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Here is the latest UK and European Blues Festivals Guide 2019, including blues related workshops, exhibitions and lectures.   Many 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.     


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 January 2019  

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

Phone: 0870 162 1805


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



Het Arsenaal Theater
Arsenaalplein 1


 February 2019  


2019 - TBA

10th - 11th February 2018

Mahindra Blues Festival
Mehboob Studio, Mumbai

John Mayall

Coco Montoya

Walter Wolfman & The Roadmassters

Layla Zoe



2019 - TBA




Mike Sanchez & the Portions

Earl Jackson Band






Broadstairs Blues Bash 2019

Friday 22nd Feb to Sunday 24th Feb 2019


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"

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


 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,
OX12 9BX

Contact: Atrix Box Office 01527 577330

Euroblues Promotions Ltd.
01242 701765 

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

Full programme details coming soon.


21st - 24th March 2019

Click here for the full line up


2019 - TBA


Infoline: +33 3 44 15 30 30 

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


2019 - TBA


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

Check out photos from 2016
Check out photos from 2015


2019 - TBA

Located In Segesvár, Mures, Romania




 April 2019



Das Volkshaus








The 8th Bowness Bay Blues Weekend 2019
April 2019


The Venues

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

Tickets available now from:

Box Office 01539 725133



HRH Blues

13th -14th April 2019

O2 Academy




Easter Weekend

18th - 22nd April 2019

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



2019 -TBA




2nd UKBlues Awards Ceremony 2019

The 2019 UKBlues Awards Presentation will take place at the Preston Guild Hall, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1HT on Saturday 27th April 2019 with MC Mike Vernon in charge!!

Preston Guild Hall

But keep the whole weekend free as there will be three days of blues gigs and other activities running from Friday 26th April 2019 through to Sunday 28th April 2019 including a UKBlues Fair on the Saturday afternoon featuring a great networking opportunity and the chance for members of the UKBlues Federation and others to promote their activities and meet potential contacts/clients/customers etc.

More details to follow soon.

To be kept up to date with developments, why not join our mailing list or, even better, join the UKBlues Federation?

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27th April 2019



2019 - TBA





2019 - TBA


Saturday 6th May 2017 & Saturday 9th September 2017

19th Big Wheel Blues Festival 2017
Isle of Man

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


 May 2019  


2019 - TBA

4th -6th May 2018

Dumfries and Galloway


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 

Info contact 


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

2019 - TBA

Margate Rock & Blues 2018
Margate Winter Gardens





2019 - TBA


May 10 - May 19, 2018

EUROPAfest 21st Anniversary

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.

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




2019 - TBA


10th - 12th May 2018

12th Trieux Tonic Blues Festival 2018



16th - 19th May 2019

Internationales Bluesfest Eutin




2019 -TBA
Box Office: 01495


2019 -TBA

19th - 21st May 2018

21st Ribs & Blues Festival 2018





2019 -TBA


The 20th Annual International
Guinness Blues on the Bay Festival

Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland


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.



Stafford Blues Festival

Friday 24th May to Sunday 26th May 2019


2019 -TBA

Montrose Music Festival 2018



2019 -TBA




2019 -TBA










 June 2019  

31st May - 2nd June 2019


Blues Rules Crissier Festival

Crissier-Lausanne, Switzerland.

2019 -TBA

1st & 2nd June 2018


2019 -TBA





2019 - TBA


DeltaBlues Festival
Polesine, Italy




2019 -TBA


Diggle Blues Festival 2018

‘Where the blues meets the greenery'

Entrance to all venues is FREE



2019 -TBA




2019 -TBA

9th June 2018





14th - 16th June 2019

2019 - Line-Up

Ali Maas & Micky Moody Band

 Chris Jagger Group

 Climax Blues Band

 Elles Bailey

 Dr. Feelgood

 John Verity Band

The Mentulls

 Robin Bibi Band

 Sam Kelly's Station House

 Vince Lee & The Big Combo


(More TBC soon!!)



