The 25th Swanage Blues Festival will be on 3, 4, 5, 6 March 2016
Swanage Blues Festival


November News from Swanage Blues
Swanage Blues Festivals
www.swanage-blues.org

NEXT FESTIVAL
The 25th Swanage Blues Festival will be on 3, 4, 5, 6 March 2016. Meanwhile, I'm working on something special to keep us locals going till March. See LIVE AT THE LEGION below if you're interested.

MARCH 2016 ARTISTS
A big Swanage Welcome to three super bands that will be appearing here for the first time: RED BUTLER, winners of the 2015 UK Blues Challenge, and CATFISH, twice nominated finalists in the British Blues Awards 2015; also TRAFFICKER, featuring Tommy Allen of The Blues Duo, which will also be appearing. Returning after a short break by popular demand are the MILTON-FARROW SKIFFLE AND BLUES BAND and tribute outfit LEDFREE. The full line-up will be publicised as soon as programming is complete.

CONCERT VENUE
There are some great acts that are more suited to a concert environment than a pub trail. But to put them on for you, I'll need to hire a venue and charge admission. Here's where you can help. Just complete this simple sentence:
"I would like to see (name of band) in a concert setting and would pay (£ amount). Best time to put them on would be (afternoon/evening) on (Friday/Saturday/Sunday)."
Then email it to me at info@swanage-blues.org Thank you.

WRISTBANDS AND PROGRAMMES
Wristbands and Programmes will be on sale in January 2016.

T-SHIRTS
Only about 3% of fans were interested in buying any t-shirts, not enough to make direct sales viable. However, I am researching companies that will accept our design, then deal with fans direct. More later.

ACCOMMODATION
Please choose from our festival friendly fan-recommended advertisers on the website if possible.


LIVE AT THE LEGION
I'm aiming to brighten up the occasional Sunday afternoon with some great music, dancing and a lot of fun! Not limited to blues, admission will be free, non-members just sign in. There's a stage, lights, dance floor, comfy seats, club price drinks, and Sunday lunch will be available beforehand for people who have booked a meal.
I'm looking for country, soul and rock 'n' roll bands if anybody's interested. The music will start at 3.30pm and finish by 6pm. Might suit bands passing this way? Email info@swanage-blues.org to get on the mailing list or to offer your services. Here's the new Facebook link Sunday Live at The Legion

2016 SWANAGE BLUES FESTIVALS
Dates are 3, 4, 5, 6 March 2016 and 6, 7, 8, 9 October 2016.

Wishing You All The Best,
Steve Darrington

Email:
info@swanage-blues.org



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