27th - 29th AUGUST 2021


Best Blues Based Festival 2019

The Muni  |  Friday, Saturday, Sunday  |  All Day And Evening

Following the hugely successful ‘Pop Up’ at the 2019 festival, Pete will return for the 2020 festival to showcase his unique style of capturing artists live on stage.

Pete will exhibit a selection of artworks ‘captured’ during the 2019 blues festival in Colne, alongside his sketchbooks. Artist browsers will form part of the exhibit, allowing music lovers to view many more lino cuts and artworks of Pete’s ‘live’ work.

The exhibition will be in place in the Muni venue, for the duration of the 2020 festival.

Pete will be on hand (when he’s not sketching artists in venues other than the Muni), to chat to. Muni audiences will also catch a glimpse of Pete at work, while he sketches artists playing on this stage.

“My motivation is live music performance as it is the atmosphere which interests me… so I only paint gigs I’ve attended. A finished painting is usually constructed from a montage of different photographs from the same gig, plus visual memories along with the influence of my live sketches.
Working as Artist-in-Residence at The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival excites me because the line-up is impressive and varied. The festival not only gives me opportunities to produce more work of familiar faces but fresh work of musicians I have yet to commit to canvas”.

Pete Marsh has been the artist in residence at the festival since 2017. Find out more about Pete and his work.


The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival

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


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