Bowness Bay Blues Weekend – Early Bird Beats the Blues

Bowness Bay Blues Weekend returns for its 9th year next spring.

The event runs from April 3rd until the 5th and showcases the best of blues from France, the USA, Italy and Scotland along with a wealth of homegrown talent.

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The Blues Weekend features three days of live music across 11 venues in the village of Bowness, right in the heart of the Lake District. The highlight of the weekend is the popular Blues Cruise that takes place on Windermere. Surrounded by the majestic Lakeland Fells, music lovers will enjoy a performance from Mark Flanagan, who is none other than Jools Holland’s guitarist in his Rhythm Orchestra.

What makes this festival different is the stunning location, strong community connection and venues with views to die for. The weekend is organised by the Rotary Club of Windermere who will be supporting two local charities for 2020, The Bendrigg Trust and Growing Well.

Festival highlights from France include guitarist Big Dez (Phil Fernandez) who plays the guitar with the chilling intensity of Albert Collins and Johnny Guitar Watson. He writes great foot tappin’ blues, rocking songs and ballads that cross genres. Whether jamming with Lucky Peterson in the clubs of Paris or playing at the larger European blues festivals, he delivers a great performance every time.

From the USA, Detroit singer, Marcus Malone has joined forces with Innes Sibun to form the mighty Malone Sibun Band and the festival is delighted to welcome back Lorna and Northsyde after being unable to play at Bowness last time.

The Cinelli Brothers are Italian and champions of a new generation of passionate musicians who share a love of Blues, Soul, R&B and the true authentic sounds that made the blues a cornerstone of music history.

The weekend also includes great acts like Trafficker, Crossfire, Stormwarning and many more. 28 bands give great value for money and with day tickets starting at £25 be sure you buy your early bird tickets before Christmas to take advantage of this fantastic offer.

 To buy tickets or find the full three-day programme visit or find them on Facebook @BownessBayBlues for up to date information.

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