Summer Blues Festivals 2010

Posted on: Saturday, Mar 6, 2010

With the light mornings and our temperatures now exceeding 5C, the summer festival season is approaching.  Upcoming, we will have some big publicity from our local festivals at Worthenbury, Warrington, Maryport, Colne and Burnley.  To whet you appetite though how about some great festival outside the area.

Linton Festival have released a video to show their 2010 delights.

Blues on the Farm, the annual four-day West Sussex based festival, has announced its dates for 2010 as 17th to 20th June, running as follows:

·                   Thursday 17th June               6.30 pm to 12 midnight

·                   Friday 18th June                             6.30 pm to 12 midnight

·                   Saturday 19th June              12 noon to 12 midnight

·                   Sunday 20th June               11.30am to 10pm

Staged in a 40 acre setting on the Sussex Coastal plain a couple of miles south of Chichester, Blues on the Farm has a big reputation for offering a family friendly, safe and relaxed festival atmosphere. In 2008, it was featured by The Sunday Times who dubbed it “The friendliest festival in the UK”; while The Independent has also reported very favourably on the festival, highlighting in particular the “astounding precision” of the event’s organization!

Announcing the dates for 2010, festival organiser Julian Moores said “Blues on the Farm is one of the biggest and longest running festivals in West Sussex and our simple objective is to stage high quality music from world-class musicians, in a warm and friendly festival atmosphere. We try not to be overly commercialised and there’s no huge ticket prices – Just great music, great food and drink, and a great mid-summer atmosphere!”

Always well attended, with a weekend capacity of c. 8,000, Blues on the Farm is now in its 19th year. The festival attracts families and people of all ages. The majority of festival-goers live in and around West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire but a significant number arrive from all over the UK and Europe.

Over the years Blues on the Farm has also been known for a bit of ‘celebrity spotting’. The Rolling Stones Keith Richards is just one of many names from the world of music and showbiz who in recent years have mingled comfortably with other festival-goers in the Sussex sunshine!

Musically, the festival always features world class talent offering different musical styles centred around classic and contemporary blues, blues-rock, soul and roots music. “We’re gearing-up for another terrific festival”, said Julian, “and we’re just putting the finishing touches to a superb line-up, so we’ll be announcing the full programme of bands for this year’s festival in early March”.

Tickets for Blues on the Farm 2010 are available now by calling 01243 773828 and will shortly be available online at Early bird tickets, offering a 10% saving off all tickets, are available until 31st March.

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