Blues Based Festival of the Year – Winner 2019

17th May 2020
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The 2019 Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival in Colne was nominated for a UKBlues Federation UK Blues Award in the ‘Blues Based Festival of the Year’ category, as were many other excellent UK-based blues festivals.

And we’re thrilled to announce that they WON, and that we played a small part in their win.

Say the festival: “The win is testament to all the hard work, time and love given from the festival team; to the incredible artists and musicians who grace each of the stages; and mostly to YOU for taking the time to vote for us. Thank you so much. We hugely appreciate it.

It’s an honour to have won this prestigious award. And for the announcement to arrive at a time when the things are challenging for the music industry, makes the win all the more special.”

If you missed the online awards ceremony, you can listen again via the UKBlues Federation youtube channel:

As well as the festival receiving an award, many acts playing the festival during the summer of 2021 also received awards, including Dom Martin, Connor Selby, Kyla Brox, Matt Long and more.

Paddy, the festival director shares his acceptance speech below.