10th Anniversary Belfast City Blues Festival

Welcome to the 10th Anniversary Celebrations of the Belfast City Blues Festival 2018. What can we say! It has been a long hard road, but we are still very much here ten years on delivering a great festival of great music in a great city for great people. Belfast City will be certainly alive over the festival weekend . To all who attend the festival , our local citizens and our overseas visitors , a huge welcome ! Three days of great music , in a great city , with great people ! Enjoy !

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Friday 29th June

Bootleggers – Friday Evening
The Reverend Doc & The Flying Squad 5.00pm – 07.00pm Admission Free 46 Church Lane Belfast
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Kelly’s Cellars – Friday Afternoon
The Stonecold Hobos 3.30pm – 6.00pm Free Admission KELLY’S CELLARS 30-32 Bank Square Belfast BT1
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Wellington Park – Friday Night
The Elvis Spectacular Starring Ciaran O’Houlihan & The TCB Band With The Sweet Sensations Festival
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McHugh’s Basement – Friday Evening
Bad Reputation Doors 8.30 Admission £7  – Late Bar Facility VISIT BELFAST BOOKING LINKS – 
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The Northern Whig – Friday Morning
Northern Soul 10.30pm – 12.30pm Free Admission The Northern Whig 2-10 Bridge Street Belfast BT1
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Granny Annies – Friday Night
The Lee Hedley Band 4.30pm -7.00pm Free Admission Grannie Annies 81 Chichester Street Belfast BT1
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The Belfast Barge – Friday Night
Billy Boy Miskimmin & Mercy Lounge Doors – 8.00pm Admission – £12 B.Y.O. Refreshments THE
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St George’s Market – Friday
Ludes Blues   11.00am – 3.00pm Free Admission St George’s Market 12-20 East Bridge Street
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Peaky Blinders – Friday Afternoon
Rab McCullough Blues Band 4.30pm – 7.00pm Free Admission Peaky Blinders 10-14 Gresham Street Belfast
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The 2 Taps – Friday Afternoon
Ludwig & Co 4.00pm – 6.30pm Free Admission 42 Waring Street Belfast BT1 289 Tel
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The Cloth Ear – Friday Afternoon
The Speedy Mullan Blues Band 5.00pm – 7.30pm Free Admission 35-39 Waring Street Belfast BT1
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The Dirty Onion – Friday Afternoon
Kick The Bucket Blues Band 5.00pm – 7.00pm Free Admission THE DIRTY ONION 3 Hill
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The Black Box – Friday Night
DR FEELGOOD + Support Doors 8.30pm Late Bar Facility’s Admission £18 +Booking Fee Belfast City
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Blues On The Boat – Friday Night
The Red Hot Roosters One of Ireland’s top and most entertaining rock n’ roll bands
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The John Hewitt – Friday Night
Friday 29Th June The Johnny Max Band – Canada 9.00pm – Late Free Admission THE
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Saturday 30th June

Ramada Encore – Saturday Night
Rab McCullough & The Rev Doc Rab & The Reverend, Ireland meets Scotland. Two of
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Granny Annies – Saturday Evening
Otis & The Elevators 4.30pm -7.00pm Free Admission Grannie Annies 81 Chichester Street Belfast BT1
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The Balmoral Hotel – Saturday Night
Raised On Rock Festival Fringe Event Irish Wolfhounds MMC Presents (In Aid Of Air Ambulance
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The American Bar – Saturday Afternoon
Kenny McDowell 2.00pm Admission £7.00 The American Bar 65-65A Dock Street Belfast BT1 1LF Tel
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St George’s Market – Saturday
The Bootleg Jukebox 11.00am – 3.00pm Free Admission St George’s Market 12-20 East Bridge Street
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Peaky Blinders – Saturday Afternoon
Rob Strong & His Band The legendary ROB STRONG and his band returns to Belfast
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Kelly’s Cellars – Saturday Afternoon
The Red Hot Roosters 3.30pm -6.00pm Free Admission KELLY’S CELLARS 30-32 Bank Square Belfast BT1
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The 2 Taps – Saturday Afternoon
Davy Watson Solo 3.00pm – 5.30pm Free Admission 42 Waring Street Belfast BT1 289 Tel
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The Cloth Ear – Saturday Afternoon
DD & The Delta Boys 4.00pm – 6.00pm Free Admission 35-39 Waring Street Belfast BT1
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The Dirty Onion – Saturday Afternoon
Crow Black Chicken 4.00pm – 6.00pm Free Admission The Dirty Onion 3 Hill Street Belfast
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The John Hewitt – Saturday Night
DD & The Delta Boys 9.00Pm – Late Free Admission THE JOHN HEWITT 51 Donegall
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The John Hewitt – Saturday Afternoon
The Speedy Mullan Blues Band 3.30PM – 6.00PM Free Admission The John Hewitt 51 Donegall
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Blues On The Boat – Saturday Night
Lee Hedley & Co Back by popular demand, the one and only Lee Hedley takes
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Blues On The Boat – Saturday Afternoon
Rab McCullough & The Rev Doc The Festival would not be complete without the appearance
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The Black Box – Saturday Night
Aaron Keylock + Support Doors – 8.00pm Late Bar Facilities Admission – £12.50 + Booking
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The Black Box – Saturday Afternoon
The Annual Tribute To Rory Gallagher with The Pat McManus Band, Blackwood & The Willie Byrne Band
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Sunday 1st July – Final Day

