Swanage Blues and Roots Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Swanage, Dorset, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Swanage Blues and Roots Festival
Steve Darrington
Swanage Blues
The White House
Shore Road
Swanage, Dorset BH19 1LB
England UK
Email: swanageblues@btopenworld.com

Festival Description

Swanage Blues and Roots Festival’s weekend will be similar to the Swanage Blues Festival, with 26 top acts appearing in 15 different venues around the town—admission is FREE—except restaurants, where a minimum order charge may apply. The accent is on vibrant and exciting music that stirs the soul and makes you feel good to be alive, and there’s also Open Mic and Jam Sessions, Dancing, Workshops and Buskers. Show You Care with a £10 Wristband! To ensure the popular festival keeps going. You might like to book Accommodations. For more information visit

Festival Dates October 4 - 6, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Andy Grant Trio
  • Assorted Buskers
  • Back Porch
  • Blue Touch
  • Blues Machine
  • C Sharp Blues
  • Dan Sowerby Band
  • David Raphael Band
  • Fabulous Fezheads
  • F-Rock
  • Grainne Duffy Band
  • Hugh Budden
  • Jam Sessions with Robin Bibi Band
  • Jason Manners & 3 Buck Shirt
  • Jawbreakers
  • Jay Tamkin
  • Johnny Sharp
  • Milton-Farrow Skiffle ‘n’ Blues Band
  • Motel 6
  • Mustangs
  • Open Mic Sessions with Johnny Sharp and Martin Froud
  • Paint It Blue
  • Ray Drury
  • Riotous Brothers
  • Riverside Blues Band
  • Robin Bibi Band
  • Stan’s Blues Jamboree
  • Steamer
  • Steve Darrington
  • The I.D.s
  • The Smokin’ Benny Brown Band
  • Tommy Allen & Johnny Hewitt
  • Will Killeen
  • Zoe Schwarz
  • Blue Commotion


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