24TH - 26TH AUGUST

3 DAYS
12 OFFICIAL VENUES
100+ ACTS
150+ GIGS
1 GREAT FESTIVAL

The Hippodrome  |  Sunday  |  7:40pm

​Big Boy Bloater is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, radio presenter and entertainer of the highest order. His take on roots and R&B has impressed many people within the genre, from the original greats of ​b​lues ​and​ roots to modern aficionados, and beyond.
His shows are always impressive, energetic and fun, without losing any musical integrity. His upbeat songs belie their dark lyrics and intricate arrangements. His voice has been compared to Howlin’ Wolf crossed with Tom Waits – indeed he was voted #87 in the top 100 ‘Best Blues Voices of All Time’ by the readers and writers of the Blues Magazine.
Bloater has played for many icons of music and has played guitar behind Imelda May and Paloma Faith, as well as once being asked by Sir Paul McCartney to record with him at Abbey Road.

‘One of the great blues men of our time’ Jools Holland

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