Roy Wood Launches Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival!

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:40

Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival has been launched by Festival Patron and music legend Roy Wood.

The Festival takes place June 2nd to 4th in pubs and historic venues right across this picturesque city, and promises a mouth-watering variety of  blues and jazz, performed by some of the best known and loved names on the national and regional music circuit,

Comments Roy Wood: “It is great that festivals like this one continue to help and develop local talent as well as giving local audiences the chance to see performers from the national circuit on their doorstep. As musicians we never take our audiences for granted, and we hope that you enjoy the festival, whether it is for one gig, or a workshop, or for the whole weekend, and if you want, bring a friend, because good music is always better when it is shared”.

Visitors will be treated to sounds ranging from acoustic and strident Blues, to Big Band Jazz, Swing, Boogie –Woogie and full-on Jazz. The Festival line-up features the Climax Blues Band, Sticky Wicket & his Swing Orchestra, Chris Gumbley & Anything Goes, Remi Harris Trio, Fred ‘T’ Baker, Emma Johnson Boogie Woogie Quartet, Masai Blues, Dunnett Baxter Big Band, Callum Roxburgh ‘Swing’ Orchestra, Lichfield Jazz All Stars, Blast Off, Lindy Hop dance workshop and a wide variety of street events.

New venues this year include the Angel Inn, the Kings Head and a ‘Festival Hub’ complete with a pop-up blues and jazz stage based at the George 1V public house.

For the full programme of blues and jazz concerts and tickets visit:   Programmes are available from the Lichfield Arts Office, Donegal House, Bore St, Lichfield, Staffs. WS13 6LU.

Day Stroller tickets are available this year.

For further information please contact Lichfield Arts Office: 01543 262223;