The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival occurs in Colne, Lancashire, over the bank holiday weekend of 23rd – 25th August 2019. This is the events’30th year anniversary, and the third year in which Colne Town Council have organised and managed the event.
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. This beautiful town is an ideal location for an event of this kind, with one long ‘main’ street (closed to traffic) which hosts on-street entertainment, busking, incredible food stalls, bars and more.
Each music venue is within easy reach of the main street, making this event not only Europe’s ultimate contemporary blues festival, but also a one-of-a-kind and much-loved festival for people of the local area.
An estimated 15,000 – 20,000 people attended both the 2017 & 2018’s festivals; with the event receiving a HUGE amount of love (just some of the comments are below).
There are also many ‘Roadhouse’ venues dotted around the town, hosting events and live music, which are free to enjoy.
Tickets are now on sale for the festival's headline shows.
For more information on ticket prices and show times, please follow the 'Book Online' links below.