Jazz Festival 2018

Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Festival 2018We're now making preparations for the 2018 Festival

Come back soon for more exciting details and annoucements on the line-up.

Sadly the 2017 Festival is over now but it's been absolutely brilliant.

The weather was great at last. We have some great memories of the performers from the Pendle Jazz Men who welcomed people from the trains at Maxwell's Café Bar, to Eric at the Inn at the Station to the driving force of Soft Machine and the late nite Jamming excellence of Alexander Bone and the Jazz Jam (3.30am I got home at!) to the grooves of Jazz Jamaica and the "incoming" alerts of Riot Jazz to the finale by Jeremy Sasson's amazing tribute to Ray Charles.

There was also so much inbetween that needs a lot more space to be properly mentioned, but others will give them credit on our social media sites.

The bands were brilliant, the festival venues so helpful and The Grand and Holmes Mill staff and Ribble Valley Jazz Fest stewards all did a wonderful and important job to ensure all our audiences had a great time. There's also the management and staff in all the bars, cafés and restaurants to thank as well for all their hard work in helping promote the festival.

So thanks to all who came, from Scotland, Newcastle to Wigan and much further afield and, of course, thanks to all the people of Clitheroe who supported the event by coming to the events, applauding all the amazing musicians and by donating so generously.  

Thanks to you all for making this festival the best ever!



"It's not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz." Herbie Hancock

Clitheroe Council, Ribble Valley Borough Council, Lancashire County CouncilThe Grand, Cloudspotting, Jazz NorthUnistage, Dugdale Nutrition, Fatface, The Local Herald
Supported and Funded by Arts Council England