Bowness Bay Blues is Back with a Bang


Lewis from Gerry Jablonski band

After a sell-out show in this year, Bowness Bay Blues will celebrate its seventh year in 2018.


From small beginnings, Bowness Bay Blues has grown to be a front runner of all that is good in the genre.

Taking place from 23 – 25 March next year, the charity based weekend is set in the heart of the Lake District. The Rotary Club of Windermere are proud to have raised £12,000 from this year’s event, to go to Ambleside and Langdale Mountain Rescue and Lancashire and North-West Blood Bikes.

Dali from the Jar Family Band

An even bigger and better programme is on the cards for 2018, with talent such as Ben Poole who is making massive waves on the continent, the popular Jar Family and the amazing Sean Webster Band. And leaving the best to last, the weekend will be topped off with a performance from none other than Aynsley Lister and his band.

Also on the line up are Stoney Broke, Red Butler, The C Sharpe Band, Snakewater, George Shovlin, Jerry Jablonski, Redfish, Paulo Motena, Mark Pontin, Dean Newton, Secure Unit and Gus Munro.

The ever popular Blues Cruise, allowing music fans to explore the beauty of England’s largest lake and see the most scenic views of the Lakeland fells, will be full steam ahead with entertainment from Ian Siegal. Ian, who was voted Acoustic Artist of the year in 2016 (for the third time) in the British Blues Awards, is flying in especially for this one off gig.

Ian Siegal

There are also new additions for this year, with music in Storrs Hall Hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere. Festival-goers can enjoy the sounds of George Shovlin and the Radars playing in the luxurious surroundings.

But it’s not only about a great weekend of music, ticket buyers will also be donating towards worthy, local causes. Next year’s chosen charities have been named as Jigsaw (the Cumbrian children’s hospice) and Cancer Active Cumbria, where donations can make a real difference.

With early-bird tickets on sale now, for just £55, a weekend pass is an essential stocking filler for any big Blues fan.

Jerry Jablonski

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