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If you are wanting your band to play at the Festival in 2015 please follow this link for more information BANDS 2015
By popular request and demand Norfolk Blues Society (NBS) (http://nofolkbluessociety.org.uk) organised the second three day blues festival for all of Norfolk and beyond to enjoy. As last year, bands played at ten venues in the centre of Dereham, all within walking distance of each other. Fesival goers got the chance to see a whole 'mess o blues' from Mississippi swamp through R&B, Chicago blues of Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters to Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan right up to funky, verging on jazz.
Numbers were well up on the first year and the atmosphere was wonderful. It certainly was a not to be missed event of 2014 for all live blues fans with all of the venues other than for the headline artists at Dereham Memorial Hall were free to enter.
Why blues? Why Dereham?
REVIEws OF DEREHAM BLUES FESTIVAL
Whats was new for 2014
Some changes to the first year ensured non stop blues with some amazing blues playing at numerous venues somewhere in the town centre for all to enjoy :
The souvenir program (10,000 of them) was free this year and distributed county wide. It was great to see folk wandering down Dereham Streets heads buried in their programmes and planning which band to see where next.
The Memorial Hall and Lauren Dove lead the first
Dereham Blues Festival, Community Blues Choir A four hour workshop was held on Saturday prior to the festival with the aim of learning three blues songs. 18 people took part and together they performed the songs at various locations on the Festival Saturday morning to the delight of Dereham shoppers. The choir was vey popular and moves are afoot to make it a group that meets regularly with street performance in mind So if you've always wanted to sing your heart out blues style in public get on the mailing list by emailing
About Norfolk Blues Society
Norfolk Blues-Society (NBS) is a non profit making organization which exists to promote, preserve and advance the tradition and future of live Blues music in Norfolk. NBS holds a jam session at a number of venues each month around Norfolk, attracting the best musicians In the county, some with national and international reputations.