A line-up of FREE daytime performances has been announced for the 5th annual BluesFest which returns to London between Friday 6th and Sunday 8th November 2015 moving this year to the various venues of The O2 Arena, in Greenwich.
The festival has confirmed that more than thirty free daytime gigs will take place in various venues and spaces throughout The O2 across the weekend, including at Brooklyn Bowl as well as a number of specially constructed stages in the foyers and concourses.
Appearing on Saturday will be Bernie Marsden, Chris Farlowe, Laurence Jones, Big Boy Bloater, The Boom Band, The Bluejays, The Excitements, The Mudcats Trio, Catfish, Paddy Milner, VerseChorusVerse, and The Cold Heart Revue.
On Sunday there will be free gigs by Georgie Fame, Marcus Bonfanti, The Blues Band, Lauren Housley, Dr Feelgood, Ian Siegal, Jeremy Sassoon's Ray Charles Project, Leftennant, Big Joe Louis & His Blues Kings, Darrel Higham, Danny Toeman, Lisa Marini, Matt Woosey, Half Deaf Clatch, and Mollie Marriott.
Despite having joined forces on record a number of times, the pair have never performed together publicly. The finale of Prudential BluesFest 2015 will give them the opportunity to share the stage.
They join Dave Matthews Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Van Morrison, Tom Jones, Matt Schofield, and Jo Harman.
For the line-up details as available please click here.
Festival Director Leo Green said, "It's thanks to our new partnership with Prudential that we've not only been able to come up with such a broad, far-reaching daytime programme for this year's event, but that for the first time we're also in a position to offer up tickets to all of these shows for nothing. We're expecting tens of thousands of music fans on site across the weekend bringing London one of the most exciting blues and roots festivals in the world."
The international celebration of blues and jazz originated from the Marquee Club's promoter Harold Pendleton, who played a key role in developing jazz and rock scenes in London, the original festival became a forerunner of today's Reading Festival.
Tickets prices for the evening performances vary from from £44.25 to £56.75.
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