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Bowness Bay Blues announces full line up for 2019 weekender

The Billy Walton Band

Bowness Bay Blues today announces the full programme for their weekender (12-14 April) featuring three days of the live blues music across 10 venues in the heart of the Lake District town of Bowness. The popular Blues Cruise takes place on the largest lake in England surround by the majestic Lakeland Fells and features the soulful lyrics and blues of Sean Webster.

What makes this festival different is the stunning Lake District location and strong community connection, organised by the Rotary Club of Windermere and, for 2019, with support from the Lakes Hospitality Trade Show, Macbeth Scott & Co, ADL Architects and Mountain Goat. Each year funds raised from ticket sales and sponsorship are donated to two chosen charities, this year; the Alzheimers Society and the MS Society.

Festival Highlights include:

  • US Blues Stars The Billy Walton Band will be travelling from the shores of New Jersey to the shores of Lake Windermere, complete with horn section they will take you on a journey covering all that’s great about the American rock and blues landscape. With his guitar, Billy will shuffle off to Chicago…we’ll pick up the horns in Detroit and make our way down to New Orleans for some gumbo. Hurricane Billy will then whisk you up the coast and roll the dice in AC before landing in Asbury Park (12 Apr);
  • Rev Doc, who now lives in Ireland, will be making a welcome return to England for the first time in ten years with his band Rev Doc and the Flying Squad.
  • Back by popular demand – The Stumble and Catfish with support from Northsyde and our own Cumbrian band Five and Dangerous
  • Storrs Hall Hotel is taking part again with its namesake New Orleans style pianist Dale Storr who will be making use of their own baby grand piano.
  • Connie Lush, one of the finest Blues singers in the UK today will headline at the Wheelhouse
  • The Blues Cruise features inspiring guitarist, vocalist and song writer with a great reputation on the British and European blues and rock scene – Sean Webster

The weekender also features modern troubadour Sean Taylor, Mat Walklate and Alex Haynes duo, Mike Ross Band, Dean Newton Trio, from the Jar family L.J.Darley, Blank Canvas, Bullfrog, Soulway, Jackson Rox, Samuel Bolton and Bowness Bay Blues would not be the same without The Elderly Brothers who have given their services free for the past eight years.

Paul Harkness President, Rotary Club of Windermere organisers comments, “We are delighted to announce such a varied and rich programme of music at Bowness Bay Blues. The event is a highlight of the blues music calendar in the UK and is a huge draw for visitors to the area. We couldn’t do it without the support of key local businesses and as always, the biggest highlight is the buzzing atmosphere and seeing people enjoying themselves.”

Day tickets start at £20 and weekend tickets from £70. For further information or to buy tickets please visit the following website:

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