Nine Below Zero to top the bill at Bury St Edmunds Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

Nine Below Zero Picture: NAOMI DRYDEN-SMITH


A blues, rhythm and rock festival is coming to Bury St Edmunds for the first time with a line-up of seven diverse acts.

Zal Cleminson’s sin’dogs Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Zal Cleminsons sindogs Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: CONTRIBUTED

Staged by Solid Entertainments, organisers hope the Bury St Edmunds Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival at the Apex on Sunday, September 1, will attract live music fans from Suffolk and beyond.

Hailed as one of the best blues bands around today, Nine Below Zero top the bill as they embark on their 40th anniversary tour this year.

The full line-up is as follows:

•Nine Below Zero - audiences can expect a “fearsome, supercharged set from start to finish” featuring the likes of ‘‘Doghouse’, ‘Don’t Play That Song’ and ‘Ter Wit Ter Woo’;

Stevie Nimmo Picture: MARCEL WEETERINGS


•Zal Cleminson’s sin’dogs – Zal is widely respected for his work with The Sensational Alex Harvey Band;

•Stevie Nimmo Trio – as one half of Scotland’s highly-respected ‘Nimmo Brothers’, Stevie Nimmo has been a well-known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world for more than two decades;

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•Connor Selby Band – inspired by music in the 60s citing Eric Clapton as his first and current major influence, putting particular emphasis on his output with John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers and Cream;

•Mojo Preachers – a five-piece, female-fronted, boundary-pushing outfit, delivering hard-hitting original tunes;

Connor Selby Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Connor Selby Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: CONTRIBUTED

•Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm – the unique vocal pairing of mother and daughter Lee and Tori Ainley, a band dedicated to entertaining audiences with a “stunning” selection of Blues-infused grooves;

•Southbound – bringing an exclusive take on British Blues, with unique sounds and grooves that the band create on stage.

Organisers say this will “undoubtedly be a great festival and one live music event not to miss in Suffolk!”

On the day there will be drink and food available.

Mojo Preachers Picture: LAURENCE HARVEY

Mojo Preachers Picture: LAURENCE HARVEY - Credit: Laurence Harvey

Doors open at 1.30pm and the music starts at 2pm and ends at 10pm.

To buy early bird tickets at £24 see here. For a ‘face value ticket’ (no booking fee) call 01472 349 222 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Tickets can also be booked by calling the Apex box office on 01284 758000 or visit the website here.

Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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Southbound Picture: JAMES MESHER

Southbound Picture: JAMES MESHER - Credit: James Mesher