ARRAN ROCK AND BLUES FESTIVAL 2020 UPDATE & COVID-19
The organisers will take a decision by mid-June 2020 at the latest as to whether the festival will be held in 2020.
2020’s Rock'N' Blues Fest festival is going to be even bigger, larger capacity and is
moving dates to the September holiday weekend. 2020’s Arran Rock 'N' Blues Fest is going to be even bigger than 2019’s sold-out event with more bands, a larger capacity and, significantly, a move to the Ayrshire September Holiday Weekend.
This holiday weekend date is particularly important to Arran as it was when music lovers came en-masse to the island to see and hear name artists (The Corries, Nazareth) and bands who were on the verge of superstardom (Slade, Thin Lizzy).
We hope that this date will become key in the calendar for blues and rock fans alike as well as a festival that becomes instrumental in giving live music a forum for newer bands - in this year’s case via acts such as Glasgow’s rootsy-blues outfit Blue Milk, young acoustic duo Catching Fireflies from East Ayrshire and a welcome ARNBF return for South Ayrshire blues rock band, Rigid Soul.
We are also delighted that top blues act Redfish are returning to close out Marquee stage activities on the Sunday and excited by the fact that Glasgow’s top-notch rock quartet Anchor Lane, who released their debut album in January to critical acclaim, will be closing out the Saturday night main stage.
20 Bands by the sea in Lamlash
Isle of Arran
Thanks to all our sponsors: Calmac, Coop, North Ayrshire Ventures Trust, The National Lottery, Arran Distillery, Lamlash Events & The Pierhead Tavern. Also, to The Friends of Arran Rock 'n' Blues we give a round of applause to you all! To become a "friend of live music" you can donate on our website . Please help to keep music live.).
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