Blues Legends @ Gate to Southwell Festival

Blues Legends @ Gate to Southwell Festival

Blues Legends @ Gate to Southwell Festival

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Date(s) - 07/06/2018
6:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Gate to Southwell Festival

Nine Below Zero, Lil’ Jimmy Reed Band, Johnny Dickinson, Ol’ Savannah

Thursday-only tickets are available from the end of January for the 4 day festival near Nottinghamshire’s finest market town, as part of the 4-day Gate to Southwell roots and acoustic music festival. 60+ artists on 5 stages on one lovely rural site with camping.

For 2018, Thursday night is Blues Legends night!

NBZ formed at the height of punk and went on to become one of the most
respected blues bands on the Eighties and Nineties, working with artists such
as Eric Clapton, Gary Moore and Chuck Berry. Their extended eight-piece
big band appearance at Glastonbury in 2016 won them a new generation of
fans and recently they’ve toured extensively with Squeeze.

21 st century bluesmen don’t come much more authentic than 77 year old Lil’
Jimmy Reed, who was born on the Mississippi and who’s been playing harp
and guitar since the early 1950s, sharing stages with blues legends such as
BB King and Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland. He’s guaranteed to bring the gritty sounds
of the deep South to Southwell and his band will feature acclaimed blues and
boogie pianist Bob Hall.

Also on Thursday, while Johnny Dickinson might hail
from Morpeth rather than Baton Rouge, he’s rightly regarded as one of
Britain’s best blues and slide guitarists. Having recovered from serious
illness, this is a great opportunity to enjoy a rare talent.

Supported by Canadians Ol’ Savannah playing a bluesy set on Thursday night.  One of Montréal’s top roots bands. Blues, country, bluegrass and old timey with their own unique twist. Described as a cross between Tom Waits, Roscoe Holcomb, Muddy Waters and The Pogues. Wow! What a combination.

60+  roots and acoustic artists across the rest of the weekend – further info and tickets see


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