Blues Fest London & Manchester

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival London and Manchester, England, UK
Festival Contact Information

Email: info@fullcirclelive.co.uk

Festival Description

Following the runaway success of the previous BluesFest, which saw more than 16,000 music fans attend concerts by some of the biggest names in blues, jazz and soul, the festival returns to the UK this summer for a 10 day celebration of incredible music. In response to the widespread popularity, the festival will increase in size and scale with BluesFest Manchester introduced to complement its southern counterpart (London).

The broad scope of BluesFest 2012, which aims to present the finest in blues and the genres and artists it has influenced, is reflected by slots for former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor; the “Screaming Eagle of Soul” Charles Bradley; phenomenal blues-rock outfit Gov’t Mule, gritty US guitarist and acclaimed songwriter John Hiatt; and one of the most talked about young guns on the scene, JJ Gray.

Festival Dates June 26 - July 6, 2012
Festival Links

http://www.bluesfestlondon.com/

Festival Events:

Lineup London 2012:
  • June
26
    • THE ROBERT CRAY BAND
      Venue — O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
  • June
27
    • JOHN HIATT
      Venue — UNDER THE BRIDGE
    • ERIC BIBB
      Venue — O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
    • ERYKAH BADU
      Venue — HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
  • June
28
    • GEORGE BENSON
      Venue — ROYAL ALBERT HALL
    • NICK LOWE
      Venue — O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
  • June 29
    • VAN MORRISON - SINGS THE BLUES
      Venue — HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
    • SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE ASBURY JUKES
      Venue — O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
  • June 30
    • RONNIE WOOD & FRIENDS – THE CHESS RECORDS STORY
      Venue — HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
    • BRAND NEW HEAVIES
      Venue — O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
    • CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES
      Venue — UNDER THE BRIDGE
  • July
1
    • TOM JONES
      Venue — HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
  • July 2
    • HUGH LAURIE
      Venue — HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
  • July 4
    • GOV’T MULE
      Venue — UNDER THE BRIDGE
  • July
6
    • MICK TAYLOR & VERY SPECIAL GUEST
      Venue — UNDER THE BRIDGE
Lineup Manchester 2012:
  • June
26
    • JOHN HIATT
      Venue — HMV RITZ
  • June 28
    • SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES
      Venue — HMV RITZ
  • June 30
    • GEORGE BENSON
      Venue — BRIDGEWATER HALL
  • July
1
    • HUGH LAURIE
      Venue — THE LOWRY
  • July
3
    • GOV’T MULE
      Venue — HMV RITZ

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Social networks:
  • Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/BluesfestUK
  • Twitter
    https://twitter.com/#!/BluesFestUK

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Practical Info:

Tickets 2012:
  • Tickets are available to purchase by visiting
    http://www.bluesfest.co.uk or by calling Ticketmaster on 0844 844 0444.
  • VIP tickets also available.


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