The American Bar – Sunday Night
Amanda St John Amanda St John; fresh from recording her new album at the world
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The Northern Whig – Sunday Evening
Sarah Mulholland 6.30pm – 8.00pm Free Admission The Northern Whig 2-10 Bridge Street Belfast BT1
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The Northern Whig – Sunday Afternoon
Mark Graham 4.00pm – 6.00pm Free Admission The Northern Whig 2-10 Bridge Street Belfast BT1
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Bootleggers – Sunday Evening
Villiers & The Villians 3.30pm – 6.00pm Admission Free 46 Church Lane Belfast BT1 4QN
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The Black Box – Sunday Afternoon
Sunday Lunch With Kaz Hawkins + Support Dom Martin Kaz Hawkins brings her brand new
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The Harp Bar – Sunday Evening
DD & The Delta Boys 3.00pm -5.30pm Free Admission The Harp Bar 35 Hill Street
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Granny Annies – Sunday Evening
The Johnny Max Band – Canada 4.00pm – 6.30pm Free Admission Grannies Annies 81 Chichester
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The Northern Whig – Sunday Night
The Johnny Max Band – Canada 9.00pm – 11.30pm Free Admission The Northern Whig 2-10
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The American Bar – Sunday Night
Sailortown Open Mic Session Sing The Blues 7.00pm Free Admission The American Bar 65-65A Dock
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The American Bar – Sunday Afternoon
The Reverend Doc & The Flying Squad 3.00pm Admission £5.00 The American Bar 65-65A Dock Street
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St George’s Market – Sunday
The Dave Taylor Duo 11.00am – 4.00pm Free Admission St George’s Market 12-20 East Bridge
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Peaky Blinders – Sunday
The Grand Camaros 3.30pm – 6.00pm (Afternoon ) Free Admission Peaky Blinders 10-14 Gresham Street
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Kelly’s Cellars – Sunday Night
Ian Sands & The Blues Katz 9.30pm – Late Free Admission KELLY’S CELLARS 30-32 Bank
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The 2 Taps – Sunday Afternoon
Ken Haddock Solo 3.00pm – 5.30pm Free Admission 42 Waring Street Belfast BT1 289 Tel
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The Cloth Ear – Sunday Afternoon
Lee Hedley Band 4.00pm – 6.00pm Free Admission 35-39 Waring Street Belfast BT1 2DZ Tel
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The Dirty Onion – Sunday Afternoon
Rab McCullough Blues Band 3.00pm – 5.00pm Free Admission The Dirty Onion 3 Hill Street
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The John Hewitt – Sunday Afternoon
The Red Hot Roosters  3.30pm – 6.00pm Free Admission THE JOHN HEWITT 51 Donegall Street
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The Black Box – Sunday Night
A Tribute To Phil Lynott & Thin Lizzy Featuring ‘Tinn Lizzy’ Tunes By Dj Monk
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Blues On The Boat – Sunday Afternoon Finale
Sunday Afternoon Finale – Sunday Brunch Ronnie Greer & Co At the forefront of the
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Monday 2nd July – Special Addition

The Hunting Lodge (FAREWELL PARTY) – Monday NIght
The Johnny Max Band – Canada Late Bar Facilities Drink Promotions Doors 8.30pm 39 Stewartstown
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