Welcome to the first annual City Blues And Acoustic Festival, which takes place across Leicester throughout April. Whatever your tastes we're certain you'll find something to enjoy in a programme that includes a diverse array of acoustic and blues talent from both sides of the Atlantic (and Sweden!).

Big names from the States include Crescent City legend, Dr John, W.C. Handy award winners Big Bill Morganfield (Muddy Water's son) and Paul Rishell & Anne Raines, Country Joe & The Fish frontman Country Joe McDonald, virtuoso guitarist Mike Dowling and renowned Woodstock singer-songwriter Geoff Muldaur.

The U.K. is well represented by some of the top performers on the current scene; The Ian Siegal Band, Kevin Thorpe and The Stevie Nimmo

  Band, ’60s veterans Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent of the Zombies and acclaimed local performers such as David Wyatt, Dawson Smith & The Dissenters, Tony Alles Bluesville and Russ Merryfield.

New sounds abound with Sweden’s startlingly original Deltahead, Nashville based nu-blues pitbulls The Black Diamond Heavies, Detroit one man band Jawbone, Ian Wills And The Willing’s new millennium beat poetry and the guerrilla psych, punk, garage blues of rising local stars The Dirty Backbeats.

So something for everyone then, enjoy the shows and we’ll see you back here next year.

Exlusive Offer  -  £5 off Dr John Tickets...

Dr John and the Lower 911
Plus support: Catherine Feeny
The De Montfort Hall
Wednesday 3 May 8pm

Full Price Tickets  £18.50 £15.50 £12.50
(concessions £1.50 off)

A regional exclusive and a real coup for De Montfort Hall, New Orleans living legend Dr. John performs in Leicester for one night only. After half a century of creating music for others and himself, Dr. John continues to write, arrange, produce and interpret with a passion that has yet to wane. His recent EP Sippiana Hericane was released as a direct response to Hurricane Katrina with all proceeds donated to three charities in New Orleans. Rising star Catherine Feeney, fresh from her successful 2005 tour with Suzanne Vega will perform songs from her eagerly awaited album 'Hurricane Glass.'

Special Web Only Ticket Offer

£5 off all tickets, just quote the promotional code 'Musician' when booking online at www.demontforthall.co.uk

Offer expires 21 April, 6pm. Discount only available for online orders placed via the De Montfort Hall website. This offer supercedes the £2.00 off offer refered to in the printed flyer. Please note - The promotional code field is case sensitive.