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Here is the initial release of the  UK and European Blues Festivals Guide 2021, including blues related workshops, exhibitions and lectures.   At this time several festivals are shown for 2021 but most are shown as "2021 - TBA" (awaiting more 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.    

Let's all look forward to live blues music in 2021.  Hope to see you at some of the festivals.

Keep safe and well.

Alan White     


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 January 2021  


January Blues Festival 2021 : London

13 January 2021

Stan Webb's Chicken Shack

15 January 2021

Dr Feelgood

16 January 2021

Dr Feelgood

17 January 2021

The Matt Schofield Trio

26 January 2021

Aynsley Lister


Fri 15th to Mon 18th Jan 2021 (3 nights)
Skegness Rock & Blues Festival
Butlins Resort
PE25 1NJ

Phone: 0870 162 1805


Walter Trout

others TBA

2020 Introducing Stage Winners


Joan Ov Arc

Eliana Cargnelutti

Introducing Stage


Blues Matters! Stage



Previous year's photos:

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




2021 - TBA

Het Arsenaal Theater
Arsenaalplein 1


 February 2021  


2021 - TBA


8th - 9th February 2020

Mahindra Blues Festival
Mehboob Studio, Mumbai



19th - 21st February 2021




 March 2021  


2021 - TBA


Acoustic Blues Weekend
of workshops, jams and performance
Friday 28th to Sunday 1st March 2020

The programme will offer classes starting on Friday from 1pm to 5pm followed by a staff concert at 8pm. On Saturday, classes will run from 10am to 5pm followed by an evening jam session from 8pm to midnight for ‘participants only’. On Sunday, classes will run from 10am to 3pm.  The classes will cater for all levels of ability and we recommend you bring along a portable recorder for future reference. The tutors for the ‘Acoustic Blues Weekend’ are John Miller (country blues guitar), Adam Franklin (bottleneck slide guitar) and Will Wilde (harmonica).

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).



4th March - 7th March 2021

The 20th Swanage Blues Festival
(Also see the 13th 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



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12th - 22nd March 2020




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Infoline: +33 3 44 15 30 30 

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



2021 - TBA


Ocean Spa Complex, Scarborough

(Yes, the entire Spa Complex!!)

Plus ...

Additional AMERICANA Music Night

Thursday 19th March 2020


Some venue details ...

  • TWO LARGE VENUES, each seating 500 + !!

  • No less than FOUR bars

  • THREE catering outlets including (new for 2020) a Carvery !!


  • EVEN MORE WORLD CLASS Musicians / Bands 

  • AN IMPROVED ‘WELCOME PARTY’ on the Friday Night

  • THREE ‘AFTER PARTIES’ (on Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nights)

  • IMPROVED DANCING facilities in both venues

  • EVEN BETTER SOUND QUALITY in both venues


  • Use of the BALCONY in the Spa Grand Hall


40% of tickets sold in first 36 hours!!

You had better be quick as this will certainly sell out!!

Phone 07956 925 925 NOW before it's too late

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19th - 20th March 2021



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2021 - TBA

26th - 29th March 2020

Click here for the full line up


2021 - TBA

27-28th March 2020

Located In Segesvár, Mures, Romania

Vineri 29 Martie:
21.30- 23.00 GRAINNE DUFFY

Sâmbătă 30 Martie:
19.30-21.00 KYLA BROX BAND


 April 2021  


2021 - TBA



The 9th Bowness Bay Blues Weekend 2020

3rd, 4th & 5th April 2020

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



2021 - TBA



2021 - TBA

Das Volkshaus






2021 - TBA

27-28th March 2020



HRH Blues

10th -11th April 2021

O2 Academy



Wilko Johnson

Bernie Marsden

The Quoirboys

and more ...



1st - 5th April 2021


The 24th Nantwich Jazz, Blues & Music Festival
Nantwich Civic Hall & The Crown Hotel



Southern Avenue

Procol Harum

Roffe WikStröm

Texas Blues Guitar Summit




2021 - TBA


25th April 2020


 May 2021  

A nostalgic look ....

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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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14 and 15 May 2021


28e Editie van het Kwadendamme Bluesfestival 2021
The Netherlands


2021 - TBA




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Tickets are on sale for both the shows here




2021 - TBA

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.

The festival’s aim is to offer a distinct event in Europe, an enriching experience for the audience. In 2016 EUROPAfest celebrated 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



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2021 - TBA


Internationales Bluesfest Eutin




2021 - TBA


2020 TBA
Box Office: 01495


2021 - TBA



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The 22nd Annual Guinness Blues on the Bay Festival
Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland



2021 - TBA


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



2021 - TBA





21st - 23rd May 2021




Dearest Roosters, 
We need to make an important announcement concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Red Rooster.

