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Here is the latest UK and European Blues Festivals Guide 2019, including blues related workshops, exhibitions and lectures.   A few festivals are shown as "2019 - TBA" (awaiting details from the organisers). At least you can see roughly when they will take place (most festivals are at the same time of year within a week or so). 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 2019  



Fri 18th to Mon 21st Jan 2019 (3 nights)
Skegness Rock & Blues Festival
Butlins Resort
Skegness
Lincolnshire
PE25 1NJ


Phone: 0870 162 1805

www.bigweekends.com


 

Previous year's photos:

Check out the 2016 photos
Check out the 2015 photos

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

 

 

 

 


 

https://www.facebook.com/Scheldeblues

Het Arsenaal Theater
Arsenaalplein 1
Vlissingen
www.arsenaaltheater.nl 

 

 February 2019  

 

9th - 10th February 2019
 

Mahindra Blues Festival
Mehboob Studio, Mumbai

www.mahindrablues.com
 

 




 

Mike Sanchez & the Portions

Earl Jackson Band

Bamboozled

MORE DETAILS SOON

 

www.bluescruiseuk.com

 

 

 

Broadstairs Blues Bash 2019

Friday 22nd Feb to Sunday 24th Feb 2019


www.broadstairsbluesbash.com
 


www.cancerontherocks.co.uk

 

 


28th February - 3rd March 2019

The 19th Swanage Blues Festival
(Also see the 12th 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

 

 March 2019  

 

Acoustic Blues Weekend
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd March 2019

Our weekend event is a workshop where we teach country blues guitar, bottleneck slide guitar and harmonica skills to students. They are conducted as masterclasses for beginners to advanced levels. We'll announce the line-up of teachers and venue early in the New Year when we send out the details for Blues Week 2016.

Acoustic Blues Weekend
The Beacon,
Wantage,
Oxfordshire
OX12 9BX

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:

Will Wilde (harmonica),
Adam Franklin (bottleneck slide guitar)
Abie Budgen & Michael Roach (country blues guitar).

 

 

1st - 3rd March 2019

 

 


 

 

Das 10. Blues Festival Frauenfeld

findet am Freitag, 22. und Samstag, 23. März 2019
in der Festhalle Rüegerholz Frauenfeld statt

 


 



 

 


21st - 31st March 2019


Kenny Neal

This year The Aberdeen Jazz Festival launches the first ever Aberdeen Blues Weekend which features performances from the Queen of Scottish Blues Maggie Bell, ex-Whitesnake stellar guitarist Bernie Marsden and direct from Louisiana, Kenny Neal. Attendees can also savour a triple-header featuring Del Amitri guitarist Kris Dollimore, the exciting vocals of Nicole Smit and Aberdeen’s own Gerry Jablonski.

Click here for full festival details

www.aberdeenjazzfestival.com
 

 

21st - 24th March 2019


http://www.bristoljazzandbluesfest.com/

Click here for the full line up
 

 


24th FESTIVAL LE BLUES AUTOUR DU ZINC
BEAUVAIS

Infoline: +33 3 44 15 30 30 

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

www.zincblues.com
 


 



Top Secret Blues Festival 2019

Friday 22nd-
Sunday 24th March 2019
Spa Ocean Room, Scarborough
 


Phone 07956 925 925
Tickets will sell fast - limited availability,
don't be disappointed get them now
2018 was sold out
Tickets for 2019 available now

www.scarboroughbluesfestival.org.uk

Check out photos from 2016
Check out photos from 2015

 



Located In Segesvár, Mures, Romania

Vineri 29 Martie:
19.30- 21.00 CARL SONY LEYLAND TRIO
21.30- 23.00 GRAINNE DUFFY

Sâmbătă 30 Martie:
19.30-21.00 KYLA BROX BAND
21.30-23.00 JOE KROWN & JASON RICCI

https://sighisoaraonline.com/content/sighisoara-blues-festival-2019/

 

 


 


 
 April 2019  

 

www.yorkbluesfest.co.uk

 

 

Das Volkshaus

Olten

Basel

Switzerland

http://www.bluesbasel.ch/

 

 

 

 

 





The 8th Bowness Bay Blues Weekend 2019
12th-14th
April 2019

 

The Venues

Beresfords
Lake District Boat Club
Hole in’t Wall
Hydro Hotel
Quayside/ Wheelhouse
Grey Walls
Lamplighter
Brookside
The Elleray

Tickets available now from:

https://www.breweryarts.co.uk/

Box Office 01539 725133
or

https://www.trybooking.com/

www.bownessbayblues.co.uk


 

 

HRH Blues

13th -14th April 2019

O2 Academy

Sheffield

http://www.hrhblues.com/

 

 



Easter Weekend

18th - 22nd April 2019

The 23rd Nantwich Jazz, Blues & Music Festival
Nantwich Civic Hall & The Crown Hotel
Nantwich

www.nantwichjazz.com

 

 

www.nidarosbluesfestival.com

 

 

2019 -TBA

 

 

 

The UKBlues Federation is disappointed to have to announce that the 2019 FORM UKBlues Awards will not now take place. The reasons for this are two-fold.

Over a period of more than two months, we have been seeking to finalise a hire contract with Preston Guild Hall (PGH).  After a number of redrafts, the final document supplied by PGH still contained a number of errors but, more significantly, sought to impose upon the UKBlues Federation and its Board members liabilities that went far wider than common law and against which we were not reasonably able to obtain insurance protection. Having sought a legal review which broadly confirmed our concerns, we had no option but to cancel the proposed hire of PGH for the Awards event on Saturday 27th April 2019.

