Andy Fairweather Low
Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy', '( If Paradise is ) Half As Nice' are internationally remembered to this day. But if you were paying close attention you might have picked up a clue in the magnificent ‘Gin House’ to Andy’s future musical collaborations.

Since the early days Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood... and hundreds more.

Rab McCullough
Sharing stages as a younger man with peers like Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher, John Mayall and others who went on to be rock & roll trailblazers, Rab McCullough is one of the justifiable legends of the blues in Belfast. Always joined by a superb band, Rab never compromises, and audiences can always expect him to sizzle, either in electric or acoustic formats.

Grainne Duffy
Another superb guitarist backed by a dynamite band, Grainne Duffy has a smoky, sensuous voice that lends new drama to classic blues and soul tunes and some great original material. Watch out for material from the likes of the Rolling Stones through to Etta James, and a band that lay down some solid grooves from start to finish.

Ronnie Greer
Chicago Blues with a Twist is how Ronnie describes his swinging, stinging style – and these days he’s on rare form, celebrating the success of his recording debut at the age of 63 ‘A Lifetime With the Blues’, and a superb band, including longtime associates Colm Fitzpatrick on drums and Alan Hunter on bass, with relatively recent recruits Anthony Toner on guitar and vocals and John McCullough on piano.

Gordon McAllister
The festival line-up contains a wealth of guitar players, and they would all be united in their admiration for Gordy McAllister, who is one of the tastiest players Northern Ireland has ever produced, as well as being a gentleman and a fantastic accompanist. His appearance with the mighty Rab McCullough will be a pairing worth hearing.

Mark Braidner
Either as solo performer or with his band, Mark Braidner is the real deal. With his glorious finger picking and slide guitar playing and an authentic blues voice, Mark serves up ragtime and gospel as well as uptempo jump style blues, all delivered in an O Brother Where Art Thou style – not to be missed.
Kenny McDowell
A singer who justifies the much overused term ‘legend’, former Them frontman and veteran of some of the finest blues bands in the city’s history, Kenny has lost none of his power to move, with a voice that seems to mature and grow more seasoned with age.
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Errol Walsh
A superb guitarist and songwriter, and a man blessed with a larynx that is the envy of many of his peers, Errol Walsh returns to the Woodstock line-up in fine company for the Sunday afternoon spot, which looks like being a highlight of the festival weekend. Not to be missed.

Willie Byrne
Willie Byrne is recognised as one of Belfast’s hidden gems, legendary among Ireland’s guitar fraternity. He has been performing since the late seventies, steadily developing a reputation as a master of electric and acoustic guitar.

Ginhouse
Formerly The Blues Collective, Ginhouse play an exciting mix of soul, blues and rock & roll. This tight Belfast-based outfit has a varied and entertaining playlist that includes material from Eric Clapton, BB King and Fleetwood Mac, to name but a few.

Songwriters at Willowfield Church –
Ken Haddock, Anthony Toner, Matt McGinn, Wilfie Gilbert & Amanda St John

Five unique talents gather on one stage in a beautiful setting for what looks like being one of the highlights of the festival – each sharing songs and stories from the road, lending harmonies and playing to each other’s material. Should be huge fun.

The Journey Band
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The Fury
The Low Riders
Rob Strong Band
The Sabrejets
Spoonful of Blues
Sweet Trev & The Bluenotes
The Grand Camaros
Dee Hanna
Ted Ponsonby
Purple Car
Davy Watson
Simon McBride
Bourbon Swing
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