Ribble Valley Festival Streams Online
The Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Festival returns online for May Day holiday.
10:33 10 May 2021
The Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Festival is returning this year as an online event. The three-day festival, which will be streamed for free over the May Day Bank Holiday, will be headlined by singer song-writer Kyla Brox.
Festival treasurer Miles Peachey said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be back,”
“It was devastating to have to postpone at the last minute in 2020, and we didn’t want to lose ten years of momentum by cancelling this year too.
“We were determined not to have the event postponed again and let our membership and loyal audiences forget who we are.
“We are going to have a great festival, put some money in the hard-hit musicians’ pockets and the superb acts will provide first class entertainment.
“We want to keep the spirit of the community festival alive - and now it is all systems go.”
Ribble Valley and Blues Festival co-ordinator Sue Bradley said: “It’s been a steep learning curve, and our confidence for this festival comes from the lessons and experience we’ve gained over the past year, keeping the music flowing through on-line gigs and working with musicians.
“Some musicians have embraced online performance, while others prefer to wait to play in front of a live audience.
“So, programming the festival has meant working to artists’ strengths and enabling them to get back to work as soon as possible, either through festival streaming or welcoming them back to live gigs later this year.”