.co.uk
Phone: 023 8071 1820

 


Friday 18th - Sunday 20th July 2014

The Rock of Gibralter
Enslow
Kidlington
OX5 3AY

Artists - TBA

For more information check out the Thamesfest website:
www.thamesfest.co.uk

 


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Friday 18th July to Sunday 20th July 2014

Three Main Stages, Nine Pub Stages and a Boat!

The 2014 main stage line up (in no particular order) is:

Larry Miller Band – www.larrymiller.co.uk

Charlie Morris Band – www.bluespages.com/charliemorris

The Spikedrivers – www.spikedrivers.co.uk

Will Wilde – www.willharmonicawilde.com

Stompin’ Dave – www.stompinstore.com

David Midgen and the Twisted Roots – www.davidmidgenandthedirtywords.com

Zoe Schwarz Blues Commotion – www.bluecommotion.com

Benny Gallagher – www.bennygallagher.com

Rosco Levee and the Southern Slide – www.roscolevee.com

Hereford Soul Choir – www.herefordsoulchoir.co.uk

Stomp & Holler – www.stompandholler.co.uk

Souled Out 2 Funk – www.so2f.com

Mitch Laddie – www.mitchladdie.com

Warren James Skiffle Sessions Band - www.warrenjamesmusic.com

Laurence Jones – www.laurencejonesmusic.com

Henry’s Funeral Shoe – www.henrysfuneralshoe.com

Set in the beautiful Worcestershire riverside town of Upton upon Severn (where the flood defences are robust!), this is a festival where every band is free to see, with no external funding, government or local authority support and with no major sponsorship, they are able to be as independent, flexible and unique a festival as ever.

 www.uptonbluesfestival.org.uk

Check out:
2013 photos

2012 photos

2011 photos
2010 Photos

2009 Photos
2008 Photos
2007 Photos and Reviews
(with photos of the 2007 devastating floods, prior to the flood defences being installed!)

Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Roadhouse © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
 


2014 - TBA

Fri 19th to Sun 28th July 2013

Click here for full lineup

www.edinburghjazzfestival.com
 


Luxembourg Blues'n Jazz Rallye
Saturday, 19th July 2014
Grund, Clausen

Free entry

Bluesjazzrallye  


 


Friday 11th to Saturday 12th July 2014
28th Rauma Blues Fest 2014
Rauma
Finland

Artists - TBA

www.raumablues.com
 


 


10-12 July 2014
7th Suwalki Blues Festival
Poland

Artists - TBA
www.suwalkiblues.com
 


 


2014 - TBA

Sigulda Blues Festival
Sigulda Medieval Castle
Latvia
LV2150

www.bluesfest.lv

 


Fri 25th to Sun 27th July 2014
16th Maryport Blues Festival
Maryport Rugby League Club
Melpot Road
Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6NE

Earlybird tickets now on sale at:

www.maryportblues.co.uk
Phone: 01900 602122

or buy tickets online at
http://www.ticketline.co.uk/ 
or phone
0844 888 9991

 

 Main Marquee
     
 Friday Evening (7.00pm start - 11.50pm end)
     
    TBA
     
     
     
 Saturday Afternoon (2.00pm start - 6.00pm end)
     
    TBA
     
     
 Saturday Evening (7.00pm start - 11.45pm end)
     
    TBA
     
     
 Sunday Afternoon (1.30pm start - 5.00pm end)
     
    TBA
     
     
 Sunday Evening (6.00pm start - 10.30pm end)
     
    TBA
     
 
 Outdoor Stage
     
    TBA
     
 Trail
     
    TBA
     
     
     


Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th July 2014

Ealing Blues Festival
Walpole Park
Mattock Lane
Ealing W5

2pm - 10.30pm

SATURDAY 19th July
 

Robert Hokum Blues Band

The Chairs

Doc Stenson & Simon Prager

The Proof featuring Paul Cox and Roger Cotton

Jules Carter Trio

Karen Byrne / The Mobile Clones

Dale Storr New Orleans Big Band

Glorious Fools

BabaJack

Jump 66

Northsyde

The Blue Bishops

Jump 66

The Devil Drives featuring Robert Hokum

SUNDAY 20th July

Robert Hokum Blues Band

The Geoff Garbow Blues Band featuring Emily Lee

Emily Lee

John O’Leary/Alan Glen All Star Blues Revue

Rabbit Foot

Francis Gahan

Never The Bride

Gary Fletcher Band

Mark Harrison

The Spikedrivers

Sam Kelly and Friends

Mark Harrison

Dr. Feelgood

http://www.ealingsummerfestivals.com/events/blues-festival/
 


2014 - TBA

Friday 27 July 2013

Saturday 28 July 2013

Sunday 29 July 2013

www.gloucesterblues.co.uk
 


2014 - TBA

Green Valley Blues

Miners Welfare Hall
Upper Cwmtwrch
Swansea Valley
West Glamorgan
SA9 2XH

 


