Great British R & B Festival 2011

Friday 26th to Monday 29th August 2011
various venues in Colne, Lancashire, England MAP
early bird £100 for the full weekend
last updated: Fri 6th May 2011

Thie 22nd Great British R& B Festival takes place from Friday 26th to Monday 29th August in Colne, Lancashire.

The Great British R & B Festival has a reputation for showcasing R & B talents in a family friendly atmosphere. This year the festival will have some of the blues artists who performed at the very first festival in 1990.


The festival offers the best in both national and international R&B music alongside new, young, up-and-coming talent raring which performs on the British Stage over the four day event. This year the Jessica Foxley Stage returns showcasing young, local R&B talent, giving them a rare opportunity to perform.

International Stage
MC Chris Powers
Friday: Wilko Johnson Band, Jack Bruce with the Norman Beaker Band, Hamilton Loomis Band
Saturday: Jolly Jumper & Big Mo, James Hunter, Mavis Staples, Sherman Robertson
Sunday: Steve Gibbons Band, Bev Bevan & Burton Blues Band, Dianna Braithwaite, Chris Whiteley & Bob Hall, Giles Robson & The Dirty Aces, Lisa Mills, Mud Morganfield Band
Monday: Animals & Friends featuring Steve Cropper, Sharrie Williams, Band of Friends (Rory Gallagher Connections), Robin Trower Band, Buddy Whittington Band

British Stage
MC Pete Kuddy
Friday: Nick Dow's Blues Roots, Lucy Zirins & Friends, Tin Pan Alley, Midnite Johnny
Saturday: The Big Thrill, Dr Truth, Joni Fuller Band, TBC, Cliff Stockers Legendary Slack Alice & Friends, Dale Storr Band, Cherry Lee Mewis
Sunday: Bare Bones Boogie Band, The Revolutionaires, Vicky & The Big Combo, TBC, Del Bromham's Blues Devils, The Cats, The Treatment

The Jessica Foxley Stage
Monday: Alex McKown Band, Gary Fletcher's Blues Band featuring Pick Withers, Junk House Dog Band, Forty 4, Tommy Allen Band featuring John Hewitt

Acoustic Stage
MC Mal Gibson aka Charlie White
Friday: Mal Gibson aka Charlie White, Zac Rogers, Gin Jammers, Tom Attah & Franny Evbank
Saturday: Joni Fuller, Tom Doughty, Cherry Lee Mewis, Andy Stone, Tom Dought, Fran McGillivery & Mike Burke, Lil' Ian Goodsman, Jerry Donahue & The Acoustic Revelators
Sunday: Graham Robinson & The Junkhouse Dog, Pablo, Del Bromham, Dale Storr, Steve Gibbons, Lucy Zirins, Hokum Hotshots, Sisters In Grease
Monday: Tommy Allen & John Hewitt, Jack Blackman, Mike Bowden & John Williamson, Gary Fletcher, Sian Sophia, Dave Arcari.

Plus a further acts in the various 'Roadhouse Venues' - Colne & Nelson Rugby Club, The Admiral Lord Rodney, The Crown Hotel, The Royal British Legion, and The Dressers


An adult full festival (early booking before Sat 25 June) weekend ticket is priced at £100 (full price £125). Day tickets are priced as follows:
Friday: £26
Saturday: £36
Sunday: £36
Monday: £32

Children will receive a booking discount of 50%. To buy tickets, click here.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 26th to Monday 29th August 2011
various venues in Colne, Lancashire, England MAP
early bird £100 for the full weekend
last updated: Fri 6th May 2011

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