BluesFest prepares to take over the Royal Albert Hall this autumn

Released on: August 13, 2014, 4:13 am (EDT)
Industry: Travel

Performers at six-day festival include Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow and Van Morrison

LONDON, August 13, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Running across six days from Sunday 26th  - Friday 31st  October 2014, BluesFest promises to be one of London's most spectacular events of the autumn. South Kensington's Royal Albert Hall will be the venue for a diverse programme that features an exciting mix of blues legends, international superstars and great rising talent. The festival takes place at the Royal Albert Hall, close to the West End and Hyde Park as well as the numerous cultural attraction of South Kensington. This is one of London's most important and exciting areas and visitors should check out to get the latest news on everything that is going on in the district, including the latest availability and rates for a range of hotels in London.

BluesFest 2014 will feature performances taking place throughout the venue during the day, culminating in headline shows in the main auditorium each evening from Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Van Morrison, Grammy-winning soul sensation Gregory Porter, five-time Grammy-winning guitar legend Robert Cray and the remarkable Californian blues-rocker Beth Hart. Performers during the daytime include multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Curtis Stigers, scintillating soul band The Excitements and inspirational New York singer-songwriter Nell Bryden. UK artists will also be strongly represented with the likes of '60s star and Clapton sideman Andy Fairweather Low, gritty R&B outfit Dr Feelgood, the inimitable Georgie Fame, rising-star bluesmen Marcus Bonfanti and Dan Owen, and a string of exceptional female vocalists including Jo Harman and Jess Roberts.

BluesFest will also feature the return of the In Conversation With' talks, featuring revered broadcasters Robert Elms and Paul Jones interviewing the likes of Mud Morganfield and Beth Hart. There is also a strong educational thread to proceedings, with workshops and talks taking place throughout the week. For more information, see

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