The 2020 Diggle Blues festival has been cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic.
The date for 2021 has not been released yet.
The Diggle Blues Festival weekend is a relaxed and leisurely one, with performers playing in a number of venues throughout Diggle, 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 festival is a fabulous local event and although it is free, it does rely heavily on the support of the local community. There is something for everyone, and well worth a visit.
The line up for 2021 hasn’t been released yet, but this is how 2019 looked so expect a similar schedule, details will be added when available.
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 2020/21 in Saddleworth.
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