Dereham Blues Festival 2017 line-up announced

Dereham Blues Festival 2017 Line-Up Announced – Dereham Blues Festival runs from Thursday July 6th to Sunday July 9th.




Following a record number of applications from some of the region’s and UK’s finest blues and roots acts, the line-up for this year’s Dereham Blues Festival has been announced.


Over 120 applications were received and over 50 bands, trios, duos and solo performers are now performing over the festival weekend July 6th to 9th, which is a record entry for the festival now in its fifth year. The acts will be performing at 15 different Dereham town centre venues throughout the weekend and the festival will end on Sunday afternoon July 9th with the traditional outdoor blues super-jam in the garden of The King’s Head.


The festival will kick-start on Thursday 6th July with the opening concert featuring the internationally famous Andy Fairweather Low and his band The Low Riders. Local favourites The Dove And Boweevil Band will provide top quality support. The opening concert is kindly organised by the Friends of the Dereham Memorial Hall. Tickets for this concert are selling fast. Don’t miss out if you want to see this top quality concert. Go to ttps:// to get tickets before they all go.


The festival then gets going on Friday July 7th evening when performers play in selected cafes, bars and clubs in the town centre. The next day (Saturday July 8th) blues and roots music will be heard cascading out from all of the 15 different venues from early afternoon onwards until late. So truly a “whole lot more than 12 bars of blues”!


To find out who is playing where and when, go to the programme pages on the Dereham Blues Festival website ( ).


Festival Chairman John Vasco says “It is fantastic to see the festival growing year on year. Of the record 120 acts applying to play over two thirds are now from outside the region. This shows how the importance of the Dereham Blues Festival is growing into a UK-wide event. This year’s festival is going to be bigger and better than ever. It is just a pity that we cannot give a slot to everyone that applied to play, such was the quality of acts applying.”


So if you like blues and roots music put The Dereham Blues Festival dates July 6th to July 9th in your diaries and don’t miss it. A warm Norfolk welcome awaits you in Dereham.




Further information Carolyn Coleman email:, tel. 01362 695084


Jim Niven email:; tel. 07528492288

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