Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival

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Burton Agnes Hall, near Bridlington, from Friday July 13 to Sunday July 15

Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival will include a lineup of late night acts who will be playing alongside Grammy nominee and Emmy Award winner Billy Branch and Jo Harrop on the main bill

Friday July 13

10pm-11pm Nick Rooke

The East Yorkshire-based Nick Rooke plays original music that crosses many genres. It is the blend of Nick’s own songs and hints of traditional Irish Folk that results in an interactive experience for the audience. Great songs, reflecting the world around him mix with Nick’s carefree attitude and sense of humour for a night to remember.

11pm-midnight TBC

Saturday 14th July

10pm-11pm Polly Bolton and Bella Gaffney

Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner Bella Gaffney hails from Bradford.

She writes folk inspired songs which she performs along with her own original arrangements of traditional pieces. Bella has supported various folk luminaries including Jon Boden, Cara Dillon and Altan, and also performs with Midlands-based band Bric-a-Brac. Her second album, Heaven Knows, was released last year.

York-based Polly Bolton first picked up the mandolin as a child and has been touring internationally in various line ups since her early teens.

Her support slots include Tcha Limberger and Mozes Rosenberg, Lau, and Hot Club of Cowtown. Endorsed by Eastman Guitars (their only UK-based mandolin player), she is also one third of progressive bluegrass / acoustic trio Stillhouse.

Polly and Bella first jammed backstage after a show in York in the autumn of last year and the project grew from there.

A great musical friendship, they work collaboratively, arranging material led by powerful vocals and glittering instrumental collaboration.

11pm-midnight The Alligators

Festival favourites return to entertain revellers into the night. The Hull-based band consists of Tony Underwood on guitar and vocals, Mike Ollerenshaw on lead vocals and bass and Mark Sedgwick on drums.

The Alligators are definitely a band best captured in a live situation with a set consisting of some strong originals and covers by legends such as Peter Green, Rory Gallagher, Ry Cooder, the Stones, as well as the great Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Artists also confirmed for 2018 include headliner Billy Branch presented by the Giles Robson Band along with Kyla Brox with Danny Blomeley, Matt and Carlos, Zoe Gilby, Jo Harrop, Ubunye.

Many performances at this festival are supported by Jazz North, a lottery funded organisation that works with jazz performers throughout the north. “We hope that through the festival we are able to fulfil Jazz North’s vision of the north becoming recognised nationally and internationally for enabling jazz artists to reside, work and develop in dialogue with interested, supportive and open-minded audiences,” said a spokesmen.

Tickets are priced at £80 for the full weekend. Concessions and individual day and night tickets are also on sale now.

Tickets: 01262 490 324