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.