Join in the conversation at this year's Festival!

Friday, 14th August 2015

This year we are asking blues fans to ‘join in the conversation’ and share your experiences and photos through social media.

We want the thousands of music fans who attend this year's Festival to use #ColneBlues on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to share memories, recommend artistes to watch and venues to visit during our four day event.

This will be a great way for Festival-goers to communicate with each other and share their favourite artistes and ones to watch.

The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival’s Digital Communications Co-ordinator, Kyle Murray, said: “As our Festival enters its 26th year, it’s important that we move with the times. The Festival draws in music-lovers from all over the world to Colne, so we want to transfer the community feel from the streets onto social media.

“We’re inviting everyone at the Festival to share their memories and experience of this year’s #ColneBlues, so that we can showcase our little town’s big Festival to the world!”

As always, some of the best Blues acts in the world have been lined-up to perform at this year’s Festival, including Vaneese Thomas, Billy Boy Arnold, Mike Vernon, Avery Sunshine, Courtney Pine and Tommy Castro.

Europe's Best Blues Festival opens on the International Stage on Friday, August 28th, with Pat McManusEugene Hideaway Bridges and headliner Coco Montoya and finishes on Monday, August 31st with a strong female presence, including Nikki Hill and Davina and The Vagabonds, along with Nine Below Zero, The Climax Blues Band and Festival favourites, The Blues Band, who will bring this year's Festival to a close.

This year Pendle Leisure Trust is celebrating 26 years of bringing the Blues to Colne, with more than 600 musicians performing simultaneously at eight venues over the four days. With a mixture of authentic electric blues, rock, jazz and acoustic sets, there really is something for everyone.

Festival organiser, Alison Goode, said: “Again we have some fantastic acts lined-up - some old, some new and some back by popular demand! Year on year we aim to get bigger and better and this year I don’t think we will disappoint.”