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A huge welcome to this years Belfast City Blues Festival 2019! Now going into its eleventh year, this years program has something for everyone. With over 60 free live gigs, ’Blues On The Boat ‘ music cruises and the festivals new attraction ‘Blues At The River, Music And Food Fest‘ live from Donegal Quay at the Big Blue Fish, this years Belfast City Blues Festival is not to be missed!
 
To all our festival sponsors a huge thank you. To the bands and artists that perform every year and all the participating outlets, a massive thank you also! To the volunteers who work tirelessly to make your visitor experience a memorable one, a huge big thank you… and finally to all who visit our great city and attend the many gigs that take place over the festival weekend, your support is greatly appreciated and contributes immensely to keeping the festival alive and kicking! Three days of great music, with great people, in a great city. What more can you ask for. Enjoy.


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Friday 28th June

The Belfast Barge – Friday 8.30pm – A Tribute To TASTE!!
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St George’s Market – Friday 11.00am – Frank Carberry The Blues Set
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The Northern Whig – Friday 10:30pm – Alison McGrath & The Soulantics
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Bootleggers – Friday 5.00pm – The Stonecold Hobos
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Peaky Blinder – Friday 4.30pm – The Rab McCullough Blues Band
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The Dirty Onion – Friday 4.30pm – Freedom 35’s
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Maddens Bar – Friday 9.30pm – Rory Gallagher Weekend – Willie Byrne
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The Cloth Ear – Friday 4.30pm – The Speedy Mullan Blues Band
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Granny Annies – Friday 8:30pm – Bad Reputation
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Granny Annies – Friday 4:30pm – The Lee Hedley Band
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The American Bar – Friday 9:30pm – Chris Taplin Blues Band
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The John Hewitt – Friday 9:00pm – The Robin Bibi Band (London)
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Kelly’s Cellars – Friday 3:30pm – The Rev Doc & The Flying Squad
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Blues On The Boat! – Friday 7:00pm – The Red Hot Roosters
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The Black Box – Friday Night – Rob Strong & His Band + Special Guests Tony Villiers & The Villains
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Saturday 29th June

St George’s Market – Saturday 11.30am – James Peake
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The Northern Whig – Saturday 7:30pm – Cari Q
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The Grand Central Hotel – Saturday 3.30pm – Rab McCullough & The Rev Doc
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Europa Hotel – Saturday 3.30pm – The Live Jazz Session
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Peaky Blinder – Saturday 4.00pm – The Robin Bibi Band (London)
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The Balmoral Hotel – Saturday 8.00pm – Fringe Event – Bad Reputation
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Maddens Bar – Saturday 9.30pm – Dom Martin
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The Cloth Ear – Saturday 4.30pm – DD & The Delta Boys
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Granny Annies – Saturday 4.15pm – Otis & The Elevators
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The American Bar – Saturday 3:00pm – Backbone Blues Band
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The John Hewitt – Saturday 9:00pm – DD & The Delta Boys
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The John Hewitt – Saturday 6:00pm – The Speedy Mullan Blues Band
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Kelly’s Cellars – Saturday 3:30pm – Red Hot Roosters
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Ramada – Saturday 9.00pm – Rab McCullough & The Rev Doc
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2 Taps Wine Bar – Saturday 3:30pm – Frank ‘Bluesman‘ Carberry
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Blues On The Boat! – Saturday 7:00pm – Lee Hedley & Co
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Blues On The Boat! – Saturday 3:00pm – Tony Villars & Doc Doherty
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The Black Box – Saturday Afternoon – The Annual Rory Gallagher Day
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The Black Box – Saturday Night – Mirenda Rosenberg (USA) & Her Band + Special Guests The Lee Hedley Band
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Sunday 30th June – Final Day

St George’s Market – Sunday 12.00am – Brian McKenna Live
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The Northern Whig – Sunday 9.00pm – The Robin Bibi Band (London)
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The Northern Whig – Sunday 7.00pm – Alice LA
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The Northern Whig – Sunday 4:30pm – Mark Graham
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The Harp Bar – Sunday 3:30 – DD & The Delta Boys
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The Harp Bar – Saturday 12:30 afternoon – Kick The Bucket Blues Band
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Bootleggers – Sunday 3.30pm – Alison McGrath Duo
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The Grand Central Hotel – Sunday 3.30pm – Lee Hedley & Co
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Europa Hotel – Sunday 3.30pm – The Speedy Mullan Blues Band
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Peaky Blinder – Sunday 4.00pm – Rusty Jacks Blues Band
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The Dirty Onion – Sunday 4.00pm – The Rab McCullough Blues Band
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Maddens Bar – Sunday 8.00pm – Chris Taplin Blues Band
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The Cloth Ear – Sunday 4.00pm – Ian Sands & The Blues Katz
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Granny Annies – Sunday 4.00pm – The Robin Bibi Band (London)
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The John Hewitt – Sunday 3:30pm – The Red Hot Roosters
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Kelly’s Cellars – Sunday 9:30pm – Lee Hedley Band
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Kelly’s Cellars – Sunday 4:00pm – Little Wilgar & The Crackpot Preachers
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2 Taps Wine Bar – Sunday 4:00pm – Mark ‘Beesting’ Braidner
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Blues On The Boat! – Sunday 1.00pm – Rab Mc Cullough & The Rev Doc
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The Black Box – Sunday Afternoon – Sunday Soul And Lunch With The Motown Sensations
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The Black Box – Sunday Night – Creedence Clearwater Review
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