Darwin Escapes

Swanage Blues Festival 2017

Showcasing the best of the blues on the stunning Dorset Coast…

Head to the biggest party in town! The Swanage Blues Festival 2017 is set in and around the Dorset seaside town, it takes place twice a year and is one of the most popular events in the county’s community calendar.

Taking over the entire town from October 5th to October 8th 2017 , the four-day event will mark the 28th festival to be held in the beautiful coastal location of Swanage.

Known as one of the must see festivals in Dorset, the Swanage Blues Festival first started in March 2001 after preparations for a birthday party rapidly escalated and the rest of the town’s pubs and restaurants wanted to get involved! The October festival was then later added in 2007.

Promising only the best of the blues, the October festival will host 60 great gigs from 40 amazing acts across 16 indoor venues.

A wide range of venues, restaurants and bars in Swanage have got involved with this fantastic event to celebrate blues music in its entirety, including our very own Swanage Bay View Holiday Home Park which is just a 20 minute walk from the town centre.


Enjoy the thrill of live music in the heart of the Jurassic Coast…

You can catch an eclectic mix of UK blues acts throughout the four days some of which include Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion, Riverside Blues Band, The Milk Men and The Blues Issues all offering a taste of the blues.

And if you’re staying with us at our Swanage Bay View Holiday Home Park then you can enjoy the live music from the comfort of the park from Friday to Sunday when a range of acts will take to the stage in the park itself. Starting off the blues extravaganza will be Andy Twyman taking to the stage at 8pm.

A full line up of entertainment is then planned for the Saturday starting with Robin Bibi Blues Jam! At 12.30pm and finishing with The Great West Groove ‘Blues Dance Session’ featuring Terry Marshall at 9.45pm. Sunday offers another jam-packed afternoon of live music starting with Tiny Tina Turner at 2pm and closing with Blues Business at 5pm.


How to get involved in the ‘Big Town Party’…

Buy a wristband to show your support for the Swanage Blues Festivals for just £10. These bands are available at a range of businesses in Swanage. Visit the Swanage Blues Festival website for the full information.

Do not miss out on this unique community feel town party! If you’re staying at our Swanage Bay View Holiday Home Park in Dorset at the beginning of October then why not head down and enjoy the live music on offer?

Dates for the 2018 festivals have already been announced (1, 2, 3, 4 March 2018 and 4, 5, 6, 7 October 2018) so why not book your holiday at Swanage Bay View and indulge in an array of blues music while you stay with us!


Want to keep up to date with all the latest information? Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and follow us on Instagram to stay up to date on all things Darwin Escapes!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin