Less than two months after announcing the return of a blues festival to London, a full lineup has been revealed.
The August 26-28 London Bluesfest, which has no affiliation with previous blues festivals in London, will include the Downchild Blues Band, Devon Allman, Sass Jordan, Rare Earth, M2M featuring the Lincolns, Scott Holt along with Canadian blues acts such as Big Rude Jake, Bill Durst, Robin Banks, and Wild-T & The Spirit.
Local acts Denise Pelly, Sara Smith, Soul Sausage, The Chris Murphy Band, and Paul Langille will also be among the performers.
The full schedule and complete lineup can be found on the London Bluesfest website.
“The London Blues Fest has put together a solid line up of national headliners and also showcases many of London’s great blues artists,” said Chris Campbell, Director of Culture and Entertainment Tourism at Tourism London.
“We are confident this will attract thousands of blues fans to London for the start of a new signature music attraction in London.”
Opening night will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., while the Saturday and Sunday festivities will run from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The festival will have four stages set up in Victoria Park with two licensed areas and several craft and food vendors. Admission is free but donations will be accepted in support of Spinal Cord Research at Parkwood Hospital.