Organisers of this year’s Prudential Bluesfest have added 30 free shows to the paid-for events at London’s O2 on November 7-8.
Evening headline acts the Dave Matthews Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jo Harman, Tom Jones, Van Morrison and Matt Schofield were announced previously.
Now a stack of named acts including the Boom Band, the Bluejays, Bernie Marsden and Big Boy Bloater have been confirmed for daytime events in the venue’s main foyer, the Brooklyn Bowl and an acoustic stage.
Bluesfest director Leo Green says: “It’s thanks to our new partnership with Prudential that we’ve not only been able to come up with such a broad, far-reaching daytime programme for this year’s event, but that for the first time we’re also in a position to offer up tickets to all of these shows for nothing.
“We’re expecting in excess of 50,000 music fans on site across the weekend and are on course to become one of the biggest blues and roots festivals in the world.”
Prudential Bluesfest 2015
Prudential Bluesfest evening shows
Nov 07: Dave Matthews Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jo Harman
Nov 08: Tom Jones & Van Morrison, Matt Schofield
Prudential Bluesfest daytime shows
Main Foyer Stage
Big Joe Louis
Mudcats Blues Trio
Brooklyn Bowl Stage
The Boom Band
Big Boy Bloater
Lefttennant (Scott McKeown)
Ian Siegal Band
The Blues Band
Jeremy Sassoon’s Ray Charles Project
The Cold Heart Revue
Half Deaf Clatch