Diggle Band Club, Bankfield House, Huddersfield Rd, Diggle, Oldham OL3 5PJ
Kilngreen Hall, 4 Station Rd, Diggle, Oldham OL3 5JZ
The Gate Inn, 217 Huddersfield Rd, Diggle, Oldham OL3 5PQ
Grandpa Greene’s, Ward Ln, Diggle, Oldham OL3 5JT
Saddleworth Cookery School, Unit 11, Warth Mill, Huddersfield Rd, Diggle, Oldham OL3 5PJ
Vintage Ambience, Diggle, Oldham OL3 5PJ
Diggle Band Club
The Gate Inn
217 Huddersfield Road,
Canal-side Tow Path,
5 Ward Lane,
Sub Pressure Studios
Saddleworth Cookery School
10 Years of the Diggle Blues Festival
WHERE EVERY YEAR THE BLUES MEETS THE GREENERY
WELCOME TO OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DIGGLE BLUES FESTIVAL! Yes, we started in 2009 and every year since we have been bringing fabulous Blues music to our beautiful village, for music lovers from near and far to enjoy. 2019, our 10th anniversary year, again offers a weekend soaked in Blues music…..with food, soft drinks, beers and wine available at all our venues. We have realised (and are flattered!) that many Blues artists are now contacting us, wanting to be part of our annual festival and we recognise that this is all due to our audiences who really show their appreciation.
This year we have again scoured the whole country for great Blues music and have a line-up we are proud of. We have bands from all over the country plus a few returning bands. Our main aim has been to provide a FREE festival and again we have some great acts this year giving you a full programme of Blues to enjoy.
If you are visiting the festival for the first time, please refer to the Weekend Timetable on the opposite page. The times of the acts are planned so that you can watch the first act at the first venue, have half an hour to walk to the next venue and watch the second act, and so on. The timetable takes you on a tour of 6 venues in Diggle, enabling you to watch all 11 acts over the weekend. Some of our venues you will know well and one has changed its name. Saddleworth Cookery School was an excellent new venue last year and Vintage Ambience (once Woolyknit Cafe) is at the rear of Warth Mill next to the Cookery School.
To celebrate our 10th Anniversary we have a special souvenir T-Shirt on sale as well as our popular circular logo design that we introduced last year. We hope you will buy one of them as a souvenir of this year’s festival and remember buying one also supports our funds for this free festival. You can also support us by gifting £1 or more at the end of each performance where collection buckets will be found at the exit point.
Thank you for your support and we must again thank our sponsors Mono Alarms and Audio Council and also our programme advertisers for their generosity in supporting us.
The Diggle Blues Festival Team