24TH - 26TH AUGUST
12 OFFICIAL VENUES
1 GREAT FESTIVAL
Jessica Foxley Unsigned seek outstanding, unsigned, young talent (solo artists or bands) to complement the line-up of main artists playing at the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival 2018…
Purchase a full festival ticket before 31st January 2018 to receive a limited edition, not-for-sale, ‘Festival Ambassador’ t-shirt, along with your ticket(s)…
Tickets for our official camp site, at the Colne & Nelson Rugby Club (which also doubles-up as one of the festival ‘Roadhouse’ venues), are now on sale.
If you’d like to follow in the footsteps of Martin Bedford, designer of the iconic posters for the 2017 Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, and create the series for 2018’s event, read on for more information.
The dates for the 2018 festival are Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2018 aka August Bank Holiday Weekend 2018.
Plans are underway for the 2018 Colne Blues Festival, and a new website is being built in it’s honour! Please do keep checking back. The new site is currently in the planning stages, but will be on line before too long.
The sale of the festival merchandise helps to fund future events.
Tshirts, caps, posters, postcards and more will be on sale via our site very soon.
The festival has been deemed a huge success and many have praised both the organisation of the event and the ‘positive atmosphere’ around the town. Estimated numbers for attendance are between 15,000 and 20,000 people. Many local visitors enjoyed this years festival, with others known to have travelled from Spain, France, Germany and from all parts of the UK to be part ‘the best festival of it’s kind of in Europe’.