Having been canceled in previous years due to the pandemic and genuine concerns that organizers at Colne Town Council were planning to cancel the festival for good, the news of its return this year will be music to the ears of thousands of fans.

The long-awaited festival returns to Colne bigger than ever with over 50 acts over three days.

From Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August the festival will feature a fantastic range of live music on the two main stages (Colne Muni and Pendle Hippodrome) as well as outlying venues around town.

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Colne’s famous Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival is back

For 2022, the fringe venues are programmed by the Colne Blues Society, a small charitable trust whose members are passionate about the local music scene and ensure the longevity of the festival.

As well as fabulous live music offerings, there will also be funfair rides and various food outlets as well as an array of street entertainment, acts and artists.

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Nathan Cutler, Colne Town Council Events Manager, said: “The Blues Festival is part of Colne, it puts the town on the map and we look forward to welcoming people from all over the world to Colne for the festival. Tickets are selling out fast, so don’t miss out and get yours now.

The iconic festival is not only a major event in Colne City Council’s calendar of events, but also a major event in the UK blues festival calendar.

To book tickets, visit www.colneblueslineup.com.