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Welcome to the Dereham Blues festival

The heart of the blues in the heart of Norfolk

Summer has gone, but the Festival is here!

We're up and running with the 2024 festival; with the opening concert going down a storm on Wednesday, we're into the free gigs throughout the town.

Check out the festival timetable for an up to date list of all the performances - the list of bands and venues give more information on each of these. And don't forget the 8 African Drumming Workshops on the Morrisons car park on Saturday and Sunday - tickets available on the day.

Although it's not exactly July weather, it looks like light showers and sunny intervals for the most part, so pretty good for wandering between bars and popping in to catch some excellent tunes.


Welcome to the 2024 Dereham Blues Festival website as we celebrate our 10th anniversary festival. Whether you are a serious performer, an enthusiastic busker or a fan of the blues and live music, we hope you’ll find everything you need here in preparation for joining us in Dereham at the end of the second week in July.

We are very proud of our festival (now widely recognised on the national blues circuit) and the many benefits it brings to the town of Dereham. If you’ve never been, it’s well worth a visit to sample a wide range of blues music – you’ll hear acoustic guitars, a heavier electric feel, wailing harmonicas, solo artists, jam sessions, original artists, bands playing old standards that make you want to get up and dance, and much more.

More than 50 bands will be playing in venues throughout the town. We are also hosting a variety of hands-on workshops and talks, as well as a family-friendly busking event on the Saturday. The vast majority of the performances are free-entry – great music for the price of a drink or two.

This years and previous programme covers

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2024 Anniversary Merchandise Now Available

We are proud to announce the availability of our new range of 10 year anniversary merch, from T-shirts and hoodies to mugs.

In sizes from XS to 4XL and a variety of colours, the clothing is a must have to wear while you're taking in the sights and sounds of the 2024 festival this summer.

Only available from the T Shirt Factory, get yours today while they're hot!

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