The Blockheads and Mungo Jerry Headline Ealing Blues Festival

Acts announced for this year's summer festival in Walpole Park


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Ealing Blues Festival today announces its most exciting line-up of local and international talent to date. 

Leading the line-up this year are The Blockheads. Since 2000, Derek Hussey has been fronting the band, adding 21st century bite to the everyday observations of their late frontman Ian Dury. They will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of their album ‘New Boots & Panties’ by bringing their witty lyrics to their biggest London show of the summer. 

Joining them as headliners across the weekend are Mungo Jerry, the blues, jugband & skiffle influenced band whose frontman and founder Ray Dorset played a number of Ealing venues in his formative years. The group are famous for their feel good summer anthems and responsible for one of the best selling singles of all time, “In The Summertime”, which has sold over 30 million copies.

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Ealing Blues Festival will present the artists at the heart of the British blues scene, with performances from 2016 British Blues Awards finalists Tim Aves, Northsyde, Sam Kelly & Laura Holland, 2016 Sky Arts Guitar Star series finalist Steve Morrison and Amy Mayes, who recently performed with Jools Holland's band for his Radio Two show. It is also proud to champion a number of emerging blues artists, and will feature showcases from Winnie & The Rockettes, Georgie Chapple, Du Bellows, Andy Twyman and Tom Walker.

Ealing Blues Festival began as an independently-sponsored ‘free’ event in 1987. Over the years, the festival has developed in partnership with Ealing Council & The Event Umbrella to become one of the biggest blues festivals in the UK, with almost 6,000 people attending last year alone. Acts will perform across three stages in Ealing’s beautiful Walpole Park.

Ealing Blues Festival is one of 2017’s Ealing Summer Festivals, a series of eight separate events taking place in the borough between July and September. Set in some of Ealing’s most beautiful parks, the festivals bring people together in a collective appreciation of exceptional local and international talent across a range of artistic disciplines. 


The Blockheads

Mungo Jerry

Tom Walker Band

Laura Holland Band

Bourbon Street Revival

Du Bellows

Greg Coulson

Amy Mayes Band

John Crampton


Georgie Chapple Band

Tim Aves & Wolfpack

Steve Morrison & Blues Abuse

Marky Dawson

Andy Twyman

Sam Kelly’s Station House

Dan Sowerby & Hugh Budden

Winnie & The Rockettes

Mumbo Jumbo

Geoff Garbow Band

Robert Hokum’s Blues Festival All Stars

Uncle Buck

Little Steam


King Buster Blues Band

Ealing Blues Festival details

22th – 23th July 2017

Walpole Park, London, W5 5HS

12pm - 11pm

Tickets available from here

Advance tickets: £5 per day or £10 for the weekend (plus booking fees)

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April 19th 2017

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