THIRTY five bands and more than 320 musicians have already been confirmed for this year’s Ribble Valley Jazz Festival next month.

The five-day event returns over the May Day Bank Holiday and a host of leading lights from the jazz and blues world will be heading to the Ribble Valley for the festival, including virtuoso trombonist Dennis Rollins and the Velocity Trio, the Snake Davis Band and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Clitheroe remains the primary location for the festival but Grindleton Pavilion will be hosting a performance for the first time.

For details visit the festival, which will be held from May 2, visit: or call 01200 421599.