We have worked hard to try to source a suitable alternative venue which is both available and feasible but these efforts have proved unsuccessful .

In order to identify the five finalists in the various Award categories, we issued an invitation to a panel numbering more than 750 people drawn from across the blues spectrum in the UK to submit their nominations in 12 of the 20 award categories. The response to this invitation has, frankly, been pitiful and of such a disappointingly low level that we are not in a position to put forward credible finalists in these categories.

By the closing date of the nomination period – 23.59 on the 14th January 2019 – less than 13% of those invited had submitted nominations!

In the regional categories, response rates ranged from a single nomination to a maximum just under 13%, whilst categories such as Under the Radar, Innovation and Lifetime Contribution were similarly abysmally supported with single figure numbers of nominations.

By contrast, the Club/Venue category, the only one open to the blues public at large, attracted over 200 nominations for some 24 different venues!

The UKBF is deeply saddened by having to take this action which we have only done after considerable discussion and thought, a considerable amount of work trying to find ways to avoid doing so and with very heavy hearts. We set out to create an Awards which had integrity and were open and honest and we believe that our action in cancelling this year’s Awards reflects those values.

It is difficult to put in words what message this sends out about the blues scene in the UK. Of course it means that the blues in the UK will not have a credible awards for 2019, a year in which we had hoped to build on the great success of the inaugural awards and the support that we thought had been engendered thereby.

Perhaps more significantly, it means that direct and indirect sponsorship to a value in excess of £16,000 raised through a great deal of hard work by members of the Federation’s Board and the generosity of the sponsors has been lost.

Whilst some of this money would have been used to cover the costs of the Awards event, a large proportion would have been used to provide much needed financial support to the Federation’s other activities including providing funding to support the UK’s representative at the International and European Blues Challenges and various other initiatives including those supporting and encouraging young and emerging artists.   

In this respect we would like to thank most sincerely all those who agreed to provide sponsorship for the Awards:

FORM Fit Out, Blues in Britain, the Lancashire Blues Archive, Digital Blues, Blues in the South, The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Blues Matters!, John Cee Stannard, the New Crawdaddy Blues Club. EarlyBlues.com, Raven & Blues, Colourblind Blues Show, Bluefunk Club, Poynton, Lesley & Terry Marshall, The Meeting Room, Elland, Jason Elliott & Paddy Maguire, Big House Blues Bar, Darwen, Red Pepper Promotions, Edinburgh Blues Club, Mid Wales R&B Club, Blues at Woodlands and Upton Blues Festival.

The support and generosity of these individuals and organisations is greatly appreciated.

Looking forward, we plan to have a UKBlues Awards in place for 2020 but with a significantly different nomination process which we hope will be supported to a far greater extent than has been the case in 2019.

www.ukblues.org

 

 

 

 

 

27th April 2019



 

 

27th April 2019
 

http://www.hookrock.be/

 

 

 


 

2019 - TBA


 

Saturday 6th May 2017 & Saturday 9th September 2017

19th Big Wheel Blues Festival 2017
Isle of Man

 

www.bigwheelblues.com

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

 

 May 2019  

 

2019 - TBA


4th -6th May 2018

Dumfries and Galloway


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

 

2019 - TBA

Overton on Dee

Blues Roots and Real Ale Festival 2018

Friday May 11th & Saturday 12th May 2018

Lineup So Far:

Friday 11th May 2018

Mumbo Jumbo

The Rainbreakers

The Cadillac Kings

Saturday 12th May 2018

Benjamin Bassford and Liam Ward

Little Roger and The House Rockers

Xander and The Peace Pirates

Sari Schoor and The Engine Room

The Revolutionaires
 

Overton on Dee is a beautiful little village on the Welsh borders
approximately 8 miles south of Wrexham

 
Limited tickets available so early booking recommended

For camping and caravan info ring before 9pm 01978 710413       

Food outlets available in village + 12+ real ales and ciders, donation car park available

Shuttle service available to outlying B&Bs, Hotels and caravan site

Festival organised by Goin’ Up The Country Blues Club, Worthenbury  www.hookerblues.co.uk 

Info contact     info@overtonvillagehall.co.uk petevans@btinternet.com 

 


A nostalgic look ....

Check out the 2013 Festival Photos
Check out the 2012 Festival Photos
Check out the 2011 Festival Photos

Check out the 2010 Festival Photos
Check out the 2009 Festival Photos

Check out the 2008 Festival Photos
Check out the 2007 Festival photos

Burnley Blues Festival Heritage

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27e Editie van het Kwadendamme Bluesfestival 2019
The Netherlands

10th - 11th May 2019

http://kwadendamme.weebly.com/
 

 

 

 


 

 

2019 - TBA


May 10 - May 19, 2018

EUROPAfest 21st Anniversary
Bucharest
Romania

EUROPAfest is an international music festival held each spring in May, in Bucharest and Sibiu ( European Capital of Culture 2007 ), Romania. The festival is considered a country brand being the only one in Europe which presents four music genres in a single event: jazz, blues, pop and classical music, bringing together over 300 musicians from around the globe, 45-50 countries.

During festival, numerous events take place, including concerts, competitions, workshops, master-classes, jam sessions, cafe festival and gala concert.

