Swanage Blues festival 2008

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March 2008
various venues, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1LB, England MAP
FREE
last updated: Mon 28th Jan 2008

This free festival features several different gigs with acclaimed national and international blues musicians playing at a variety of venues around the picturesque seaside town of Swanage, on the South West coast of England.

All sorts of styles are represented such as acoustic, electric, rural and urban blues.

Around 20 acts will be playing across 10 venues, all with free admission. There are open mic sessions every afternoon and also a Blues Steam Train ride plus dancers, street musicians, jam sessions, and workshops.

Performance Times (at the discretion of venues)

FRIDAY AFTERNOON 7 MARCH
Red Lion, Andrew Bazeley and Martin Froud host the Open Mic

FRIDAY EVENING 7 MARCH
White Horse - Mustangs
Purbeck - John Crampton
Ship Inn - Motel 6
White Swan - Robert Hokum Blues Band
Anchor Inn - Hightown Crows
Red Lion - Ragtime Jug Orchestra
Moonlight Bistro - Sonny Black
Black Swan - Will Killeen
Swanage Bay View - Storm Warning
Royal Oak - Coast
Barking Frog - Robin Bibi
Grand Hotel - Ernie’s Rhythm Section
Bankes Arms Hotel - Harris, Budden & Osborne

SATURDAY AFTERNOON 8 MARCH
TBA - Fabulous Fezheads
Anchor Inn - Harris, Budden & Osborne
Red Lion - Open Mic
Bankes Arms Hotel - Ernie’s Rhythm Section

SATURDAY EVENING 8 MARCH
White Horse - The Guv’nors
Purbeck - John Crampton
Ship Inn - Jon Walsh Blues Band
White Swan - Coalhouse Walker Blues Band
Anchor Inn - C Sharp Blues
Red Lion - Harris, Budden & Osborne
Moonlight Bistro - Sonny Black
Barking Frog - Ragtime Jug Orchestra
Crows Nest Inn - Ernie’s Rhythm Section
Grand Hotel - Debbie Giles Band

SUNDAY AFTERNOON 9 MARCH
Anchor Inn - Angelina & JC Grimshaw
Red Lion - Open Mic
Shell Bay Studland - Chris Collins & Blues Etc

SUNDAY EVENING 9 MARCH
Shell Bay Studland - Chris Collins & Blues Etc
Grand Hotel - Robert Hokum Blues Band

Camping and other accomodation
Accommodation if required, is from £14 a night (bring your own sleeping bag!). There are also guest houses and B&Bs from £22, to top-of-the-range hotels with sea views! Several special offers may be available during the festival weekend.

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March 2008
various venues, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1LB, England MAP
FREE
last updated: Mon 28th Jan 2008


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