Maryport Lineup – 24 to 26 July 2009

Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009

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MARYPORT BLUES FESTIVAL
www.maryportblues.com
Friday July 24th to Sunday July 26th 2008

Music Legends Mayall, Mahal & Tull to headline the 11th Maryport Blues Festival

The 11th Maryport Blues Festival will be co-headlined by three legendary artists: John Mayall, the godfather of British blues; Taj Mahal, one of the most prominent figures in late 20th century blues and Jethro Tull, one of the most successful & innovative British rock bands in the last 40 years.

Supporting artists include Ruby Turner and the Blues Band . The rest of the festival line-up will be announced soon.

Jethro Tull headlines on Friday July 24th, John Mayall on Saturday 25th and Taj Mahal on Sunday, July 26th .

Tickets will go on sale during April and we will announce this date with prices and outlet information on the website & via newsletter within the next couple of weeks.

Over its short history, Maryport Blues Festival has grown from a one day event in the local civic hall into the UK’s most prestigious blues festival entertaining thousands of visitors from all over the UK.

The festival has featured a who’s who of influential musicians including: Van Morrison, Gary Moore, Eric Bibb , David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Robert Lockwood Jr.,Homesick James Tony Joe White, Eric Sardinas, James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, Bob Margolin , Buddy Guy, Dionne Warwick, Elkie Brooks, Peter Green, Jools Holland , Lonnie Donegan, Robbin Ford and many more.

We look forward to seeing you at the festival.

www.maryportblues.com

info@maryportblues.com

Maryport Blues Festival is organised by Maryport Festivals Ltd, a not-for-profit social enterprise business, run by volunteers.
Registered in England & Wales with company no: 4778508 Registered office: The Maritime Museum, 1, Shipping Brow, Maryport, Cumbria. CA15 6AB

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Grahame

April 15th, 2009 at 18:00
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Ah, that well known blues band, Jethro Tull! No arguments about John Mayall or Taj Mahal, but the Tull headlining is just a ‘bums on seats’ job, or with it being Maryport, a bodies in a tent booking. Not enough to entice me up their this year, although we did have a great day last year watching the magnificent Jon Cleary. Hope Jennings get their act together as the beer was grim, especially as it hadn’t travelled far!

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Ransid

April 16th, 2009 at 22:17
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Tull did start off as a blues band! Check out their first album: “This Was”. Although the title is supposed to reflect a temporary fling! Ian Anderson was still playing some neat harmonica on last years tour.

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Ken

April 17th, 2009 at 13:04
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I only saw the Tull once. Nostel Priory 1982. They might have played at least one bluesy tune.

http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/nostell-priory-1982.html

By gum! Them were t’days.

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CK What

April 17th, 2009 at 19:07
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Ah those were the days! Here they are in their prime!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhCBFq818KY&feature=related

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Grahame

April 17th, 2009 at 19:22
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Hey Ken – decent line-up at Nostell Priory . . . Lindisfarne and Huey Lewis when he was still decent . . . did a certain well-known blues figure have his water poured into a glass . . . he, he?

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CK What

April 17th, 2009 at 20:27
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My better-looking & rather good harmonica-playing brother & his band didn’t actually play at the festival. Rumour has it they joined in with the crowd & greeted the gorgeous Huang Chung’s set with a 101 bottle salute.
Hmm, Huang Chung, now there’s a name to conjure with (for next year’s blues festival promoters?)

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Ken

April 18th, 2009 at 08:45
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That’s true. Huey did not appear and Huang Chung were a little too new romantic and were mercilessly bottled.

Not that I’d have remembered Huey much anyway, the festival was sponsored by Theakstons and there were huge beer tankers driving onto the site every few hours.

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Ken

April 18th, 2009 at 08:47
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PMSL to the YouTube clip.