Agenda
12 May - Opening Concert
13 - 15 May - Concerts of jazz, blues, pop
12 - 21 May - Caffe festival & Jam sessions
14 - 21 May - Jazz competition
14 - 21 May - Piano competition
18 - 20 May - Master-classes & workshops
21 May - Gala

The festival’s aim is to offer a distinct event in Europe, an enriching experience for the audience. In 2016 EUROPAfest celebrates 23 years of music excellence. Starting 2005 the international festival EUROPAfest is organized under the High Patronage of Their Royal Highnesses the Princess Margarita and Prince Radu.

major concert halls, jazz clubs, coffee shops, outdoor

Bucharest, Sibiu
Romania

http://www.jmevents.ro, http://www.europafest.ro

 

 


 

www.trieuxtonicblues.fr
 

 

 

16th - 19th May 2019


Internationales Bluesfest Eutin
Eutin
Germany

www.bluesfest-eutin.de
 

 

 

 

2019 Festival

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th May 2019

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

 


 


 

2019 -TBA

 

The 20th Annual International
Guinness Blues on the Bay Festival

Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland

www.bluesonthebay.co.uk
 

 

Situated in the town of Crisser, Switzerland, located on the outskirts of Lausanne, a few steps from the shores of Lake Geneva, between Geneva and Montreux.

Voici les premiers noms de cette future édition :

  • Cedric Burnside

  • Delgrès

  • The Como Mamas

  • The Goon Mat & Lord Bernado

  • Dr. David Evans

  • Iretta & Johnie B. Sanders Blues

  • Floyd Beaumont & the Arkadelphians

http://www.blues-rules.com/

 

 

Stafford Blues Festival

Friday 24th May to Sunday 26th May 2019

http://staffsfest.co.uk/
 

 

2019 -TBA


Montrose Music Festival 2018


https://www.facebook.com/montrosemusicfestival/
 


 

 

 

DUVEL BLUES

ANTWERPEN

https://www.facebook.com/Duvelblues-101155329975964/


 

 



   

EUSTON HALL, SUFFOLK

   

 


Diggle Blues Festival 2019
Diggle
Saddleworth
Oldham

‘Where the blues meets the greenery'

 www.digglebluesfestival.co.uk

www.facebook.com/DiggleBluesFestival/

twitter.com/DiggleBlues

Entrance to all venues is FREE

 

 

 

 June 2019  


31st May - 2nd June 2019

www.acousticfestival.co.uk
 

 

Sunday 2nd June 2019 (from 6.00pm)

Manchester Acoustic Blues Fest

MABS Fest

(part of the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain)

Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Wirral, CH45 2JS

https://floralpavilion.com/en-GB/shows/the%20manchester%20acoustic%20blues%20festival/info
 


Bex Marshall



Bluesman Mike Francis



Dai Thomas

 


 

 

 

 

01/06/19 - 14/07/19

DeltaBlues Festival
Polesine, Italy

http://www.deltablues.it/

 

 

 

 

 

 


8th - 10th June 2019

23rd Ribs & Blues Festival 2019
 

Domineeskamp
Raalte
Netherlands

http://ribsenblues.nl/english/

 

 

Sierre Blues Festival 2019
Plaine Bellevue
Sierra
Suisse

13th - 15th June 2019

 

 

14th - 16th June 2019

 https://bluesonthefarm.com/home

 

 

Blues Weekend at the Toorak Hotel

Torquay, Devon
  

Friday 14th – Monday 17th June 2019

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

http://www.lymmfestival.org.uk/

 

 

FRIDAY 21st JUNE 2019

Papa George Band
Climax Blues Band
Hip Route

Click here for Press Release

https://www.bluesandbeer.org/

 


26th - 30th June 2019

All Tickets Sold Out in 36 minutes on October 7th 2018

https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/

 

 


Bluesland - Slovenia International Blues Festival!

Exceptional Blues Experience!

Born from the roots of MotörCity festival, Bluesland festival will concentrate solely on genuine Blues music. Although MotörCity was great fun, we, promoters, learned that 90% of our visitors are passionate Blues lovers and were visiting MotörCity just for the Blues music, and are less interested in Rock & Motorcycles.
This was the major reason behind our decision, to rename MotörCity into Bluesland, with a broader focus on real Blues music, that will satisfy, attract and amaze even the most doubtful and experienced Blues enthusiasts.

At MotorCity we were able to host some amazing artists; Chris Thomas King, Hans Theessink, Terry Evans, Laurence Jones, Kris Barras, Popa Chubby, Matt Schofield…to name just a few.

Because we believe that great Blues music enthusiasts deserve only the best and so does the capital city of our beautiful, small country Slovenia, city of Ljubljana, we decided to stage Bluesland at most beautiful location there is; Bluesland will take place at the historical Ljubljana Castle, a medieval fortress, that was constructed in the 11th century and acquired its present outline with an almost complete overhaul in the 15th century. And what an outline that is; you will be able to experience and see majestic entrance to the castle complex, Open-Air Prison, Gunpowder Room, Erasmus Tower, Rock Hall, Penitentiary, Castle Chapel of St George, Hribar Hall and Armoury, Palatium,...and an amazing The Panoramic Tower that offers breathtaking view over the capital, surrounding hills and mountains. The festival will be held at The central Castle Courtyard, that is closed on all sides, covered with paving stones and full of dynamic architectural elements, which will provide a perfect scenery for Bluesland festival.

