UK’s only Dylan Festival gets the Blues treatment

Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011


UK’s only Dylan Festival gets the Blues treatment in South Manchester.


The UK’s only Bob Dylan tribute weekend, which takes place on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 Nov at M19 bar in Levenshulme, South Manchester is to have its own night dedicated to Dylan’s ‘Blues’ back catalogue.  The first night is dedicated to Dylan’s Irish and Country influences then on the Saturday night the Blues kicks in with performances from Glynn Bailey & the Splendid Things, Taylor & Leigh with David Faitala, John Rid, Jo Lewis ,Mark Wynn, Ged Wilson & Karl Hall.

The event is just one of 120 events taking place during Levenshulme Festival, which with over 45 venues staging events over 17 days is one of Europe’s biggest community festivals. The two week festival runs from Friday 21 October to Sunday 6 November in South Manchester and is expected to attract over 10,000 visitors.

The Bob Dylan Festival takes place during the last weekend of the festival on Friday 4 November and Saturday 5 November in the upstairs newly refurbished acoustic room of M19bar.  It features acts from all over the UK and Ireland paying tribute to the hero of Acoustic music that is Bob Dylan.

The festival is one of only seven Bob Dylan Festivals in the world, the other events are held in California and Michigan in America, Berlin in Germany, Melbourne in Australia, Moville in Ireland and North Italy. Lawrence Hennigan from the festival said “The festival started in 2008 and has grown every year.  It is great to have such a prestigious event taking place during the Levenshulme Festival. One of the main reasons for its success is the fact that the tickets are just £3 in advance, we get fans coming from all over Europe and one year, even had a fan from Australia.”

Tickets for the festival are just £3 in advance per night or £5 on the door, or just £6 for a weekend pass and are available from m19 or from the website or

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