2nd - 4th August 2019

Mold, North Wales


Coming in August 2019!

Another three days of fantastic blues and soul music.

An incredible line up of the best in blues and soul.

Hosted on the fields of Theatr Clwyd overlooking Mold and the Clwydian Range

or inside the theatre if the weather demands it!

Buy tickets

Tickets are now available from the Theatr Clwyd website.
This year, the festival and camping will be hosted on the fields surrounding the theatre; with plans to move inside if the weather is terrible!
Click on the buttons to head over to Theatr Clwyd Box Office.
For weekend tickets, simply add all three days to your cart and the discount will automatically be applied. Camping, Glamping and Coach travel can also be added at the checkout.

Special early-bird weekend ticket prices will be available until Easter!

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We've teamed up with UK charity Music For All

We are really happy to be associated with Music For All again this year. To find out more about the charity, check out our blog post from last year.



Previous years have featured acts such as:

Doug MacLeod, Aynsley Lister, Laurence Jones, Connie Lush, King King,
David Sinclair 4, The Foundations, Liam Ward Band, Alex McKown,
Tom Attah & The Bad Man Clan, Midnite Johnny, Rebecca Downes Band, Born Healer,
The Brothers Groove, Matt Wolff Band, Rita Payne, Babajack
and many more!

Stay tuned for this year's line up!

Check out the gallery from previous festivals:

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Artists for 2019


Artist headers are coloured to indicate the day they are playing: Friday Saturday Sunday

  • Paul Lamb has forged himself a place in the history books as one of the greatest harmonica players of our time. He is joined on stage by his band The King Snakes, altogether they have won numerous awards, including Best British Blues Band, Best UK Harmonica Player and Album of the Year.

  • Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been on a mission spreading the word of Guerrilla Soul ever since. The roots of their music spring from the tradition of Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis, yet they are not a throwback. The foundation of James and Black is the voices and stories in their songs.

  • Blues and Soul become inextricably entwined in award-winning singer-songwriter Kyla Brox, whose raw talent has seen her described as 'the finest female blues singer of her generation'. Winner of the 2018 UK Blues Challenge, Kyla has the honour of representing the UK in Memphis at the 2019 International Blues Challenge. A UK Blues Federation Ambassador of UK Blues, she is one of only three British singers to be included in the 50 Women of Blues Spotify playlist.

  • Delta Moon is an American swamp blues, blues rock, and blues band. They originated in Inman Park, Atlanta, Georgia. Featuring Tom Gray on lap steel slide and Mark Johnson on the bottleneck slide. Winners of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis 2003, Tom Gray was also 2008 songwriter of the year.

  • Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country, and soulful rock, with a contemporary edge. What’s more fate has blessed her with a ‘smoky vocal’ style that perfectly fits her music, after a stint in hospital as a child changed her voice forever. Her 2017 debut album ‘Wildfire’ assembled a host of Nashville’s finest and debuted at no.2 in the iTunes blues Charts. Tracked in Blackbird Studios, Tennessee then blended together back in the UK with the likes of Jonny Henderson on Hammond organ and Joe Wilkins on blistering guitar, the result is a unique trans-Atlantic coming together of styles.

  • A blistering mix of blues, soul and old school R&B, The Stumble have been wowing audiences with the energy and virtuosity of their live performances for the past 20 years. Festival favourites in every corner of the UK and Europe, The Stumble are taking their creative talents to a new level with their stupendous 4th album, The Other Side.

  • Colin has worked as a pro guitarist since the age of 17, playing with artists such as Gary Barlow, China Crisis, Paul Carrack, Ruby Turner & recently with French writer Nicolette Picheral and Director Stéphane Vérite. He has also toured with Toyah Willcox on her Up Close & Personal Acoustic Tour. He now divides his time between recording, touring and as a masterclass tutor at LIPA. Colin has produced a series of demonstration videos sponsored by Farida Guitars (which he endorses). In addition to his astonishing fluency on the fingerboard, Colin is also a first-rate vocalist and an accomplished solo performer in his own right. Colin is an extremely well connected musician who is always accompanied by top session professionals.

  • This Swansea-based acoustic three-piece vividly evoke the blues, jazz and jug band music of the 1920s. Their debut album Prohibition Blues has been greeted with international radio play and universal critical acclaim, confirming the band's reputation as one of the UK's premier roots bands. The authentic sound of the Prohibition era!

  • A hot six piece based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, their style is more eclectic than most. Their own brand 'North Eastern Swing' is a mix of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, with the addition of razor-sharp solos, great arrangements and original songs.