Welcome to Bluesland!

 

https://www.blueslandfestival.com/

 


 

28th, 29th & 30th June 2019

Almost Blue Dundee 2019
Dundee, Scotland

https://www.facebook.com/almostbluedundee/

 

 

 

28th - 30th June 2019


http://belfastcityblues.com/

 

 

23/08/2019

https://www.facebook.com/Abbeblues/ 

 


PuistoBlues 2019
Järvenpää
Finland

www.puistoblues.fi

 

 July 2019  

 


25th Cognac Blues Passions
Cognac
France

www.bluespassions.com

Click here for Artist Lineup


 

 


 

Music at the Crossroads Festival 2019

Hook Norton Brewery
Hook Norton
Oxfordshire
OX15 5NY

www.hookymusic.co.uk

The Hook Norton Charitable Association

 



 


 


 

Linton Festival 2019
The Alma Inn
Linton
Ross-on-Wye
Herefordshire
HR9 7RY


www.lintonfestival.org

Click here for 2016 photos & Reviews
Click here for 2013 Photos & Reviews
Click here for 2011 Photos & Reviews
Click here for 2010 Photos & Reviews
Click here for 2009 Photos & Reviews
Click here for 2008 Photos & Reviews
Click here for 2007 Photos & Reviews

 


 


www.bluesfest.de
 


 

Dereham Blues Festival, Norfolk - 2019 

10th - 14th July 2019

Click here for details

http://www.derehambluesfestival.org.uk/

 

 

www.bluesfest.net

 




12th - 14th July 2019

12th Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival
Burton Agnes Hall
Driffield
East Yorkshire
YO25 4NB

 

www.burtonagnes.com

 


© Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
 


 
 

 

 

13th Suwalki Blues Festival 2019
Poland

www.suwalkiblues.com
 

 
 

http://sementblues.com/Nyheter

 

 

  www.cornburyfestival.com

 

 

https://www.saddlebackmusicfestival.co.uk/

 



 

Friday 13th July 2018 & Saturday 14th July 2018

20th Big Wheel Blues Festival 2018
Isle of Man

This is truly a year to celebrate the Big Wheel Blues Festival as it will be the 20th consecutive annual blues event: quite an achievement we think. We are returning to the Villa Marina over Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of July, hoping for some warmer weather. There will be two ticketed concerts in the Promenade Suite, doors open from 7.30pm, each night featuring three excellent acts covering, as always, a wide range of styles.

In addition on the Saturday afternoon there will be a free outdoor stage in the Villa Marina gardens, showcasing some of the cream of local talent. If by any chance the weather is unkind the stage will transfer indoors to the Colonnade Suite.

Do come along and support the festival and help us mark this anniversary.

Huge thanks are in order to sponsor James Osborne Financial Services and Isle of Man Arts Council.

Friday night opens with local band Loose Crew, a 5 piece good time band playing swing jump and boogie from the 1920s onwards, right up to more modern soulful blues classics. Next we have a very welcome return for acoustic roots and Americana masters Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra, great crowd pleasers. Headlining the night will be the Laurence Jones band, a real must-see for lovers of stellar guitar playing, Laurence being one of the very few top British exponents.

Saturday night opens with New Orleans style piano maestro Dale Storr, arguably the foremost British artist of his genre, followed by the Elles Bailey Band, rootsy blues country and soulful rock crossover. Summed up by BBC 6Music simply as 'the most incredible voice'. Bringing the festival to a climax will be the Marcus Malone Band, Marcus being hailed as Detroit's finest rock/blues export, a supreme vocal stylist.

www.bigwheelblues.com

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

 


 

Cahors Blues Festival 2019
Toulouse
France

www.cahorsbluesfestival.com

 


 


 

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

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

 

 

www.blueshondarribia.com
 


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Friday 18th July to Sunday 21st July 2019

In and around the Pubs and Streets of Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

British Blues Awards Festival of the Year 2015 & 2016

UKBlues Awards Blues Based Festival of the Year 2018

 

Three Main Stages, Nine Pub Stages and a Boat!

 

THE RIVERSIDE, ACOUSTIC AND

BIG TOP STAGE BANDS FOR 2019

 

Holly and the Hounds

Haneys Big House

Northsyde

The King Biscuit Boys

The Mojo Preachers

Elliot Pritchard

Mick Simpson

Phil Doleman

Voodoo Sheiks

Ian Parker

Buffos Wake

Mark Cole and Damon T

The Achievers

Mike Dr Blue

Troy Redfern

Amit Dattani

Big Boy Bloater and the Limits

Jenny Wren & her Borrowed Wings

Chris Bevington

Mojo Hand

Delta Ladies

Rowland Jones

Jack Blackman

Wille & The Bandits

Stephen Steinhaus

Dino Baptiste

Luke Doherty Duo

Connor Selby

Ajay Srivastav Karmic Blues

Stone Mountain Sinners

Kyla Brox

Wily Bo Walker

Rainbreakers

Ma Polaines Great Divide

Jamie Thyer and the Worried Men

Paul Gillings

Astella Soul Band

Vo Fletcher

Xander and the Peace Pirates

Katie Bradley

Blues Boy Kings

Swampcandy

Beaux Gris Gris and the Apocalypse

Trevor Babajack Steger

Birmingham Community Gospel Choir

Elles Bailey

Dave Ferra Allstars

Danny Bryant
 


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.

https://www.uptonbluesfestival.com/

Check out some recent festivals:
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.
 


