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2021 SWANAGE BLUES FESTIVAL is on 30 September - 3 October 2021
There will be a concert at the Mowlem Theatre in addition to the usual events.

Hiya! I hope you're keeping safe and well! Swanage Blues Festival is scheduled to return on 30 September – 3 October 2021. Along with the usual attractions we are immensely proud to present an exclusive night at The Mowlem Theatre showcasing the best of the British blues, soul and roots scene. Please note, this concert is in addition to the usual events.

'Younger Guns' they may be, but individually all the artists involved are already making a significant mark in the industry, showcasing the quality end of UK-based blues, roots and soul.
Award-winning bluesman Connor Selby has already played Wembley Stadium at the behest of The Who, Welsh songbird Laura Evans’ last four singles have been 'A Listed' on BBC Radio Wales, while fellow valley girl Jade Like The Stone has won public praise from the likes of Jimmy Page and Will.i.am.
Roots artist Hollie Rogers has already graced festival stages at Glastonbury, Black Deer, Cornbury Festival and more, whilst Melbourne-born Georgia van Etten is currently the fourth most played artist on Blues Radio as well as recently appearing on the prestigious BBC 4 programme Loose Ends, securing BBC Radio 2 airplay as well as a BBC Radio London session with renowned tastemaker Robert Elms.
The five artists will appear with top-class band The Company who, quite apart from their individual CV's (think Stevie Winwood etc), have themselves worked as the road outfit internationally for acts like Lucky Peterson (RIP), Grammy Winner Mike Farris, UK vocal royalty Jo Harman and others.
Please note, this concert is in addition to the usual events.
Full details of tickets and prices to be announced asap. For more information check the festival website regularly, or subscribe to the blues festival’s monthly emailing newsletter which is also at www.swanage-blues.org

We welcome the return of this excellent venue with its outstanding facilities: stage, dance floor, restaurant/bar, disabled access and toilet, some caravan hire on site, swimming pool, etc. The programme here will be up to you. Email me with suggestions as to what you want to see and do here. Don't be shy! I need your contribution please. Usual email to info@swanage-blues.org

Elmo and his crew say "Hello, we look forward to seeing you!" They've made some great changes including renovations to the toilets and the addition of a disabled loo too. The restaurant will be open for even longer hours than last time.

Since they're only just opening up to indoor business, I'm sure you'll join with me in wishing them all the very best. I can't say much more at the moment, and as you know the Line-Up is not usually completed until July.
All I ask is that if you're intent on booking accommodation, make sure you can get your money back if necessary.

Keep safe and well. Thank you.

With very best wishes,
Steve Darrington
Email: info@swanage-blues.org
Websites: Steve Darrington (personal) * Swanage Blues (festival)
Facebook: Swanage Blues Festival * Swanage Blues Festival Open Mic * Memories of Swanage Blues Festivals
* Shots from the Swanage Blues Festivals (photos, public group)

Our last festival was in March 2020 with 70 Great Gigs, 44 Top Bands, 18 Indoor Venues and a £10 Support Wristband.
See what happened then by following these links:
Artists * Schedule * Venues * Accommodation * Wristbands & Programmes * Updates * Past Festivals * Video

Stan's Blues Jamboree Jam Session

“The Swanage Blues Festival brings together an amazing collection of Blues Musicians,
Fans and Friends for a weekend of Jams, Open Mics and Headline Performances that
will have you coming back time after time
” - Paul Dubbelman, music photographer. 
Photo of a jam session by Paul Dubbleman.

Artists * Schedule * Venues * Accommodation * Wristbands & Programmes * Updates * Past Festivals * Video



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Swanage Blues is a trading name of Blues Roots, a not for profit company limited by guarantee to protect Swanage Blues funds

Organiser Steve Darrington thanks: The Musicians, Venues, Advertisers and Friends of the Festival, MKL, Apexweb, GH Print Management, Mark Bauer Photography, Swanage Information Centre, Dubbel Xposure Photography, Small Planet Music and all other contributors


Swanage Blues is a trading name of Blues Roots
Blues Roots is a company limited by guarantee registered in England 7270783.
Registered Office: Herston Cross House, 230 High Street, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2PQ