Bluesfest London 2016 Announces Lineup.


A dazzling array of international stars from the worlds of blues, rock and soul will descend on London in October as BluesFest returns to The O2 for three days of must-see live music on October 28 – 30th 2016.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday 1st July 2016 and are available from or by calling 0844 8560202.

Highlights this year include two spectacular double-bills featuring blues luminary Walter Trout and UK blues-rock outfit The Temperance Movement, and UK guitar legend Jeff Beck alongside musical visionary Van Morrison. The festival will also present the first London show in six years from Paul Rodgers’ rock supergroup Bad Company featuring special guest US guitarist and Bon Jovi collaborator Richie Sambora with guitarist Orianthi and a special one-off Bill Wyman 80th birthday concert featuring Mark Knopfler, Bob Geldof, Imelda May, and Mick Hucknall.

The shows will take place at the 800-capacity Brooklyn Bowl from the likes of JD & The Straight Shot, alongside homegrown talents Jo Harman and Lauren Housley.

Taking place from October 28 – 30, the festival will this year run in association with American Express and will once again utilize all areas of The O2 complex including the 20000-capacity Arena, indigo at The O2 and Brooklyn Bowl to present what is fast becoming one of the most popular blues, soul and roots festivals in the world.

Festival Director Leo Green:

“Last year’s BluesFest, which marked the first time a blues festival had been held at The O2, was a resounding success. This year we’ve looked to build on that success and to deliver a bigger, better event that showcases the captivating diversity of blues, soul and roots music and all the genres it’s had an impact on.”

Friday October 28th:

indigo at The O2:
Bill Wyman Birthday Gala Featuring Mark Knopfler, Bob Geldof, Imelda May and Mick Hucknall

Brooklyn Bowl:

JD & The Straight Shot

Read our articles on JD & The Straight Shot here:

Saturday October 29th:

The O2 Arena:

Bad Company & Richie Sambora with Orianthi

Brooklyn Bowl:

Jo Harman

Lauren Housley

Sunday October 30th:

The O2 Arena

DOUBLE BILL: Van Morrison & Jeff Beck

indigo at The O2:
DOUBLE BILL: Walter Trout and The Temperance Movement

You can read our articles on Walter Trout here: 

All of our articles on previous Bluesfest London events can be found here:

Tickets for all of the shows will be available here:

Glenn Sargeant