Blue is the colour, rhythm is the game

The Eric Burdon Band will be at the 25th Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne in August.
The Eric Burdon Band will be at the 25th Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne in August.
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Legends from the golden age of British R & B converge on Lancashire next month.

Eric Burdon, right, The Yardbirds, Andy Fairweather-Low and Dr Feelgood are among the giants lined up to help The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival celebrate its 25th anniversary in Colne over the Auguist Bank Holiday Weekend.

Other great names lined up include Lucky Peterson, Eric Bibb, Eric Sardinas, Otis Grand and Mike Sanchez.

These musicians – and hundreds more – will perform throughout the four-day event.

Over the last two decades the Festival has grown in popularity, with fans travelling from every corner of the UK, as well as Europe and the USA.

The calibre of the festival was recognised last year when it was declared the Best Blues Festival in the European Blues Awards 2013.

With more than 600 artistes performing at eight official venues over four days, Colne’s Blues Festival is a firm favourite with local and visitor alike.

As well as the International Stage there will be popular favourites and new faces keeping the music going on the British Stage and the Acoustic Stage, as well as in five official pub ‘roadhouses’, which include The Crown Hotel, Colne Legion, The Admiral Lord Rodney, Colne and Nelson Rugby Club and The Green Chimney.

Day and full Festival tickets are selling well and organisers are advising interested parties not to leave it too late!

Go to www.bluesfestival.co.uk/ for more details.