Array Of International Stars Confirmed For BluesFest 2016!

A dazzling array of international stars from the worlds of blues, rock and soul will descend on London in October as BluesFest in partnership with American Express® returns to The O2 for three days of must-see live music.

Highlights this year include three spectacular double-bills featuring blues luminary Walter Trout and UK blues-rock outfit The Temperance Movement, UK guitar legend Jeff Beck alongside musical visionary Van Morrison, and neo-soul star Maxwell and queen of soul Mary J. Blige. 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 and a special one-off Bill Wyman 80th birthday concert featuring Bill Wyman himself plus his special guests Robert Plant, Bob Geldof, Mark Knopfler, Imelda May and Mick Hucknall.

Taking place from October 28th – 30th, the festival will this year run in association with American Express and will once again utilise all areas of The O2 complex including the 20,000-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 says:

“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."

American Express are proud sponsors of BluesFest London 2016, which brings live music from some of the world’s leading blues artists to the UK. 

Tickets for BluesFest 2016 go on sale on Friday 1st July at 9am! American Express Cardmembers can purchase tickets for BluesFest before the general public from 9am Tuesday 28th June to 9am Thursday 30th June 2016. Tickets are available through


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