After much deliberation and with the safety of our audience being of the utmost importance, Red Rooster 2020 has been postponed and will now take place 4-6 September at Euston Hall. This has not been an easy decision, but we hope that in light of the current situation we are all facing together, you can understand this is the right way forward. 
Our headliners Richard Hawley and Asleep at The Wheel have confirmed they are available for the new dates and we're working with agents and management to move the rest of the bill as well. A further announcement will follow when this is in place. 
All tickets will of be valid for the change of dates, and anyone that is unable to make the new dates, please email For those that haven’t bought tickets yet, please buy here:

We greatly appreciate your support in these tough and unprecedented times - but rest assured, the show and the music will go on.

In the meantime, remember to familiarise yourself with the latest NHS advice on how to manage any symptoms and/or self-isolate.

Stay safe, Roosters. We'll see you soon.

Love and respect, 
Red Rooster HQ






2021 - TBA

Diggle Blues Festival 2020

11th June - 14th June 2020

‘Where the blues meets the greenery'

Entrance to all venues is FREE


 June 2021  

2021 - TBA

Manchester Acoustic Blues Fest


(part of the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain)



2021 - TBA






2021 - TBA

DeltaBlues Festival
Polesine, Italy





2021 - TBA

13th June 2020



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2021 - TBA

30th May - 1st June 2020

24th Ribs & Blues Festival 2020






Sierre Blues Festival 2021
Plaine Bellevue

10th - 12th June 2021



2021 - TBA



Blues Weekend at the Toorak Hotel

Torquay, Devon

Friday 11th – Monday 14th June 2021




2021 - TBA



2021 - TBA

FRIDAY 21st JUNE 2019

Papa George Band
Climax Blues Band
Hip Route

Click here for Press Release


23rd - 27th June 2021


2021 - TBA

28th, 29th & 30th June 2019

Almost Blue Dundee 2019
Dundee, Scotland



2021 - TBA

PuistoBlues 2020



TBA- 2021

Göteborg Blues Festival 2021





2021 - TBA

28th - 30th June 2019



2021 - TBA 


 July 2021  


28th Cognac Blues Passions

Click here for Artist Lineup




Music at the Crossroads Festival 2021

2nd - 4th July 2021

From The Jam

Hook Norton Brewery
Hook Norton
OX15 5NY

The Hook Norton Charitable Association



20th Linton Festival 2021
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


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Dereham Blues Festival, Norfolk 

8th - 12th July 2020


It is with a heavy heart and great regret that the Dereham Blues Festival committee can confirm that this year's festival will not be going ahead due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. 
Please see the attached press release for further details of the cancellation but do be assured that we will be back bigger and better next year with a 2021 festival not to be forgetten!



2021 - TBA


17th - 19th July 2020

13th Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival
Burton Agnes Hall
East Yorkshire
YO25 4NB


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2021 - TBA


14th Suwalki Blues Festival 2020


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Cahors Blues Festival 2021





15th - 17th July 2021

Azores Islands



2021 - TBA


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



2021 - TBA

Tommy Allen's Strat © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

15th July to 18th July 2021

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!


Set in the beautiful Worcestershire riverside town of Upton upon Severn (where the flood defenses 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:

2019 photos
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.


16 - 25 July 2021



2021 - TBA

Gloucester R&B Festival 2019

29th July - 4th August 2019

Cafe Rene
Southgate Street

Tel: 01452 309340



2021 - TBA


Ealing Blues Festival 2020
Walpole Park
Mattock Lane
Ealing W5

London's longest running blues festival (established 1987)
Phone: 0845 299 0845



2021 - TBA



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



2021 - TBA


Luxembourg Blues'n Jazz Rallye

Grund, Clausen

Free entry



 August 2021  


2021 - TBA


Blues Week 2021
Monday 2nd August to Saturday 7th August 2021
Hartpury College
Gloucester GL19 3BE
United Kingdom



2021 - TBA




Notodden Blues Festival
PO Box 211
3672 Notodden


Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th August 2021


2021 - TBA


31st July - 2nd August 2020


North Wales



2021 - TBA

7 Hills Blues Festival

Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th August 2019


Northern Ireland




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

2021 Line-up:

All acts booked for 2020 to perform in 2021

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




2021 - TBA



35th Rauma Blues Fest 2021



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Le Buis




2021 - TBA

Pordenone, near Venice, Italy





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Wespelaar, Belgium



2021 - TBA


21st - 23rd August 2020

Old Bush Blues 2020

The Old Bush
Callow End



2021 - TBA


-Blues roots rock soul-

Het (Ge)Varenwinkelfestival is het blues- & rootsfestival in Herselt
(België) op 27, 28 en 29 augustus 2020. Sfeer en topmuziek verzekerd.

