It is with heaviness in our hearts that we announce: the 2020 Great British Rhythm & Blues festival this
summer in Colne, Lancashire is postponed. We are hoping the festival will return in 2021.

Chairman of Colne Town Council Mary Thomas explained, “with the Covid-19 pandemic evolving daily it has
sadly become obvious that, for multiple reasons, it would not be appropriate to operate this year’s blues
festival in Colne. It is the safety of our traders, performers and of the 25,000+ visitors who would have
attended the event which is the motivation for our decision.”

All ticket holders will be contacted directly and given a refund on their purchases.

We are in the process of contacting all the performers, venues and traders and hope they will be able to
carry their contracts over until next year. So, we are hoping to be back, stronger than ever, during the
August Bank Holiday of 2021.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Colne Town Council office either by
phone on 01282 861888 or via email to [email protected]

Updates will also be posted regularly here on the festival website and via social media.

The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, August Bank Holiday
3 Days • 1 Great Festival
Colne, Lancashire, UK

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