Sidmouth Jazz & Blues Festival

Kennaway House, Tunbridge Wells, Lamberhurst, Sidmouth, East Devon, EX10 8NG

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Opening Times

Season (23 May 2024 - 27 May 2024)
Thursday - Monday12:00 - 10:30


The 2024 Sidmouth International Jazz and Blues Festival takes place over five days, from Thursday, May 23, to Monday, May 27, coinciding with the end of the May bank holiday weekend.

Headlining the opening night on May 23 is Tony Hadley, of Spandau Ballet fame, showcasing his iconic voice alongside his jazz band and a swinging brass section. Tony pays homage to jazz legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, and Frank Sinatra, as well as featuring Spandau hits like 'True' and 'Gold.'

On May 24, the festival offers a dynamic double bill featuring Roachford and MF Robots, delivering a high-energy mix of Soul, Funk, and Acid Jazz. Andrew Roachford will be performing hits from his acclaimed back catalogue and you can expect to hear hits such as Cuddly Toy. MF Robots bring their unique blend of acid jazz to Sidmouth who were formed by ex- founding member of The Brand-New Heavies Jan Kinkade and vocalist Dawn Joseph.

The following day, all the way from Havana, Cuba the incredible award – winning jazz pianist and composer Roberto Fonseca headlines on Saturday 25 May with his all-star band. Known for his work with the Buena Vista Social Club, Fonseca is one of the most dazzling jazz musicians to come out of Cuba and hit the limelight across the globe.

Sunday, May 26, sees British-Jamaican MBE singer Ruby Turner taking the stage with her band, treating the audience to hits like 'I'd Rather Go Blind' and 'It's Gonna Be Alright.' Turner, known for her soulful voice and R&B mastery, has collaborated with notable artists such as Brian Ferry, UB40, and Mick Jagger.

On Monday 27 May as the festival celebrates two award – winning British female singer songwriters. Elles Bailey the smoky-voiced human dynamo, who straddles the worlds of Americana and the Blues, garnering accolades in both and British Soul singer Mica Millar and her full band. Mica also won Jazz FM's prestigious 'Soul Act of The Year 2022' award alongside receiving a nomination for 'Breakthrough Act of The Year'.

The festival programme offers a wide variety of exceptional music including Jazz, Swing, Blues, Roots, Soul, Funk, Latin, Cuban and Gospel music”.

Ticket packages include options for a three-day outdoor music daytime ticket, a combination of headline acts and daytime music, as well as VIP and corporate packages.

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Guide Prices

Tickets From £35


Key Features

  • Indoor Event
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