THE 38th SWANAGE BLUES FESTIVAL 5-8 October 2023
50 great gigs * 30 great acts * 15 indoor venues * open mic and jam sessions
Tickets? You don't have tickets at a party! Your invite is your support wristband
Whilst many of the visiting artists play to stadiums and large venues (with an equally large ticket price), Swanage offers something uniquely different and appealing to both musicians and music lovers alike. Artists gather, reconnecting with old friends, creating new collaborations and performing to fans, young and old.
In 2001 the newly-arrived resident Steve Darrington was asked to help organise a couple of bands in a nightclub for a birthday party for a local blues fan. The idea caught on and some other pubs asked to join in. It was such a success that it has been held every year since!
Swanage Blues is Independent, Not For Profit and depends entirely on the sale of Support Wristbands to pay festival expenses. Venues are autonomous and may require wristbands to be worn. Support Wristbands also show your appreciation and financial support!
CONGRATULATIONS TO sharon finch FOR WINNING 2 TICKETS TO A CONCERT FROM THIS YEAR'S PICMF PROGRAM!
The question was ‘What year was the first Swanage Blues Festival?’ The options were:
The answer was 2001!