WHY THE BLUES AND WHY DEREHAM?< Return to previous page
Blues is a broad based music genre, rooted deep in the social fabric of today's society and has given rise to some of the most popular forms of music we know today! Geographically smack in the centre of Norfolk, Dereham is often referred to as the 'Heart of Norfolk' and the Dereham Blues Festival is all set to supply the 'Beat'! With top blues bands from all over the UK, sponsored by the venues, festival goers can enjoy free access to a truly wide range of styles delivered by talented musicians. On offer will be a whole mess o' blues from Mississippi swamp through to R&B, from the Chicago blues of Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters to Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan right up to the funky, verging on jazz. There really is something for everyone! The Dereham Blues Festival is a must for all music lovers and we look forward to welcoming you to the only Festival in the UK that can boast literally 'More than Twelve Bars of Blues' .
Join the crew!Each year, the DBF Board aim to bring new musicians and new attractions into Dereham and, as the festival grows, the organisation becomes more complicated. If you would like to be part of this initiative, please volunteer to help with the planning and delivery of next year's festival. To get involved, contact us by email here. We can also offer internships to students interested in practising their social media skills during the festival run-up, from January through to July.
6 July 2022. Times: 19:30
After a two year absence due to Covid, the Dereham Blues Festival is back from 6th - 10th July. See https://www.derehambluesfestival.org.uk for all details.