Sunday 27th July - Saturday 2nd August 2014

BluesWeek 2014
Sunley Management Centre
University of Northampton

http://bluesweek.co.uk/

 

 August  



Notodden Blues Festival
PO Box 211
3672 Notodden
Norway


www.bluesfest.no       
 


www.cambridgerockfestival.co.uk
Phone: 0845 299 0845

See www.cambridgerockfestival.co.uk   for details
 


www.wickhamfestival.co.uk
 


6th Jinney Ring Blues and Beer Festival 2014
Jinney Ring Craft Centre
Hanbury Road
Hanbury
Bromsgrove
B60 4BU

www.jinneyring.co.uk

Phone: 01527 821 272
 


Armargh City 2014
Northern Ireland

2014 - TBA

Returning for its 3rd year the festival now includes over 30 free gigs filling the city.

Check out Press Release for full details
 


Bentworth Blues Festival 2014

August 15th - 17th 2014

Trafficker ~ Rik Martin ~ Danie Wilde ~ Tim Hain ~ Richard Clarke ~ Sugar Mama ~ Lucy Zirins
Kyle and Shaw ~ Jules Benjamin Band ~ Northsyde ~ Nigel Bagge ~ Sean Nolan ~ Bluesbeaten Redshaw
Guy Totora ~ Jules Carter Trio ~ The Blues Duo ~ Five Field Holler ~ Pethers and Friends
The Dogs ~ Cryin' Out Loud ~ Bad Influence ~ Pete Leigh and The Union ~ Red Dirt Skinners
Howlin' Matt ~ Sarah Warren ~ Luke Doherty ~ Burnt Ice
 

Tickets on Sale now 01420 561224 http://www.star-inn.com/bluesfestival.html
 


2014 - TBA

 

Wolfsdonksesteenweg 160
2230 Herselt
België
BTW: BE 0895.228.836

(Herselt is about 25 miles from Antwerp, Belgium)

Friday
 
Saturday

http://www.gevarenwinkelfestival.be/pages/news/

 


 


The 25th Great British R&B Festival, Colne, Lancashire
Fri 22nd Aug to Mon 25th Aug 2014

 

Full details:  www.bluesfestival.co.uk Ticket hotline: 01282 661234
 

Early Bird Offer ends 25/06/13

   
The International Stage: The Matthew Clark The British Stage:
  (incl. The British Blues Awards 2014)
MC: Chris Powers MC: Pete Kuddy
   
Friday, 22nd August 2014 Friday, 22nd August 2014
7.30pm The Yardbirds 8.00pm  
9.15pm Band of Friends 9.15pm  
11.00pm Eric Sardinas 10.00pm  
  11.00pm  
   
Saturday, 23rd August 2014 Saturday, 23rd August 2014
2.00pm The Groundhogs 2.30pm  
3.30pm Lucky Peterson 4.00pm  
5.00pm Connie Lush and Blues Shouter 5.30pm  
7.30pm TBC 7.00pm  
9.15pm TBC 8.00pm  
11.00pm TBC 9.30pm  
    11.00pm  
   
Sunday, 24th August 2014 Sunday, 24th August 2014
2.00pm Snake Davis Jazz Band 1.30pm  
3.30pm Mike Sanchez 2.00pm  
5.00pm Powder Blues Band 3.15pm  
7.30pm TBC 4.30pm  
9.15pm Eric Burdon & The Animals 5.45pm  
11.00pm TBC 7.00pm  
    8.00pm  
  9.30pm  
  11.00pm  
   
Monday, 25th August 2014 Monday, 25th August 2014
2.00pm Otis Grand All Stars 2.00pm  
3.30pm Bob Malone Band 3.30pm  
5.00pm Grainne Duffy 4.45pm  
7.30pm Andy Fairweather Low 5.30pm  
9.15pm Dr Feelgood 6.15pm  
    7.45pm  
    9.15pm  
     
