Got the Blues?

Bringing together singers and musicians of every variety, the Darwen Jazz and Blues festival is set to return this August. The eclectic mix of performers is set to make the festival a vibrant and exciting event. From the 10th-12th August eleven artists will take to the two stages, performing jazz, blues, big band and much more.


This year’s headline act are talented 80’s pop duo Hue and Cry, best known for their 1987 top ten hit “Labour of Love”. Food and real ale will be available and one ticket allows you to watch all of the acts performing on that date, representing great value for money. The festival also has an exciting fringe line-up so there is something to suit every taste: as the Chairman of the festival himself says, “Prepare to be amazed!”.

Unistage are very proud to be sponsoring the event this year and we will be providing the staging for the performers at the Academy. The staging will be an integral part of all the performances and the demand for perfection must be met.

The fact that there will be many performers and technicians using the set, along with their various musical instruments, means strength, durability and a good surface are vital. Providing this high-specification, bespoke staging is typical of our complex and varied work and we are very pleased to be involved.

We feel honoured to be such an important part of this fast-growing event and our commitment to providing support at every step is absolute. For all of the details on this excellent music festival, including ticketing information, please visit the official website at

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