Festival Freedom Pass


We have a limited number of Ribble Valley Jazz Festival Freedom Passes. This pass enables you to attend all the festival shows* and save a significant sum when compared with purchasing individual tickets across the Bank Holiday weekend.

35 Freedom Passes are available with a great discount for advanced purchase. *Freedom Passes are valid for all ticketed gigs apart from the 2/3 gigs that include food as these are organised by the venues themselves.

Freedom Passes are available in advance at £99 and £89 for Jazz Club members. (Please see our money saving tips!)

These are payable by cheque only, to 'Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues' and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can bring your cheque to The Grand Venue Box Office, (please check box office opening times) or send it via post to Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues, 11 Windsor Avenue, Clitheroe, BB7 1QQ.

About a month before the Festival (we'll let you know) you will get proof of purchase, a souvenir programme, a bespoke Festival Lanyard and a wristband which you can either pick up from The Grand or we can send it to you.

Here are some notes to help you enjoy the benefits of your Festival Freedom Pass.

Most ticketed and free gigs/workshops/presentations are based in Clitheroe, and easy to walk between. There are some gigs in local villages and pubs around Clitheroe so if you choose these in your itinerary you will need to use transport. Local services generally run each hour so using your own transport or getting a taxis might be better.

Our festival brochure is due early March and will be available online but watch out for our email newsletter that will include festival updates and special offers. Click here to sign-up.

There will be around 500 musicians, 80 gigs, workshops and presentations so browse through the brochure well in advance to plan your festival itinerary. In the centre pages we have the full listing with handy tick-boxes to remind you of your favourite choices.

*Freedom Passes give free access to headline or fringe events over the 5 days of the festival, 3rd to 7th May 2018 apart from:
  • A small number of dinner jazz gigs are ticketed separately and so aren't included in the Freedom Pass.
  • Dependent upon door numbers. Access to ticketed events is guaranteed for up to 15 minutes before starting time. Let us know by email to if this timing causes any problems in attendance between gigs. We will make suitable arrangements.
Festival Brochure

If you want an advance brochure without having to download the pdf from the website, please send an email to: giving your name, address and postcode. We will post one to you.


We welcome feedback on anything about festival arrangements, or making recommendations. Email:

Geoff Jackson
Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues

6 February 2018

Freedom Pass! Look like good value to me, compared with other fests!
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Sue Jackson
Look like good value to me, compared with other fests! And all headliner gigs within reasonable walking distance. Pleased to see quality headliners appearing at The Grand - quality venue!
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