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:
Buy Tickets for Doug Macleod – Saturday 19th October at 8pm
Buy Tickets for Sean Taylor in concert – Sunday 20th October at 7.30pm
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
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 futureradio.co.uk, Sunday, 20.00 UK Time
‘Deep In The Blues’ Blues@Rock-Radio, Monday, 21.00 UK Time
N.B. While every effort will be made, the organisers cannot guarantee that artists will appear as billed.
FINE CITY BLUES FESTIVAL 2019 LINEUP
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
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 www.disscornhall.co.uk
Norwich Arts Centre – Tel. 01603 660352 Monday – Friday 1.00 pm – 5.00 -pm, Saturday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm – online www.norwichartscentre.co.uk
Upstairs at the Louis Marchesi – Eventbrite – www.eventbrite.co.uk
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