Mary J. Blige and Maxwell Confirmed For BluesFest 2016 Double Bill
The line up for this year’s BlueFest, which takes place at The O2 from October 28th – 30th, has been broadened by the addition of two true soul visionaries. Multi-Grammy-winning Mary J Blige and the globally acclaimed R&B star Maxwell will team up for a much-anticipated double bill on the Friday night of the event. Having just released his new album ‘BlackSUMMERS’night’ to widespread acclaim, this will be Maxwell’s first London show for almost a decade and tickets are set to be in high demand.
Other artists descending on The O2 in October include blues luminary Walter Trout, UK blues-rock outfit The Temperance Movement, UK guitar god Jeff Beck and the legendary Van Morrison. The festival will also present the first London show in six years from Paul Rodgers’ rock supergroup Bad Company featuring special guest US guitarist and Bon Jovi member Richie Sambora and a special one-off Bill Wyman 80th birthday concert featuring Mark Knopfler, Bob Geldof, Imelda May, Mick Hucknall and many others.
Taking place from October 28 – 30, the festival will this year run in association with American Express and will once again utilize all areas of The O2 complex including the 20000-capacity Arena, Indigo at The O2 and Brooklyn Bowl to present what is fast becoming one of the most popular blues, soul and roots festivals in the world.
Friday October 28th:
The O2 Arena:
DOUBLE BILL: Mary J. Blige & Maxwell
Indigo2 at The O2:
Bill Wyman Birthday Gala Featuring Mark Knopfler, Bob Geldof, Imelda May and Mick Hucknall
JD & The Straight Shot
Big Boy Bloater
Saturday October 29th:
The O2 Arena:
Bad Company & Richie Sambora
Sunday October 30th:
The O2 Arena
DOUBLE BILL: Van Morrison & Jeff Beck
Indigo2 At The O2:
DOUBLE BILL: Walter Trout and The Temperance Movement
Tickets for the double bill of Mary J. Blige & Maxwell go on sale on Thursday 28th July at 9am and are available from:
American Express® Cardmembers can purchase tickets for the show before the general public from 9am Monday 25th July to 9am Wednesday 27th July 2016. Tickets are available throughticketmaster.co.uk/amex.
Tickets for all other BluesFest 2016 shows are available now from www.livenation.co.uk.