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We proudly launched the first Sidmouth International Jazz and Blues Festival from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June which coincided with the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

The Regency town of Sidmouth came alive with a high – quality music programme which included four exceptional headline concerts at the stunning and intimate setting of Sidmouth Parish Church, four days of free vibrant and diverse live music performances on a dedicated outdoor stage at Kennaway House from Thursday 2 to Sunday June and an array of free music events at local fringe venues.

We presented 'five' fabulous acts each day on our outdoor stage presenting the best Jazz, Blues, Roots, Funk, Latin and Cuban music. 

Our festival evening finale concert with Mica Paris took place on Sunday 2 June on the outdoor stage at Kennaway House within the heart of the town.

We also presented a wonderful art and music project over two days… thousands of music fans and families enjoyed the inaugural festival and set the benchmark to follow.

We thank Greg Towning for the many superb photographs that he has taken during the festival below.