The small Lancashire town of Colne is gearing up to host the biggest and best Great British R&B Festival of all time.
Taking place from 26th-28th August, the event will return in style over the August Bank Holiday weekend (26th-28th August) with a rock, roots and folk twist, plus a star-studded line-up of 50+ artists/bands including Lindisfarne, Dr Feelgood, The Animals and Friends, FM, Ian Siegal, Miguel Montalban plus many more.
You can see the full-line up here: https://www.colneblueslineup.com/
Both full festival tickets and individual day tickets are available for the event, with pre-event sales having already surpassed those back in 2019 and additional full festival tickets having to be released, and for what is being billed as one of the best value music festivals in the UK, visitors to the event will be able to see 12 artists for just £40, less than £4 per band.
All tickets can be purchased online: https://www.colneblueslineup.com/get-tickets
Peter Barton, Artistic Director of the Great British R&B Festival, said: “I don’t know any other festival in the UK that can boast a line-up like this for such a ridiculously value for money gig.
“FM are doing the Saturday night and you’d spend £40 just to see FM in London and they sell out the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. If you went to see these bands individually you’d be paying anywhere from £15 for one of the lesser known bands up to £40-£50 for the more well-known artists. It’s cheap as chips!”
Councillor Mary Thomas, Chair of Colne Town Council, commented: “This festival is unique. Colne is a small mill town in East Lancashire, but it is absolutely banging on August Bank Holiday weekend and the line-up which we have got this year is absolutely tremendous and we can’t wait to welcome everybody to our town.
“I’ve been coming to the festival for over 20 years and I love it. We can’t wait to welcome everyone to Colne and to see all the local shops, pubs, clubs and venues packed full of people.”
For those looking to make a weekend of it, there is also a fantastic range of camping passes available at the Colne & Nelson Rugby Club (BB8 9SF). With camping ticket sales at their highest of all time, prices start from £14, with full festival camping for a 4 person tent, individual night camping, as well as camper/caravan stays.
Alongside the sensational live music, Colne will also be transformed for a weekend packed full of family fun activities including face painters, a giant LED fire breathing robot, buskers playing in the streets, and bouncy Blues Brothers stilt walkers.
Local businesses will also be heavily involved in the event, with organisers of the Great British R&B Festival, Colne Town Council, launching a #ShopLocal campaign, delivering 100+ festival stickers to business in the town to display in their windows, while encouraging anyone attending the festival to #ShopLocal.
On top of the strong event line-up, there will also be other opportunities to enjoy live music including The Official Fringe, which will showcase a blend of the finest UK blues acts and local artists in pubs and clubs around the town.
The event is sponsored by Barnfield Construction and Property Shop.
For all the latest news and more information on the Great British R&B Festival, visithttps://www.bluesfestival.co.uk/