12th - 21st July 2019


Papa Chubby

 www.edinburghjazzfestival.com
 


 


Gloucester R&B Festival 2019

29th July - 4th August 2019

Cafe Rene
Southgate Street
Gloucester
GL1 1TP

Tel: 01452 309340

www.caferene.co.uk/live-music

 


Ealing Blues Festival 2019
Walpole Park
Mattock Lane
Ealing W5

London's longest running blues festival (established 1987)

https://www.facebook.com/EalingBluesFestival/


 


 

25th - 28th July 2019

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

 

 


 

http://uckfieldbluesandroots.co.uk/

 



 

Maryport Blues Festival
Maryport Rugby League Club
Melpot Road
Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6NE

CANCELLED

Details here:

https://maryportbluesfestival.com/

 

 


18th May 2019

http://www.chiddfest.com/
 

 


Luxembourg Blues'n Jazz Rallye

Grund, Clausen

Free entry

Bluesjazzrallye  


 

 August 2019  


Sunday 28th July - Friday 2nd August 2019

BluesWeek 2019
Hartpury College
Gloucester
GL19 3BE
 

Tutors will include Will Wilde (harmonica), Adam Franklin (guitar), and Michael Roach (guitar, vocals)

http://www.euroblues.co.uk/workshops.php

 


https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival

 

 



 

1st - 4th August 2019

Notodden Blues Festival
PO Box 211
3672 Notodden
Norway

www.bluesfest.no
 


www.wickhamfestival.co.uk
 



Mold

North Wales

 

 

7 Hills Blues Festival

Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th August 2019

Armagh

Northern Ireland

https://visitarmagh.com/7hills/

 

 


Saturday 10th August 2019

The Radford Mill Festival of Rhythm & Blues
Bath’s newest festival set in the idyllic riverside venue of Radford Mill Farm

2019 Line-up:

http://radfordmillfestival.co.uk/artistes-2019/4590523294

Early bird ticket discounts: go to

http://radfordmillfestival.co.uk/ticketsstalls/4590055320

Radford Mill Farm, Radford (near Timsbury) BA2 0QF

 

 

2019 - TBA

16th - 18th August 2018

 

Théâtre de verdure du Mont Cotton
Bagnols-sur-cèze (30) France

http://bagnolsblues.com/

 

 

 

34th Rauma Blues Fest 2019
Rauma
Finland

https://www.raumablues.fi/

 


Taking a rest in 2018
 


 

 

 


16th - 18th August 2019

Old Bush Blues 2019

The Old Bush
Callow End
Worcestershire

http://www.old-bush.com/old-bush-blues/

 

 

Le Buis

Haute-Vienne

France

21st - 24th August 2019

http://www.lebuisbluesfestival.com/

 





Pordenone, near Venice, Italy

www.pordenonebluesfestival.it

 

 

 

 

Wespelaar, Belgium

 

Friday 16 August 2019

19:00 – 20:15  Steven Troch Band

20:45 – 22:15   Lucky Peterson featuring Tamara Tramell

22:45 – 00:15   Tinsley Ellis


 

Saturday 17 August 2019

13:30 – 14:30   Dave Warmerdam Band

14:30 – 15:30   Vitor Bacalhau

16:00 – 17:00   Johnny Burgin and Quique Gomez

17:30  – 18:30  Watermelon Slim

19:00 – 20:15   Bobby Radcliff Band

20:45 – 22:15   Jamiah Rogers

22:45 – 00:15   Shemekia Copeland

 

Sunday 18 August 2019

13:30 – 14:30   Stef Paglia Trio

15:00 – 16:15   Dany Franchi

16:45 – 18:00   Whitney Shay

18:30 – 19:45   Breezy Rodio

20:15 – 21: 30  Kirk Fletcher

21:45 – 23:15   Mud Morganfield

More Info: Swing Wespelaar
 

http://www.swingwespelaar.be/

 

 

2019- TBA



18th August 2018

 

The 2018 Broom Hill Festival on the Warwickshire / Oxfordshire border is on Saturday 18th August and will feature legendary record producer Mike Vernon and his band The Mighty Combo, Wired, The Buzzin' Hornets, Mumbo-Jumbo, Beth Porter And The Availables, and much more.

Tickets on sale soon.

 

https://www.facebook.com/BluesatBroomHillFestival
 


(Ge)varenwinkelfestival

-Blues roots rock soul-

Het (Ge)Varenwinkelfestival is het blues- & rootsfestival in Herselt (België) tijdens het laatste weekend van augustus. Sfeer en topmuziek verzekerd.

