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Acts include: The Rev Doc & The Flying Squad, The Red Hot Roosters, The Sabrejets, Crow Black Chicken, Sam Davidson’s Taste, The Willie Byrne Band, LIGHT, The Chris Taplin Blues Band, Robin BiBi Band, Tony Villiers & The Villains, Dom Martin, Mike Wilgar & The Crack Pot Preachers, Davy Watson, Speedy Mullan Blues Band, The Unholy Gospel Band, The Lee Hedley Band, Otis & The Elevators, and Anthony Toner.


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Crow Black Chicken

The Black Box | Fri, 24 Jun 2022

Remembering Rory Rory Gallagher Tribute

The Black Box | Sat, Jun 25, 2022

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Tony Villiers & The Villians

The Deer's Head | Sat, Jun 25, 2022

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Simply Skynyrd: The Ultimate Tribute To Lynyrd Skynyrd

The Black Box | Sat, June 25, 2022

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Guinness Blues Café - Dom Martin & His Band

The Deer's Head | Sun, 26 June 2022

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LIGHT

The Black Box | Sun, June 26, 2022

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2022 Festival 2022 - Wrap Party with Robin BiBi

The Deer's Head | Sun, June 26, 2022

Guinness Blues Café

Lee Hedley Band

The Deer's Head | Sat, 2 Jul 2022

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The Deer's Head | Sat, 16 Jul 2022

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The Davy K Project

The Deer's Head | Sat, 22 Jul 2022

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2022 news

Belfast City Blues Festival Returns To Celebrate 13th Year

The 13th Guinness Belfast City Blues Festival is back and is set to take place over three days in 14 venues with 29 acts and almost 40 gigs.

Taking place from 24th-26th June, the launch saw Lee Hedley Blues Band take to the stage at Kelly’s Cellars in the city recently.


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Pat McManus is to perform alongside Willie Byrne Band and Sam Davison's Taste at the Belfast City Blues Festival as part of the festival’s annual tribute to blues legend Rory Gallagher.


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Friday 24th June

Rev Doc & The Flying Squad

Kelly's Cellars

3.30pm - 6.30pm


30-32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL

02890 246058


Crow Black Chicken

The Black Box

Doors 8pm


18-22 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LA

028 9024 4400


Ronnie Greer Band

Granny Annie's

4pm - 6pm


81 Chichester St, Belfast BT1 4JE

028 9032 1331


Mike Wilgar & The Crack Pot Preachers

The Ulster Sports Club

4.30pm - 7pm


96-98 High St, Belfast BT1 2BG

028 9023 0771

Kick The Bucket Blues Band

The Dirty Onion

4.30pm - 6.30pm


3 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LA

028 9024 3712


Frank Carberry Blues Set

2Taps Restaurant

4pm - 6.30pm


Cotton Court, 30-42 Waring St, Belfast BT1 2ED

028 9031 1414


Speedy Mullan Blues Band

White’s Garden

4pm - 6.30pm


2-4 Winecellar Entry, Belfast BT1 1QN

028 9031 2582


The Unholy Gospel Band

Common Market

6.30pm - 8.30pm


16-20 Dunbar St, Belfast BT1 2LH

The Robin BiBi Band (London)

The John Hewitt

9.30pm - Late


51 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FH

028 9023 3768


Mike Wilgar & The Crack Pot Preachers

The Ulster Sports Club

4.30pm - 7pm


96-98 High St, Belfast BT1 2BG

028 9023 0771

Saturday 25th June

The Red Hot Roosters

Kelly's Cellars

3.30pm - 6pm


30-32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL

02890 246058



The Pat McManus Band, Sam Davidson’s Taste, Willie Byrne Band

The Black Box

Doors 1pm


18-22 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LA

028 9024 4400

Symply Skynyrd

The Black Box

Doors 8.30pm


18-22 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LA

028 9024 4400

In memory of Rab McCullough

Ramada by Wyndham

9pm - Late


20 Talbot Street, Belfast BT1 2LD

02890 261800

Chris Taplin Band

Granny Annies

4pm - 6pm


81 Chichester St, Belfast BT1 4JE

028 9032 1331

Tony Villiers & The Villains

Deers Head

Doors 2pm


1-3 Lower Garfield St, Belfast BT1 1FP

028 9043 4655

Backbone Blues Band

Ulster Sports Club

4pm - 6.30pm


96-98 High St, Belfast BT1 2BG

028 9023 0771

Robin BiBi Band (London)

The Dirty Onion

4pm - 6.30pm


3 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LA

028 9024 3712

Frank Carberry Blues Set

St George’s Market

11am - 2.30pm


St George's Market, East Bridge St, Belfast BT1 3NQ

028 9043 5704

Davy Watson Solo

2Taps Restaurant

4pm - 6.30pm


Cotton Court, 30-42 Waring St, Belfast BT1 2ED

028 9031 1414

Ian Sands & The Blues Katz

Whites Garden

3.30pm - 6pm


2-4 Winecellar Entry, Belfast BT1 1QN

028 9031 2582

The Speedy Mullan Blues Band

The John Hewitt

3.30pm - 6pm


51 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FH

028 9023 3768

The Robin BiBi Band (London)

Common Market

9pm - 11pm


16-20 Dunbar St, Belfast BT1 2LH

The Chris Taplin Blues Band

39 Gordon Street

8pm - 10.30pm


39 Gordon St. Belfast BT1 2LH

The Ronnie Greer Band Featuring Anthony Toner

FLAXX Social Village

4.30pm - 7pm


Brunswick Street

Sunday 26th June

The Sabrejets

Kelly's Cellars

3.30pm - 6pm


30-32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL

02890 246058


LIGHT

The Black Box

Doors 1.00pm


18-22 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LA

028 9024 4400

Robin BiBi Band

Granny Annies

4pm - 6pm


81 Chichester St, Belfast BT1 4JE

028 9032 1331


Dom Martin & His Band

Deer's Head

Doors 2pm


1-3 Lower Garfield St, Belfast BT1 1FP

028 9043 4655



Kick The Bucket Blues Band

Ulster Sports Club

3.30pm - 6pm


96-98 High St, Belfast BT1 2BG

028 9023 0771


Brian Mc Kenna’s Swing Tribute

St George’s Market

11am - 2.30pm


East Bridge St, Belfast BT1 3NQ

028 9043 5704

Chris Taplin Blues Band

The Dirty Onion

3.30pm - 6pm


3 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LA

028 9024 3712


Terry Sharpe & Co

2Taps Restaurant

4pm - 6.30pm


Cotton Court, 30-42 Waring St, Belfast BT1 2ED

028 9031 1414

Taylor Sisk & Co

White’s Garden

3.30pm - 6pm


2-4 Winecellar Entry, Belfast BT1 1QN

028 9031 2582


Rock n Roll Party With The Red Hot Roosters


The John Hewitt

Doors 7pm


1-3 Lower Garfield St, Belfast BT1 1FP

028 9043 4655



The Lee Hedley Band

Common Market

1.30pm - 3.30pm


16-20 Dunbar St, Belfast BT1 2LH



Ian Sands & The Blues Katz

39 Gordon Street

4pm - 6.30pm


39 Gordon St. Belfast BT1 2LH



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