Tuesday, 15 October 2013



BluesFest takes place at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall from Tuesday 29 October – Friday 1 November. This is the first full-scale music festival of its kind to be hosted at the venue, with performances taking place not just in the main auditorium, but also in other spaces around the Hall during the daytime. 
Throughout the day, four rooms will feature a variation of one-off intimate sessions with blues & soul inspired artists; James Hunter, Marcus Bonfanti, Georgie Fame, Huey Morgan, Dr Feelgood and Steve Cradock plus loads more. As well as performances, renowned music journalist David Hepworth will be conducting 'In Conversation With...' sessions, chatting to influential, passionate and renowned music fans, artists and broadcasters and sharing their 'ultimate vinyl collection' in our intimate and stunning surrounding.

The North American Guitar will showcase some of the finest instruments from their unique collection of handmade acoustic and electric guitars. Plus a chance to see the instruments in action with some exclusive BluesFest sessions. In addition, the Royal Albert Hall will open its incredible vault of memorabilia from an unrivalled history that includes rock and roll artefacts from Eric Clapton, The Stones, BB King, Muddy Waters and many more.
In the evening there will be two concerts each night, taking place in the early and late part of the evening in the main auditorium. Headliners include Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Bobby Womack, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Chris Rea amongst others. BluesFest will also celebrate the music of the recently departed legend, Bobby Bland - this promises to be an unforgettable evening with an all-star line-up on Friday Nov 1st.

Continuing the festival theme, there will be various food and bar stalls, merchandise and stands all open throughout the day, it is a great opportunity for visitors to see the Royal Albert Hall host an event in this way and is a must for lovers of live music.




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