22,23,24  augustus 2019

Gevarenwinkel vzw
Wolfsdonksesteenweg 160
2230 Herselt
België

 


22nd - 26th August 2019

Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7LE

www.ryejazz.com

 


 



 




The 30th Great British R&B Festival 2019,
Colne, Lancashire

Bank Holiday Weekend 2019
Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th August 2019

https://www.bluesfestival.co.uk/

 

Latest Updates

05/07/19

New Venue Announced For This Summer's Festival
Earnie’s is a roller rink and entertainment centre, which will be transformed into the perfect live music venue for the blues festival in 2019. Part of the rink will form the live music stage, with comfortable temporary seating and a bar. The venue will host some lively, toe-tapping, dance-able rhythm and blues. It is one of the festival 'Roadhouse venues'; all acts are free to enjoy over the festival weekend.
New Stage for #ColneBlues2019

The Festival Teams With Northern Whisper Brewing Company 

 
As smooth as Ray Charles in his heyday, the festival beer ‘Rhythm & Booze’ is a wonderful 4% golden ale.
Rhythm and Booze

Get To Know… Ma Bessie
The festival talk with Ma Bessie about performing on stage as a child, her new album release and… pig feet. Ma Bessie plays the Mini Muni, Saturday, 3pm.
Get To Know Ma Bessie

Festival Volunteers Required
Join the team as a volunteer at this summer’s blues festival in Colne.
Positions involve some light and enjoyable tasks such as
; stewarding, box office duties, information point teams, merchandise stalls etc.
Festival Volunteers
 

30th Anniversary - Festival Artwork
This year's festival "looks a good blend of exciting new talent and a couple of really solid and dependable early favourites among the headliners, which was always Colne’s hallmark". See festival artwork from previous year's blues events in Colne.
Festival Artwork

Festival Buskers are Announced
Expect some surprises as you discover the raw talent and sweet-sounds of these dexterous musicians.  
Festival Buskers 2019

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Little Theatre Stage at the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival: Announced


Squeeze up #ColneBlues2019 bands, the festival have announced their 
2019 Little Theatre line ups.
 

The Little Theatre is a 
75 capacity venue situated in the heart of Colne. It's an intimate venue, full of character and charm, with a full height stage and comfortable, cinema style seating. A hugely popular venue at the festival, this stage forms part of the event's ticketed event schedule.   

The stage is curated by British blues-rock guitarist and singer songwriter Jack J Hutchinson, who says…

“It is a real honour to curate the Little Theatre stage at the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival. I grew up just down the road in Burnley, and it always feels like coming home when I play or simply attend the festival. There are a number of acts on the Little Theatre bill who, whilst tipping their hats to the past, offer something refreshing and contemporary. Others present a more familiar take on the blues, and are no less vibrant. What they all share is a commitment to new, original material.”

The artists featured on the stage are:

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As well as the array of talent that headline the main stages, there are also blues club 'picks' from around the UK (from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales), a blues-funk-groove-soul upbeat 'dance' day on Saturday 25th August (at the Muni), talent from as far away as Australia, Canada, mainland Europe and the USA, a pick from BBC Radio Lancashire's Bluenotes show and some incredible homegrown new and emerging talent.

Paddy Maguire, the festival creative director explains further "I am incredibly excited to help announce the 30th anniversary year festival line up - with plenty of diversity within the blues music genre, consisting of celebrated blues music legends... and the promising legends of the future. As an internationally recognised festival, it is our duty and responsibility to nurture emerging artists and the UKs weekly hosted blues clubs, as well welcoming the founding fathers of the blues genre".  

Tickets go on sale on
Friday 7th December at 10am via the festival website: https://www.bluesfestival.co.uk/      

 
2019 Headliners include:

Anthony Gomes (Canada)

 



Danny Bryant Big Band

 



Geoff Achison (Australia)

 



Mike Sanchez  

 



Rufus Black

 

 


 

 
plus many other incredibly talented artists, including Dana Ali BandBlues Boy KingsTom C WalkerJames Sayer BandJames & Black (USA), Russ Tippins Electric BandGreg Coulson, The Troy Redfern Band (Mid Wales Blues Club pick), Delta Fuse (The Elner Delta Blues Club, NI pick), Andy Gunn (Edinburgh Blues Club pick), Rainbreakers (Tuesday Night Blues Club pick)... and many more.
 

Further 2019 line ups announcements will follow in due course 
next to come will be the Mini Muni stage, the BBC Radio Lancashire Bluenotes 'pick', the Little Theatre stage, special events, then the myriad of ‘Roadhouse’ venues line ups.


There will be a chance to apply to play the 2019 festival via Jessica Foxley Stages. Applications will be online soon.


Current line ups can be viewed here: 
https://www.bluesfestival.co.uk/lineups/   
 


 
More on the festival:

The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival 
will occur in Colne, Lancashire, over the bank holiday weekend of 23rd – 25th August 2019. This is the events’ 30th year anniversary, and the third year in which Colne Town Council have organised and managed the event.

The festival takes place in numerous town centre venues (from 750 to 50 capacity), Colne & Nelson Rugby Club (which also doubles-up as the festival campsite), plus many more restaurants and bars. This beautiful town is an ideal location for an event of this kind, with one long ‘main’ street (closed to traffic) which hosts on-street entertainment, busking, incredible food stalls, bars and more.
Each music venue is within easy reach of the main street, making this event not only 
one of Europe’s best contemporary blues festivals, but also one-of-a-kind and much-loved festival for people of the local area.  

An estimated 15,000 – 20,000 people attend
ed both the 2017 & 2018’s festivals; with the event receiving a HUGE amount of love (just some of the comments are below).  

Tickets for the 2019 festival go on sale at 10am on Friday 7th December via the festival ticket page. Camping tickets will follow soon afterwards. 
There are also many ‘Roadhouse’ venues dotted around the town hosting events and live music
. These venues are free to enjoy.

