Broadstairs Blues Bash



Broadstairs Blues Bash is a FREE Blues music festival which is now into its eighth year. It takes place annually in mid-February in the Victorian sea-side town of Broadstairs in Kent, England, UK. In 2015 we put 45 local, national and international Blues acts into 14 venues in the town and the festival attracted several thousand people. Due to this year’s success, 2016 promises to be even bigger and better with more venues and acts coming on board. Broadstairs has a vibrant exciting music scene and with small intimate wine-bars, friendly pubs and bars, larger pubs and one ticketed (250) venue with two huge headline acts (Friday AND Saturday night), it is the ideal town for a Blues festival. The Broadstairs Blues Bash attracts high quality performers, so if you’re a fan of old Blues, new Blues, GREAT Blues, this festival is definitely one not to miss.

All the pub & wine bar gigs over the whole weekend are FREE entry and we aim to try and keep it that way, so here’s how you can help – Come along, buy a programme, a badge, mug & a T-shirt and spread the word….


Which gigs are ticketed?

Friday night at the Pavilion with Nine Below Zero and Dove & Boweevil band £15 doors at 8pm.  Saturday night at the Pavilion with The Blues Band £23.

Can I reserve a seat?

No.  Nine Below Zero will be mostly standing but you can get a seat if you come early.  Blues Band is seated but non allocated so get down early if you want to be at the front.

How do I get my tickets?

Just print your email address and bring ID.  That extra 48p handling cost is charged to us by Paypal

When does the festival start / finish

Friday 6pm to Sunday 11pm

How can I help?

Please buy a T Shirt/ badge etc.

Can I play?

There is a free jam in the Pavilion on sunday noon til 4pm.  Fill your boots.

Friday 19th February
Bad  Pennies 18.00
Jimmy C & the Blues Dragons 19.00
Malaya Blue 19.00
Dove & Boweevil  Nine Below Zero 19.00
Carter’s alibi 20.00
Grocer Jack 20.00
Tom Hingley 20.00
Troy Redfern 20.00
John Pearson 21.00
Marbletones 21.00
DFL 21.00
Flawless Carbon 21.00
M25s 21.00
Northsyde 21.00
Saturday 20th February
Jim Crawford 14.00 16.00
Gary Fletcher 14.00 16.00
Francesco Piu 14.00 16.00
Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective 15.00 17.00
Fran Mc Gillivray & Mike Burke 15.00 17.00
Automatic Slim 16.00 19.00
ACME Blues Co. 16.00 18.00
Dave Peabody & Brendan Power 16.00 18.00
Salvation Jayne 18.00 20.00
Andy Twyman 18.00 20.00
Paul Cook Blues Band 20.00 23.00
The Blues Band 20.00 22.00
Jeremiah Longshanks 20.00 22.00
Catfish 21.00 23.00
Joel Fisk & the Breakdown 21.00 23.00
Jack J Hutchinson 21.00 23.00
Midnight Crawlers 21.00 23.00
Paddy Maguire band 21.00 23.00
Fat Tuesday 21.00 23.00
Babajack 20.00 22.00
Sunday 21st February
WIRED! 12.00 16.00
The Grimms 13.00 15.00
Richard Townend 14.00 16.00
Dave Ferra 14.00 16.00
Dove & Boweevil 15.00 17.00
Rainbreakers 15.00 17.00
Geoff Everett 16.00 18.00
Martin McNeill 16.00 18.00
Andy Twyman 16.00 18.00
Rollo Marquee 16.00 18.00
Guy Tortora & Ben Tyzack 16.00 18.00
Laura Holland band 17.00 19.00
Katie Bradley & Chris Corcoran trio 18.00 20.00
King Size Slim 18.00 20.00
Mighty Fine Mr Feist’s Invitation Jam 19.00 21.00
Frank Statesboro’ 20.00 22.00

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