WELCOME TO CARLISLE BLUES/ROCK FESTIVAL 2017

The LINE UP everyone is talking about – click here

The Final Countdown, the last few days.

It’s not too late TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE to book in advance.

Tickets purchases possible on the door depending on availability

(cash sales only on the door – card payment cannot be taken on the day).

Package Deals no longer available – All Crown & Mitre rooms are taken.

A sample of what to expect at the festival….

Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado / Culemborg Blues 2017

Carlisle Blues Festival 2017 – Preview 29th & 30th September

Kaz Hawkins Band featuring Sam York – Lipstick and Cocaine

Sari Schorr / Carlisle

Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado “If You Wanna Leave”

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room “Demolition Man”

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

… prices from £27.50

NEW FOR 2017 – MORE VENUES

 

 

 

 

 

Hundreds of £’s worth of prizes to be won in the festival raffle including Hi-Fi equipment from Peter Tyson of Carlisle
and VIP concert tickets of choice courtesy of Macbeth Scott & Co.

LATEST NEWS

SEAN WEBSTER BAND

The SEAN WEBSTER BAND will be playing a prelude gig to the main event at THE KINGS HEAD on Friday 29th Sept – start 5pm, finish 6.15pm (more than enough time to get to The Venue for the start of the festival). There are 50 tickets available (for this independent Sean Webster gig) to festival tickets holders at a specially reduced rate of only £3. This offer is available FOR ONE WEEK ONLY – offer ends 11th September.

More information on this and regularly priced tickets available from The Kings Head (opposite The Crown & Mitre Hotel) in Carlisle: 01228 533797.

 

INFORMATIVE ILLUSTRATED BLUES TALKS – FREE ENTRY

New to the Carlisle event, ALAN WHITE, the Blues guru and photographer, who runs the Early Blues web magazine (www.earlyblues.com), will give two of his fascinating talks, illustrated by his own photographs. The talks are highly interesting and very informative while the photographs transport you to the very place where they were taken.

Talk 1 – ‘Downhome Blues’: a photographic presentation of American blues artists and their home towns. The presentation comprises of sixteen artists whose home towns are spread across many US states including Chuck Berry, James Cotton, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Louisiana Red, Coco Montoya and Hubert Sumlin.

Talk 2 – ‘Route 66: Oddities Along The Mother Road’: A journey along Route 66, with a selection of photographs of the oddities that made The Mother Road so special. With each photograph there is a brief description including location along the route. I ‘got my kicks on Route 66’, now is the time to share the experience.

September 30th – Saturday morning in The Crown & Mitre Hotel

DANCING

DANCING YES DANCING ….. dancing in front of the stage!! In previous years, due to the low stage and viewing limitations, dancing has been restricted to areas away from the front of the stage (NOT overly popular). This year the stages are higher which means there will be no such restrictions – so you can dance ’til you drop!!

FESTIVAL T-SHIRTS

Look out for the festival T-Shirts. Carlisle has the reputation for having the best festival T-shirts around. Designer Geoff Marsden has come up with another gem, an image of Bo Diddley.

 

Keep up to date with all the news and developments as the event approaches
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Just for fun ….

 

       

Name these stars of previous Carlisle festivals ….   Click here

Thanks to Blues Matters and Blues in Britain Magazines for supporting us

BACK FROM THE BRINK

Ten years on from the very first Carlisle Blues Festival, 2017 will see the much requested and much anticipated resurrection of the popular Carlisle event.

Click here to read more

The new Carlisle Blues/Rock Festival will be held on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September 2017. DATES FOR THE DIARY!