Plans are being finalised for one of Lancashire’s flagship music festivals.

Returning this year from August 23 to 25, Colne Town Council in association with the Colne Blues Society are putting the finishing touches to Colne's Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival.

Barnfield Construction Limited is continuing its support for the festival by being named as main sponsors once again.

The Pendle based contractor, developer and investor has been a financial supporter of the festival for several years, and was proud sponsor of the highly successful event in 2023, which saw more than 25,000 people visit Colne over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

As well as the very best blues artists in the UK right now, there’ll also be some exceptionally talented local musicians performing across three days at the Pendle Hippodrome, The Exchange Project Stage and new for this year, The Little Theatre Acoustic Stage.

Alongside the three main venues, Colne Blues Society will also be programming the Official Fringe Festival which will see acts performing at pubs, clubs and venues across five days, all of which are free to attend.

Lancashire Telegraph: Barnfield Construction have been named as main sponsors for the 2024 Great British Rhythm & Blues FestivalBarnfield Construction have been named as main sponsors for the 2024 Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival (Image: Scott Dawson)

Nathan Cutler, Colne Town Council's events officer, said: "We are excited to announce that Barnfield Construction are continuing their incredible support for The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival by being main sponsors once again for the 2024 event.

"Their backing and support has been hugely important for this festival over the years and will be instrumental as we look to deliver another spectacular event in August.”

Jonathan Nixon, estimator at Barnfield Construction, added: "We are extremely proud to be supporting our local area and community for yet another year as main sponsors of this flagship event.

"Being based in Pendle, the festival is very well attended by many members of the Barnfield team, and it is great to see so many people coming together to celebrate live music and the town of Colne."

Simon Shackleton, festival coordinator at Colne Blues Society, added: "It is great to be officially launching the 2024 festival alongside our valued sponsors Barnfield Construction.

"We are busy working on finalising what is an exciting line-up for 2024, with some great surprises along the way. Stay tuned for those."

Full festival tickets are priced at £110, working out at about £2 per band over the weekend, while individual day tickets are also available, alongside camping tickets.

Early bird tickets have already sold out for this year's event, with two of the headliners having already been announced, multi-award-winning guitarist Dom Martin and Kyla Brox, described as "the finest female blues singer of her generation".

Festival tickets and camping tickets can be purchased at