Blues Weekend at the Toorak Hotel

Torquay, Devon

Friday 14th – Monday 17th June 2019






26th - 30th June 2019

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


2019 -TBA

29th, 30th June & 1st July 2018

Almost Blue Dundee 2018
Dundee, Scotland




2019 -TBA



2018 - TBA


PuistoBlues 2019


The Middleton Rock & Blues Festival

2019 - TBA

Boarshaw Working Men’s Club
1 Dixon Street
Off Boarshaw Road
Middleton, Manchester
M24 6GB


Full details on the event, including how to purchase tickets, are on the Lol Goodman Band website:

Full details and news as it happens on our Facebook page;

The event is being organised by Jon Firth.
Email;- phone;- 07934 636179


 July 2019  

2019 - TBA

Blues on the Meadow
West Berkshire


No festival in 2018




25th Cognac Blues Passions

Click here for Artist Lineup



2019 - TBA

Music at the Crossroads Festival 2018

Hook Norton Brewery
Hook Norton
OX15 5NY

The Hook Norton Charitable Association





Linton Festival 2019
The Alma Inn

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


12th - 14th July 2019

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

Mes Amis, bénévoles, aficionados, passionnés, amoureux du blues et de la convivialité bleue, photographes, musiciens, élus, sponsors, vous tous qui nous suivez depuis 15 ans maintenant, je vous annonce que nous mettons un terme à notre passionnante aventure. Il n'y aura pas de 16è édition. Les raisons sont multiples et sont à la fois rationnelles ou irrationnelles. Concernant les premières, celles que je qualifie de rationnelles, il y en a 2 majeures : Tout d'abord, le site de Villerupt, que nous n' aurons plus pour des motifs administratifs et d' exigences normatives et ensuite pour des raisons purement financières. Nous ne retrouvons pas l 'aisance budgétaire nécéssaire pour maintenir un niveau de programmation en droite ligne avec notre ligne artistique que nous avons développé tout au long de ces 15 ans. Confrontés à une terrible conjoncture en Lorraine, Plusieurs sponsors fidèles se sont retirés, la prise de risque est trop importante et il n' est pas question de se retrouver en difficulté et ne pas assumer, on sait ou cela peut mener... Il nous est apparu difficile en 6 mois de pouvoir trouver un nouveau site, déménager et trouver des financements de substitution.

 Concernant l'irrationnel, c' est souvent comme cela dans une vieille association, comme dans les vieux couples, on fini par ne plus se comprendre et par avoir des intérêts divergents. La sérénité indispensable à l 'organisation de cette manifestation n' y est pas et les querelles de personnes auront eu raison des dernières forces de membres importants de l 'association. Je n 'en dirais pas plus car l' objectif est de ne froisser personne, le cadeau offert par tous tout au long de ces 15 années doit nous faire passer outre les petits règlements de compte qui n' intéressent pas grand monde. Nous allons mettre à profit cette année sabbatique pour réfléchir, nous reposer et peut-être retrouver l 'énergie et les forces nécessaires à la renaissance d'un nouveau projet.

 Oui, c'est triste et je remercie toutes celles et ceux, très nombreux, qui m' écrivent et m' appellent, me demandent de confirmer ou infirmer telle info ou telle rumeur. Je ne peux pas expliquer à tous le pourquoi des choses dans le détail, il me faudrait 10h par jour, et je n' en ai pas le temps. 

Tant qu'il y a de la vie, il y a de l 'espoir ...alors croyons et espérons !


Google translation:

My friends, volunteers, fans, enthusiasts, lovers of blues and blue friendliness, photographers, musicians, politicians, sponsors, all who follow us for 15 years now, I announce that we end our exciting adventure. There will be no 16th edition. The reasons are many and are both rational or irrational. Regarding the first, the ones I call rational, there are 2 major: First, the site of Villerupt, we don 'have more for administrative reasons and normative requirements and then for purely financial reasons . We can not find the necessary budget to maintain comfort level programming in line with our artistic line that we developed throughout these 15 years. Facing a terrible situation in Lorraine, several loyal sponsors pulled out, risk-taking is too high and it does not matter to become distressed and not assume we know or it can lead ... We appeared difficult 6 months to find a new site, relocating and finding alternative funding.
On the irrational, it's often like that in an old association, as in older couples, we ended up not understanding and have divergent interests. The serenity essential to the organization of this event does is not and quarrels people have been right the last forces of important members of the association. I does not say more because the goal is not to offend anyone, the gift from all throughout these 15 years should make us ignore account of the small settlements that do not interest many people. We will build on this year off to reflect, rest and perhaps regain energy and the forces necessary for the rebirth of a new project.
 Yes, it is sad and I thank all those, many who I'm writing and call him, ask me to confirm or deny such information or such rumor. I can not explain at all why things in detail, it would 10am me daily, and I haven 'in no time.
 As long as there is life, there is hope ... then believe and hope!

Vache de Blues Festival

Full details here:

© Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.


2019 - TBA


Sierre Blues Festival 2018
Plaine Bellevue

5th - 7th July 2018




13th Suwalki Blues Festival 2019



2019 - TBA


Dereham Blues Festival, Norfolk - 2018 

12th - 15th July 2018

Click here for details



12:00 Acoustic act winner of the
Saddleback Battle of the Bands (Second Stage)

12:50 Mollie Marriott (Main Stage)

14:25 Innes Sibun (Second Stage)

16:00 Jon Amor (Main Stage)

17:35 John Verity (Second Stage)

19:00 Bad Touch (Main Stage)

20:50 Marcus Bonfanti (Main Stage)

Closing with the Saddleback Allstar Jam featuring
the highlight artists on the day plus some very special guests.



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.

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


14th - 18th July 2018


Cahors Blues Festival 2018



Next Festival 19-22 July 2018


The Larmer Tree Festival
Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal,
Near Salisbury,
Wiltshire/Dorset border
Phone: 023 8071 1820

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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

Three Main Stages, Nine Pub Stages and a Boat!




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.

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.

13th - 22nd July 2018


2018 - TBA

Sigulda Blues Festival
Sigulda Medieval Castle


Gloucester R&B Festival 2018

23rd - 29th July 2018

Cafe Rene
Southgate Street

Tel: 01452 309340


Ealing Blues Festival 2018
Walpole Park
Mattock Lane
Ealing W5

London's longest running blues festival (established 1987)



26th - 29th July 2018

Horseheath Lodge,
Dean Road,
Cambs. CB21 4PT
Phone: 0845 299 0845



20th Maryport Blues Festival 2018
Maryport Rugby League Club
Melpot Road
Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6NE


Details here:





Luxembourg Blues'n Jazz Rallye

Grund, Clausen

Free entry



 August 2019  

Sunday 28th July - Friday 2nd August 2019

BluesWeek 2019
Hartpury College
GL19 3BE

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



Notodden Blues Festival
PO Box 211
3672 Notodden



North Wales

3rd - 5th August 2018



International Blues Weekend

Fri 3/Sat 4 August 2018




16th - 18th August 2018


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




Rauma Blues 2018 järjestetään perinteisesti elokuun toisena viikonloppuna 10.-11.8.

33rd Rauma Blues Fest 2018


Sugaray Rayford

Guitar Slim Jr.

Annika Chambers

J.T. Lauritsen & The Buckshot Hunters

Slim Butler & The Slimcuts

Dave Forestfield

Micke, Lefty & Chef

Eero Raittinen

Mika Kuokkanen


Taking a rest in 2018



Saturday 11th August 2018

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

2018 Line-up:
















Early bird ticket discounts: go to

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



Old Bush Blues 2018

The Old Bush
Callow End

17th - 19th August 2018



Le Buis



15th - 18th August 2018


Pordenone, near Venice, Italy





Wespelaar, Belgium


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.

vrijdag 23 en zaterdag 25 augustus 2018

Gevarenwinkel vzw
Wolfsdonksesteenweg 160
2230 Herselt



24th - 27th August 2018

East Sussex
TN31 7LE




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

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


Latest Update

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:      

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:   

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.