Gevarenwinkel vzw
Wolfsdonksesteenweg 160
2230 Herselt



2021 - TBA


27th - 31st August 2020

East Sussex
TN31 7LE



The 31st Great British R&B Festival 2021,
Colne, Lancashire

Bank Holiday Weekend 2021
Friday 27th - Sunday 29th August 2021

Click the image above for tickets


Latest Update: 17/06/20

The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival in Colne will return for 2021, with tickets available online (all being well) from Friday 10th July 2020 at 10am.

Tickets being put on sale will help to symbolise the positivity surrounding the prestigious event. Councillor Mary Thomas, Chairman of Colne Town Council (the Council have organised and managed the festival since 2017) explains further "The event, in many ways, is the jewel in the crown of, not only Colne's event calendar, but also of the UK Blues Festival calendar. The festival attracts thousands of people to Colne each August, bringing the streets and venues alive with music and good times. Colne Town Council were heartbroken to cancel the 2020 festival but it was the sensible and responsible decision to make.  Putting the tickets on sale next month will hopefully add to the list of things which people can look forward to now that COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to lift".

The majority of the artists and bands who were booked to play the 2020 festival including headliners - Band Of Friends, Davy Knowles, Kyla Brox, Layla Zoe, Mike Farris & His Band, Xander & The Peace Pirates - will play the 2021 event.  As things currently stand, all traders and venues will also carry their contracts over until next year. 

Having won the much sought-after UKBlues Federation award for the Best Blues Based Festival 2019, the festival continues to go from strength-to-strength. Just some of the love the event has received over the last 3 years includes:
“Unbelievably rich experience! Great music, great variety within the genre, great people and glorious sunshine”
“This wasn’t just a festival, it wasn’t just an incredible line-up of talent – it was 'a happening'!"
“Best turnout for The Blues in many a year! Well done Colne Town Council for taking the festival on. Great decision to close down Newmarket Street and Albert Street, it really brought the crowds out to the bars. Also a good move to have the designated busking tents” 5*****
“An excellent time with excellent music and atmosphere throughout the weekend. This was our first time, but definitely not the last” 5***** 

The financial investment for an event of this size, as you can imagine, is considerable. Much of the event remains free to enjoy - with over 15 stages of free music, plus street entertainment - and more. With this in mind, the organisers have created a donation section on the festival website.  If you are willing to help the fund in any way, it would be greatly appreciated. 

Naomi Crewe, Town Clerk explains. "We love that much of the Blues Festival remains free. The ticketed venues tend to 'look after themselves' in terms of finances, so we are looking at a number of ways to help fund the free parts of the festival, without losing any of the atmosphere and creativity which is produced over the weekend of the event. With around 20,000 visitors attending the event, a simple donation of £2 would make a huge difference. We understand these are challenging times for many, so of course there is no obligation."

Donate To The Festival

The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, August Bank Holiday 2021

3 Days • 1 Great Festival
Colne, Lancashire, UK

Tickets On Sale From Friday 10th July

Keep in touch with the festival:
Facebook: /thegreatbritishrandbfestival
Instagram: @greatbritishrnbfestivalcolne
Twitter:  @ColneBlues

Ticket hotline: 01282 661234


Check out: Photos from 2019 ..
The Great British R&B Festival 2019

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 2021  


Openluchttheater De Doolhof
De Drink
5932 CP Tegelen


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Blues in Hell

Hell, Norway


2021 - TBA


Monaghan Town




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Stockport Blues Festival 2020

5th - 6th September 2020

Stockport Blues Society and Spinning Top (Stockport) Ltd present the town's first blues festival over the weekend of 5th & 6th Sept.

Held at both The Garrick Theatre and The Spinning Top live music bar. One venue below the other!

Doors both days 1pm
Music both days starts 2pm
Saturday finish 11pm
Sunday finish 9.30pm

Full details and line ups to be confirmed
Approx 18 live acts over 2 days on two stages.

Venues are located 2 mins. walk from X2 hotels / railway station / bus station and local amenities.

Tickets available here:

The Spinning Top
20 Wellington Road South
Stockport SK4 1AA



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JULY 4 2020

In all these years AmenoBlues has tried to keep the Festival alive, offering a high quality billboard and bringing internationally-known artists at a price accessible to everyone to a small village, peripheral to the major cultural circuits.

Despite the efforts put in place, the niche music genre and the few resources available, unfortunately, do not allow us to maintain that economic balance that would have allowed us to continue with serenity.

