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Countdown to BluesFest 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall

Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello

Taking place at The Royal Albert Hall from October 26th to 31st, BluesFest 2014 will see a dazzling array of international stars from the worlds of blues, soul and jazz descend on London for six days of incredible music.

Alongside the headline concerts in the main auditorium each evening, which will feature a range of huge names from around the world including Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Gregory Porter and Sheryl Crow, the festival has also scheduled a full programme of daytime activity, which will see performances from some of the best blues acts in the business including Georgie Fame, Andy Fairweather Low, Mud Morganfield, Si Cranstoun and Nell Bryden.

Taking place during school half-term, the daytime programme will appeal to families, while providing young people with a unique introduction to the blues. And for all the daytime events, admission is only £20 per day and kids go free!

Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow

Leo Green – Festival Director: “Since its inception in 2011, BluesFest has grown year on year to the point where we’re now programming over 40 acts and expecting to welcome 30,000 music fans across the week. It’s a truly special festival which we’re incredibly proud of and we’re really looking forward to sharing the experience with everyone.”

John Reid – Live Nation’s President of Concerts: “Last year’s decision to bring the whole festival under one roof was an undeniable success and the programming of live music throughout the day proved a hit with audiences and acts alike. This year we’re excited to have expanded the festival to six days and nights and we look forward to establishing BluesFest as one of the UK’s most exciting and musically diverse festivals.”

Gregory Porter
Gregory Porter

Headliners:
Oct 26th: Level 42
Oct 27th: Gregory Porter
Oct 28th: Van Morrison
Oct 29th: Elvis Costello solo in concert (plus support from Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames)
Oct 30th: Provogue Records Presents: Beth Hart and Robert Cray Band
Oct 31st: Sheryl Crow

The full daytime programme is as follows:
Monday 27th October from 1pm
ELGAR ROOM
Paul Lamb & Kingsnakes
Curtis Stigers
Georgie Fame

WEST ARENA FOYER
Ben Poole
The Silver Rays
Dan Owen

VERDI
Nigel Mooney
Mike Sanchez
Nina Ferro

CODA ROOM Q & A
Paul Jones in conversation with…
Robert Elms in conversation with…

LEARNIN’ THE BLUES: JASON REBELLO WORKSHOPS – NORTH CIRCLE BAR
Jason Rebello: Session for ages 2-14
Jason Rebello: Instrumental workshop: all ages
Jason Rebello: Masterclass clinic & jam session

Tuesday October 28th From 1pm
ELGAR ROOM
Georgie Fame
Andy Fairweather Low
Jo Harman

WEST ARENA FOYER
Dan Owen
Big Boy Bloater
Marcus Bonfanti

VERDI
Danny Toeman
Mike Sanchez
The Bad Apples

CODA RESTAURANT Q & A
Robert Elms In Conversation With…

LEARNIN’ THE BLUES: JASON REBELLO WORKSHOPS – NORTH CIRCLE BAR
Jason Rebello: Session for ages 2-14
Jason Rebello: Instrumental workshop: all ages
Jason Rebello: Masterclass clinic & jam session

PORCH, DOOR 9
Blues Storytelling Session for Kids

Wednesday October 29th from 1pm
ELGAR ROOM
Andy Fairweather Low
The Hoax
Dr Feelgood

WEST ARENA FOYER
Danny Bryant
Paddy Milner
The Motives ft. Matt Taylor

VERDI
Mike Sanchez
The Bad Apples
Never The Bride

CODA RESTAURANT Q & A
Paul Jones In Conversation With…
Robert Elms In Conversation With…

LEARNIN’ THE BLUES: JASON REBELLO WORKSHOPS – NORTH CIRCLE BAR
Jason Rebello: Session for ages 2-14
Jason Rebello: Instrumental workshop: all ages
Jason Rebello: Masterclass clinic & jam session

Thursday October 30th from 1pm
ELGAR ROOM
Dr Feelgood
Marcus Bonfanti
Mud Morganfield

WEST ARENA FOYER
Mitch Laddie
Babajack
The Excitements

VERDI
Jon Allen
Mike Sanchez
Matt White Trio

CODA RESTAURANT Q & A
Paul Jones In Conversation With…
Robert Elms In Conversation With…

LEARNIN’ THE BLUES: JASON REBELLO WORKSHOPS – NORTH CIRCLE BAR
Jason Rebello: Session for ages 2-14
Jason Rebello: Instrumental workshop: all ages
Jason Rebello: Masterclass clinic & jam session

PORCH, DOOR 9
Blues Storytelling Session for Kids

Friday October 31st from 1pm
ELGAR ROOM
Mud Morganfield
The Excitements
Nell Bryden

WEST ARENA FOYER
Si Cranstoun
Cadillac Kings
Bex Marshall

VERDI
Mike Sanchez
Jon Allen
Dave Arcari

CODA RESTAURANT Q & A
Paul Jones In Conversation With…
Robert Elms In Conversation With

LEARNIN’ THE BLUES: JASON REBELLO WORKSHOPS – NORTH CIRCLE BAR
Jason Rebello: Session for ages 2-14
Jason Rebello: Instrumental workshop: all ages
Jason Rebello: Masterclass clinic & jam session

This year’s festival runs from Sunday 26th – Friday 31st October.

Tickets are available from: www.royalalberthall.com
Telephone 020 7589 8212
and www.livenation.co.uk

Thursday 18th September 2014

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