More news from the festival:
Facebook: /thegreatbritishrandbfestival
Instagram: @greatbritishrnbfestivalcolne
Twitter:  @RandBFestival

Ticket hotline: 01282 661234


Check out: Photos from 2018 ..
The Great British R&B Festival 2018

Check out: Photos from 2017..
The Great British R&B Festival 2017

Check out: Photos from 2016..
The Great British R&B Festival 2016

Check out: Photos from 2015..
The Great British R&B Festival 2015

Check out: Photos from 2014..
The Great British R&B Festival 2014

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



 September 2019



Openluchttheater De Doolhof
De Drink
5932 CP Tegelen


2018 - TBA





30th August - 2nd September 2018

Blues in Hell

Hell, Norway


The Market House

Monaghan Town




2019 - TBA


AmenoBlues Festival
Ameno, Novara, Italy






7th - 9th September 2018

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




Newark on Trent


Join the 4th European Blues Cruise !

Welcome aboard to experience beautiful holidays and blues passion, with best American Artists: Rip Lee Pryor, Carl Weathersby, Wayne Baker Brooks, Nora Jean Bruso, Liz Mandeville, Toronzo Cannon and the Italian Grammy Nominee Fabrizio Poggi with Enrico Polverari.

Choose your departure ! From Nice and Genoa Sept 10 to 14, 2018 or from Marseilles : Sept 11 to 15, 2018

Click here for Press Release

Info and booking :




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


2018 - TBA

Regular updates can be found on Facebook:





Friday 28th - Saturday 29th September 2018

The Crown & Mitre Hotel
, Carlisle

Additional Sunday event at:

Old Fire Station, Carlisle

Photos of the previous nine festivals are listed 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
Take a look at the 2007 Festival Photos here.

It just doesn't come any better !!


Friday 28th - Sunday 30th September 2018

Orkney Blues Festival
Orkney Islands


28th - 30th September 2018



38th Rawa Blues Festival 2018


 October 2019  

2018 - TBA

Blues In The City





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.


Join the monthly mailing list at

Swanage Blues
Open Mic
Steve Darrington



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

Association Blues des deux rivières
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


Southport's Big Blues Festival

The Atkinson
Lord Street

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


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

Booked so far:

Papa George Band
The Della Grants
Jam sessions led by Blues Situation
MC/DJ:  Earl Jackson
Phone: 0870 601 6012



12th - 14th October 2018

21st Beer R&B Festival 2018
EX12 3JP
Phone: 01494 511886



No festival in 2018 - next festival 2019





Freiburg Blues N'Roots Festival 2018


13th October 2018




25th - 26th October 2018

London Blues Festival 2018
The O2


 November 2019  


4th P & O International Blues Revue

Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th November 2018

P & O Ferries Hull to Rotterdam

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

United Kingdom
Tel: 0800 130 0030


13th Blues Heaven Festival 2018


2019 - TBA

Vully Blues Festival
Praz, Switzerland






Fri 16th - Sun 18th Nov 2018
13th Tenby Blues Festival 2018
Tenby, Pembrokeshire

Tenby Events,
De Valence,
Upper Frog Street,
Pembrokeshire SA70 7JD
Phone/Fax: 01834 843568


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

Grand Casino Luzern & Casineum Luzern

Mainstage & Clubstage

Haldenstrasse 6
CH-6006 Luzern

Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern
Festival Opening & Bluesbrunch

CH-6002 Luzern
P: +41 41 410 04 10

Hotel Seeburg Luzern

Seeburgstrasse 53-61
CH-6006 Luzern
P: +41 41 375 55 55




Saturday 24th November 2018

Ageas Bowl



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


 December 2019  


Fri 7th to Mon 10th December 2018
Blues Weekend at The Heathlands, Bournemouth

The Heathlands
Grove Road

Booked so far:

Marcus Malone
Ricky Cool & The In-Crowd
Giles Hedley & The Aviators
Stevie Smith’s Sin House
Guy Tortora Band
Steve Morrison’s Blues Abuse
Jam sessions led by Robin Bibi
MC/DJ:  Luke Arnold


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