The tenth Diggle Blues Festival will be held over the weekend Thursday 30th May to Sunday 2nd June 2019.
The weekend is a relaxed and leisurely one, with the eleven performers playing in a number of venues throughout Diggle, and performance times staggered so that you can travel around the village to attend each act, and enjoy a pint or two at the same time. It’s a lovely way to explore the village and enjoy a beautiful location whilst enjoying fabulous music, food and beer.
The festival is an indoor one, though if the weather is grand then some of the performances may be moved outdoors.
The schedule is as follows:
Thursday 30th May 2019
7:15 pm – Trilo3y (The Gate Inn)
9:00 pm – Paul Middleton’s Angst Band (Diggle Band Club)
Friday 31st May 2019
7:15 pm Dogfinger Steve (Saddleworth Cookery School)
9:00 pm The Mighty Revelators (Diggle Band Club)
Saturday 1st June 2019
3:00 Mike ‘Dr Blue’ McKeon (Grandpa Greene’s)
4:45 Hokum Hotshots (Vintage Ambience Cafe)
6:30 Mitch Laddie Band (Kilngreen Hall)
9:00 Big Wolf Band and Zoe Green (Diggle Band Club)
Sunday 2nd June 2019
1:45 Two Hats Blues Band (The Gate Inn)
3:30 Nick Bold and the Raging Sea (Diggle Band Club)
6:00 Paul Rose Band (Kilngreen Hall)
The festival is completely free and arranged by volunteers and is funded by charitable donations and the sale of T-shirts and memorabilia, though a small donation is always welcomed.
If you’ve never been before it is a wonderful, friendly and relaxing weekend, and a great opportunity to explore some lovely venues in the beautiful village of Diggle!
Cheers and beers and blues!
Click here to see a list of the events and festivals going on in 2019 in Saddleworth.