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Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival: 2018 dates confirmed

6th November 2017
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The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, in Colne, confirm 2018 festival dates. 2018 tickets go on-sale this month.

Counselor Joe Cooney ‘Chairmain of the #ColneBlues2018 Working Group’ commented “Summer 2017 saw one of the largest ever turn-outs for Colne’s Blues Festival, with estimated numbers for attendance between 15,000 and 20,000 people. And not only was it a large crowd, it was fun loving, musically supportive crowd. The 2017 festival was deemed a huge success; many have praised the ‘positive atmosphere’ around the town for the duration of the festival. We’re thrilled to be able to now announce the 2018 festival dates”.

The dates for 2018 are now released – Friday 24th, Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th August 2018 aka August Bank Holiday Weekend.

The festival takes place in numerous town centre venues (from 750 to 50 capacity), Colne & Nelson Rugby Club (which also doubles-up as the festival campsite), plus many more restaurants and bars. This beautiful town is an ideal location for an event of this kind, with one long ‘main’ street (closed to traffic) which hosts on-street entertainment, busking, incredible food stalls, bars and more. Each music venue is within easy reach of the main street, making this event not only Europe’s best contemporary blues festival, but also one-of-a-kind and much-loved festival for people of the local area.

2018 tickets will be on sale on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 9am.
The all-weekend, all-venue ticket will be priced £75.
Individual day tickets will be available from 1st February.
Purchase a full festival ticket before 31st January and receive a limited edition, not-for-sale, ‘Festival Ambassador’ t-shirt along with your ticket.

At the time of going to press, confirmed artists include King King, Laurence Jones, Elles Bailey, Connie Lush and Kyla Brox with many more to be confirmed over the forthcoming weeks.