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More news from the festival:
Facebook: /thegreatbritishrandbfestival
Instagram: @greatbritishrnbfestivalcolne
Twitter:  @RandBFestival
Youtube: 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCynO3pUv-zyghzS-8NYuwcA
 
 

www.bluesfestival.co.uk

Ticket hotline: 01282 661234
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 September 2019  

 

Openluchttheater De Doolhof
De Drink
5932 CP Tegelen
Netherlands

www.bluesrockfestival.nl
 

 


5th- 8th September 2019

Blues in Hell

Hell, Norway

www.bluesinhell.no
 

 

Monaghan Town

Ireland

http://www.harvestblues.ie/HOME

HEADLINERS:

 

 

AmenoBlues Festival
Ameno, Novara, Italy

http://www.amenoblues.it/

 

 


Friday 6th - Sunday 8th September 2019

Margate Rock & Blues 2019

Margate Winter Gardens

www.margaterock.com

 

 

 

 



6th - 8th September 2019

The Big Green Cardigan Festival
Hawkhurst Road
Crips Corner
East Sussex
TN32 5SA

www.biggreencardigan.com

www.facebook.com/TBGCardigan 

 


6th UKBlues Challenge 2019

Saturday 14th September 2019

Click here for interview with The Achievers

Click here for interview with Ash Wilson

Click here for interview with Crossfire Blues Band

Click here for interview with Connor Selby

The 2019 UKBlues Challenge will be taking place at the Bluefunk Rhythm and Blues Club, Poynton, Cheshire on Saturday 14th September 2019.

Doors open at 18.30 and the evening will close at around 23.15.

Tickets priced at £17.50 (plus booking fee) seated and £15.00 (plus booking fee) standing are now on sale and can only be purchased via SeeTickets.com at this link:

https://www.seetickets.com/event/2019-ukblues-challenge/bluefunk-rhythm-blues-club-poynton-cheshire/1392483

Demand for tickets is already very high
and there are a very limited number of tickets available so,
to avoid disappointment, get yours now before they are all gone.

 


 

Newark on Trent
Nottinghamshire

www.newarkblues.co.uk

 

 


 

European Blues Cruise, a unique cruise under the sign of blues

The particularity of European Blues Cruise is the exciting meeting between tourism discovery and the love of the blues. Our boat sails around beautiful cities on the Mediterranean shores, rocked by blues rhythm.

The cruise is organized by the association Blues in Marseilles, which aims to promote the blues in our city through various concerts. Marseille is one of the oldest cities of France, we hope you will appreciate is large heritage as well.

Our Event is organized thanks to partnerships with the travel agency Voyages Byblos and various cruise lines.

Since its creation in 2014, we offer new routes and various great artists to combine holidays and musical passion. Most of our artists accompanying you throughout the trip come from the United States to offer you their voices and their stories.

By letting you discover our program, we hope that our services will attract your attention and we remain at your disposal for further information.

The team of European Blues Cruise

Info and booking : www.europeanbluescruise.com

 

 

2019 - TBA

 

SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2018

Edinburgh Corn Exchange

 

The Edinburgh Blues ‘N’ Rock Festival returns this year on Saturday 22 September at The Corn Exchange. This year the festival will be promoted and programmed by the Edinburgh Blues Club who have shaped a fantastic contemporary lineup for 2018. The event features headliners Ten Years After and Dana Fuchs, plus The Rising Souls, Mitch Laddie Band, The Jensen Interceptors and Charlotte Marshall & The 45s. 
Tickets are available for £30 at 

https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/edinburgh-blues-n-rock-festival-edinburgh-corn-exchange-tickets/8006115


 


 

 


 


 


 

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th September 2019
 

Friday - 27th September 2019

Xander & The Peace Pirates

Sean Webster Band

Crow Black Chicken

Nick Steed 5

 

Saturday - 28th September 2019

RHR

Connie Lush Band

Stevie Nimmo Trio

Jon Amor Band

Guy Tortora

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

Felix Rabin

Junkhouse Dog

 

Sunday - 29th September 2019

Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

Kyla Brox

Ian Parker Band

Mike Bowden & The A917 Band

 


The Crown & Mitre Hotel
, Carlisle

 www.carlislebluesfestival.com

Photos of the previous ten festivals are listed here:
 

Take a look at the 2018 Festival Photos here.
Take a look at the 2017 Festival Photos here.
Take a look at the 2014 Festival Photos here.
Take a look at the 2013 Festival Photos here.
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.

It just doesn't come any better !!

 



Orkney Blues Festival
Stromness
Orkney Islands

www.orkneyblues.co.uk
 

 



39th Rawa Blues Festival 2019
Katowice
Poland

 

www.rawablues.com

 

 October 2019  


2019 - TBA

Blues In The City
Chelmsford
Essex

www.bluesinthecity.co.uk

 

 

opens Wed 2nd October 2019

 

 


3rd Oct - 6th Oct 2019
(Also see the 19th Swanage Blues Festival in March)

"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.