   
The Acoustic Stage: The Outdoor Stage
MC: Mal Gibson aka Charlie White TBC
   
Friday, 22nd August 2014 Roadhouses - See www.bluesfestival.co.uk
8.00pm   The Admiral Lord Rodney
9.00pm   The Crown Hotel
10.00pm   The Green Chimney
11.00pm   Colne Legion
  Colne & Nelson RFC
Saturday, 23rd August 2014  
2.00pm    
3.15pm    
4.30pm    
5.45pm    
6.15pm    
7.00pm    
8.30pm    
9.45pm    
11.00pm    
   
Sunday, 24th August 2014  
2.00pm    
3.15pm    
4.30pm    
5.45pm    
6.15pm    
7.00pm    
8.30pm    
9.45pm    
11.00pm    
   
Monday, 25th August 2014  
2.00pm    
3.15pm    
4.30pm    
5.15pm    
6.00pm    
7.30pm    
9.00pm    
   

Check out: Photos from 2013..
The Great British R&B Festival 2013

Check out: Photos from 2012..
The Great British R&B Festival 2012

Check out: Photos from 2011..
The Great British R&B Festival 2011

Check out: Photos from 2010..
The Great British R&B Festival 2010

Check out: Photos from 2009..
The Great British R&B Festival 2009

Check out: Photos from 2008..
The Great British R&B Festival 2008

Check out:
Photos from 2007...
The Great British R&B Festival 2007

 


2014 - TBA
JB's @ The Limetree Festival 2014
Limetree Farm
Grewelthorpe
North Yorkshire

www.jbsatthelimetreefestival.com


 

 

2014 - TBA

23rd - 35 August 2013
Bell Rock Blues Festival
Arbroath
Scotland

Click here for the band list

www.bellrockblues.com

12 different venues in Arbroath

FREE Entry!
 


2014 - TBA

Sat 24th - Sun 25th August 2013
4th Congleton Jazz & Blues Festival
Congleton
Cheshire

More information about the festival will be made available in the programme,
you can see this on the Festival website:
www.congletonjazzandblues.co.uk

And on the facebook site:
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Congleton-Jazz-Blues-Festival/428238135626

NB we have our very own festival beer, brewed by local Beartown brewery, it is called Brewgie Woogie Bear, and was a run away success at the Summer Congleton Beer festival!!

 

 September  


2014 - TBA

Saturday 7th September 2013

Openluchttheater De Doolhof
De Drink
5932 CP Tegelen
Netherlands

www.bluesrockfestival.nl
 


 


2014 - TBA

Hell, Norway

www.bluesinhell.no
 


Beer n' Blues Festival
(incorporating Boxstock Cigar Box Guitar Festival)
Band On The Wall, Manchester


2014 - TBA

 




 


2014 - TBA

Fri 6th - Sat 7th Sept 2013
 6th Newark Blues Festival 2013
Newark on Trent
Nottinghamshire

"This year, due to a number of reasons, we have decided not to run the festival's main stage in Newark Castle Grounds. Instead, this year will see the main stage move into Newark's Palace Theatre and host a line up of top quality blues music on Friday 6th September and Saturday 7th September.

In addition there will be the usual programme of over 30 gigs in pub venues around the town".

www.newarkblues.co.uk

Friday 6th Sept
The Hoax
Wildon T King
Laurence Jones

Saturday Afternoon 7th Sept
The Mustangs
Rhythm Zoo
Brothers Groove

Saturday Evening 7th Sept
Jo Harman
Ron Sayer Jr
Bare Bones Boogie Band
Blues Boy Kings

 




 



 


Acoustic Guitar Show
Olympia
London

www.londonacousticguitarshow.com

 


 


2014 -TBA
 


2014 -TBA
 

13th - 15th September 2013
10th Shetland Blues Festival
Britain's most northerly Blues Festival

Click here for details

Regular updates can be found on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/ShetlandBluesFestival

 www.shetlandblues.info
 


 


Fri 19th - Sun 21st September 2014
Ramsbottom Festival 2013
Ramsbottom Cricket Club
Ramsbottom
Lancashire

www.ramsbottomfestival.com
 


Smokie Blues Festival - TBA 2014

www.smokieblues.com
www.oxfordhotelsandinns.com

or by telephone 01241876012
 


19th - 21st September 2014



Orkney Blues Festival
Stromness
Orkney Islands

Artists TBA

www.orkneyblues.co.uk
 


Southsea Folk Roots & Blues Day
Sunday 28th September 2014
Southsea
Hampshire
PO5 2NH

Main Events take place at: 
Dockyard Club
Onslow Road
Southsea
Hampshire
PO5 2NH

www.southseafolkfestival.co.uk

 


