A double header featuring Tom Jones, and Van Morrison 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.
Appearing of the final day the their appearance is billed as ‘Bring It On Home – an evening with Tom Jones and Van Morrison’, a nod to the 2003 studio session which featured Jones, Morrison and Jeff Beck performing a unique rendition of Sam Cooke’s Bring It On Home To Me. For Bluesfest the pair's exclusive concert will feature two full solo sets with each act and their bands, as well as the possibility of a duet or two throughout the evening.
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.
Guitarist and singer Matt Schofield also joins the bill on the Sunday performing at Brooklyn Bowl. They join the first acts confirmed who were Dave Matthews Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Jo Harman.
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Festival Director Leo Green said, "We’re delighted to be welcoming Van Morrison & Tom Jones back to the festival for their double header at The O2 Arena on Nov 8th - both playing full sets with their bands and hopefully a few duets together too.
With Dave Matthews Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jo Harman and Matt Schofield also on the bill, this year’s event is shaping up to be our strongest to date. It's also great to be welcoming Prudential on board - having spent considerable time talking with them, they are genuinely excited about the variety of music BluesFest will showcase and what a great festival we have to look forward to. They are a very welcome addition to the team."
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 vary from from £44.25 to £56.75.
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