This week and next I am doing a few posts featuring days out or activities to do with children over half term. And first up is one of my favourite London events: Bluesfest. It runs for a week in October at the Albert Hall, the venue’s first foray into a full scale week long music festival was last year and was a huge success. Headline acts included Bobby Womack, Gregory Porter, Dr Feelgood, Van Morrison, Chris Rea and Robert Plant.
This year’s line is up is another fabulous one, kicking off on October 26th with Level 42 and ending on October 31st with Sheryl Crow. In between they also have the likes of Gregory Porter, Georgie Fame and Elvis Costello and once again the phenomenal Van Morrison.
Elvis Costello: “I’ve waited a, long, long time to share a bill with Georgie Fame. There is no better address to do it than Albert’s Royal Hall. Fame at last!”
And whilst this might all be a bit too “old” for most children there are events during the day that are very much aimed at a younger audience.
In their own words the Bluesfest website says this:
As well as playing host to evening sessions from some of the best musicians in the industry, Bluesfest opens the doors of The Royal Albert Hall for daytime sessions during each day of the event. A Day Ticket lets you look around the venue and catch sessions from the artists listed below, as well as workshops and more at the prestigeous venue.
Our Daytime Stroller tickets are £20 plus booking fee. With it, you’ll get access to 15 shows a day, including all the Elgar Room sessions (subject to availability). Any Elgar Room Sessions upgrade tickets which have already been purchased will still give you guaranteed entry to the sessions booked.
That’s access to 15 shows a day for just £20!
Please note, our education room sessions, as part of the daytime stroller ticket, will be for ages 5-14. Under 5’s are not permitted into the venue
They really are worth checking out if you have any budding musicians in the house.
For more info on buying tickets click here: Bluesfest Tickets
All photos are property of Bluesfest UK.