Glastonbury Festival 2014

Bourbon Street Jazz ‘n’ Blues unveiled

27 May 2010

We're very pleased to unveil a new venue which will be rocking the William's Green area at this year's Festival. Here's what the organisers have to say about Bourbon Street...

Bourbon Street Jazz ‘n’ Blues – we are Big and we are Easy...
Party animal? Dancing queen? Fancy a tipple? If the answer to any of these is yes (and we’re sure it is) then Bourbon Street Jazz ‘n’ Blues is the venue for you. With our endless array of drinks, an atmosphere to die for and more talent than you can shake a stick at you’d have to be down-right daft not to get involved. Forget everything you think you know about jazz ‘n’ blues... this is the real thing.

The Music
At Bourbon Street our weapon of choice is jazz ‘n’ blues, and no, we’re not talking about dull, repetitive, sit down jazz ‘n’ blues. We’re talking about an atmosphere alive with the sound of sexy saxophones, rolling drum beats and dirty bass lines designed to get you dancing, with a few smooth grooves thrown in for good measure. Genres like Filthy Swing, Jump Jive and Texas Boogie Blues are just some of the funky styles that await you here at Bourbon Street. Do not miss out!

The Bar
Here at Bourbon Street Jazz ‘n’ Blues we take pride in the fact that we are offering you one of the most authentic experiences on site. Our watering hole is modelled on an original Bourbon Street bar straight out of New Orleans and features more than twenty different delicious bourbons, plus ice cold beers, fine champagnes, fresh ground coffee and a selection of signature cocktails including the ‘Hurricane’ and the ‘Hand Grenade’ to help make your visit to Bourbon Street the best you make all weekend.

The Line-up

Wednesday (All acts acoustic)
TBC
Dave Arcari
Bex Marshall
Charley Macaulay
Leon O'Doherty

Thursday
Aynsley Lister Band
Djangonauts
King King
Jacqui Wicks & The Cliff Brown Band
Scott McKeon
Ben Martin
Bex Marshall Band
Nicola Farnon
Dave Arcari

Friday
The Dizzy Club
Stephen Dale Petit
Kubla Khan
Oli Brown
Nicola Farnon
Aynsley Lister Band
Alpha Manouvre
Wagon Train

Saturday
Oli Brown
Wagon Train
Marcus Bonfanti
The Dizzy Club
P-A-U-L
Top Shelf Jazz
Brigitte DeMeyer
Carmen Ghia & The Hotrods (pictured, above)
Bex Marshall Band

Sunday
Alpha Manouvre
TBC
Top Shelf Jazz
P-A-U-L
Carmen Ghia & The Hotrods (pictured, above)
Brigitte DeMeyer
Ben Martin
Sandi Thom
All Star Gospel Session

The podcasts

With the permission of our artists, we've put together two free podcasts to give you a taste of what to expect from Bourbon Street.

Download the jazz podcast

Download the blues podcast

New Orleans art at Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street Jazz ‘n’ Blues will be featuring fantastic artwork depicting atmospheric scenes of the original New Orleans street, provided by artist and jazz and blues enthusiast, Diane Millsap.

Her vibrant, colourful and inspirational images will be displayed around the venue allowing audiences to witness the true beauty of the Big Easy whilst enjoying some incredible music and some tasty drinks.