28th – 30th AUGUST 2020



Colne Town Council, the organisers of the The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival (this the fourth year the festival have organised and managed the event), are seeking catering traders for the weekend of the festival in 2020 – 28th to 30th August.

Potential sales for the festival catering pitches are excellent, as are the opportunities for marketing and promotion.
Caterers will have three days of access to a large, music loving audience, who remain in Colne for the majority of the weekend.

The festival has been deemed a huge success over the last three years, and many have praised both the organisation of the event and the ‘positive atmosphere’ around the town. Estimated numbers for attendance are between 20,000 and 25,000 people. Many local visitors enjoyed previous year’s festivals, 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’.

The tender opportunities are available to view via the Colne Town Council Website.

Here are just a few of the recent reactions to the event:

“An excellent time with excellent music and atmosphere throughout the weekend. Well done to all the organisers and helpers” 5*****

“Fabulous festival! Very diverse lineup. Friendly staff. Well done!” 5*****

“Great festival from both a performers and punters point of view” 5*****

“Sunday – great festival atmosphere, brilliant street entertainment, all so much fun. Five stars for all the volunteers they were blooming awesome, so helpful and supportive”

“Unbelievably rich experience! Great music, great variety within the genre, great people and glorious sunshine”

“This wasn’t just a festival, it wasn’t just an incredible line-up of talent – it was a happening!”

“Best turnout for The Blues in many a year! Well done Colne Town Council. Great decision to close down Newmarket Street and Albert Street, it really brought the crowds out to the bars. Also good move to have the designated busking tents” 5*****

“Lost for words really! The line up on Saturday was particularly amazing; the best contemporary blues bands around ATM!” 5*****


The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival

The Town Hall, Albert Road, ​Colne, BB8 0AQ​


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