Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings’ summer festival of music

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings are set to appear at a number of festivals across the UK during June and July, bringing their music and energy to festival crowds in Yorkshire and Edinburgh.

Bill will be heading to the North of England, and then to Scotland to perform with the Rhythm Kings at Yorkshire’s Grassington Festival on June 25, then on to Edinburgh for the Jazz & Blues Festival on July 27.

Grassington Festival

In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Grassington Festival has surprised and delighted audiences with events from all over the world for 34 years. This year will be no exception with two weeks of mayhem and magic with the added bonus of being part of Yorkshire Festival 2014, a festival of 100 days across the region prior to The Grand Départ. This is a huge honour for the Festival and as part of this wonderful event it is collaborating with stellar artists creating exciting innovative work.

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings will be appearing on June 25 at the Festival Marquee, Hebden Road – tickets are from £22.

Grassington has programmed music from classical to pop and all in between plus theatre, visual arts, film, workshops and speakers for all audiences, from the very young to the very old. There are free events at the weekends for all the family and a number of offers on tickets.

Tickets and booking information is available at: www.grassington-festival.org.uk/events/bill-wymans-rhythm-kings/

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Edinburgh Jazz Festival was set up in 1978 by banjo-player and guitarist, Mike Hart. Mike’s initial focus was on traditional jazz and a host of events taking place for free admission in pubs. By the mid-80’s the Festival had added ticketed events, and had broadened its musical policy to encompass swing and mainstream jazz and occasionally some more modern groups.

From the Festival’s commencement the artistic policy has been to concentrate on musical excellence (rather than the “star system”) and to champion spontaneous creativity: music making on the spot in Edinburgh. These virtues have been developed in the 21st Century with the production of a wide range of new music, the establishment of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra, and an on-going commitment to supporting Scottish musicians to realise creative ideas, and to link with international musicians. Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival has also grown its world outlook, presenting high quality musicians from all over the world.

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings will be performing on July 27 at the Festival Theatre, with tickets from £32.50. Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings will be joined by by the original Average White Band singer and guitarist, Hamish Stuart, featured for many years with Paul McCartney.

Tickets and booking information is available at: www.edtheatres.com/billwyman

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  1. Saw Bill in Edinburgh last night – absolutely brilliant. What has happened to Albert Lee and Georgie Fame though?

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