We therefore wish to share a special evening of greeting with our loyal public, which will be the last occasion to enjoy the atmosphere of the square in Ameno. The event will take place on Saturday 4th July and that evening we will try to bring some of the musicians who have characterized the magnificent evenings of past editions to the stage, in a sort of small The Last Waltz.

Amenoblues will continue to organize concerts at the Tornielli Museum, always guaranteeing a high level of musical proposals.

We thank all the fans who have followed us with affection in recent years, we invite you to follow the website and the facebook page to find out the next events.

AmenoBlues Festival
Ameno, Novara, Italy




Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th September 2021


Margate Rhythm & Rock 2021

Margate Winter Gardens











2021 - TBA

UKBlues Challenge 2021



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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 :



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Co. Wexford




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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




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Friday 25th - Sunday 27th September 2020

Orkney Blues Festival
Orkney Islands

 October 2021  


30th September to 3rd October 2021
(Also see the 20th 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.



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Swanage Blues
Open Mic
Steve Darrington



8th - 10th October 2021

Where possible the 2021 festival will be arranged for the same bands/acts to play on the same days on the new dates i.e. a band scheduled to play on Friday in 2020 will instead play on Friday on the re-arranged weekend; indeed, most acts have already indicated that they will be available and able to comply with that arrangement.

Recent article in 'The Cumberland News' :

Here's the text version:

The popular Carlisle Blues Rock Festival has been saved after businesses came forward to sponsor it for 2020.

This year the popular three-day event was expected to be the last, with no plans to continue. But businesses have come together to rescue the festival which will prevent it becoming another festival closure statistic and loss of live music.

Director/Organiser Nick Westgarth said that he is extremely grateful to all of the companies who have stepped forward to help.  Steve Potter of Form FitOut and Charles Scott from MacBeth Scott, both of whom also sponsored the 2019 event, have been joined by KNS Automotive of Peterlee and Annandale Distillery of Annan who have added their support for 2020.  Together those businesses have ensured that the festival has a future in 2020.

The popular festival, nominated for best festival in The UK Blues Awards, closed after the 2019 event in September with no plans to continue.

Organiser Nick said that the event can no longer run without funding or sponsorship: “It used to be totally self-financing but sadly that’s no longer the case. When the festival closed at the end of September it had no future, financially it was finished.”

The smaller venue and ever-increasing costs meant it had become impossible to stage the event without financial support.

“The only way to keep it self-financing would be to lower the profile of the bands or raise the ticket prices substantially, neither of which I feel would be good for the future of the festival,“ He added.

The companies which have stepped forward to help are not local but have people within their organisations who are keen supporters of live music.

Steve Potter of Form FitOut, a Rochester company, is an active board member of the UK Blues Federation while Charles Scott of MacBeth Scott & Co in Kendal is a keen music lover and a supporter of numerous Cumbrian events.

John Robson of KNS Automotive and two friends were in the audience in September and came forward immediately after the festival with an offer of help.

“They had enjoyed the event so much they didn’t want to see the festival to close for financial reasons,” said Nick.

The most recent acquisition is the prestigious award-winning Annandale Distillery which has a distillery and cafe just north of the Scottish Border in Annan.  The distillery, with their international award-winning whisky is keen to associate with the festival, which enjoys an international reputation.

The festival has a reputation for the quality of the bands it brings to Carlisle.  “I am confident I will be able to pull a top-class line-up together for 2020.  Call it twenty, twenty vision if you wish,” Nick added with a wry smile.

The 2020 event will take place from 2nd to 4th October at the Crown & Mitre Hotel in Carlisle.

For more information, go to


The Crown & Mitre Hotel
, Carlisle

Photos of the previous eleven festivals are listed here:

Take a look at the 2019 Festival Photos 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
Take a look at the 2007 Festival Photos here.

It just doesn't come any better !!



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10 - 14 October 2019


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40th Rawa Blues Festival 2020


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Southport's Big Blues Festival

The Atkinson
Lord Street

Artists include:


Box Office:
01704 533333



8th - 10th October 2021

23rd Beer R&B Festival 2021
EX12 3JP
Phone: 01494 511886


13th October 2018

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21st - 26th October 2019

Freiburg Blues N'Roots Festival 2019



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London Blues Festival 2021
The O2


 November 2021  


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15th Blues Heaven Festival 2020


2021 - TBA

Vully Blues Festival
Praz, Switzerland





Fri 12th - Sun 14th Nov 2021
15th Tenby Blues Festival 2021
Tenby, Pembrokeshire

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



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7th - 15th November 2020
26th Annual Lucerne Blues Festival 2020



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Saturday 24th November 2018

Ageas Bowl



Get the blues at the Ageas Bowl



 December 2021  


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