Every March and October thousands of music lovers come to Swanage Blues Festivals, where over 100 musicians perform at 60 events in 15 indoor venues. There’s superb music, drinking, eating, dancing, fun and laughter across the town and beyond, starting on Friday lunchtime and going on till late Sunday evening.
Regular fans say they love the friendly atmosphere and the wide range of electric and acoustic music available in the pubs, restaurants and hotel bars. Aspiring performers can take part in the Electric Jam sessions with international star Robin Bibi and his band, the Open Mic sessions with Johnny Sharp & Martin Froud, and Stan's Blues Jamboree too.
Swanage Blues Festivals are essentially Big Town Parties that depend on festival fans buying weekend wristbands, currently £10, to show they appreciate the music and want the festivals to continue. Many of the bands usually charge £10 admission per gig, so £10 for the whole weekend (or part) must be a bargain!
|Millbrook Guest House||0.3 ml||£67.00||Book|
|Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge||0.5 ml||£59.00||Book|
|Town Hall Lodge B&B||0.5 ml||£2000.00||Book|
|Grand Hotel Swanage||0.9 ml||£55.00||Book|
|The Pines Hotel||1.0 ml||£77.00||Book|
|Haven Hotel||5.1 ml||£120.00||Book|
|Sandbanks Hotel||6.1 ml||£149.00||Book|
|Harbour Heights Hotel||6.4 ml||£250.00||Book|
|Salterns Harbourside||6.8 ml||£89.00||Book|
|Holiday Apartment||7.1 ml||£99.00||Book|
|Crown Hotel||7.2 ml||£35.00||Book|
|Springfield Country Hotel Leisure Club & Spa||7.5 ml||£128.00||Book|
|Grovefield Manor||7.5 ml||£55.00||Book|
|The Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments||7.7 ml||£69.00||Book|