Mess of BluesFest

Aug 2013 Mess of BluesFest

Robert Plant, Bobby Womack, van Morrison, Gregory Porter, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Mavis Staples, Chris Rea are all confirmed for a celebration of music inspired by the Blues – BluesFest 2013.


BluesFest is at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, October 29 to Friday, November 1 It’s the first full-scale music festival of its kind to be hosted there.


Performances are in the main auditorium and other spaces around the Hall during the daytime. Throughout the day, four rooms feature a variation of one-off intimate sessions, featuring blues & soul inspired acts: James Hunter, Marcus Bonfanti, Georgie Fame, Huey Morgan, Dr Feelgood.


The hall opens its vault of memorabilia from an unrivalled history that includes rock and roll artefacts from Eric Clapton, The Stones, BB King, Muddy Waters and many more.


In the evening are two concerts, early and late, in the main auditorium, headlined by Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Bobby Womack, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chris Rea, Georgie Fame, and other artists.


Bluesfest celebrates the music of recently-departed legend, Bobby Bland. Various food and bar stalls, merchandise and stands are open throughout the day. The Bluesfest is probably the only opportunity the Royal Albert Hall will host an event in this way.


Tickets went on sale at 9am on July 19, from £30 for headlines shows, with a separate adult Daytime Stroller ticket for £10, and free Daytime entry for children.


Visit or Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP Box Office 020 7589 8212.