The Big Blues Music Festival in Kleinmond: 2 & 3 March 2012

Kleinmond is the place to be on the weekend of 2 – 3 March 2012 if you’re a fan of quality blues music. The small coastal town will be hosting the second Big Blues Music Festival which features some of South Africa’s best blues musicians.

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See Dan Patlansky at the Big Blues Music Festival.

The festival will take place at the upgraded Kleinmond Harbour, which features a variety of restaurants, bars and shops in the adjacent Harbour Road. Facilities at the festival include a 1,050 square metre marquee, safe parking, arts stalls and a kiddies club. There’ll also be a buddy-bus to get you home safely.

The line-up at this year’s Big Blues Festival features some exciting new and established artists such as Natasha Meister, Albert Frost & The Blues Broers, the Gerald Clark Band, Southern Gypsey Queen, the Boulevard Blues Band, Vusi Mahlasela and Dan Patlansky.

The full line-up looks like this:

Friday 2 March 2012:

  • 15h00 – 15h45: Tribal Echo
  • 16h00 – 16h45: Ballistic Blues
  • 17h00 – 17h45: Diamondback Blues Band
  • 18h00 – 18h45: Gian Groen Blues Band
  • 19h00 – 19h45: Natasha Meister
  • 20h00 – 21h00: The Gerald Clark Band
  • 21h15 – 22h45: Albert Frost & The Blues Broers
  • 23h00 – midnight: Black Cat Bones

Saturday 3 March 2012:

  • 11h00 – 11h45: Hellfire Blues Club
  • 12h00 – 12h45: Sixgun Gospel
  • 13h00 – 13h45: Crimson House Blues
  • 14h00 – 14h45: Tony & the Trailer Cats
  • 15h00 – 15h45: In The Deepend
  • 16h00 – 16h45: The Studerbakers
  • 17h00 – 17h45: Charlie King Band
  • 18h00 – 19h00: Southern Gypsey Queen
  • 19h15 – 20h15: The Boulevard Blues Band
  • 20h30 – 21h30: Vusi Mahlasela
  • 21h45 – 22h45: Dan Patlansky
  • 23h00 – midnight: Piet Botha & The Lyzyrd Kyngs

Paul Bothner Music is also coming to the party and will be offering guitar and vocal workshops for aspiring blues musicians, together with a couple of the artists from the line-up.

Tickets for the festival are available from Computicket and prices range from R130 to R250. There’s no charge for kids aged 12 years and under.

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