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October 17th – 27th 2019

Welcome to the sixth Fine City Blues Festival! You are in the heart of the Blues.  The sixth Fine City Blues Festival features award winners from both sides of the Atlantic as well as an impressive variety of old-established and new, young up-and-coming bands on the local and national circuit.

You can also buy tickets online using these gig buttons:

Doug Macleod

Buy Tickets for Doug Macleod – Saturday 19th October at 8pm

Buy Tickets for Sean Taylor in concert – Sunday 20th October at 7.30pm

Sean Taylor

Buy Tickets for Kyla Brox – Friday 25th October at 8pm

Buy Tickets for The Dave Thomas Big Blues Band – Friday 18th October at 7.30pm

Fine City Blues Festival 2019 Norwich

We are also featured on Visit Norfolk, Enjoy Norwich and Where Can We Go Norwich

Our region in the East of England has long links with the USA: long links and strong links. 

Norwich is in a unique position, historically and geographically, to host a special event to celebrate that special, if sometimes challenged, relationship.  Many strong bonds were forged during the Second World War, when the US Air Force flew from bases across the county: bonds that remain strong until this day.

There is evidence that American servicemen brought their music to England with them early in the 1940’s – Jazz and Blues.  The city now boasts many fine music venues of many different kinds, styles and sizes.  That’s two good reasons why we think Norwich, Norfolk and the East of England should be a centre of excellence for true Blues lovers!

Of course, there are already many great music festivals in the UK, but we are convinced that our region provides the perfect setting for a real Blues festival where Blues can be enjoyed in smaller, intimate venues where the audience can see Blues at its best – up close and personal! 

As good as they are, most British Blues festivals have become Rock festivals or, at best, Rock & Blues festivals.  We continue to redress the balance by placing more emphasis on real Blues presented in nationally recognised concert venues and truly atmospheric roadhouse settings.

The Fine City Blues Festival runs from 17th – 27th October 2019.

Diss Corn Hall and Norwich Arts Centre are both award-winning concert venues and the Louis Marchesi is a historic building right in the heart of the fine city of Norwich.  It is now the home of the Fine City Blues Club. 

Join us and immerse you soul in the blues …

P.S.  Enjoy good food, fine wine, real ales and real blues in the Louis Marchesi.  Explore the hidden corners of medieval Norwich in between performances.

Listen to our partner radio shows:
‘Best of the Blues’ Future Radio 107.8FM, DAB and online, Sunday, 20.00 UK Time
‘Deep In The Blues’ [email protected], Monday, 21.00 UK Time

N.B. While every effort will be made, the organisers cannot guarantee that artists will appear as billed.


   Date             Artists                         Venue                                     Time

Thur Oct 17    Split Whiskers           Louis Marchesi, Norwich     9.00 pm

Fri Oct 18       Dave Thomas Band  Diss Corn Hall                       7.30 pm

Fri Oct 18       Mojo Preachers        Louis Marchesi, Norwich     9.00 pm

Sat Oct 19      Doug MacLeod         Louis Marchesi, Norwich     8.00 pm

Sun Oct 20     Sean Taylor               Louis Marchesi, Norwich     8.00 pm

Thu Oct 24     Deep Blue Sea          Louis Marchesi, Norwich     9.00 pm

Fri Oct 25       Kyla Brox Band         Norwich Arts Centre             7.30 pm

Fri Oct 25       King Size Papas        Louis Marchesi, Norwich     9.00 pm

Sat Oct 26      Cinelli Brothers         Louis Marchesi, Norwich     7.30 pm

Featuring the Fine City Blues Band

Sun Oct 27     Roadhouse sessions Louis Marchesi, Norwich    2.30 – 10.00 pm

Featuring: Blues Situation, The Journeymen, Dove & Boweevil Band, Rough & Ready, Dave Thomas & Friends


Diss Corn Hall
10 St Nicholas Street,
Diss, IP22 4LB

Norwich Arts Centre
St Benedict’s Street,
Norwich, NR2 4PG 

The Louis Marchesi
17 Tombland,
Norwich, NR3 1H

All events are FREE except for Diss Corn Hall, Norwich Arts Centre and acoustic concerts Upstairs at the Louis Marchesi. To book or reserve tickets for events at these venues:

Diss Corn Hall – Tel: 01879 652241 Monday – Saturday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm – online at

Norwich Arts Centre – Tel. 01603 660352 Monday – Friday 1.00 pm – 5.00 -pm, Saturday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm – online

Upstairs at the Louis Marchesi – Eventbrite –

We would like to thank all our advertisers, sponsors, partners, volunteers, venues and supporters for all their encouragement, help and assistance.

Norwich Arts Centre – KrossBorder Rekords – Blues Matters – Blues In Britain – Best of the Blues – Future Radio – Blonde on Blonde – Diss Corn Hall – The Louis Marchesi – Black History Month

Media Partners: Future Radio
Festival Charity: Alzheimer’s Society
Design: Mark Shreeve