Van Morrison to perform at Blues on the Bay Festival

Press Release Image 'Press Eye Ltd ''Wednesday 30th April 2015''Photography by  Darren Kidd   /  Press Eye ''17th International Guinness Blues on the Bay festival hits a high note with the return of Van!' 'Mark Mulholland, Diageo Northern , Gemma McCorry, Paul Callan Diageo Northern and with Event Director Ian Sands celebrate the announcement of an exciting line up for the 17th International Guinness Blues on the Bay festival which takes place 20 - 25 May 2015 at the picturesque town of Warrenpoint, County Down.' 'The festival will showcase some of the world's leading blues and jazz performers including Belfast born icon Van Morrison - who will return to the stage for his eighth appearance with concert proceeds being donated to Southern Area Hospice Services - and Mud Morganfield, eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters.' 'The six-day festival weekend will also see the return of the famous Guinness Bay Blues Pub Trail offering consumers over 90 free gigs and 35 performers. ' 'For more information on the fest
Press Release Image 'Press Eye Ltd ''Wednesday 30th April 2015''Photography by Darren Kidd / Press Eye ''17th International Guinness Blues on the Bay festival hits a high note with the return of Van!' 'Mark Mulholland, Diageo Northern , Gemma McCorry, Paul Callan Diageo Northern and with Event Director Ian Sands celebrate the announcement of an exciting line up for the 17th International Guinness Blues on the Bay festival which takes place 20 - 25 May 2015 at the picturesque town of Warrenpoint, County Down.' 'The festival will showcase some of the world's leading blues and jazz performers including Belfast born icon Van Morrison - who will return to the stage for his eighth appearance with concert proceeds being donated to Southern Area Hospice Services - and Mud Morganfield, eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters.' 'The six-day festival weekend will also see the return of the famous Guinness Bay Blues Pub Trail offering consumers over 90 free gigs and 35 performers. ' 'For more information on the fest

The full exciting line up has been announced for the 17th Annual International Guinness Blues on the Bay festival taking place from May 20-25 in Warrenpoint.

With an outstanding line-up of performers from London to Chicago, The International Guinness Blues on the Bay festival will also play host blues and jazz icon Van Morrison who will return to the stage in Warrenpoint; making this his eighth appearance.

With his new album ‘Duets’ just released, Van’s musicality continues to blossom and impress.

Van will perform two special blues sets in Warrenpoint Town Hall on Sunday, May 24 and the proceeds of the concert will be donated to Southern Area Hospice Services.

Another fantastic international blues megastar coming to this year’s Blues on the Bay Festival is the eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters; Mud Morganfied.

With his first appearance in Northern Ireland, Mud arrives direct to blues festival from Chicago to play both classics from his famous father as well as electric blues with attitude.

One of the main features of the six-day festival weekend will be the famous Guinness Bay Blues Pub Trail, which will feature over 90 free gigs and 35 performers.

Audiences will be treated to a host of internationally acclaimed performers including Pat McManus, Dom and the Iko’s, Californian; Shawn Jones plus the amazing Crow Black Chicken. Other local blues giants performing at the festival will include Rab McCullough, Crowbar Blues Band, Cup O’Joe, Linley Hamilton Rev Doc and The Bluez Katz Blues Band.

Visit www.bluesonthebay.com for more information.