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  • Fri, 20 Sept
    Orkney Blues Festival
    20 Sept 2024, 16:30 – 22 Sept 2024, 23:50
    Orkney Blues Festival, 55-57 Victoria St, Stromness KW16 3BS, UK
    20 Sept 2024, 16:30 – 22 Sept 2024, 23:50
    Orkney Blues Festival, 55-57 Victoria St, Stromness KW16 3BS, UK
    For our biggest fans - a truly unique VIP package, with backstage access to meet our guest artists in a private event to open the festival weekend - VIP entry to ALL of our ticketed events with reserved seating - become a Orkney Blues Patron for 2024 + loads more!
  • Fri, 20 Sept
    Stromness
    20 Sept 2024, 18:30 – 21:30
    Stromness, 2, 10 Church Rd, Stromness KW16 3BA, UK
    20 Sept 2024, 18:30 – 21:30
    Stromness, 2, 10 Church Rd, Stromness KW16 3BA, UK
    Kickstarting the festival weekend the fantastic TOM ATTAH will be hosting our Stromness Blues Club Early Show at the Stromness Town Hall on Friday 20th September.
  • Fri, 20 Sept
    Orkney Blues Festival
    20 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 22 Sept 2024, 23:50
    Orkney Blues Festival, 55-57 Victoria St, Stromness KW16 3BS, UK
    20 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 22 Sept 2024, 23:50
    Orkney Blues Festival, 55-57 Victoria St, Stromness KW16 3BS, UK
    Due to popular demand, we have introduced a Weekend Pass for this years festival. The pass allows entry to all ticketed events within Stromness over the festival weekend.
  • Fri, 20 Sept
    Burray
    20 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 23:30
    Burray, Burray, Orkney KW17 2UG, UK
    20 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 23:30
    Burray, Burray, Orkney KW17 2UG, UK
    Welcome back to the Orkney Blues Festival - Deep South Blues Club - and in 2024 we are returning to the Burray Hall for an exceptional evening showcasing some of the World's best blues musicians, right here on our doorstep in the south parishes!
  • Fri, 20 Sept
    Stromness
    20 Sept 2024, 22:00 – 21 Sept 2024, 01:00
    Stromness, 2, 10 Church Rd, Stromness KW16 3BA, UK
    20 Sept 2024, 22:00 – 21 Sept 2024, 01:00
    Stromness, 2, 10 Church Rd, Stromness KW16 3BA, UK
    This year's Friday late night Festival Blues Club will be hosted at the Stromness Town Hall with the sensational Jimmy Carpenter Band and others.
  • Sat, 21 Sept
    Stromness
    21 Sept 2024, 18:00 – 21:30
    Stromness, 2, 10 Church Rd, Stromness KW16 3BA, UK
    21 Sept 2024, 18:00 – 21:30
    Stromness, 2, 10 Church Rd, Stromness KW16 3BA, UK
    On the Saturday afternoon of Orkney Blues Festival, IAN SIEGAL and PAOLO FUSCHI TRIO will be hosting our Stromness Blues Club Early Show at the Stromness Town Hall
  • Sat, 21 Sept
    Pierowall, Westray
    21 Sept 2024, 19:00 – 23:50
    Pierowall, Westray, Pierowall, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK
    21 Sept 2024, 19:00 – 23:50
    Pierowall, Westray, Pierowall, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK
    Orkney Blues Festival is honoured to visit the island of Westray for the 2024 festival, with DANNY BRITT and SPIDER MCKENZIE performing at The Grand 'Ole Byre Blues Club.
  • Sat, 21 Sept
    Hoy
    21 Sept 2024, 19:00 – 23:00
    Hoy, B9047, (Hoy) KW16 3NX, UK
    21 Sept 2024, 19:00 – 23:00
    Hoy, B9047, (Hoy) KW16 3NX, UK
    Orkney Blues Festival returns again to The Gable End Theatre in Hoy, bringing the amazing TOM ATTAH to the isles. A regular feature of the festival, this is a very special intimate gig on the amazing island of Hoy.
  • Sat, 21 Sept
    Stromness
    21 Sept 2024, 22:00 – 22 Sept 2024, 01:00
    Stromness, 2, 10 Church Rd, Stromness KW16 3BA, UK
    21 Sept 2024, 22:00 – 22 Sept 2024, 01:00
    Stromness, 2, 10 Church Rd, Stromness KW16 3BA, UK
    This year's late night Saturday Festival Blues Club will be hosted at the Stromness Town Hall with the sensational KYLA BROX BAND & ALL STAR BLUES MIDNIGHT BLUES JAM
  • Sun, 22 Sept
    Stromness
    22 Sept 2024, 14:00 – 17:00
    Stromness, 2, 10 Church Rd, Stromness KW16 3BA, UK
    22 Sept 2024, 14:00 – 17:00
    Stromness, 2, 10 Church Rd, Stromness KW16 3BA, UK
    We've put an invite out to young musicians in a community with a long-standing history in cultivating exceptional musical talent in young folk - join us for BATTLE OF THE BANDS
  • Sun, 22 Sept
    Stromness
    22 Sept 2024, 18:00 – 23:50
    Stromness, 2, 10 Church Rd, Stromness KW16 3BA, UK
    22 Sept 2024, 18:00 – 23:50
    Stromness, 2, 10 Church Rd, Stromness KW16 3BA, UK
    Join us for a blistering concert with our headlining artist IAN SIEGAL - this will be a special show, carefully curated and we're proud to bring this talent to Orkney for the Finale of the festival

