Apply To Play:
Jessica Foxley Stages has teamed up with The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Colne, Lancashire to offer young, under-the-radar acts the opportunity to play the main stages at the festival this summer.

Applications to play the Jessica Foxley Stages are now open. Four bands/artists will be chosen, in total, to each play 1 slot. The judges are seeking acts with a ‘blues leaning’, with originality, creativity, technical ability, musical compatibility to the festival, and entertainment value being at the core of their choices. The Jessica Foxley Stages’ focus is on supporting musicians up to the age of 25. As a minimum, the lead musician in a band must be age 25 or under on 31st August 2019.

In addition to this one of the four chosen festival acts will be nominated to be part of the UK Blues Challenge 2019.

See the link below to apply to play, and for more details. Applications close Wednesday 20th March.
Apply To Play The Festival

30th Year Anniversary:
As part of the 30th year celebrations, the festival will be holding a ‘history of blues in Colne’ event.
Where you at the very first blues festival in Colne? We’d love to hear your stories.
Find out more:
2019 Revisited

Roadhouse Legends:
To celebrate the festival’s 30th year anniversary, the festival are on the look-out for ‘Roadhouse Legends’.
Further information:
Roadhouse Legends

Little Theatre Line Ups:
Blues with opera and folk leanings, southern blues-rock, vibrant traditional blues… view the festival’s Little Theatre 2019 line ups:
Little Theatre 2019


Early Bird Tickets:

Festival ‘early birds’ are on sale until the end of February.
Festival Ticket Details

More On The Festival:
The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival occurs in Colne, Lancashire, over the bank holiday weekend of 23rd – 25th August. This is the events’ 30th year anniversary. 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.
About the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival

Keep in touch with the festival:
Website: https://www.bluesfestival.co.uk
Facebook: /thegreatbritishrandbfestival
Instagram: @greatbritishrnbfestivalcolne
Twitter:  @RandBFestival

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCynO3pUv-zyghzS-8NYuwcA

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