Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival
27th - 29th June 2014
Burton Agnes Hall
Burton Agnes, Nr Driffield, YO25 4NB
Burton Agnes Hall Website
Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival announce more artists that have been added to their 2014 festival line up including those artists who will perform inside the beautiful Great Hall of this exquisite Elizabethan Stately Home. As always, bands overflow from the outdoor main stage on the Hall’s lawn into the Great Hall, their shops and cafe courtyard, with the late night sessions also being held in their bar tent.
This year's acts include Chantel McGregor, British Blues Award's guitarist of the year AND female vocalist of the year 2013; the legendary jump, jive, swing, rhythm and blues of King Biscuit and the Pleasure Boys; sultry New-Orleans-Bourbon-bar vocals and boogie piano of Tipitina; gospel-tinged festival band favourites Polly and the Billets Doux. And if that isn't varied enough, they also have master-saxophonist Alan Barnes, teaming up with Horace Silver experts The Give a Little Love Orchestra for 'Watching the Detectives': music that celebrates Sherlock Holmes and Columbo!
Friday night's party vibe will be provided by Birmingham based Brothers Groove, and regular favourites Octopus, Rob Law and the Lemon Monkeys will return during the weekend. Oh...and Hall owner Simon Cunliffe-Lister be playing out the festival on Sunday with Ben Beattie's After Midnight Band (a little earlier than midnight, at 5pm!).
This year's Late Night Sessions in the beer tent, in conjunction with the Beverley Arts Trust, feature Latin guitar duo Farino; Rebecca Robyns and Dan Edwards; singer-songwriter Lucy Marshall; and R&B legends The Alligators. Intimate daytime performances will take place inside the Great Hall and in our courtyard - with the full line up just announced below.
Unique to 2014, the festival is proud to be an official fringe event of Le Tour de France's visit to Yorkshire. They will salute the arrival of the Tour de France's 'Le Grand Depart' with their own 'Le Mini Depart'. Taking place at the Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival, there will be time-trialled clown bike races on 'Le Mini Course'; a celebration of French cuisine on the food lawn; and the hothouse gypsy-jazz music of France's most famous jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt, performed on stage by Djangologie.
As always, you'll be able to enjoy delicious home-cooked local food, award-winning local ales, locally roasted Fairtrade coffees, a nostalgic tea tent, Burton Agnes Hall’s fabulous 1960s ice cream van, comfortable and memorably scenic camping with hot showers and children's entertainment.