27th - 29th AUGUST 2021


Best Blues Based Festival 2019


Where can I buy tickets in person?

You can purchase in person from the Colne Town Council offices, Monday to Friday from 10am until 1pm.
In addition to this, the Festival Box Office will be open:
Sunday 23rd August 12pm – 3pm
Monday 24th August 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 25th August 10am – 6pm
Wednesday 26th August 10am – 6pm
Thursday 27th August 10am – 8pm
Friday 28th August 10am – 10pm
Saturday 29th August 10am – 10pm
Sunday 30th August 10am – 9pm
Wristband collection is available from Thursday 27th August.
If you’d like to visit outside of these hours, please contact us on 01282 861888 or via email at admin@colnetowncouncil.co.uk and we’ll be happy to book you in at another time!

Why isn’t the festival running on Monday?

Historically, the ticket sales for Bank Holiday Monday have been much lower that for any of the other days making it very unlikely for the festival to break even.
Many people find three full days and four nights of partying hard to do, particularly if they have to return to work on Tuesday.
As all of the festival’s overheads remain the same on Monday, the decision was made in the interest of financial sustainability to remove the day from the schedule rather than subsidise it from Council (i.e. ratepayer) funds.


How much do the Roadhouse gigs cost?

They’re free! All the roadhouse shows are free-to-enter. No need to book. Just come along and enjoy!


Why aren’t any of the bands we are used to – from the 70s and 80s – playing?

We want to use our position as the leading Blues festival in the UK to actively help keep this type of music current, vibrant and relevant. We think the best way to do this is to focus all of our energy into promoting only bands that are currently writing, recording and touring, as part of our effort to bring in new blood, both as audiences and as performers.


Can I take my camera into the concerts?

You are welcome to bring your camera, however, tripods are not permitted inside the venues as they are an obstruction and the use of flash is not permitted when taking photos of the performers as it is very distracting for them. If you are causing any kind of obstruction at the front of the stage, whether or not you are taking photos, you may very well be asked to move.


The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival

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


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