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Promoter Steve Middlesbrough talks about this weekend’s annual BluesWater blues music festival in our Visitor video.

Headliners The Revolutionaires are influenced by 1940s and 1950s R&B, particularly Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Roy Brown, but adopt an even more aggressive approach synonymous with modern day blues artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Alex McKown.

Alex McKown.

Their rawness and hard energy is bound to pull a crowd to the Platform this Saturday night (June 22) when they will be supported by the Jalapenos.

The festival jumps into life this Friday night (June 21) at the York Hotel with music from Mississippi Relic and guests. It starts at 7.30pm and admission is free.

Then BluesWater switches to the Platform on Saturday afternoon from noon to 5pm with Blue Swamp, Lol Goodman Band and The Section on the bill.

The festival closes this Sunday (June 23) again from noon to 5pm with performances from Phoenix Down, Courtland Bresner and Richard Law, Kenny Wants Out and festival regular, the amazing teenage blues guitar prodigy Alex McKown.

Both Platform afternoon events are free. Music will be on the outdoor stage but will move inside if the weather is bad.

BluesWater is promoted by Steve Middlesbrough’s Kalimba Events and is part of Steve’s Morecambe Live festival season.