FOURTH HEADLINER ANNOUNCED

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What a treat we have in store for blues fans in Orkney

We're proud to announce Animals and Friends have added Orkney Blues Festival to their 2023 European Tour, and we can't wait to welcome them to Orkney in September

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Featuring from the original Animals founder – John Steel, joined by Danny Handley, Roberto Ruiz and Barney (Boogie) Williams.

The Animals remain a seminal rhythm & blues band who still command great respect internationally amongst their peers as well as from fans of all ages who instinctively respond so enthusiastically to such pivotal songs from The Animals catalogue such as 'We Gotta Get Out Of This Place', 'Boom Boom', 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood', 'Baby, Let Me Take You Home', 'I Put A Spell On You' and the bands' multi-million selling anthem and Number One hit across the world - 'House of The Rising Sun'.

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THIRD HEADLINER ANNOUNCED

**WE JUST HAD TO HAVE THEM BACK!**

Delighted to announce festival favourites, The Cinelli Brothers will return to Orkney Blues Festival 2023!

The Cinelli Brothers

In 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 the band has been nominated for the UK Blues Awards as “Blues Band Of the Year”.

In January 2022 the record “Villa Jukejoint” was nominated for the UK Blues Awards as “Blues Album Of the Year”.

In January 2023 the record “No Country For Bluesmen” was nominated for the UK Blues Awards as “Blues Album Of the Year”.

In September 2022 the band won the UK Blues Challenge.

In January 2023 the bank ranked number 2 at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, US.

The Cinelli Brothers champion a new generation of passionate musicians sharing in the love of Blues, Soul, R&B and the true authentic sounds that have made the blues a cornerstone of music history.

 

https://youtu.be/P6e73cE1XKo

SECOND HEADLINER ANNOUNCED

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We are thrilled to announce our second visiting artist appearing at Orkney Blues Festival 2023 - KYLA BROX.

Blues and soul become inextricably entwined in award-winning singer-songwriter, Kyla Brox, whose raw talent has seen her described as “the finest female blues singer of her generation”.Winner of the UK Blues Challenge 2018 and the European Blues Challenge 2019, voted Best Female Vocalist in the 2019 European Blues Awards and semi-finalist in the International Blues Challenge 2019 and 2020, Kyla Brox is at the very top of the UK Blues scene.
 

https://www.kylabrox.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGUdIF3nj5A

FIRST HEADLINER ANNOUNCED

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We are delighted to announce Rob Tognoni has added Orkney Blues Festival 2023 to his tour in the UK next year! 

We have some really exciting announcements to make for next year, and to get us started with a bang, the Tasmanian Devil himself is set to rock Orkney Blues Festival with his band, in their first return to Orkney since 2006. Not to be missed.

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BLUES FESTIVAL WEEKEND

As always, we'll be putting on a full schedule of free-to-enter blues gigs, jams and sessions throughout the pub venues in Stromness during the weekend, complemented by our new ticketed special performances and concerts. The festival weekend begins on Friday 22nd September early evening, all day on Saturday 23rd September, and all day on Sunday 24th September. Full festival details will be released in the run up to the festival.

Introducing - VIP PATRON WEEKEND PASS

For our biggest fans - a truly unique VIP package, with backstage access to meet our guest artists in a private event to open the festival weekend - VIP entry to ALL of our ticketed events with reserved seating - exclusive signed merchandise - become a Orkney Blues Patron for 2023 + loads more!

EARLY BIRD VIP PATRON OFFER
EXTREMELY LIMITED RELEASE OF VIP TICKETS FOR THE FESTIVAL WEEKEND - WITH LOTS OF PERKS!

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