Blues and folk fans are in for a treat this week as the Southsea Folk, Roots and Blues Weekend opens its doors tomorrow for business.
The weekend features a wide range of acts including blues smiths Andy Broad, Latemouth Blake and the Jelly rollers.
There are also many acts who cross genre boundaries such as Celtic psychedelic rockers Mary Jane and Walker Broad’s jazz folk stylings.There’s also a chance to spot up-and-coming talent like Ben Brooks alongside festival regular Ade Cull and popular headliner Ron Trueman Border.
Taking place at The Dockyard Club in Onslow Road, Southsea, both days of The Southsea Folk, Roots and Blues Weekend are split into afternoon and evening sessions.
For afternoon sessions doors open from 12.30pm until 6pm while evening sessions start at 8pm.
Filling in the gap between afternoon and evening sessions there will be accoustic sessions in the member’s bar which are free of charge.
Tickets are £15 per session, but if you buy an evening ticket you can get an afternoon ticket for just £10, meaning that with the free acoustic sessions in the member’s bar bridgin the gap between afternoon and evening sets, you can easily make a day of it.
The Southsea Folk, Roots and Blues Weekend comes to the Dockyard club tomorrow and Sunday. Visit southseafolkfestival.co.uk for details.