An array of stars from the worlds of blues, rock and soul will descend on London and Manchester at the end of this month for Blues Fest 2012. With the likes of RONNIE WOOD, VAN MORRISON, TOM JONES, ROBERT CRAY, ERIC BIBB, NICK LOWE, ERYKAH BADU, GEORGE BENSON and a host of other artists confirmed to perform at the 10-day festival, which will run from June 26th – July 6th in venues across London and Manchester. It’s clear that Blues Fest is undoubtedly one of the must-see events of the summer.
Recent additions to the line-up include the award-winning singer and guitarist IAN SIEGAL, rising blues star KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD, and the widely acclaimed MATT SCHOFIELD TRIO.
Here’s just a sample of what’s on offer through June/July…
JUNE 27 JOHN HIATT │ UNDER THE BRIDGE │ LONDON
ERIC BIBB │ O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE │ LONDON
ERYKAH BADU │ HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO │ LONDON
JUNE 28 SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES │ HMV RITZ │ MANCHESTER
GEORGE BENSON │ ROYAL ALBERT HALL │ LONDON
NICK LOWE │ O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE │ LONDON
JUNE 29 VAN MORRISON – SINGS THE BLUES │ HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO │ LONDON
JUNE 30 RONNIE WOOD & FRIENDS – THE CHESS RECORDS STORY │ HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO │ LONDON
BRAND NEW HEAVIES │ O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE │ LONDON
GEORGE BENSON │ BRIDGEWATER HALL │ MANCHESTER
JULY 1 TOM JONES │ HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO │ LONDON
See the full line up and check out ticket details @ www.bluesfest.co.uk