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Leeds Blues Festival

Starts: 10th May 2020

With two co-headliners that span musical generations, a rising star from across the channel and three other acts


Start Date

10th May 2020

End Date

10th May 2020


Brudenell Social Club


Dr. Feelgood - The Kris Barras Band - Félix Rabin - Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion - The Ryk Mead Band - Jimmy Regal And The Royals


New Music Festival launched in Leeds with Powerful Line-up!

The aim of our first indoor music festival in Leeds, is to appeal to people of all ages and attract live music lovers with wide musical tastes. With two co-headliners that span musical generations; Dr. Feelgood and The Kris Barras Band, a rising star from across the channel and three other acts that are determined to leave their own mark on the UK music scene, we think we have got it right!

Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, Dr. Feelgood remain one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts. They have enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles and continue to tour extensively around the World.

The full line up is as follows:

• Dr. Feelgood – one of Britain’s best loved R&B band, who continue to enthral audiences with the kind of "no-nonsense" live energy that first endeared Dr. Feelgood to a generation of music fans over forty years ago!
• The Kris Barras Band – Kris has spent more than twenty years thrilling audiences around the globe playing live in a variety of acts and The Kris Barras Band have enjoyed a rapid rise to success since forming in 2015!
• Félix Rabin - the French 23 year old singer-songwriter and guitarist was inspired by musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Pink Floyd; his style embodies these influences and is a must see with his band!
• Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion – the band creates a luxurious and irresistible sound, displaying artistic finesse with Zoë Schwarz’ dynamic and commanding vocal delivery is both eclectic and suave at the same time!
. The Ryk Mead Band – blues has always had a deep influence on whatever type of material Ryk has played, although by playing many different styles of music, this is one Power Blues, Jazz, Rock Trio not to miss!
• Jimmy Regal And The Royals – a howlin’ blues three piece harmonica, guitar, drums modelled after acts on the Fat Possum label such as RL Burnside, T Model Ford and in the tradition of Hound Dog Taylor and the like!

Built in 1889-90 as a volunteer drill hall, for most of the first part on the 20th century it was used as a military and police training hall. During this period it was also used for entertainment and fast forward to 31st December 1963 when The Rolling Stones played here prior to their appearance on the very first Top of the Pops the next day. With many other notable acts appearing since then and a £2.6 million renovation at the start of 2000, Lincoln Drill Hall is all about great live arts experiences, whether as audience member or performer

No need to worry about searching for food and drinks on the day either, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone's taste!

Don’t be late, doors open at 1.30 p.m. and the music starts at 2.00 p.m. and ends at 10.00 p.m.


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