Royal Blues Festival
Blues fans – you need to witness the fireworks on show at this year’s BluesFest, taking place between 26-31 October at the Royal Albert Hall. This gigantic six-day festival of blues music has a great line-up of rootsy household names, as well as some world-renowned guitar talent, as you’d expect.
Alongside Van Morrison, Gregory Porter, Elvis Costello, Robert Cray and Sheryl Crow, a crop of blues, soul and jazz names will descend on the Hall for a series of daytime concerts. Dr Feelgood, Mud Morganfield, Beth Hart, Curtis Stigers, Georgie Fame, Jo Harman, Jess Roberts and rising stars Marcus Bonfanti, Danny Bryant and Dan Owen will all be playing, and there’ll also be a series of ‘In Conversation With...’ sessions, and a strong educational thread featuring instrumental workshops, masterclasses and clinics. For aspiring young blues boys and girls, there are children’s Blues Storytelling sessions, too.
See www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.royalalberthall.com for info.