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Hebden Bridge Blues Festival Blues Festival: 14 bands to play for free

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Working in partnership with venues across the town and a Leeds music shop, the Hebden Bridge Blues Festival will have a record number of 14 bands playing for free this year at the “Juke Joints”.

"We only set this festival up because we love the music. That's why it is important to us that everyone in Hebden Bridge and local area gets the chance to hear a few bands. We had 238 applications from acts wanting to play at this year's festival, so the bands you can see in the venues for free are all extremely high quality,” festival director Jason Elliott told the Hebweb.

Blues Festival

Jo Harman: photo by Ken Anstead

The participating venues are Old Gate Bar and Restaurant, The White Swan, The Crown Inn and Marshall's Bar for 9pm gigs every night.

During Saturday afternoon, JHS Music from Leeds are taking over the Main Stage inside Hope Baptist Chapel to showcase three of the Blues bands that use their own “Vintage” guitars.

Free gigs

The free gig list is as follows:

Friday 9pm
The David Raphael Band – Old Gate
The Blueniks – The White Swan
Boneyard – Marshall's Bar
George Lindsay Blues – Crown Inn

Saturday 2pm
The Tom Killner Band – Main Stage

Saturday 3pm
James Bell – Main Stage

Saturday 4pm
The Mentulls – Main Stage

Saturday 9pm
Blues Boy Kings – Old Gate
Bonnie Mac Band – The White Swan
The Gav Coulson Group – Marshall's Bar
The Steve Fulsham Band – Crown Inn

Sunday 9pm
Junkhouse Dog – Old Gate
Terry Logan & The Artful Dodgers – The White Swan
Poorboy – Crown Inn

More info can be found at www.hebdenblues.co.uk

Previously, on the HebWeb

HebWeb News: Blues Festival nominated again for British Blues Awards, and background to the Festival (2-3 May 2013)

HebWeb News: Award-Winning Blues Festival Announces its 2013 Line-up (May 2012)

HebWeb News: Huge Hebden Blues Festival Blows into Town (May 2012)

HebWeb News: Hebden Bridge Blues Festival may be the best in the country

HebWeb News: The Cream of the Blues coming to the Calder Valley next month

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