Harrogate Blues Festival 2014 - TBA
 


Blues In The City
Chelmsford
Essex

Venues:

TBA

Artists:

TBA

www.bluesinthecity.co.uk
 


York Blues Festival 2014 - TBA
 

 October  







 


2014 - TBA

Fri 4th Oct - Sun 6th Oct 2013
20th Swanage Blues Festival 2013
(Also see the 13th Swanage Blues Festival in March and the Purbeck Roots & Rhythm Festival in June)

"Three days of excellent music in a friendly seaside town with a great atmosphere"

 

60 gigs, open mic and Acoustic & Electric jam sessions  in 15 indoor venues.
Artist details to be released on their website soon.

WEBSITE
www.swanage-blues.org

MAILING LIST
Join the monthly mailing list at www.swanage-blues.org

FACEBOOK
Swanage Blues www.facebook.com/swanagebluesfest
Open Mic www.facebook.com/swanagebluesopenmic
Steve Darrington www.facebook.com/steve.darrington

EMAIL
info@swanage-blues.org

 


2014 - TBA

Cotes d'Armor
Brittany
France

http://www.festival-blues-bretagne.fr
 


Fri 3rd to Mon 6th October 2014
Blues Weekend at Norton Grange

Norton Grange,
Yarmouth,
IOW,
Hampshire

www.boogaloopromotions.com
www.warnerbreaks.co.uk
Phone: 0870 601 6012

Stevie Nimmo Trio
The Spikedrivers
Little Devils

Cry Baby & The Hoochie Coochie Boys
Navacross

Nigel Bagge Band
Stompin’ Dave
Jam sessions led by Tim Aves

MC/DJ Robert Hokum
 


Sat 11th October 2014
34th Rawa Blues Festival
Katowice
Poland

www.rawablues.com

 


Blackburn Blues Festival 2013 - TBA
 


Bedford Esquires Blues Festival

2014 - TBA

www.bedfordesquires.com
 


10th - 12th October 2014
17th Beer R&B Festival
Beer
Devon
EX12 3JP

The Big Blue,
The Elevators,
The Odyssey Blues Band,
Jeff Chapman's Roosters,
The Dirty Aces
and the amazing monster jam session

www.beerblues.co.uk
Phone: 01494 511886
Email: sheila@beerblues.co.uk

 




 



 



www.fromebluesfestival.co.uk
 




 


2014 - TBA

www.bluesfest.co.uk
 


Scunthorpe Blues Festival 2014 - TBA

Click here for the latest info
 


26th October 2013

8th Annual Crawley Blues Festival 2013
The Hawth Foyer, Crawley
Box Office: 01293 553 636


http://www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/thehawth/

 

 November  


Fri 1st - Sat 2nd Nov 2013
8th Frederikshavn Blues Festival 2013
Denmark

www.bluesfestivalen.dk
 

 

 


Fri 8th - Sun 10th Nov 2013
8th Tenby Blues Festival 2013
Tenby, Pembrokeshire

www.tenbyblues.co.uk

Contact:
Tenby Events,
De Valence,
Upper Frog Street,
Tenby,
Pembrokeshire SA70 7JD
Phone/Fax: 01834 843568
Email:
info@tenbyblues.co.uk

 


 

Take a look at the 2012 Festival Photos here.
Take a look at the 2011 Festival Photos here.
Take a look at the 2010 Festival Photos here.
Take a look at the 2009 Festival Photos here.
Take a look at the 2008 Festival Photos
here.
Take a look at the 2007 Festival Photos here.
 Full details on the Carlisle Blues Festival website:
www.carlislebluesfestival.com 
 


9th - 17th November 2013
19th Lucerne Blues Festival 2013
Lucrene
Switzerland

Locations:
Grand Casino Luzern & Casineum Luzern

Mainstage & Clubstage

Haldenstrasse 6
CH-6006 Luzern
www.grandcasinoluzern.ch

Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern
Festival Opening & Bluesbrunch

Schweizerhofquai
CH-6002 Luzern
P: +41 41 410 04 10
www.schweizerhof-luzern.ch

Hotel Seeburg Luzern
Bluesbrunch

Seeburgstrasse 53-61
CH-6006 Luzern
P: +41 41 375 55 55
www.hotelseeburg.ch

www.bluesfestival.ch

 



 

 December  


Fri 13th to Mon 16th December 2013
Blues Weekend at The Heathlands, Bournemouth

The Heathlands
Grove Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 3AT

www.boogaloopromotions.com

 


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