Roll up your cuffs and sleeves and wade hip-deep into a broad bayou of Blues – not to mention all the other colours that flood the festival village. Our artists are lightning rods, channelling the world’s electricity – the blues inspire the music. The music has deep roots. The music has soul. Referencing, recreating, responding – this is music that tells of a human experience in every breath, from the political to the personal, from the sensual to the sensational. On nylon, string and steel, skin and reed, horn and hammer, this music groans and grooves, moans and moves from the human heart.
Here is a selection of images from our archives.