August Bank Holiday Weekend Go To Colne For The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival

August Bank Holiday Weekend Go To Colne For The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival August Bank Holiday Weekend Go To Colne For The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival August Bank Holiday Weekend Go To Colne For The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival  – New Logo, new ideas putting the great back into the festival. 2017 should see Colne in every music lovers diary from the 25th to 27th August three days of music experiences that will excite and delight.

The stewardship of the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, recognised as one of the biggest and most celebrated Festivals of its kind in the world, has now passed to Colne Town Council, following 27 years of sterling service from Pendle Borough Council and Pendle Leisure Trust. The new executive is headed up by Jason Elliott and Paddy Maguire, the people who set up Hebden Bridge Blues Festival – winners of the British Blues Awards ‘Festival of the Year’ three times running – together with Colne Town Council CEO Colin Hill. The team have a proud track record of innovation, working very closely with the artists and the community to develop new ideas and best practice; something which they intend to bring to Colne.

The 28th edition of the Festival will run from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August 2017 at a number of venues including the Hippodrome, The Municipal Theatre and various ‘roadhouse’ venues around the town.

The line-up looks different full of intrigue and with new approach of out with the heritage acts Colne has a new ticketing system for evening performances no more arriving and not being able to see and hear the music of your choice as the venue is full.
Full line up for the weekend in the ticketed area

HIPPODROME – THE MUNI – LITTLE THEATRE 

FRIDAY:

Hippodrome: 7 pm – midnight

Tickets £17.50

The Muni: 7pm – 1am

The Revelator BandStevie Nimmo TrioJoanne Shaw Taylor
The Paddy Maguire Midnight Jam Session

Tickets £17.50


 SATURDAY:

Daytime – All act in all venues on one single ticket £13.50

The £13.50 day tickets do not guarantee access, immediate or otherwise, to any particular venue as each building can only contain the maximum numbers at any given time according to the terms of its individual license.

Hippodrome: 12.30 – 6pm
Finalists – Jessica Foxley / Unsigned Project
Matt Edwards Band – Paddy Maguire Band ft. Jenna Hooson – Miles Gilderdale

The Muni 12.30 – 6pm
Finalists – Jessica Foxley / Unsigned Project

Tom Attah’s Acoustic Blues Showcase @ The Little Theatre: 1 – 6pm

Mat Walklate & Paolo FuschiLucy Zirins & CompanyTNT TJ Norton & Tom AttahJulian Burdock & Danny del Toro
The Delta Ladies


Evening

Hippodrome Theatre: 7pm to Midnight
TJ& The SuitcaseRog TognoniAynsley Lister
Colne Special Tickets £14.50


The Muni: 7pm – 1am
The Kaz Hawkins BandJo HarmanJaniva Magness
The Paddy Maguire Midnight Jam Session

The Three Queens Show Tickets £19.50


SUNDAY:

Daytime – All act in all venues on one single ticket £13.50

The £13.50 day tickets do not guarantee access, immediate or otherwise, to any particular venue as each building can only contain the maximum numbers at any given time according to the terms of its individual license.

Hippodrome: 12.30 – 6pm
Finalists – Jessica Foxley / Unsigned Project – Husky Tones Will Wilde BandWalrus

The Muni 12.30 – 6pm

Finalists – Jessica Foxley / Unsigned Project
 
Tom Attah’s Acoustic Blues Showcase @ The Little Theatre: 1 – 6pm
Evening:

Hippodrome Theatre: 7pm to Midnight
Michael Messer’s MitraClay ShelburnLucky Peterson

 Tickets £19.50


The Muni: 7pm – 1am
Gwyn AshtonJohn Fairhurst – King King
The Paddy Maguire Midnight Jam Session

Tickets £19.50


ROADHOUSE EVENTS

Colne Legion – HERE

Admiral Lord Rodney – HERE

The Crown – HERE

Colne & Nelson Rugby Club – HERE

Camping Information- HERE

As Jason Elliott himself explains “While this is technically a Blues festival, we will offer variety and range to the programme in general. At times, the programme will encompass the wider definition of blues, soul and other related genres, albeit firmly centered in the ‘roots’ music tradition. The reality is that Blues music is the historical foundation for almost all western popular music and nearly all genres are ‘children’ or ‘grandchildren’ of the blues, a fact which needs to be kept front and centre of the story. After all, part of our remit is to keep the genre alive by bringing in new blood; both as audiences and as performers’.

Jason also explained ‘Apart from the world-renowned acts we are bringing in this year, ‘The Jessica Foxley Unsigned Project‘ – focusing as it does on nurturing young and emerging Blues-based talent – in many ways symbolises much of our new direction. Our mission of bringing new life, new acts and audiences into this key genre, must span all levels of experience, technical ability and all age groups to be truly successful. This is where Colne can create its legacy’.

The 28th edition of the Festival will run from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August 2017 at a number of venues including the Hippodrome, The Municipal Theatre and various ‘roadhouse’ venues around the town.
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