The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival2024-04-12T14:21:33+00:00


23rd – 25th August 2024

Welcome to the official website of The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival!

Taking place for the 33rd time in 2024, prepare yourselves for three incredible days of live music across the beautiful little town of Colne in East Lancashire.

Our world famous, award winning festival returns with three fantastic venues in 2024 which will showcase the very best of blues music in the UK right now, as well as the most exciting emerging talent both locally and around the UK.

In what is one of the best value music festivals in the UK, ‘The Official Fringe’ gives you the opportunity to experience even more live music, with venues all over the town coming together to produce an event like no other.

With family fun entertainment also taking place throughout the August Bank Holiday Weekend, we can’t wait to welcome you to “Bonny Colne Upon The Hill”.


The Cinelli BrothersChantel McGregorIan SiegalThe Milk Men • True Strays • Atomic Rooster • The Norman Beaker BandDemi MarrinerConnolly HayesThe Greg Coulson Big BandThe Keith Thompson Band • The Mike Ross Band • The Cadillac Kings • Paolo Fushci & The Outsiders • Franny Eubank & His Blues Band • The Mel Outsider Reformation • Strange Brew • Fruitless Forest

The Ashley Sherlock BandThe Adam Sweet BandThe Deke McGee BandBison HipDC Blues • Jo Carley & The Old Grey Skulls • The Pat Fulgoni Blues ExperienceJimmy Regal & The RoyalsBig Wolf Band • The Mat Walklate Trio • Dust Radio • The Sloetrain Blues Band •Southern Fried Groove Queens • The Lonnie Donegan Story

Chris Corcoran • Katie Bradley • The Sean Taylor Band Dave Ferra • An Audience with Dom Martin • Dave Speight • Dave Arcari • Gwyn Ashton • Memphis D • King Rollo & Fraser Harper • Mat Walklate & Alex Haynes • Pat Clarke & Mickey Van Gelder • David Broad & The Meanwood Valley Stompers • Ally & Joe Blues Duo


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