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BluesFest at the O2 November 6th-8th

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The O2 is to host this year's Prudential BluesFest, and besides being a unique setting, it's going to be an action packed weekend featuring over forty acts along aside stellar line-up, including Grammy-winnners Tedeschi Trucks Band and a starry double bill from Van Morrison & Tom Jones.

Also lined-up also, to perform free during the daytime are; Georgie Fame, Marcus Bonfanti, Bernie Marsden, Chris Farlowe, Dr Feelgood, Jeremy Sassoon’s Ray Charles Project, Big Boy Bloater, The Bluejays, The Excitements, Ian Siegal Band, Laurence Jones, The Boom Band and many more besides. Full details below...

*Also just added to the bill, The ABC Of Blues & Soul, featuring the cream of female blues and soul vocalists, which will kick off the festival at indigO2 on Friday November 6th. This includes; Mica Paris, Lisa Stansfield and Imelda May amongst others - these artists will be backed by the might of a full orchestra - playing classic hits from the likes of; Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and other such iconic divas.

The festival now on its fifth year has come on on leaps and bounds, proving that people want Blues, Soul, R&B and just 'real honest' music!

EVENING SHOWS - Prudential Presents...

Friday November 6th: The ABC Of Blues & Soul feat. Imelda May, Lisa Stansfield and Mica Paris

Saturday November 7th:
Dave Matthews Band
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Jo Harman

Sunday November 8th:
Tom Jones & Van Morrison
Matt Schofield

FREE DAY TIME SHOWS:
Saturday:
Bernie Marsden
Laurence Jones
Big Joe Louis
Big Boy Bloater
The Boom Band
The Bluejays
The Excitements
Mudcats Blues Trio
Catfish
Paddy Milner
VerseChorusVerse
The Cold Heart Revue
Sunday:
Chris Farlowe
Georgie Fame
Marcus Bonfanti
The Blues Band
Lauren Housley
Dr Feelgood
Ian Siegal Band
Jeremy Sassoon’s Ray Charles Project
Leftennant
Darrel Higham
Danny Toeman
Lisa Marini
Matt Woosey
Half Deaf Clatch
Mollie Marriott

Prudential BluesFest 2015 takes place at The O2 from 6th – 8th November.
Words Emrys Baird

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