Swanage Blues

2008 March

7, 8, 9 March 2008

Artists included: The Guv'nors, Jon Walsh Blues Band, Storm Warning, Motel 6, The Mustangs, Coalhouse Walker Blues Band, Coast, Debbie Giles Band, Ernie's Rhythm Section, Hightown Crows, Harris Budden & Osborne, Robert Hokum, Chris Collins & Blues Etc, Will Killeen, Sonny Black, ANgelina & JC Grimshaw, John Crampton, Robin Bibi, The Ragtime Jug Orchestra, C Sharp Blues, Fabulous Fezheads, Kelly's Tattoo, Andrew Bazeley, Martin Froud and Steve Darrington

  • 24 acts! 32 performances! 15 indoor venues! see line-up click here (PDF)
  • admission is free to customers at all venues, except restaurants where conditions apply.
  • a collection will be made at each session towards festival expenses. Please give generously so I can afford to organise another one. Thank you.
  • open mic, jam sessions, workshops
  • acoustic, electric, rural and urban blues
  • accommodation at reasonable rates! caravans (sleeps 6, £125 for the whole weekend); bunkhouse (£14 a night); guest houses and B&Bs (£22 per night); top-of-the-range hotels with sea views (bed, breakfast & evening meal only £60)

Steve Darrington

festival organiser 


A big Thank You to the BBC, the Times, Guardian, Dorset Echo, the Press Association, Kadmus Arts, and free-events.co.uk