Bowness Bay Blues

Organised by the Rotary Club of Windermere


Took place on 27-29 March 2015

A brilliant line up of blues musicians in the heart of the Lake District, on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere.

A stunning lakeside setting and a selection of top-of-the-range blues performers again proved to be a winning combination for festivalgoers at Bowness Bay Blues 2015. Comments from visitors included: 'My new favourite blues fest. Fabulous weekend. I've booked our accommodation for next year' and 'A great weekend all round'.
Appearing at eight different venues, a total of 14 bands played a wide range of music, from acoustic to Chicago-style blues; from gospel, soul and funk to electric blues-rock. Many local hotels, pubs and restaurants enjoyed increased trade over the weekend.
Organised by the Rotary Club of Windermere, this annual festival, held the week before Easter, is a 'feel-good event' in more ways than one. This year, thanks to generous donations from festivalgoers, more than £6000 was raised for charity, with the main beneficiaries being the Alzheimer's Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
REVIEWS of Bowness Bay Blues 2015
You can read about the 2015 festival by clicking on the following links:

North West Evening Mail Click Here

Early Blues Click Here

You can also keep in touch with the festival and send us your comments on facebook, twitter and through this website. We look forward to seeing you in 2016, at the fifth Bowness Bay Blues!

Images courtesy of Christine Moore

Headline acts were:
  • David Migden & The Twisted Roots, an exciting electric five-piece, performing original material in a genre-busting crossover of rock, blues and twisted American roots
  • The Laurence Jones Band, fronted by a brilliant young guitarist who has been likened to Robin Trower and called 'The Future of the Blues'
  • Northsyde, a unique band, with a grooving combination of rock, funk and a serious nod to the blues.

Blues players


Whilst the information provided by the organisers is to the best of their knowledge correct at the current time they cannot be held responsible for changes in performers or venues which are beyond their control.


(see 'Programme' page)

Blues players

If parking is unavailable in Bowness-on-Windermere there is alternative parking space in Windermere, a short walk away.

Bowness Bay Blues Weekend 2012