Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival – 9th, 10th, 11th November 2018

Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival 


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Thorbjørn Risager & the Black Tornado

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Wishbone Ash

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Netherlands! USA! Denmark! Finland! Ireland! Canada!

Traditionally held in Ilfracombe, this year we are relocating the festival just 17 miles down the road and crossing the border into North Cornwall to Penstowe Manor, a really tasteful intimate venue near Bude

To match such a phenomenal set of musicians, the venue itself and location of the festival had to be just as impressive. Situated in a beautiful part of the country, set in private grounds, the holiday resort has a wide range of self catering accommodation and facilities that include: • Two bars, restaurant and take away • Indoor, heated swimming pool • On site gymnasium • Coffee Shop • Amusement Room

With accommodation for the weekend being just a short distance away from the music you won’t need to worry about booking that taxi to take you home or to a hotel at the end of each night. Also – car parking is free for the weekend – so you don’t have to worry about where you leave your car.

So whether you’re local to North Cornwall, travelling from the other side of the country or overseas to be with us, you’ll only have to focus on the music and enjoying yourself.

No need to search for food and drinks on the day either, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone’s taste!

To celebrate our new venue and location, the line-up is our most ambitious since the festivals inception; with a mix of unforgettable names and terrific artists from the UK and around the world!

Bude Festival Poster

Superb Music! Beautiful Location! Incredible Value!

Don’t miss out on Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival on 9th, 10th and 11th November 2018

The festival will take place at Penstowe Manor Resort, Penstowe Road, Kilkhampton, Bude, North Cornwall EX23 9QY

A range of ticket options are available……check them out and purchase
online at Solid Entertainments and on 01472 349 222 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!