ARTISTS APPEARING include:
Back Porch
Backwater Roll Blues Band
Baroness & The Bear, Nick Hyde & Friends
Ben Tyzack & Guy Tortora
Blue Touch
Blues Dharma
Chicago 9
Dawg n Bonez Band
Fabulous Fezheads
Free's Company
Gary Fletcher
Geoff Garbow Band
Geoff's Jam
Hugh Budden & the Blue Chords - unplugged
John McClean & the Clan
Karena K Band
LedFree
Lewis Cohen
Luke Doherty Band
Open Mic
Paul Lamb & Chad Strentz
Pete Harris & Jon Vaughan
Pete Harris & Ray Drury
Pete Harris Blues Band with Jon Vaughan and Ray Drury
Riverside Blues Band
Robert Hokum, Hugh Budden, Steve Darrington and Stompin' Dave
Robert Hokum Revue
Robin Bibi Band Jam Session
Robin Bibi Band
Stan’s Blues Jamboree
Steamer
Stompin Dave Trio
The Fabulous Duck Brothers
The Great West Groove
The Jawbreakers
The Milk Men
The Mustangs
The RedCrow
The Robert Hokum Mega Session
The Sepia Show Swing Twins (Nick Hyde & Dave Raphael)
Tim Staffell / Paul Stewart Band
Tommy Allen & Jon Vaughan
Tommy Allen & Ray Drury
Tommy Allen's Trafficker
Tommy Harkenrider & The Orange County Rockets
Voodoo Sheiks
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion and more...

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

 


2019 - TBA

5th - 6th October 2018

Mike VERNON & Mighty Combo

Dani Wilde Blues Band

Trudy LYNN & Steve KRASE + The Ozdemirs

Lisa MILLS & True Believer

Jimmy REITER Band

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

Association Blues des deux rivières
Mairie
4 rue Crec'h Ugen
22810 Belle isle en terre

Contact: Office de tourisme du pays de Belle isle en terre

02 96 43 01 71

 

 


 

 

 

10 - 14 October 2019


www.lancastermusicfestival.com
 


2019 - TBA

Southport's Big Blues Festival


The Atkinson
Lord Street
Southport
PR8 1DB

Artists include:

Ian Siegal

Dr Feelgood

Sam Kelly’s Station House

Xander and the Peace Pirates

Rebecca Downes

Tom C Walker

Box Office:
01704 533333

http://www.theatkinson.co.uk/

 


Fri 11th to Mon 14th October 2019
Blues Weekend at Norton Grange
Norton Grange,
Yarmouth,
IOW,
Hampshire

Booked so far:

Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges
Papa George Band
Paul Cox Blues Band
Bad Influence
(tbc)
Catfish
The Dellagrants
Stompin’ Dave & Earl Jackson

Jam sessions led by Blues Situation
MC/DJ:  Earl Jackson

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

 


 


11th - 13th October 2019

22nd Beer R&B Festival 2019
Beer
Devon
EX12 3JP

 

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

 

 


 


13th October 2018

2019 - TBA

 

 

 


 

21st - 26th October 2019

Freiburg Blues N'Roots Festival 2019

www.freiburg-bluesfestival.de

 

 

2019 - TBA






2019 - TBA

25th - 26th October 2018

London Blues Festival 2018
The O2

www.bluesfest.co.uk

 

 November 2019  

 

2019 - TBA

 

4th P & O International Blues Revue
Minicruise

Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th November 2018

P & O Ferries Hull to Rotterdam

www.bluescruiseuk.com

 
P&O Ferries North Sea Ferries Ltd
Hull Ferry Terminal 1
King George Dock
Hedon Road

Hull
HU9 5PS
United Kingdom
Tel: 0800 130 0030

 

 

2019 - TBA



13th Blues Heaven Festival 2018
Frederikshavn
Denmark

www.bluesfestivalen.dk
 

 

2019 - TBA

Vully Blues Festival
Praz, Switzerland

http://www.vullybluesclub.ch/festival.html

 

 

 

 

2019 - TBA

 

 


Fri 8th - Sun 10th Nov 2019
14th Tenby Blues Festival 2019
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

 


2019 - TBA

10th - 18th November 2018
24th Annual Lucerne Blues Festival 2018
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

 

 

 

2019 - TBA

 

Saturday 24th November 2018

Ageas Bowl

Southampton

 

Get the blues at the Ageas Bowl

 

On the evening of Saturday 24th November, Blues @ the Bowl sees three fantastic acts take to the stage at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl for the venue’s first ever blues night.

 

Hailing from Bristol, 2017 European Blues Awards nominee Elles Bailey is known for her 'smoky vocals' seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country and soulful rock with a contemporary edge.

 

Crossfire, featuring Marcus Praestgaard-Stevens is a four-piece consisting of vocalist Alice Armstrong, drummer Stuart James, Martin Potter on bass, and 14-year old guitar prodigy Marcus. 

 

The Dan Sowerby Band plays original songs written by frontman Dan, as well as classic blues covers. Matt Paull on double bass and Ben Coley on drums complete the trio.

 

Blues themed food will be available, including for one night only, a special Blues Ale brewed by Downton Brewery near Salisbury.

 

Tickets are £15 and Blues @ the Bowl takes place in the Rod Bransgrove Pavilion at Hampshire County Cricket’s Ageas Bowl on Botley Road, Southampton. Doors open at 6pm with the first act from 6:30pm. Free parking is available.

 

Call 02380 472002 (option 2) to reserve tickets.

 

Details of the event can be found at 
www.ageasbowl.com/ageas-bowl-live/blues-at-the-bowl/

 

 

 

 December 2019  


Fri 30th November to Mon 2nd December 2019
Blues Weekend at The Heathlands, Bournemouth

The Heathlands
Grove Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 3AT

Booked so far:

Cry Baby & The Hoochie Coochie Boys
The Spikedrivers
The Cadillac Kings
Stompin’ Dave’s Blues3 

Crossfire 

Late night jam sessions led by Robin Bibi
MC/DJ:  Earl Jackson

www.boogaloopromotions.com

 


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