Abertillery Blues Rock Festival Friday 12th July 2013

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This gem of a festival is returning for its ninth year… once again in the majestic setting of Abertillery Park, deep in the valleys of South Wales under the shadow of the Arael Mountain. The now familiar tradition of a big top circus tent and comparing supplied by Bob and Norm from GTFM; famous or is that infamous for their Monday night blues show who last night previewed the line-up for what is going to be a fantastic weekend of music from Friday 12th to Saturday 13th July with TEN confirmed acts and a special mystery band to be announced in May…

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Another great Abertillery Blues Rock Festival line-up and a mystery guest which is all very intriguing and adds to a sense of excitement and anticipation so all very intriguing – the waiting game may be for the final act to be announced BUT that sold not stop you getting your ticket NOW as the line-up is already very exciting with a mix of local, national and international bands already lining up to entertain you. In addition to the bands the beer tent will keep you refreshed and once again Rhymney Brewery will be supplying Festival Ale; in addition to the beer tent will be food and hot beverages available throughout the weekend and camping once again as been laid on very near to the festival grounds. All this for a weekend ticket costing £40 (Friday and Saturday tickets are also available separately) and camping at £10 for the weekend including motor-homes.

The music will be provided by:-

FRIDAY NIGHT
Vincent Flatts Final Drive – The band originated in Birmingham, and from the sound they create you would be forgiven for thinking Birmingham, Alabama – not the West Midlands famous city! They blend together an energetic Southern Rock style with a swirl of ZZ Top all mixed into the blues cocktail shaker with a generous slug of Jack Daniels.

Mick Pini Band – Mick performing live is a genuine real deal he does not use pedals or effects, just plays his rare 54 Strat that strikes every emotion as he makes the guitar sing, squeal, weep and moan, this is smoking blues from a real master.

Jo Harman and Company – Is stoking up a musical storm and her reputation is growing which has been further enhanced by her debut CD Dirt On My Tongue Jo is a comet on the rise and will delight the crowds with her stunning rootsy blues voice and world-class band they will create a perfect storm of music that will have the festival seeing a real star of the future.

Headliner for Friday is the ever popular – Mud Morganfield returning to the festival by popular demand. Bringing to the festival authentic Chicago Blues, Larry “Mud” Morganfield, eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters, who was naturally drawn to music from a very early age. close your eyes and it is difficult to distinguish between father and son so everyone is going to be treated to a legendary end to the first night of Abertillery Blues Festival.

3 thoughts on “Abertillery Blues Rock Festival Friday 12th July 2013

  • 14th July 2013 at 3:02 pm
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    Friday was awesome some great acts, sadly saturday even though technically and musically was fine was missing one important ingredient, where were the blues? Abertillery your losing your blues soul. Get some blues bands back or change your name! We all enjoy a variation of the blues but to have so little of it played on the saturday was disappointing.

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    • 14th July 2013 at 3:43 pm
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      Review for this year will be out shortly so follow the blog – I thought Saturday was a mix of styles Sam Andrew Trio great slide and voice and the Blues followed by – Marcus Bonfanti what an awesome contemporary British Award winning performer – Grainne Duffy – set cut short but the Irish songbird of the Blues – what a version of I Would Rather Go Blind – Nightporters – Rockabilly – roots drenched in the blues and such fun and the headliner was an awesome proponent of USA blues mentored at the age of 5 by Willie Dixon Lucky Peterson and his Band where the perfect closing act for a Blues Rock Festival…

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