  • The Achievers are one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed new bands on the UK Blues and Roots music scene. Layered with four-part harmonies, joyful melodies and infections, danceable rhythms there has never been a better time to see and hear The Acheivers. One of the most original and exciting bands to emerge in British Blues.

  • Drawing on a rich seam of musical influences from songwriter-led blues, RnB, Soul, Jazz and Funk, Ruby and the Revelators perform a refreshingly unique set that combines imaginative interpretations of classic blues songs, as well as eschewing the obvious in favour of lesser known gems and showcasing their original compositions.

  • Delta Radio mix psychedelic experimentalism, classic rock, and electric blues. Their sound can move effortlessly from the grit and groove of Howlin’ Wolf and Captain Beefheart, to the jazz infused finesse of The Allman Brothers and Derek Trucks. The band, from North Wales, are equally at home playing their own material, as they are reworking blues classics in their own style. Look out for their debut EP.

  • One Eyed Crow are an exciting electric blues band from Merseyside, fronted by Pete Wade, playing a blistering mix of original and classic blues with their raw, energetic sound. Pete previously toured for six years with the award winning blues singer Connie Lush as lead guitarist, during which he was credited as bring one of the best blues guitarists on the UK circuit.

  • A unique and newly reformed band from the North West playing their own brand of RnB and Funk. Mixing up original compositions and covers of Roots, Americana, New Orleans Funk and a twist of Blues to create Rhythm and Groove music.

  • The real deal! A fantastic 9 piece Ska band playing all the classics from Two Tone, Trojan, Bad Manners and many more. We defy you not to dnace.

  • Yubaba are the region's number one Funk and Soul party band. Taking you on an exciting adventure in sound with classic hits and well known covers with a twist!

  • Mr Hugh Price plays Delta and early Chicago style Blues. He has moved back to North Wales from Somerset where he hosted Blues evenings and played in the pubs and clubs in the South West as well as supporting The Heritage Blues Orchestra at the Moon Club in Cardiff. Hugh is a regular guest at The Big Wheel Blues Festival on the Isle Of Man and has played at the Dundee Blues Bonanza and Village Pump Folk Festival. Hugh is also a glass artist and painter.

  • A classic Power Trio combining Blues, Rock, Funk and anything else they can get their hands on. Comprising three talented musicians who have all worked extensively throughout the UK and Europe with various bands before coming together to form The Electric Recovery in 2018.

  • In our partnership with the charity Music For All, we are hosting a battle of the bands contest. The winner will play on our stage on Friday night.

Venue

New for 2019, the festival will be held at Theatr Clwyd's outdoor arena!

Set on top of a hill overlooking the beautiful market town of Mold and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty beyond.


Getting Here

Mold is quick and easy to access from all over the country. Less than an hour from Manchester or Bangor by car.
The roads surrounding the theatre have prominent brown and white signs making us very easy to find. Just up the road from Flintshire’s County Council’s Head Offices and the Law Court (which are also well marked).

Our address: Theatr Clwyd, Raikes Lane, Mold, CH7 1YA

Public Transport

There is a bus stop outside the theatre on the routes from Mold, Flint and Chester. Our nearest train stations are Flint (5 miles), Chester (11 miles) and Buckley (5 miles). There are cycle racks outside the theatre.

By Coach

This year you can use public transport without missing the last band! A coach service between the festival and Chester train station can be booked at the same time as your tickets. Please see the Box Office for details.

By Road

From the North Wales coast, take the A55 towards Chester, take the exit signed Flint and turn right towards Mold. Go through the villages of Northop and Sychdyn, and look for a well signposted right hand turn into the theatre!
From Chester or North West England, take signs for North Wales and Conway. From the A55, filter left onto the A494 for Mold. As you approach the town, there are well signposted signs to the theatre on your right.
From other directions, go through Mold and take the A494 Queensferry road. The theatre is signposted on the left just after you leave the town.

Parking

There is a large undercover car park operated by Flintshire County Council at the front of the building with tunnel access direct to the theatre foyer. The tunnel entrance has steps so is not suitable for those with access needs. Recently the council has introduced charges to use the car park however it is only £1.50 for a full day, 50p for 2 hours and is pay and display Monday to Saturday from 8am to 5pm. We ask for people to avoid parking outside the front of the building to ensure disabled access and for emergency service access.

Taxis

There are several taxi companies in the Mold area, we would always recommend pre-booking as they can get very busy.
Call Pied Bull Executive Travel on 07739 545348 to reserve your car! Other taxi firms are listed in the festival programme.

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Performer / Band please contact: Charlie Goodfella