News from Colne August Music Festival Jessica Foxley Bands Announced
Unsigned Artist Competition – Winners Announced playing live on main stage at Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Colne on Saturday & Sunday.
The eight bands all bring to the stage all the excitement of live music. One of the eight will then be chosen toparticipate in the UK Blues Challenge on 10th September 2017 at the Iconic venue The Cavern Club in Liverpool.
Jessica Foxley Unsigned Band will be performing alongside the four bands, LaVendore Rogue; Elles Bailey; Zoe Schwarz & The Rainbreakers. The winning band will step into the shoes of Kaz Hawkins who in 2017 was semi-finalist at The International Blues Challenge in Memphis and Winner of the European Blues Challenge.
Seeking Festival Volunteers
The festival seek volunteers to help at the event.In return for skills, time and energy, volunteers receive free festival tickets, vouchers for food and refreshments, an exclusive crew t-shirt, plus of course, be part of what is shaping up to be one of the best blues-rock based event of the year.Colin Hill, the CEO of Colne Town Council comments “And… for any young person over 16, not yet experienced in the workplace and wanting to gain some hands-on experience of what running an event like this entails, this a great opportunity to be part of something exciting and challenging…”To register interest and for further information, here’s more…Festival ‘Headline’ Sponsors Announced
Barnfield Construction are based in Nelson and have been established for over 40 years. The family run contractors, developers and investors offer honest, thought-through and practical solutions to a diverse array of new and refurbishment building contracts ranging from industrial, commercial, retail, leisure, plus hospitality and residential schemes.
Roaming Roasters are a farm shop and deli on Barrowford Rd, Higham, and sell locally sourced, grass fed and free range meat, along with handmade pies and loads more tasty stuff.
Further information on the festival supporters is right here.
Main Stage Evening Line-ups:
Hippodrome Theatre, Friday Evening, 25th August
Ian Siegal & Band – celebrating 25 years of professional touring with his songs that are real, shows that resonate and vocals served raw +
The Lachy Doley Group – “The Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ” +
Tom Attah & The Bad Man Clan – A modern, living bluesman…
The Muni, Friday Evening, 25th August
Joanne Shaw Taylor – UK’s number one star in the blues rock world +
Stevie Nimmo Trio
– one half of Scotland’s highly respected ‘Nimmo Brothers’ +
The Revelator Band – unpredictable, fun festival-style blues.
Hippodrome Theatre, Saturday Evening, 26th August
Aynsley Lister When explosive natural ability collides with fiery, emotionally charged compositions, the result is Aynsley Lister… +
Rob Tognoni Explosive guitar playing and unique songs +
TJ & The Suitcase Vocal / Harmonica / Suitcase drum / Home made tambourine beater pedal… Its time to get packed!
The Muni, Saturday Evening, 26th August
Grammy nominee Janiva Magness + the blues, soul, gospel of Jo Harman + The Kaz Hawkins Band – Northern Ireland’s fun, heartfelt, soulful rock ‘n’ roll-blues…, Lisa Mills
Hippodrome Theatre, Sunday Evening, 26th August
Lucky Peterson –Searing lead guitarist, fantastic organist, and first-rate vocalist
Clay Shelburn –
Funk, rock, blues and country from this incredible selftaught multi-talented artist
Michael Messer’s Mitra – A remarkable fusion of country blues with Hindustani music
The Muni, Sunday Evening, 26th August
King King – Soulful, dynamic, blues-rock from Glasgow
John Fairhurst – The Wigan Jimi Hendrix
Gwyn Ashton – Solo, hardcore, 21st Century, alternative blues
This is just a snap shot of the array of music available at the Festival:-
The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival:
12 Official venues
1 Great Festival