Coming up this weekend: BluesFest at the o2 Arena

 Coming up this weekend: BluesFest at the o2 Arena

BluesFest is in its fifth year and has now hosted some of the biggest names in blues music, including the likes of Elvis Costello and Steely Dan.

BluesFest has taken place at the o2 Arena in London for the past three years, but was formerly held at The Royal Albert Hall, a symbol of Victorian grandeur.

Old and new alike, this year BluesFest has perhaps its biggest line-up yet. On Friday, it will see the iconic Robert Plant lead singer of Led Zeppelin grace the o2 with his presence. He will perform with his band The Sensational Space Shifters.

Rob will be supported by yet another icon: Northern-Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, who’ll be returning for another instalment at BluesFest.

When you rock up on Thursday, you can feast your ears on John Fogerty, founder of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

His solo work brings blues music well up to date, with his previous album Blue Moon Swamp receiving an award for best rock album at the 40th Grammy awards.

Fogerty will be supported by none other than special guests Steve Miller Band.

The Saturday of BluesFest will see Zac Brown Band, hailing all the way from Atlanta. They won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album in 2013.

Following Zac Brown Band will be Robert Cray, who formerly supported Eric Clapton on his world tour in 2006. A must for any blues fanatic.

The finale of this year’s BluesFest features Counting Crows, who achieved a rapid rise to success following the release of their debut album August and Everything Else, featuring their popular track Mr. Jones.

Counting Crows will be joined by Alison Krauss plus The White Buffalo.

BluesFest is an annual celebration of the very best blues music has to offer and is a must for any fan of blues music. Don’t miss out.

Tickets are currently on sale via the official BluesFest website.

See you very soon!

Check out Joe’s last review from when Festival Iminente came to Shoreditch.