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A weekend of live blues and blues rock at venues across Newark!


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FRI 9TH - SUN 11TH SEPT 2016


The weekend of September 9th – 11th 2016 will see the staging of the seventh Newark Blues Festival, the only event of its kind in the East Midlands area.


The festival will take place in numerous venues across the town with feature events being hosted on our main stage in Newark Castle Gardens on Saturday 10th September and Sunday 11th September.


With top national blues artists performing, as well as established local bands, the event attracts attendees from all over the UK and beyond.


The festival has been nominated four times in the Best Festival category of the prestigious British Blues Awards, finishing as runner-up in the 2012 awards.


Newark Blues Festival is organised and staged by a group of volunteer musicians and music enthusiasts, on a not for profit basis, with the intention of it becoming an established annual event, growing and improving each year.