Return for blues festival
Banbury welcomes a veritable feast of musical talent to the town when promoter Tim Porter opens the doors on his second Banbury Blues, Roots and Acoustic Festival this weekend.
Porter took over the running of this popular annual musicfest at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury last year from Crazy Cactus, founder of the event.
The 2013 festival takes place on Saturday (March 23) from 2pm until late.
This year Porter has put together a fabulous line up of great blues hands, excellent acoustic acts and a massive showcase of musical talent from Banburyshire and beyond in the 26th Banbury Blues, Roots and Acoustic Festival.
Porter has secured a number of performance spaces at the Spiceball Park venue as stages for a host of acts.
The festival is split into two separate sessions in the afternoon and evening.
Visitors can wander from one stage to another as they please.
The headline acts range from the Grainne Duffy Band from County Monaghan, Ireland, to the return of Rev Robert from Charleston Illinous, USA, and Oxfordshire band King B, with an action-packed programme in between! The day kicks off with young Devon talent, blues guitarist and harmonica player, Thomas Ford, followed by Gordon Smith and Alan Glen. Smith was described by John Peel as ‘the foremost white blues guitarist in the world’.
In the evening the bill includes exciting blues outfit Keith Thompson Band, Laurence Jones Band from Warwickshire and Giles Robson and The Dirty Aces.
Tickets cost £12 for the afternoon and £18 for the evening.
They are available from The Mill box office on 01295 279002.
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
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