Newark Castle

The historic and magestic location of Newark Blues Festival's main stage and venue for Blues the Next Generation, Acoustic Blues, Blues at the Castle and of course the British Blues Awards.

Please click here to view the Newark Castle webpage.

Saturday 8th September

Blues the Next Generation

Blues Workshops

From 9am to 11:30am these free workshops will be held for young musicians covering everything from basic chord progressions through to soloing and improvisation, including a jam on the main stage.

Blues the Next Generation
From 12pm to 2pm young bands will be performing on the main stage. This free to enter event will feature artists who are all eighteen years of age or younger.

Line up:
Alex McKown Band, Vanquish Blues Band, Platform 58

Acoustic and Traditional Blues

A free to enter event featuring two top blues artists performing on the main stage from 2pm to 4pm.

Line up:
Derrin Nauendorf, Clare Free

Sunday 9th September

British Blues Awards

This year the British Blues Awards presentation will be a dedicated free to enter event on the main stage at Newark Blues Festival featuring a host of special guests and performances. Start time 1pm.

Line up:
The Paddy Maguire Band, Babajack, Maggie Ross Band, Blues Boy Dan

Please Note:

in accordance with local authority licensing of the venue no alcohol may be brought onto site. Full bar and catering facilities will be in place throughout the day.

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