About the Jazz & Blues Festival

RV-Jazz-&-Blues-Festival-logo-2021-V3The 12th annual Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival hits the www on 30th April, 1st & 2nd May.

It showcases the very best of Jazz & Blues in all it's genres and brings together performers from across the world to focus upon Clitheroe.

In previous years (take a look here...) we've seen stars such as Jacqui Dankworth, Liane Carroll, Soft Machine, Claire Martin, James Taylor, Courtney Pine, Dennis Rollins, Snake Davis, Stacey Kent, Arun Ghosh and many, many more. In fact each year we have over 500 performers mainly from the brass, drum, swing and big bands we bring together for our Saturday Street Festival, Sunday picnic at Holmes Mill and our grand finale on bank holiday Monday.

We bring to our online stage local singers and bands and highlight up-and-coming youth talent and give them the chance to perform to a wider audience. We also have a number of "home grown" bands, The Ribble Valley Jazz Big Band and the BluFunk Syndicate, formed out of our monthly jazz club.

Clitheroe is a great setting for a visit (but hopefully later in 2021) to browse the local shops and hidden away courtyards, the Saturday market, the great places to eat, the award winning historic pubs, the amazing Holmes Mill, home to Bowland Brewery, and of course the splendid castle and beautiful park and nearby river Ribble. Find out about the local attractions here...

Banner Photo: Matt Collinge