Partners & Sponsors

We would like to thank our partners and sponsors, who help to make sure the Festival is a success year after year.

Partner and Sponsorship Packages

This August the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival celebrates its 28th consecutive year at Colne as the premiere event of its kind in the UK.

2017 though is going to be a momentous year, unlike any other, and your business has a chance to be a part of it by joining the team as a partner or sponsor.

In an audacious move, Colne Town Council has taken over the event from Pendle Leisure Trust and brought in a triple British Blues Award-winning management team to put this legendary event right back on the top of the pile as Europe’s leading Rhythm & Blues festival.

In a radical shake-up, moving away from the heritage acts and focusing of the absolute cream of contemporary blues and roots, there is a new buzz to this festival, attracting a younger and broader audience. In previous years, the line-up would still be being decided but already this year many hundreds of tickets have been sold and there is real excitement and anticipation in the air.

It’s not all about the ticketed venues. With three of Colne’s largest licensed premises joining the ranks of the Official Roadhouse venues, the festival mojo is rising right across the town.

The numbers are quite astounding; 11 official stages, 112 acts, 158 separate performances and many thousands of visitors over one incredible summer weekend.

Don’t miss out. Get your business on board by discussing the opportunities with Colin Hill, Colne Town Council CEO on 01282 861888 or e-mail him on now.

Colne Town Crest
Colne Town Council
Colne Town Council was initially formed in 2008 to help boost events in the town, since then it has not only developed a full programme of events but has also taken on allotments, playgrounds bus shelters, street furniture and is now operating almost like a main council. There are plans to take on further services during 2017 - 2018 and the most noticeable at the moment, is taking on delivery of the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, so that Colne residence and businesses do not lose this opportunity to keep Colne on the map. The operational Team may be very small, but with councillor are always up to the challenge of promoting Colne.

Jessica Foxley Music Projects

Jessica Foxley Music Projects is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers, set up to give public exposure to outstanding young musicians and at the same time help sustain existing music making activities by introducing fresh, young talent. Working in partnership with other organisations, various projects have been developed which benefit both individual young musicians and the host organisations by providing high calibre performance opportunities for the cream of young musicians. Jessica Foxley Unsigned is the longest running of those projects and is run in partnership with the organisers of the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival.

The Meeting Room
The Meeting Room Elland offers a selection of great blues gigs throughout the year, multi-functional entertainment and conference facilities, conveniently located in an atmospheric old woollen mill just a couple of minutes off junction 24 of the M62