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Prudential BluesFest confirms big guns and free daytime acts for November

The organisers of the 2015 Prudential BluesFest have filled us in on the artists set to play London’s O2 on November 7 and 8. “The line-up is looking really good,” says director Leo Green. “I’m looking forward to seeing Dave Matthews Band, as they’re amazing live, and I’m very excited about the double bill with Van Morrison and Tom Jones. They’ve recorded a few times, but I don’t think they’ve ever actually performed together on stage in London. I’m hoping we might witness some very special duets.

“On the Saturday night,” continues Green, “Tedeschi Trucks Band will be incredible. We had them at the 2013 BluesFest and they’ve been one of our most requested acts from the fans. About 15 minutes after their set finishes, Jo Harman will be taking to the stage at the Brooklyn Bowl, so it’s a pretty perfect Saturday night out. Then, on the Sunday night, we get a chance to enjoy the mastery of Matt Schofield. I love his playing, his songwriting and his voice: it’ll be a masterclass in 21st century blues.”

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